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Old 11-04-2015, 07:54 AM
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Power step owners - are they durable? Better options?

I have the enhanced rubi rails on my hard rock now but they are not usable as a step at all. Although I can get in without issue now, I have a 3.5" MC lift going on with 35's and I have my kids and elderly mother to think about also. I like the concept of the AMP power step that extends down 13" when needed which would be great for grandma but since I also offroad, my husband is concerned they wont hold up and will get damaged. They aren't cheap so banging them off a rock and destroying them would be costly. Anyone have them that can comment on just how tough they are?

I just can't seem to find an alternative rock rail that will also provide a usable step that extends down to a comfortable level. I know some rails have steps integrated but they are at the same level as the bottom of the jeep which doesnt help the short people or grandma having to hike their legs up that high. I also know I loose ground clearance if I could find a step that extended down further....which is what always brings me back to the power step since it folds back up out of the way. I have seen the "stirrup" idea thrown out a few times but I dont think that is a sturdy alternative for grandma. I would much prefer a solid step surface. I wish I could find those single "U" type steps (u see them on trucks) that could be installed with my current rock rails. If I wacked one of those and damaged it, it wouldnt hurt my feelings to just buy another one but it seems like nothing like that can be used in conjunction with my current rails in place.

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They're expensive, but check out the Rock Slide Engineering step sliders.

https://www.rockslideengineering.com...t/step-slider/

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Both my buddy and I had the RSE steps. Both of us had to have them removed and replaced them with PSC sliders. They just won't hold up in the rocks. If your going to use a step and wheel in rocks I would think long and hard about it. We both keep a folding stool in the jeep with a small cord to pull it up after you get in. The wives like it better that all the repairs and getting stuck on a trail with a step that drops and won't go back up.
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Both my buddy and I had the RSE steps. Both of us had to have them removed and replaced them with PSC sliders. They just won't hold up in the rocks. If your going to use a step and wheel in rocks I would think long and hard about it. We both keep a folding stool in the jeep with a small cord to pull it up after you get in. The wives like it better that all the repairs and getting stuck on a trail with a step that drops and won't go back up.
Good to know. I have their non-step sliders which have worked well and was thinking about the powered steps. Glad I didn't waste the money.
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They're expensive, but check out the Rock Slide Engineering step sliders.

https://www.rockslideengineering.com...t/step-slider/
Wow, those are even more expensive than the AMP ones. Didn't know those existed but I'm not spending that much and sounds like they aren't durable anyway so they would be a big waste of my money. Thanks for the idea though!

I have the little step stool already from always owning lifted vehicles but I prefer a step. Going around after my mother gets in and out with a stool is a pain and she hates it also (she feels embarrassed using it). She hates my lifted vehicles (shes 75) but I like them and I pay the bills so thats all there is to say about that. Still I am sympathetic and trying to make life easier by finding a better, more usable step than what I currently have. Any more suggestions?
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I have the amp steps on my jeep and my wife's Jeep. They work great and I love them.
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Idk, i have the RSE step slider and have had no problems with damage from rocks. Banged them pretty hard and just keeps on thicken. Wife and grand daughters love them. Running MC 3.5 with. 315/70r17 on a JKUR.
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I have the amp steps on my jeep and my wife's Jeep. They work great and I love them.
Have they seen any offroading...rocks, mud? This is my daily driver so in that respect I would have no hesitation in purchasing them but I'm wondering how well they will hold up when exposed to mud or if it rubs against a rock on a trail.
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I have had no problems.... But I do not rock crawli..... Do not believe they would hold up doing heavy duty off roading.
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I have the RSE step-sliders, just had them installed a month ago. They look great and the wife and kids love them. They draw attention with a "whirring" sound and a firm "thunk" when they connect, so that can make you feel either cool or sheepish depending on your perspective. I feel both at times when using them.
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I started with the amp styled steps, they are great for the mall, have had the RSE for several years, both in the PacNW and now in the AZ desert and highlands. They have taken a beating and have had some repairs, but they are the best things out there.

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