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Old 07-24-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Question New side steps give when I step on them. Should they?

I just installed new side steps on my 89 and when I step on them they give. What gives? Everything is tightened down well, should this happen? It has a lift kit on it does this effect it?

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A little more info would be useful.
By saying "give", are you saying that they flex or is it giving at the mounting points? As a rule, no they should not give.

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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A little more info would be useful.
By saying "give", are you saying that they flex or is it giving at the mounting points? As a rule, no they should not give.

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They flex, I bolted the brackets on and they are attached to rubber bushings on the jeep, I think these rubber bushings flex making the whole step flex? More info?
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you put nerf bars on and they hook to the body mount bolts? they will flex a little when you step on them, if thats how they are hooked up.
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yep they will flex some, jenny craig might be able to help ya out....sorry im just jokeing of course...

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you put nerf bars on and they hook to the body mount bolts? they will flex a little when you step on them, if thats how they are hooked up.
Yes they hooked on to the body mounts, Os there a way to prevent the flex or is that just how it is?
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Here is a picture of the mount.
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Alright thanks for the help!
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If they are not mounted solid they will flex. Only way for them not to is mount them solid with not bushings.
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mine are the same way and mine flex too. been on for over a year with no trouble though. and hte kids ride on them all the time, all the kids, nephews, cousins, neices, all of them at the same time. they made it through ok
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mine are the same way and mine flex too. been on for over a year with no trouble though. and hte kids ride on them all the time, all the kids, nephews, cousins, neices, all of them at the same time. they made it through ok
Alright! Gives me more faith in them!

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