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Old 08-07-2016, 01:26 PM
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Side steps or no?

All right, Jeeple, I need your thoughts. The PO put these side steps on, and I'm thinking about removing them. The Jeep has factory steps that I kind of like, and the stainless ones are directly under them. Thoughts?

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If you use steps, keep em. I have a 95 sahara lifted and the steps are too high to even bother. The tubes on yours are lower and might be more useful. They also match the bumpers which is kinda nice.

However, it does look a little wonky with both the factory and tube steps.

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You have a nice looking Jeep. I would keep them unless ground clearance is an issue for the type of Jeeping that you do. Time will tell.

It looks like Fido has already adopted the Jeep. Good doggie!

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You have a nice looking Jeep. I would keep them unless ground clearance is an issue for the type of Jeeping that you do. Time will tell. It looks like Fido has already adopted the Jeep. Good doggie! Good Luck, L.M.
Thanks! And yeah, she loves it. It's pretty funny. Ground clearance it's an issue, it just seems weird to have both, and I don't think I want to take off the factory ones. I do song my feet on the upper ones sometimes though.
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If you use steps, keep em. I have a 95 sahara lifted and the steps are too high to even bother. The tubes on yours are lower and might be more useful. They also match the bumpers which is kinda nice. However, it does look a little wonky with both the factory and tube steps.
Yeah, my cousin suggested changing the bumpers if I took them off, but I won't be doing that. Haha. I use them, but only because they're there. Not because they're any easier or more convenient. I get my foot caught between the top and bottom ones more often than not.
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I would remove them if it was my Jeep.
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Sounds like ditch em.

But yea, keep the bumpers. Chromies unite!
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sounds like ditch em. But yea, keep the bumpers. Chromies unite!
I like a little shine! Can't quite decide on the steps though. They've been on there a while, too. Gonna take some work to get them off.
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If you eventually plan on doing some rock crawling you will gain about 3"+ of clearance if you removed and went with rock sliders. I got mine for under $200. You might be able to get some money back by selling them too, but you'd end up with no steps😮

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If you eventually plan on doing some rock crawling you will gain about 3"+ of clearance if you removed and went with rock sliders. I got mine for under $200. You might be able to get some money back by selling them too, but you'd end up with no steps😮

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Great points but he does have side steps, the original ones which I like
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He would have to remove the factory steps for rock sliders...I personally dont miss a step I had those same stock steps on mine

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I do like them sliders too lol.
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He would have to remove the factory steps for rock sliders...I personally dont miss a step I had those same stock steps on mine
Yeah those do look nice. I see your pet likes your ride, too. Haha.
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Yeah those do look nice. I see your pet likes your ride, too. Haha.
Haha, my cat cracks me up. He sits on top like it's a hammock. I was switching spots with my work truck yesterday, backing out of my driveway, and didn't realize he was sleeping on the back seat.😽

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If your wheelin is light and they help keep them. They will not hold up to rocks or tree stumps. If you are building a serious crawler they need to go.
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... and went with rock sliders. I got mine for under $200. ...
Do you mind sharing what you got and where? Thanks,
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That style of side steps remind me of old man jeeps. I'm not realy all that into them, but if you use them then leave them. I do like the factory style steps you have. And if you are interested in fabrication you can build sliders like Steve's for under 100 bux.
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That style of side steps remind me of old man jeeps. I'm not realy all that into them, but if you use them then leave them. I do like the factory style steps you have. And if you are interested in fabrication you can build sliders like Steve's for under 100 bux.
Ha. My dad has similar ones on his truck, so that might be part of why I'm thinking about this.
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Ha. My dad has similar ones on his truck, so that might be part of why I'm thinking about this.
Hey i maybe old enough to be you Grand Pa, Just take'em off and I'll pay the shipping here and they can be Ugly on my Ol-Heep, lol. I like-elm!
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Hey i maybe old enough to be you Grand Pa, Just take'em off and I'll pay the shipping here and they can be Ugly on my Ol-Heep, lol. I like-elm!
Haha. I'll keep it in mind. I don't hate em, I'm just indecisive.
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Remove the tubes. As others said get sliders, but when you goto get sliders if you want rear corner armor in the future buy whatever brand sliders your armor will be I learned the hardway my sliders wouldnt work with my rear armor so now i gotta get new sliders. Now
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Ha. My dad has similar ones on his truck, so that might be part of why I'm thinking about this.
lol, my dad has them on his truck and had them on his (old man) jeep too. Must be a dad thing?
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The factory steps look a lot better than the chrome steps. Both sets of steps just looks goofy and redundant.
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lol, my dad has them on his truck and had them on his (old man) jeep too. Must be a dad thing?
Ha. Must be, I guess. I actually don't mind them if not for the factory ones already there.
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The factory steps look a lot better than the chrome steps. Both sets of steps just looks goofy and redundant.
Got them off today. I think I like it better. I'm gonna give it a day or two before I throw them on Craigslist. The rubber bushings underneath are in pretty rough shape. Might need to get some replacements.
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Got them off today. I think I like it better. I'm gonna give it a day or two before I throw them on Craigslist. The rubber bushings underneath are in pretty rough shape. Might need to get some replacements.
Looks good! Were they the kind that attach between the body and frame mounts?
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Looks good! Were they the kind that attach between the body and frame mounts?
Just pop the frame bolts out and use them to screw these on. Pretty simple. The rubber body mount bushings are pretty nasty after I took them off. I wonder if you can just get these 4 without buying an entire body lift kit.
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Just pop the frame bolts out and use them to screw these on. Pretty simple. The rubber body mount bushings are pretty nasty after I took them off. I wonder if you can just get these 4 without buying an entire body lift kit.
Ah ok. I've looked at those before but attaching them between the body and frame and the bushing just seems kind of sketch. I think I've seen a bushing kit on Quadratec, and they might have one on rock-auto; not sure about individual bushings though..
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