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Unread 09-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Rocker Guards with Side Step Functionality

Okay I'm sure this question has been asked a few times before so here it is again. I'm looking for some rocker guards for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that has sidestep functionality. My wife is little shorter and likes the sidestep plus I have to carry my parents around sometimes and its hard for them to get in and out the Jeep. Right now I have no preference because I'm not sure what is out there that will fit my needs.

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Unread 09-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Smittybilt SRC (I have them and really like them) http://www.smittybilt.com/product/index/49.htm

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LOD (I want them, but they cost more) http://www.lodoffroad.com/xcart/prod...cat=249&page=1

Both have flat plate welded on as a step.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Agreed on the Smitty's. We have them on our JKU and really like them. Even better when you start to compare prices.
One main benefit is the side protection from brainless car owners that fling doors open. The Smittybilt takes the hit and saves our Jeep body.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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There are many different styles and ways to mount them. How much off-roading and what type do you do or want to do? While Smitty look like a good step they would not be the best choice for off-road.

Wife has arthritis and regular rock guards with steps are getting harder for her to handle. She really wants me to get a set of these

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Unread 09-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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If I remember right, Teraflex makes some.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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I'm running the Ace engineering sliders, and while they don't look like a step, they stick out and are grippy enough to be used like one.

They go between the frame and body bolts, so they feel very strong, no drilling holes in the tub (I hate that!).
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Unread 09-25-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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I ended up going with the N-fab wheel to wheel side steps. While they are not rockers they are side steps and look great on the jeep. Thanks for everyones input!
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Unread 09-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #8
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Another good choice . A co-worker has the N-Fabs on his Unlimited and really likes them. Agreed that they look good.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #9
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There are many different styles and ways to mount them. How much off-roading and what type do you do or want to do? While Smitty look like a good step they would not be the best choice for off-road.

Wife has arthritis and regular rock guards with steps are getting harder for her to handle. She really wants me to get a set of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa0bk...layer_embedded
i've been looking for a replacement for my factory side steps that came on the sahara... I want something that offers protection btu also offers a step for when my mom or dad have to ride somewhere with me (everyone in my family is 5'5" and under, except me who got the 6'1" genes ... this seems like a fantastic replaceent!
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Unread 09-27-2013, 04:50 PM   #10
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VKS or EVO MFG frame mounted sliders with a custom flat angle.

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Unread 09-28-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
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I bought the genright in aluminum... haven't installed yet.

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Unread 09-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #12
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Unread 09-29-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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I'm not an expert on anything. But, I've looked at a couple different step/protection options. They seem more like a hinderense than help. I'm going with a grab handle and a set of Rubi rub rails.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #14
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LoD Signature Series is the way to go. A little more expensive but also made in the USA unlike Smittybilt.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 04:08 AM   #15
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LoD Signature Series is the way to go. A little more expensive but also made in the USA unlike Smittybilt.
X2 , Save up for a good quality set , destroying the rocker ca be a costly fix.
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