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Old 10-12-2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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Rock Rails?

So, my "new to me" '03 SOP has the optional side steps installed, but to be honest, they look pretty flimsy- like they won't take a hit from a decent rock... Does anybody make rock rails for these?
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:23 PM   #2
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Seriously? It's an Element - not a Jeep. What're you planning on fastening them to?
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:26 AM   #3
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I think you're either going to have to fabricate them yourself for accept the fact that no one is really taking an Element rock crawling. Not sure where you would mount them if you fabricated them. Sure you don't want a Wrangler or Renegade?

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Old 01-21-2017, 06:42 PM   #4
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Custom made is probably your best bet. I will post a link to a CR-V friend of mine that made some and do a great job. They are strong enough to stand on and have protected his V from a Tree.

Here is the thread location with the page with the best views of it.
http://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-e...118056/page81/
http://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-e...118056/page82/

If you have access to a welder or know someone who does it's a fairly straight forward project. He used the OEM mounting points for the OEM rails (ornament only not really good for load bearing) with additional support that went under to the frame rails.

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Old 10-06-2018, 07:27 PM   #5
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Since there is already a post on this subject, I'll add my 2 cents.

I decided to do it... Rock Sliders on an E. I wanted steps but didnt like what was on the market. So built my own. High offset with the step just below the door swing.

I'll do a separate post on the details. But I think it looks good.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:24 PM   #6
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Since there is already a post on this subject, I'll add my 2 cents.

I decided to do it... Rock Sliders on an E. I wanted steps but didnt like what was on the market. So built my own. High offset with the step just below the door swing.

I'll do a separate post on the details. But I think it looks good.
They look amazing. Iím planning on making some very similar for the same reason: so I donít have to open my doors just to reach my rooftop storage lol.
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:07 PM   #7
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Those look great!!

For the other comments, It's been over three years now... My Element has been up and down the east coast. It's traveled fire roads, jeep trails, and snow as deep as 30" without a problem... my factory steps have taken several hits, but are still holding up!!! I think I'll follow Deezy's direction though and build a custom set this Spring....
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:35 PM   #8
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Those do look great Deezy!
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