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Old 01-13-2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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Either wife is too short or jeep is too tall!! Help!!

My wife and I work together and I get off earlier than her. We drive seperately to work and I go and pick up our little boy after work. I always drive her Lincoln LS to go pick him up due to the gas mileage difference. My problem is that she is having a really hard time getting into the jeep. I need to figure out something to help her out. I am not going any lower or putting the side steps back on with my new rocker guards. I need a fold down step or something that I can make for her to use to get in. Any suggestions??

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Old 01-13-2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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Theres an electric auto fold down on quadratec I think.

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Old 01-13-2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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my wife has the same problem I keep telling her that I'm going to get her the stirrup step
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my 65 year old mum (only 5.5 foot tall) has no problem to enter my TJ and she likes driving with me. but i have some sidesteps. without them it would be a problem for small people.

my opinion: if your wife likes driving the jeep shell find a way to enter it. to climb up into your TJ twice a day shouldnt be a problem.
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J - do you have any grab handles on the roll bar? If not I'd highly suggest them. Mine really saved me when my leg was in a brace. One handle held my whole weight(~170) without issue.
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my 65 year old mum (only 5.5 foot tall) has no problem to enter my TJ and she likes driving with me. but i have some sidesteps. without them it would be a problem for small people.

my opinion: if your wife likes driving the jeep shell find a way to enter it. to climb up into your TJ twice a day shouldnt be a problem.
5.5 is not short for a girl( Average height of an American woman is 5'3.8")
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5.5 is not short for a girl( Average height of an American woman is 5'3.8")
really? for me thats short, but im nearly 6.5' tall.
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any pics of your girl will help

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How about bolting your roof hoist to the roof of your Jeep, then you can swing it around to the side on a big hinge and hoist her in. Im sure that wont be too demening at all LOL.

Or some kinda pimp tricked-out auto-lowering steps that retract when shes in
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How about bolting your roof hoist to the roof of your Jeep, then you can swing it around to the side on a big hinge and hoist her in. Im sure that wont be too demening at all LOL.

Or some kinda pimp tricked-out auto-lowering steps that retract when shes in
They are on quadratec i think. On Extreme 4x4 they put them on a tj. they come down when the door is open, and go back up when it is closed. They aren't cheap tho
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This was how I sold the rocker knockers at home. Gave her a solid step to stand on and then grab handles on the sport bar.
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:37 AM   #14
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I feel your pain, mine says 'there is no ladylike way to get into your jeep when I'm wearing a skirt'... the funny thin is her ZJ we just got measures about 2" higher on the seat edge than my XJ... My 80 YO MiL has no problems getting in the TJ but she plays golf twice a week and tennis three times a week, both are 5'3"... I don't have an answer other than 'It's a jeep'...
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:57 AM   #17
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How 'bout just a running jump?

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my wife has the same problem I keep telling her that I'm going to get her the stirrup step
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Got one of these for my wifey a year ago. Works fine and when not in use you just flip it back in the cab next to the seat. Also has a latch that lets you completely remove it.
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i read about a procedure theyre doing in asia where they break the person's legs and put this weird bracket thing on them and stretch them out to make them taller. you may tell your wife her options are to just climb on in or face a leg breaking/stretching regime
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:32 AM   #19
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She could manage until I put on the rocker guards, now they stick out and that makes it harder. I rub my leg against them when I get in but I don't have any trouble. She uses the steering wheel now to pull herself in. I thought about grab handles but I don't think she can reach the rollbar. She is about 5'3. I am about 6'3 and can't even think about seeing the top of the jeep so I am thinking some type of step.
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I'm 5'3", my jeep has a 4" superlift and sits on 33s. I still have the step on mine. The way I get in is; I put my foot on the step, grab the rollbar and do a little hop, like getting on a horse. I can do it in a skirt and heels but it's dangerous, not to mention exposing things I'd rather not expose in public.

A grab handle and step would be the best way to go for your wife.

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Theres an electric auto fold down on quadratec I think.
When I get too old to hop up into my jeep, I'm gonna get some of those.
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I'm 5'1 and spent yesterday riding in a jeep with a six inch lift and 37's no problem... but I felt like a monkey climbing into it all day. Teach her to step onto the rockers, that's what I have to do.
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i read about a procedure theyre doing in asia where they break the person's legs and put this weird bracket thing on them and stretch them out to make them taller. you may tell your wife her options are to just climb on in or face a leg breaking/stretching regime
no offence but sometimes asian people make me sick.. for example.. food binding..
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no offence but sometimes asian people make me sick.. for example.. food binding..

It's called Foot Binding but the breaking and stretching of legs is not an Asian only practice. They also use it here for birth defects when one leg is shorter or when a child does not grow like they should. Face a life under the height of 5 feet and you'll understand how difficult it is especially for a man.
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lol right fooT lol i just ate.. maybe that had something to do with it.
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. I can do it in a skirt and heels but it's dangerous, not to mention exposing things I'd rather not expose in public.
Dats ok, no one will see. they'll all be too busy watching Brit Spears get out of her cars

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