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Old 02-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Exiting your jeep

Really simple question, how do you guys exit your Jeep?

Do you slide off the side bolster and down, or do you lift up and over? I ask because sliding off the bolster as I swing my leg out could cause it to sag over time. Also, I started to get a creak in the driver's seat which may be due to the way I get out. Over the weekend I greased the rails and the creaking went away for a couple of days but now its coming back.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Well I got a little bit of a lift. So I swing my legs out than I do this little hop to the ground. I dont use my hands.

When I have the top down, I just kinda grab the roll bar and use my arms to swing out. But im 16 and kind of have the energy to spare.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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I use my side steps. Not sure if that makes any sense...I don't stand fully on it, and gaze at the sunrise or anything, look for enemy movement over the top of my roof. It's just kinda the halfway point between my floorboards and the ground, so I use it climbing in and out.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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There've been a lotta guys complain about the drivers seat outer bolster wearing so fast--

I've got it easy, cause I'm tall and when I exit, my left foot is already on the ground, so there's almost no wear on the seat fabric/leather/synleather-

If you're shorter, I suppose you should plant your left foot on the slider/step/nerf-bar first, then exit !

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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i simply tuck and roll, tuck and roll....
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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tall=no problem in/out; problem head room
short=problem in/out; no problem head room
medium=problem both
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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I'm about 5'8", stock Rubicon wheels and suspension. When I get out, I pivot, swing my leg and hop out in one fluid motion. To get in I hop up and in. I haven't noticed any creaking.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #8
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I just hook the ripcord onto the ring and jump.

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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It depends on whether I'm wearing a skirt or jeans.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #10
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label me "half in-half out"....oh,wait...

The side steps on the Sahara are too wide for me to easily stretch over on exit.

Other than that, I've kept my seating position at a comfortable stock "step in/step out" height.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #11
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I have after market seats with neoprene covers. They wear great.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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I think the difference is the lack of steps. I don't have anything to side step onto. I'm 6' so I can just step out but I still have a slight side down off the side bolster.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #13
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It depends on whether I'm wearing a skirt or jeans.
Yeah, same here. Lmao.

I put on side steps for the wife and kids. I never use them getting in, but sometimes semi use them getting out.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #14
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I catch the back of my right foot on my rock rail to somewhat lift myself off the seat. Since I'm parking in my garage this winter I have one of those little plastic stools/tool box things waiting for my arrival.
It's a good thing I had two of those. Day before yesterday someone scooted it into my path a little and I ran over the damn thing.

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