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Unread 09-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
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Side Step Bars - Cheap ones OK?

I just bought a 2012 Wrangler Sport S and my (short) wife has insisted that I get step bars for it so she can get in and out easier. I'd like to get chrome tube-style steps. I've been eying these on Quadratec. Anyone have them, know if they are decent, for $190 (Rampage Products)?

Link: http://www.quadratec.com/products/12117_404_07.htm

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Unread 09-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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If you don't wheel much then OK but if you do, you can toss 'em after the first hard hit.

This is why a lot of us run what is called a 'rock slider' instead. It doubles as a step and protection for the Jeep's body.

I have these and they are really nice. It is the only way my kids can get in the Jeep.

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Unread 09-04-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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I won't be doing any even remotely serious wheeling. Maybe some mild stuff, but nothing that could really require protection like that.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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I use these (http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/Hi...ide_A_Step.htm) and am more than satisfied. The only complaint I have is that I wish I had bought them sooner.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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Steps don't belong on a jeep. If you hit even a decent trail you can kiss those babies goodbye. Throw some true rock rails on there n pick yourself up one of these

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I got one for the old lady. Works great an it's a good conversation piece at dinner parties. If you go to those kinda things
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Unread 09-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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If you are just using them for steps only, the factory ones are the best ones I have seen. Usually you can find them for sale in the classified section of this forum (or other Jeep forums). Many people take them off as soon as they get the Jeep.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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Steps don't belong on a jeep. If you hit even a decent trail you can kiss those babies goodbye...
Not true with the ones Iím using.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #8
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I just bought a 2012 Wrangler Sport S and my (short) wife has insisted that I get step bars for it so she can get in and out easier. I'd like to get chrome tube-style steps. I've been eying these on Quadratec. Anyone have them, know if they are decent, for $190 (Rampage Products)?

Link: http://www.quadratec.com/products/12117_404_07.htm
If you are in my area I have OEM steps that I will be selling. All hardware included.
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Hey I actually HAVE the steps you are considering! (Well, mine are the black ones. But still) What are your plans for the Jeep? If you are going to lift it, they don't help too much. They are high and tight, as can be seen on the Quadra ad. Once you get your foot up that high its easier to just bypass the step altogether and put your foot in the heep. Stock height you are probably ok.

I bought mine cause I was putting on the lift and wanted *something* to make it easier to get in, and the black ones were the cheapest I could find. Didn't really help, though I think JKs look weird with nothing there. They do just fine on pavement and I doubt you will regret them.

If you go offroad, expect them to look like this:



By the way, the front comes to a straight end because the 35s totally catch on them and I had to chop them off. Super easy, but another consideration.
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Look for a set of factory Sahara bars. They will suit you fine. Other wise if you're gonna spend $200+ you may as well get the rock slider bars with step. Way better protection for everyday DD as well as trail.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #12
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Too fun Jim. I have the same little black stool that i keep under my passenger seat for my mother on the odd time I have to take her and my dad somewhere. My wife is too stubborn to use it so she crawls in.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #13
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Dude I have that. It's awesome
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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #14
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Aw shucks-

I thought that I was the only one that ever bought those contraptions !

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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #15
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I had to for the old lady. It's hysterical.
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