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post #1 of 46 Old 10-09-2007, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Side Steps

I know they look kinda dorky but my wife and kids could use them. I don't like the round nerf bars, so does anyone have any recommendations for steps that would go on my Unlimited?

These don't look too bad...

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13116_710_07.htm

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post #2 of 46 Old 10-09-2007, 11:33 AM
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I have these installed on my TJ. My wife uses them to get into my jeep with no problem, but I haven't lifted it yet. They took about 1 hour to install, and would install easier if I had done the body lift first.
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For that price you could have someone make you some that would be MUCH better than those!!!
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I still have the stock steps from mine if you're interested. They should bolt right up. PM me and we can work out a deal.

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Trail Gear makes rock sliders with tubes that could function as steps. I don't have any pics, but they have a website. I bought their rear bumper with tire carrier and it is good quality.

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I like these(Ryanstulc's rig):


Not sure where to get those from but maybe you can private message ryanstulc or someone else will chirp in...his profile says they are "reverse-a-bar side armor"

Or these at poison spyder:
http://www.spydercustoms.com/index2....tes/index.php4

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I put my wife on a diet and she could get into the jeep just fine after a 30lb. weight loss.I told her I just couldn't afford side steps
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I like these(Ryanstulc's rig):


Not sure where to get those from but maybe you can private message ryanstulc or someone else will chirp in...his profile says they are "reverse-a-bar side armor"
http://www.4x4products.com/
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Trail Gear makes rock sliders with tubes that could function as steps. I don't have any pics, but they have a website. I bought their rear bumper with tire carrier and it is good quality.

Thanks for all the suggestions. The jeep already has rock sliders so I'm just looking for something to bolt up underneath.
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I was looking at those also. But I opted for the Jeeperman frame mounted skids. I just received them yesterday and they only took 30 minutes to install.

I know Jeeperman went out of buisness, but Redrock had them in stock for $399 with free shipping.
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I still have the stock steps from mine if you're interested. They should bolt right up. PM me and we can work out a deal.
What do they look like? Will they fit a rubicon?
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Here's the best pic I have of them on.


They should fit your Rubicon just fine. They are the same grey color as the sport flares and the swaybar cover. Look at the frame rail under your door. There should be a couple of hole and two slots for the steps. You would probably need to get some nutzerts for the holes but other than that they will bolt right in. They basically slide into the slot and then the bolts are for extra support. I'm not sure if I still have the bolts though, just the steps.

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Yes, the factory side steps will fit a Rubicon. Ask me how I know this.
They do look a little nerdy, but they work well for the vertically challenged getting in and out. They also let me step out of a muddy/snowy spot and not track ALL the glop inside. They're also pretty cheap.
Avoid nutserts like a social disease. Instead, get the threaded hooks that loop thru the same holes in the frame. Jeepsareus should have them; quick and easy to use, and you won't say 'heck' or 'pshaw' even once.

What I would like, personally, is the retro-looking stirrup side step, but I can't find them to bolt on.
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Yes, the factory side steps will fit a Rubicon. Ask me how I know this.
They do look a little nerdy, but they work well for the vertically challenged getting in and out. They also let me step out of a muddy/snowy spot and not track ALL the glop inside. They're also pretty cheap.
Avoid nutserts like a social disease. Instead, get the threaded hooks that loop thru the same holes in the frame. Jeepsareus should have them; quick and easy to use, and you won't say 'heck' or 'pshaw' even once.

What I would like, personally, is the retro-looking stirrup side step, but I can't find them to bolt on.
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You mean this style? Oops, forgot to ask how you know this?

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=13616
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Naaaah, the steel stirrup style that attach permanently (or at least as permanently as ANYTHING is on a Jeep...did you see the thread about antiseize and PB Blaster?) to the frame...kinda a U shape with a step at the bottom. Old-timey Jeeps used 'em.
Thnx,
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ETA- great nom de net! Are you a Thompson guy?
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