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Old 09-25-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Step bar suggestions

I will soon be adding a lift to my jeep doing this gives me the need to add a step up so my wife can get into the jeep. She has a hard time now as is. I am not looking for rock rails but something lighter that is functional to get in but wont weigh down the ride. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Mopar steps. Take offs are a dime a dozen and they are plastic, so they're light weight. I recall you don't plan on wheeling much, so they'll be fine.
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Yep, stockers work well........
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Mopar steps. Take offs are a dime a dozen and they are plastic, so they're light weight. I recall you don't plan on wheeling much, so they'll be fine.
Yea, these were what I was thinking but I was hoping to do with something a bit more original than stock.
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I second this suggestion. Very well made and look nice. Also fit over Rubi stock rock rails
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One thing to consider about steps is that you have to make sure you clear them when entering/departing if they are at all dirty, or you will always have dirt/mud/water/snow/? on the back of your legs/pants......
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One thing to consider about steps is that you have to make sure you clear them when entering/departing if they are at all dirty, or you will always have dirt/mud/water/snow/? on the back of your legs/pants......
hehe been there done that
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I ran Carr steps on trucks with good success. Put some on the Jeep for the same reason - wife and youngster getting in. Not optimal for serious terrain, but they don't protrude below the tank skid plate. If you need the clearance, they unbolt from a fixed mounting bracket in under 5 mins. CARR.com Automotive Accessories
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I ran Carr steps on trucks with good success. Put some on the Jeep for the same reason - wife and youngster getting in. Not optimal for serious terrain, but they don't protrude below the tank skid plate. If you need the clearance, they unbolt from a fixed mounting bracket in under 5 mins. CARR.com Automotive Accessories
These look perfect. How do they attach to the jeep? I currently have no rock rail or step at all. Does it bolt to the frame of the jeep?

Thanks for this suggestion. Looks perfect.
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But boy are they expensive at 200 bones a piece. Looks like I need to pick em up second hand.
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Heh Heh dpends on whether or not you off-road and then to what degree !

These work in rivers/snow/mud (I guess)/ rocks and can be moved to ANY DOOR/AT ANY ANGLE-then put in the cargo area !



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Mopar steps. Take offs are a dime a dozen and they are plastic, so they're light weight. I recall you don't plan on wheeling much, so they'll be fine.

Where are these a dime a dozen? None on Ebay that I can find.
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rock rails are better. I'm pulling off the steps on my ram and building rock sliders/rails for it
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Heh Heh dpends on whether or not you off-road and then to what degree !

These work in rivers/snow/mud (I guess)/ rocks and can be moved to ANY DOOR/AT ANY ANGLE-then put in the cargo area !

Just giving you options

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rock rails are better. I'm pulling off the steps on my ram and building rock sliders/rails for it
Now building something custom is a cool idea.
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These look perfect. How do they attach to the jeep? I currently have no rock rail or step at all. Does it bolt to the frame of the jeep?

Thanks for this suggestion. Looks perfect.
No rock rails required. The mounting brackets attach to the bottom lip of the rocker panel and to the floor pan. 4 points of contact. Very solid. The steps then bolt to the mounting brackets. I got them through a local truck parts distributor for $90 a pair.
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Retractable slide steps work great. They have a large rubber stepping area and yet lift up and retract easily.
Now I have brand new stock steps and front bumper that need to be sold.
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Where are these a dime a dozen? None on Ebay that I can find.
Look on Craigslist, and the for sale section here.. People take them off all the time and have them cluttering up their garages.
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If you don't mind doing a little custom fitting the Smittybilt will work for you. Here's a pic, but it doesn't really show the steps very well. My wife likes them a lot and uses them to get in and out. They are very sturdy. I'm about 280 lbs and they don't budge a bit if I stand on them.

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Heh Heh dpends on whether or not you off-road and then to what degree !

These work in rivers/snow/mud (I guess)/ rocks and can be moved to ANY DOOR/AT ANY ANGLE-then put in the cargo area !



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Not sure where you got the stirrup, but I use the exact same collapsible step stool for my mom to get in and out of my Jeep. She is 5'2" vertically challenged.
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Not sure where you got the stirrup, but I use the exact same collapsible step stool for my mom to get in and out of my Jeep. She is 5'2" vertically challenged.
I had one of those. Haha
It exploded, I weigh around 170 and it just gave out.. Some guy was giving them out at a gas station. Was planning on giving it to my step mother. She's "a bit" more in weight the me thank god I broke on me and not her lol

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