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Old 12-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Rugged Ridge Side Armor steps

On my TJ I have a 3 inch body lift that I'd like to keep but trying to hide it somewhat. Question is on the RRC Side Armor steps can they be flipped around to where the gap caused by the frame mount will be filled in. Called Rugged Ridge today and the lady I was talking to didn't seem to know much about them. Just trying to get some info. The only other option would be the nfab steps that mount to the body.

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Old 12-29-2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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you can use those steps either way (up or down). it may help a little, but i still say a 3" body lift is going to be pretty hard to disguise.

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Old 12-29-2008, 07:09 PM   #3
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Why hid it? Be Proud of your 3"
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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I think that might be why.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:55 PM   #5
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On my TJ I have a 3 inch body lift that I'd like to keep
why?!?!?!
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:59 PM   #6
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x2. the 3" bl puts way too much stress on the mount bolts. max i would ever do is a 1.75 or maybe a 2", maybe. as you can probably tell, we aren't big fans of the bl.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:02 PM   #7
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3-4" body lift,
3-4? wtf?
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #8
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just curious.....does anybody have pics of bolts from a 3" body lift every breaking or do they know of anybody breaking them......ive run one on my tj since it was brand new in 01 and i would guarantee i wheel harder and have flipped my jeep more times than 99% of the people on here yet have never had any problems.....i understand the problem of adding height without spring travel but the bolt problems seems to be a farce to me. i actually would not be able to run my 39s without my body lift
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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most of the problems start showing when you start removing the body lift.

The way our jeeps are made are there are nuts on the inside of the body that are welded to the body. When the bolts flex around, they put a big force on those welds which eventually crack. When u start taking it off, you find couple of them not loosening and keeping on spinning? hehe thats what i'm talking about.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:48 PM   #10
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Well eventually I might take the body lift off. Just bought the jeep as it is. Found out today that it is a 3" by measuring. I am not too fond of body mounts either, course I've yet to see a problem. The lady I talked to at Rugged Ridge didn't have very much knowledge from the way she talked. Seen some Jeeps with these types of armor guards that were flipped. Just trying to find if I really can do it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:09 PM   #11
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i always have problems like that when i call w/ tech questions. when i went to the dealership to buy my jeep i asked the salesman what transfer case it had and what the transmission was. he said i'll have to check on the transmission and what is a transfer case? i said never mind an looked for myself. i ended up telling him so next time he wouldn't have to be schooled by a 19 year old girl.
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yes you can flip them. These things are also known as reversa bars..
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:33 PM   #13
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I've heard of the reversa bars that are made by Olympic. Here are the exact bars I'm looking at. Has the straight bar that is straight with frame which with body lift can be used as step and the other part I'd point up towards body of jeep.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:34 PM   #14
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ya, you should be able to use the "upside down"
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:59 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info once I get them mounted which hopefully will be soon I'll post a pic back on here. Thanks.
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now that i look at that pic, doesnt ur tj have premade holes for the stock side steps? My 00 does.. 4 in the front and 3 triangular on the back..
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:34 AM   #17
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Triple88 not sure about the bolt holes. Believe I saw some on the frame the other day but didn't look very hard at it. Would look at it right now but I'm at work and its in a secured parking lot. Never owned a Jeep so learnin all the tricks of the trade slowly but surely.

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