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Unread 07-26-2015, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hoop Side Step

Hey! First post. I just got a 15 Altitude all back and loving it! I'm coming from a RX-8, so it is a big difference to say the least. I couldn't deal with the winters in the RX-8 any longer.

I have one problem though... My girl is super short and is having a real hard time getting in and out. I don't want to go full step bars. Are there any hoop like steps available? I would like to put just one on the front passenger. Something that would not require permanent modification, ie holes to be drilled, if possible.

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Unread 07-27-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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Now that you stepped up to a big boy's car maybe you should step up to a taller girlfriend!!!

(my sincerest apologies ... I couldn't resist)
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Unread 07-27-2015, 07:09 PM   #3
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She must be really short, because my wife and I are both 5'4" and mine's lifted and we don't have any trouble...

Just tell her to jump!
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Unread Yesterday, 08:19 AM   #4
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On a more serious note, I don't think you will find what you are looking for. The running boards on my JGC are mounted to the body at 3 equally spaced points, which means whatever weight the step is carrying is spread out to 3 mounting points. Having a single step point such as you reference would mean a single mount point, and I don't believe there is anything to mount to that would take all the weight on a single point.

Why not running boards?
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Unread Yesterday, 08:47 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. She is 4'11'' and pulls on the seat/door/A pillar when getting in. I still have that new car paranoia that something is gonna break/get damaged. I will probably get over it soon. If she starts complaining maybe I'll go full running boards, but the all black Altitude looks so clean and sexy without them.
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Unread Yesterday, 11:02 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. She is 4'11'' and pulls on the seat/door/A pillar when getting in. I still have that new car paranoia that something is gonna break/get damaged. I will probably get over it soon. If she starts complaining maybe I'll go full running boards, but the all black Altitude looks so clean and sexy without them.
Buy all black running boards.
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Unread Yesterday, 06:41 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. She is 4'11'' and pulls on the seat/door/A pillar when getting in. I still have that new car paranoia that something is gonna break/get damaged. I will probably get over it soon. If she starts complaining maybe I'll go full running boards, but the all black Altitude looks so clean and sexy without them.
Uh oh don't let the Mrs read this or she'll take that as u calling her fat.. my wife is 4'11" also and I have the QL so I will secretly raise it without her knowing so she stumbles getting in.. I get hit for it everytime but it's always worth the chuckle lol
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Unread Yesterday, 07:38 PM   #8
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I have not found them for a WK2 yet but have you thought about asking companies about power running boards?


http://www.quadratec.com/showcases/b...ps/power_step/


They drop down when you open the door but then slide up and are hidden when the door closes and keeps your style and sleek look of the altitude.


Just a thought.
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