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pennjeeptj05 12-16-2013 11:30 AM

Side boards/running boards... like 'em or not?
 
Hi crew,

I bought my 3rd TJ ('05 X) less than a year ago and I can't decide if want to put side boards on it. I found them useful on my last jeep when I worked around a boatyard and was hopping in and out all day.

Not sure what I think now. Please give me your advice/opinion, part recommendations, and post pics if you please.

Thanks...

WeekenderATX 12-16-2013 11:34 AM

If you don't need them to climb in, don't do it.
If you do need them to climb in, consider rocker guards with integrated step.

K.wag 12-16-2013 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WeekenderATX (Post 6802705)
If you don't need them to climb in, don't do it.
If you do need them to climb in, consider rocker guards with integrated step.

x2

LJEEPJ 12-16-2013 08:24 PM

x3 if you're still in the market in spring.....my side steps will be available.

Norcal73 12-16-2013 08:31 PM

I have two factory Sahara side steps in the forum classifieds...California if youre interested, all hardware included. Perfect shape not beat up. Have to admit I took them off mine cause I didnt like the way they look but Ive never been a good salesman!! Haha

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LukeEC 12-16-2013 08:49 PM

x4 removing my current nerf bars and waiting to install rocker guards with integrated step

Kevin063 12-16-2013 08:55 PM

PO put aftermarket running boards on my Jeep. I actually like the look, I think it works with the jeep. And it helps the girlfriend climb in and out. lol

Norcal73 12-16-2013 09:02 PM

My wife wont ride with me until I put the steps back on so she doesnt have to jump lol...thinking about removing her seat all together! Steps arent going back on haha

mudnchx 12-16-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcal73 (Post 6814049)
My wife wont ride with me until I put the steps back on so she doesnt have to jump lol...thinking about removing her seat all together! Steps arent going back on haha

That's one way to get some alone time...

JeepandMud 12-16-2013 09:44 PM

Took mine off about a year after I got her. Never looked back :)

Imped 12-16-2013 11:52 PM

No.

MarkGLHS 12-17-2013 02:29 AM

not a huge fan but I do like to keep my TJ stock looking, plus the steps are great for reaching up and cleaning the hardtop.

Mr Mac 12-17-2013 07:50 AM

I have the stock set on my '06 so the wife can get in when she rides/drives. A coworker took his off of his TJ and it kinda looks odd to me.

K.wag 12-17-2013 09:13 AM

I had one jeep with them and one without, and the one without looked loads better. The stock ones decrease clearance. Rock rails are a much better alternative

tsteb 12-17-2013 09:29 AM

I found a set of nerf bars of cl and sold my stock ones to another jeeper. Only reason I have them is for the girlfriend. Looking to get rocker guards with side step soon though a

Tony T 12-17-2013 12:14 PM

not

NH-JK 12-17-2013 12:54 PM

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Fat chicks love em... You want a cheap pair? I have these ones in the garage.

Imped 12-17-2013 05:33 PM

I didn't build my Jeep for my girlfriend. She's learned to live with it.

hk940 12-17-2013 09:42 PM

Just got my first Wrangler ( 97 2.5L 5 speed manual ), last month. all stock for now.Did get a set of 5 31x10.50xx15 Wrangler dura tracks and Summitt racing soft 8 rims. When I checked for fit tires would be out side of fenders, ordered a set of 7" fenders. Do I see the beginning of a money pit?
As far as far as running boards my Dodge 2500 is a whole lot higher than the Jeep, and has no boards.granted My wife needs to use the grab bar to get in ( she is 5'7" I am 6'9". I do need to move the drivers seat back for a little more leg room.

NH-JK 12-18-2013 02:57 AM

Cool story bro.

SurfKaster 12-18-2013 06:24 AM

In general no, especially aftermarket tubes. Threw on a set of factories for the kids. Don't mind the look of factory as much, but don't plan to keep forever.

pennjeeptj05 12-19-2013 07:36 AM

Thanks for all the great responses. I put mine on CL yesterday, right back from where I got 'em.

K.wag 12-19-2013 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imped (Post 6831241)
I didn't build my Jeep for my girlfriend. She's learned to live with it.

Couldn't have said it better :thumb:

_plaisance 12-19-2013 07:26 PM

my girlfriend is short (4'11") and she litterally has to crawl in but i made some paracord grab handles it helps alot she can pick herself up into without having to crawl in

animalgrace 01-09-2014 06:19 PM

I am considering putting boards on the Rubicon I bought 12/31/13. Not for help getting in but to protect the lower door area. Driving on dirt roads kicks up a lot of rocks and chipped the paint on my first Ram so I installed them on my 2nd Ram and that solved the problem. Does anyone have an opinion as to if the width of the fenders are sufficient to prevent this issue?

K.wag 01-09-2014 06:56 PM

This is why you get rockers with sliders..


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