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Old 07-01-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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which side bars should I order?

Okay Im looking at getting side bars for my 4 door Wrangler..My local shop wants to sell me Westin 3" nerf bars...I went on line and found Smittybilt 3" bars for half the price.. Which ones should I get and If I get the Smittybilt ones, I can choose Textured powdercoat black or black powdercoat.. not sure whats the difference, thanks for the help..
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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This wont help you at all but i suggest none...make your jeep look lower, they can get you hung up in certain area's while wheeling, and if you wear dress pants or pants in general they get the backs of your pants dirty all the time...

if you're set on getting them, then i'd go ahead and get the smittybilts and then would repowdercoat them because the smitty P/C is terrible

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Old 07-01-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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If I was you, I would get some rock sliders with the step bar, this way they are up and not below the body and a bit closer to the body to prevent some of the pants rubbing.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:06 PM   #4
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I've got the Westin step bars... the wife insisted that I have something for her to step on and these were one of the least expensive.

I've had 'em on for nearly 3 years now and they still look great. The only real problem that I've had is that the pads on the drivers' side both cracked and deteriorated after about 1.5 years. Not sure if it was from me always stomping on them while lowering/raising the top, if it was a bad batch, or if they were just poorly made; replacements were only around $25, though.

FWIW, I bought them on Amazon for $160.

The brackets tend to collect a little mud:


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