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Old 08-02-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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What step bars use factory mounting points?

Hi folks. I did a search and found a ton of info about Rubicon steps, but not much on the standard JK. I'm looking for a nice set of bars that attach to factory mounting locations since I'm not real excited about cutting/welding on my 4 day old Jeep. I won't be doing any real serious off-roading, mostly trails and stuff like that, no rock crawling or anything. I like the look of the rock sliders/rocker guards, but haven't seen them for the JK and they don't look like they stick out far enough to make a good step.

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I have some that have brackets that wrap around the frame and bolt to themselves. They are made by Manik. I'm sure there are others that use similar methods.

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ah, but they're not available for the JK......
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There are tons of options for bolt on. Anything from Mopar will be bolt on. You said you found applications for Rubicon and not JK? Rubicon is a JK trim level (as well as TJ), not a separate vehicle.
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This is what I have on mine and love them. This link is for the JK model 2-door and uses existing body mounts. No drilling.
Rampage Products 8627 - Rampage Products Endurance Side Bars in Powdercoated Black for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

In the description it says 07-08, but if you look further down you will see that they fit 10 as well
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There are tons of options for bolt on. Anything from Mopar will be bolt on. You said you found applications for Rubicon and not JK? Rubicon is a JK trim level (as well as TJ), not a separate vehicle.
right, but i kept seeing how the rubicon has the stock rocker guards and from what i gathered, the bars talked about are rubicon specific. correct me if i'm wrong?
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This is what I have on mine and love them. This link is for the JK model 2-door and uses existing body mounts. No drilling.
Rampage Products 8627 - Rampage Products Endurance Side Bars in Powdercoated Black for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

In the description it says 07-08, but if you look further down you will see that they fit 10 as well
those are nice. cheap too!! how are they holding up for you? lots of salt here in the winter.
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I've had them since 07 and they are doing just fine. I have never even had to retighten the bolts on them. When and if we get snow around here, they use sand instead of salt so I can't help you there.
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I've had them since 07 and they are doing just fine. I have never even had to retighten the bolts on them. When and if we get snow around here, they use sand instead of salt so I can't help you there.
cool. even if they rust a little after a while, the occasional sand and repaint is no biggie. i might just pick those up at that price, it gives me more money for other stuff!!
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right, but i kept seeing how the rubicon has the stock rocker guards and from what i gathered, the bars talked about are rubicon specific. correct me if i'm wrong?
You may be thinking of someone welding to the stock Rubicon rock rails. There are aftermarket ones that come that way from Mopar. One good thing to check is the pdf instructions that are on Quadratec's site. It's a good way to make sure everything is bolt on.
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You may be thinking of someone welding to the stock Rubicon rock rails. There are aftermarket ones that come that way from Mopar. One good thing to check is the pdf instructions that are on Quadratec's site. It's a good way to make sure everything is bolt on.
good info, thanks!!
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Olympic sells "ROCK' sliders that are bolton and by placing 3M 1" non-skid tape on top, they make great steps



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Olympic sells "ROCK' sliders that are bolton and by placing 3M 1" non-skid tape on top, they make great steps



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i've seen that picture in the other threads, but i don't know that i'd trust them as a step. i can see my wife slipping off of them now, cursing the jeep, me and you for suggesting them. i don't want to put you in that situation.
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i've seen that picture in the other threads, but i don't know that i'd trust them as a step. i can see my wife slipping off of them now, cursing the jeep, me and you for suggesting them. i don't want to put you in that situation.
The 3M non-skid tape on TOP keeps you from slipping, unless you're wearing ballet shoes !!!


My wife has been happy with this situation for over a year !

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The 3M non-skid tape on TOP keeps you from slipping, unless you're wearing ballet shoes !!!

There's the rub. I'm pretty sure Bill wears ballet shoes.
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And speaking of rubs --


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There's the rub. I'm pretty sure Bill wears ballet shoes.
Ballet shoes would probably work pretty good to, curl around the bar !!

Ah, who knows ??

Mine work fine in the snow and rain !!

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I have the Smittybilts. They were cheap but do the job fairly well.
There's an entire thread about their difficulty factor for installation though. Smittybilt is not know for their attention to detail in the finish department and the mounts didn't come close to lining up. 4WheelParts was good about taking back my first set and installed the second set for free.




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There's the rub. I'm pretty sure Bill wears ballet shoes.

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i'll be tapdancing on your grave you keep talking that mess!!
You'll be needing different shoes for that
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i just picked up the rampage set from quadratec, along with a new tire cover (mine has the dealer name on it), armrest extension (factory arm rest is about 2 inches short for my liking), locking fuel door cover in satin black (more worried about people pouring crap in my tank than theft, they'll just drill a hole if they really want it) and a jeep t shirt.
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Heh Heh, they don't drill a hole in the gas cap--

It's in the tank, cause it's just plastic !!

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that's what i meant. ask me how i know...........
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How do you know?
cause jimbox said so!!

i had someone do this to one of my mustangs back when. the only good thing is they really made a mess out of it, so the leak was easy to find. i didn't have to waste a day trying to track down a fuel leak.
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Hey, I stand with the 5th

I mean--

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----I sit on the fifth

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"O" crap, I'm just gonna go get a fifth of JD

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just to update, i installed them last night. install was a piece of cake. the powdercoat is nice and even and they feel very solid. they don't stick out like a sore thumb and compliment the jeep nicely. the pads are plenty wide, but might get a little slippery when wet. there was enough adjustment in the brackets and bars to get them just right. i would have like to seen them take the body line of the jeep into account, as it LOOKS like they stick out away from the body further in the front than in the back. but, it's just an illusion as the jeep body widens toward the rear. a slightly longer mounting bracket in the rear would solve this.
all in all, well worth the $170!!
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just to update, i installed them last night. install was a piece of cake. the powdercoat is nice and even and they feel very solid. they don't stick out like a sore thumb and compliment the jeep nicely. the pads are plenty wide, but might get a little slippery when wet. there was enough adjustment in the brackets and bars to get them just right. i would have like to seen them take the body line of the jeep into account, as it LOOKS like they stick out away from the body further in the front than in the back. but, it's just an illusion as the jeep body widens toward the rear. a slightly longer mounting bracket in the rear would solve this.
all in all, well worth the $170!!
hey Mr Sinister, i am looking into buying the rampage side steps from quadratec, do you have any pictures of your install?

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