Originally Posted by 1970Buick
I found a really nice graphic set from Phoenix Graphics and they are authorized by chrysler. I found another set on ebay for WAY cheap, but I am concerned with quality.. here is the ebay link
Jeep Wrangler Islander Graphics Kit CJ YJ Decal Stripes | eBay
Are the islander side steps pretty sturdy or just for looks?
This is the guy who did mine, and I am very happy with the way it all turned out, and they still look new a year after install even with one of the worst winters around here.
Only thing, the original graphics had a metallic look to them, and Phoenix does that for a whole lot more money, but Mike does not. I guess it is a very expensive vinyl.
The sidesteps, for me anyways, were useless. They are very slippery, no traction whatsoever. So, I got used to just throwing my leg over the rocker panel, until I lifted her. Then, off came the factory deal and on went the HighRock Slider steps from Bestop, and wish I had done this long ago.
But, if you wear a size 10 shoe and have a 30" waist and stand 6'4" barefoot and are still young and flexible, you'll be fine with the factory side steps.
I love love love my Islander. Personally think it's one of the nicer models they ever produced.
Also, as far ast the seats, I put in new Bestop seats and then covered them with Seat Glover covers to match the yellow. My old driver's seat had some pretty bad metal decay inside the frame, had to kinda bend it back forward every so often, until that became bending daily and propping up the back with a 2 foot chunk of 2x4