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Old 03-12-2011, 02:58 AM   #1
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I'm installing a lift that will probably give me 3 inches along with the 1 inch body lift I already have that will make it difficult for my vertically challenged fiancé to get in and out of jeep. I've seen one lifted truck with horse stirups hanging from bottom of their doors but unless I plan on mounting some longhorns on my hood that looks not for me. Haha then I've seen what I thought was really nice . I'm sitting eating lunch when I see this old farm truck pull up that has a little height to it, then this 70ish year old man gets out and grabs a little plastic step out the back of his truck and places it on the ground by the passenger door where this 70ish year old woman proceeds to step on to and climb out their truck .. I thought that was awesome but fiancé is 35 so she's on her on! Lol j/k
I'm thinking of using straps ran through about an 8" piece of PVC and attach it to seat frames where we can flip it out , use as a stirup then flip it back inside.
Anyone have any other suggestions?
I thought about installing step rails but I like the rock rails on my rubicon and besides the steps on my last sahara really got beat up and cracked..... Don't know why? Lol

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Old 03-12-2011, 06:21 AM   #2
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I just slapped on a set of Rugged Ridge RRC side armor, and they are awesome. Not to mention the are functional, they probably won't hold the entire weight of the Jeep, but way better than the aluminum ones that factories slap on that are looks only. I believe other rubi owners kept their factor rockers. And from sliding under they Jeep to get to the other side I don't think I lost clearance. Check znwoffroad.com, they had the lowest new prices on they
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Waiting for Jimbo to post his solution. Nicely executed and functional.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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Waiting for Jimbo to post his solution. Nicely executed and functional.
I've got three ways to assist my wife/grandkids/hitchhiking blond-etc

The horse stirrup is completely movable/adjustable and the plastic step will support 300 lbs



Since you obviously go off-road-get some sliders that have steps already built inem-or get smaller sliders and use 3M tape to make non-skid spots on top the sliders, then they can be used as steps-



There shouldn't be any trouble with entry or dejeepin, in your jeep-

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Old 03-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #5
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Check out ace engineering and fab, they have some awesome rock rail/steps that are stout and very reasonably priced. Lifetime no questions asked warranty too! Just asked fazed!

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I've got three ways to assist my wife/grandkids/hitchhiking blond-etc

The horse stirrup is completely movable/adjustable and the plastic step will support 300 lbs




I would set the capacity of the step to 125lb max for the hitchhikers. If it collapses under her weight just leave her beside the road................
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I borrowed Jimbo's step stool idea for my 82 y/o mother.... Got a little folding stool at Wally's for $15, and just carry it with me when I have to take her places... The problems with rockers with a step are that 1.) They are too high to do much good, if you have physical limitations, and 2.) They stick out far enough to be an obstacle if you don't need it, and get mud all over the legs of your pants if they happen to be dirty for some reason...

I'm having some custom rockers made for the TJ with a narrower square tube step welded to the rocker for a bit of a boost, if needed, but narrow enough to not be much of an obstacle. For the JK we'll probably have the same tubing welded to the stock Rubi rocker.... And carry the stool when someone more vertically/physically challenged needs a ride...
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Milk crate and grab handles on the spreader bars. Either one or both work great for my short wife
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my kids prefer using the tire itself as a step to climb in. Exiting only requires a simple swing and release from the roll bar.

My only rule is no stepping on the fenders. need one of those aircraft "no step" stickers.
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I just slapped on a set of Rugged Ridge RRC side armor, and they are awesome. Not to mention the are functional, they probably won't hold the entire weight of the Jeep, but way better than the aluminum ones that factories slap on that are looks only. I believe other rubi owners kept their factor rockers. And from sliding under they Jeep to get to the other side I don't think I lost clearance. Check znwoffroad.com, they had the lowest new prices on they
Those look good.. And seem just as durable as stock rock sliders
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The horse stirrup is completely movable/adjustable and the plastic step will support 300 lbs:
I've seen around town but they're expensive.. And usually on trucks and most have other accessories hanging from trailer hitch.. Lol
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Bestop makes a set or power boards The PowerBoard by Bestop provides easy access to enter and exit your vehicle. Open the door and the PowerBoard lowers to meet your feet. Close the door and it retracts up under side of vehicle providing more ground clearance. When the step is in the raised position, it hides underneath the Jeep. hope this helps

Here is the link Bestop 75122-15 - Bestop® PowerBoard™ for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
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i use a milk creat for the wife,,, and it was free.
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Check out ace engineering and fab, they have some awesome rock rail/steps that are stout and very reasonably priced. Lifetime no questions asked warranty too! Just asked fazed!

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Sorry to hijack. Do you know if the ACE rock rails bolt to the frame?
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Sorry to hijack. Do you know if the ACE rock rails bolt to the frame?
Yes, they attach at the same places the tub bolts to the frame. Just unbolt the bodybolts, put them up there, place washer and bolt back in and tighten!

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Bestop makes a set or power boards The PowerBoard by Bestop provides easy access to enter and exit your vehicle. Open the door and the PowerBoard lowers to meet your feet. Close the door and it retracts up under side of vehicle providing more ground clearance. When the step is in the raised position, it hides underneath the Jeep. hope this helps

Here is the link Bestop 75122-15 - Bestop® PowerBoard™ for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
I wonder what happends if the doors are removed....
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I am vertically challenged myself; not because I am short, but too many surgeries on my knees and well, that's another story.

I am putting N-fab rock sliders on my rig



They are a lot like the ACE sliders, but they have steps which you can detach when going offroad



They came into the shop today and I checked them out. They are pretty stout, and I will have them installed Monday.

They are solid, but to protect my rockers I will be adding Poison Spyder rocker armor just in case.



The N-Fab sliders are double tubed. All told it will be around $650 foir every thing. If I had more sense when I hit the trails I could probably get by with just the sliders, but I like the 4 and 5 trails. Can post pics Monday if you like
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Bestop makes a set or power boards The PowerBoard by Bestop provides easy access to enter and exit your vehicle. Open the door and the PowerBoard lowers to meet your feet. Close the door and it retracts up under side of vehicle providing more ground clearance. When the step is in the raised position, it hides underneath the Jeep. hope this helps

Here is the link Bestop 75122-15 - Bestop® PowerBoard™ for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
Hye bro..does that motor look familiar? It looks an awful lot like the window actuator motor in Tina's car..lol. Hum, that gives me ideas..lol

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