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Offline 96Cherokee

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Side Steps
« on: March 16, 2019, 03:05:24 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for side steps (mostly for the wife once I get my 2.5" lift shortly) on the Rubicon?  Any experience with anything that folds up out of the way (not motorized)?  Anything simple that can withstand Canadian weather without rusting like crazy after a couple of years?  I'm not a rock crawler, but I don't want something in the way for normal off-roading.  Maybe nerf bar style?

Offline 96Cherokee

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Re: Side Steps
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 09:20:04 PM »
Does anyone have these N-FAB RKR Step Systems with removable steps?
https://www.autoanything.com/nerf-bars/n-fab-rkr-rails
Maybe I'm just talking to myself today... lol

Offline MattMan

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Re: Side Steps
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:06:05 PM »
Nope  and if you’re doing any kind of wheeling I wouldn’t recommend you use the ones on your link.
 The lowest point on your side steps should actually be the slider rail and not the actual step itself.  It will be the first thing to hit in the first thing to get bent and twisted back. I really like the Smitty built ones that are I have on my jeep. I’ll post a link to those when I get a second. Best bet is to focus on protecting your jeep and maybe invest in a good set a grab handles for your wife.  ;)
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'12 JK Sport, 5spd auto, P285/70r17 Duratracs on 17x9 Trailmaster steelies, 3" coil-lifted, "DV8" bumpers, Smittybuilt rock rails, K&N w/Magna-flow exh, TrailDash 2’ner, CB, no lockers, Warn VR10, carbon fibre "no its not a wrap" cowl hood

Offline 96Cherokee

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Re: Side Steps
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:05:55 AM »
Hey MattMan, the ones on my link have removable steps.  So I'd take those off before wheeling.  I was looking at the Smittybilt ones too... any complaints?

Offline MattMan

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Re: Side Steps
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:53:45 PM »
https://goo.gl/images/weR6az


None whatsoever... they’ve stood up pretty well considering they’re almost 6 years old. Very solid as they bolt directly to the frame/body mounts.


Didn’t notice the pic showed them removed... have to buy them separately?
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 09:09:54 PM by MattMan »
MattMan

'12 JK Sport, 5spd auto, P285/70r17 Duratracs on 17x9 Trailmaster steelies, 3" coil-lifted, "DV8" bumpers, Smittybuilt rock rails, K&N w/Magna-flow exh, TrailDash 2’ner, CB, no lockers, Warn VR10, carbon fibre "no its not a wrap" cowl hood

Offline 96Cherokee

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Re: Side Steps
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:39:55 PM »
Here's a little video of the installation on a 2 door.  They actually look pretty good.  The steps are included.  I think you can get the rails without the steps though too, but that's not the point.  My wife thinks the Smittybilt ones' step might be too high.  She wants a lower step for around town.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ERrKmB-kGY