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Old 05-19-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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side steps???

ok i need some advice, on my blue wrangler i have stainless textured side panels, i want to update my side steps to some tube side steps and im not sure if i should get textured stainless or textured black. Which? and are the smittybuilt tube sidesteps any good? and are they easy to inatall? thanks
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:24 PM   #2
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Alot of people don't like the tube steps, but I agree they are within budget. if you just want steps you can pick up a set of used OEM for around 50 locally if you look or probably 75 shipped from someone. anyways, they are easy to install. go with black

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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Ah yes I am interested in finding quality side steps too. I have the factory plastic ones and keep slipping off of them. Any of them textured metal so I don't land on my ass again when it's raining?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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see i had the factory ones on there when i got it but i didnt like the way they looked. to me they looked cheap and well.... cheap. but yea i am trying to find something between 150 and 250$ in side steps
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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yea lol I sold mine... I dont have any steps now, and im lifted on 33s. haha. I feel bad for people who are gettin in now. well if your willing to spend a little more Id look at a slider/step combo.

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just one example from a custom shop. there are many. you can check out others like poison spyder, rockmen. just look around.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:41 PM   #6
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see i had the factory ones on there when i got it but i didnt like the way they looked. to me they looked cheap and well.... cheap. but yea i am trying to find something between 150 and 250$ in side steps
If you dont want anything that looks cheap, then dont buy anything that says smittybilt on it. Chinese junk
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:42 PM   #7
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I have the rampage side steps on my Unlimited. They are easy to install everything pre-drilled lined up perfectly. I've had them for 4 years and they still look like new (when clean).

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Old 05-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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Ditto black. Stainless is pretty until you scuff it against a bank/tree/bolder.
Then you got a scraped up bar. OK if you like it looking that way.

Do the same to a black one. Couple of minutes scuffing out the scratches/scuffs, spray can of flat/semi gloss back and you are nearly good as new again.
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I've had the black Smittybilt ones for years now and they are great imo.

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