Rock Slide Engineering (RSE) Rail Reliability

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I know these aren't that old "for the Bronco" but has there been any concerns/issues that would make you think twice investing in a step/slider that has built in mechanism. I know severe rock sliding/slamming could damage these but I'm more interested in Overlanding Use and if anyone has experienced the mechanism/motor having issues and if outside the warranty time, what was the solution??


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I was talked out of them by a friend who owns a Jeep JK, perhaps his were from an earlier design.
 

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and if outside the warranty time, what was the solution??
RSE replacement parts

There is not much to them mechanically and replacing a motor can probably done in under an hour.

That said, I have had mine since November, have slammed them into rocks several times and they still work great.
 

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I've only known one person who had them that had an issue, and that was after submerging them in muddy water.
Could be a fluke incident, as they are supposedly engineered to withstand that.

I DO know that I were to get them, spend that $, I'd spring for the supplemental rock protection as well.
 

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I’ve come down on a couple rocks, hard, and they function just fine.
 

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My main reason for the question is wondering if anyone has had issues outside the warranty 12m period and had to pay up for mechanism that failed and it became costly. I don't think these measure up to some "true" rock sliders, but they seem acceptable for mild use. I'm most concerned about a warranty for mechanism only lasting 12m
 

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My main reason for the question is wondering if anyone has had issues outside the warranty 12m period and had to pay up for mechanism that failed and it became costly. I don't think these measure up to some "true" rock sliders, but they seem acceptable for mild use. I'm most concerned about a warranty for mechanism only lasting 12m
My opinion is that if the mechanism is going to break, it’ll break within 12 months if you use it like you’re describing. I haven’t personally heard of anyone from the jeep realm and google doesn’t really bring up a lot of results for failures either.
 

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Did you have the extra rock protection on them?
No, I’ve thought about it, but feel like the extra weight isn’t worth it. They don’t protect the swinging step itself anyway. So far I’ve only got some rash, no major dents or deformations.
 

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I had many issues with mine. Was onto circuit board number 6 on the passenger side. Tried replacing the whole harness and whole step multiple times too. They were not abused and didn’t get wet. The motor isn’t really that fast to replace because the whole step must come off. Got old after doing it so many times. They also shipped me the wrong side step twice, so they have more issues than just quality control. Luckily they finally agreed to a refund, so happy to be rid of those and have normal frame mounted sliders with no electronics to fail. And last I heard from them they still couldn’t figure out why mine kept failing. I could never recommend these to anyone.
 

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I will be watching the replies... I chose these sliders based on good reviews, but they do seem to be a "love them" v "they're trash" kind of situation.

I definitely get the concern.... Even if you didn't "need" steps before, once the sliders are installed, you definitely do need the step electronics to work; It gets really awkward to climb over them otherwise.

Even if the electronics are working, you have to be vigilant and keep them well lubed and clear of obstructions like ice or mud.... As the safety mechanisms won't allow the steps to open if there is much resistance at all.
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