Just purchased my first Jeep over the weekend- '14 four door Rubicon. Looking forward to adding some small things- side steps, considering a lift, and getting out locally with my 10 year old son. Hope to meet other Jeep enthusiasts to find out where in Red Rock and Mt. Charleston would be good to explore for beginners like us.
Thanks for the replies. I was thinking the step would be more for my son- to be able to get in and out easily- if you all have any suggestions of which might be lower profile, or less likely to get banged up I'd appreciate the guidance too.
Check out my first post in the thread just below this one for a run I have planned. I would suggest rails that stick out from the side of the Jeep as you can use them for steps as well as protect the rocker panels. There are several of them out there, including a few that will allow you to leave your stock Rubi rails on.
You need the rock sliders with step. I don't run a JK but to keep from damaging the tub you need sliders out here. There is several to choose from. Maybe Raythom3 will chime in and suggest what he put on his. They come in heavy steel designed to slide the vehicle off the rocks without dent the body. Not really expensive and are a DIY install.
89 2.5 TBI, 4" RC lift, 1" Booms, SYE, Adams Driveshafts front and rear, Ford 8.8 with 4:88s, BFG 33X12.50X15, and a ton of other stuff.
I put Smitty bilt step sliders on mine. They look good and are decent price 360. The ones I really wanted are LoD's though they are awesome, but 700 so lots of choices. A lot of people run ace sliders as well
I found someone locally that sold (and installed for me!) a pair of ACE Rock sliders, and kept my stock rubIi sliders which make it look much more finished.
2008 JKU Rescue Green OME HD lift, custom exhaust, sitting on some 35s on some MBs. Custom welded trunk as the factory one had to be a dare.
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I had numerous issues with my Jeep, from the battery dying at 3,000 miles to an issue with 1st gear that the dealer couldn't resolve after multiple visits. I was contemplating pursuing relief under the Lemon Law, and went back for one last attempt to fix the issue. Ended up trading in for another 2014 JKU that had lots of mods already.
3.5" Rubicon Express lift with Fox shocks
18x9" black Xtreme alloy wheels
315/70R17" Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires
Smittybilt stinger front bumper
Warn 10,000 lb winch
Rigid 50" LED light bar
Smittybilt XRC rear bumper with tire carrier
Also had them move my ACE rock slider/steps from the other Jeep, and grabbed the header trim that I had already installed the Homelink control in.
Big difference- and lots of fun to drive. No NAVI, and it's an automatic vs. the 6 speed I had in the other Jeep.