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Old 12-12-2009, 08:29 PM
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Thinking about getting running boards

Hi there....just got my Wrangler Unlimited 4-D in Blue Ocean on Friday! Im 5'4, and when I exit the Jeep, I kinda have to jump down and land on both feet. So, im thinking about getting some kind of running boards. My hubby doesn't want them and thinks they will get in the way. It's not too far of a jump down so it's not like I can't live without them...just wondering what you think? I've looked at other Wranglers driving around and its about 50/50 whether they have running boards or not.
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I'm 5'2 and running boards are a must for me. They've never gotten in the way of anything. Make life easier, get them.

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It's your jeep right? So get what you like. That's all that really matters.
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There are tons of options out there. We make two at my company - one that you can lift up and slide in when you're wheeling, and one that is powered: when you open the door, the lift slides down and out automatically. Not cheap, but pretty cool. And there are lots of other options from other companies.

The old school way of doing a step for a Jeep was to make it sort of sacrificial: if you smushed it offroading you could just straighten it our at home. Nowadays, most "steps" are more rocker guards than steps, in that they don't go down very low. But that extra few inches may be enough.
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CONGRATS on your New Vessel!

If it's your Rig, and you're the one driving it, I'd certainly get the Running Boards, if they'll help you get in/out of it easier.

You're 5'4"... so how tall is your Husband? How hard is it for him to get in? I'm 6'1", and my Wife is 5'2", and mine has Running Boards. I also have Grab Handles over the Doors to make getting in/out easier. It shouldn't be a chore to Enter/Exit a Jeep.

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This weekend I had to borrow my dad's van to move some stuff, so he had the jeep. He bitched and moaned about the fact it doesn't have steps (I took the stockers off, after I realized I didn't use them). He's 5'5''-5'6'' and old, so maybe they are necessary.

If you want/need them, get them. If you ever do any wheeling, most steps come off pretty easy, so you don't tear em up.
I may try my stock ones back on again. not too sure.
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Hello all

i am 6 2 looking for running boards my slef i have a 2010 4 D jeep sport also Ocean Blue not sure if i should get Chrome or black with blue let me know what you all think
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