I havenít seen a thread of the M.O.R.E. Hide-A-Step install yet so Iíll give it a try. First off the quality and finish are top notch and come packaged very well. The pics in the instructions suck though. They are really dark to the point of almost useless. None the less the written part is easy to fallow.
They say you only need to remove the two nuts and the one bolt from the center of the rock sliders for the install but I found that you actually need to loosen up the rest on the rock sliders to install it, no big deal though.
I also recommend that you wear gloves while trying to sandwich the bracket between the rock slider mounting arm and the Jeep body. You need to compress part of the bracket and at the same time maneuver it under the sliders mount arm. There is a lot of tension from the spring in that position and the edges are kind of sharp.
I also found that attaching the step itself to the bracket is not as easy as their video shows, at least not on mine. Perhaps with more practice it will improve, I donít know.
After reading several posts about how the step will possibly get hung up on obstacles and whatnot while off roading if you donít first remove the step part, I doubt that will happen. Now itís not something that I would want to try in a rock garden but after seeing it bolted to my Jeep I see no reason to remove it except for some extreme wheeling, maybe.
Now to get to the how good does it actually work part? One word, fantastic. Iím not that tall and while getting into my Jeep I would always have put my right leg into the Jeep, grab hold of the steering wheel and yank myself up into the Jeep. Doing so would make me plop down on the outer edge of the seat by the door, very awkward and uncomfortable to say the least. Now itís a breeze getting in where as before I dreaded it. While off roading Iím constantly getting in and out so this is must have for me. I do have to mention that itís too awkward on exiting the Jeep so I wonít be using it for that part.
I will now order another one for the pass side too. I highly recommend this step if you are having problems getting in like I was. For taller people (no, Iím no midget but Iím not 6 feet either) itís probably not worth it though unless you want help your passengers out a bit.
Good job M.O.R.E. for coming up with this product.
Here is what comes in the box.
These are the three things that need to be removed for the install but remember that I recommend that you loosen up the rest of the rock slider hardware to the point of almost removal.
I needed to use a c-clamp to get the bracket to lay flat. Itís a bit too tight in this area without it.
This is all you see once installed.
Just a side view of the bracket installed.