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Old 04-19-2019, 09:13 PM
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Side steps please

So my girlfriend being 5'1 is always saying how difficult it is to get into the jeep. Right now it's at a 3.5" lift and she's constantly having to jump up. One day she's probably going to hurt herself so I'm looking at side steps. I really don't like the look of nerf bars, I do like the look of the single step bars. I realize I'm giving up the ground clearance but I'll take the extra safety for driver and passenger. I too have to hop into my jeep which is causing stress on my seat pan. Ive attached a picture of something I'd like to have and am wondering if someone else has this mounted up.

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Well here is an idea that will keep you Googling for a while.

Power running boards.

I have a 90 suburban I have been trying to customize a set for. The problem I am having is it doesn't seem as anyone has done it or at least not posted about it. However I do believe Amp Research use to make a set for TJs so it should make the customization easier....maybe

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This won't affect your ground clearance
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:43 PM
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This won't affect your ground clearance
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You should be opening the door for your old lady anyways so why not just lift her into the seat? I have no problem tossing my wife into the seat of my rig with 6” of lift. Much better than installing a set of 90s style nerf bars.

Rock sliders with steps are another solution. Your rig is low so a set of sliders will provide a suitable step.
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I went with ricochet rockers. I get the slider/rocker guard with an integrated step. The ground clearance loss is minimal.
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You should be opening the door for your old lady anyways so why not just lift her into the seat? I have no problem tossing my wife into the seat of my rig with 6” of lift. Much better than installing a set of 90s style nerf bars.

Rock sliders with steps are another solution. Your rig is low so a set of sliders will provide a suitable step.
I always open the door for her and help her up. But it's always a task for her regardless lol
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Heres a pic with them mounted. Looks to have a lift and body lift but seems like it will work? Do you think you are going to be in this type of offroading to break it off?
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No it's mainly desert and dunes where im at. Nothing to really get hung up on. I wish I could see how it was mounted though.
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The real question is... why do you have doors on your Jeep?
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The real question is... why do you have doors on your Jeep?
Now were asking the real questions. The doors actually came off today. Im thinking i might just bite the bullet and pick up a nerf bar. The price is friendlier and sellers claim that it mounts to my jeep without any drilling. Can someone confirm this?
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There are variations of nerf bars that use the body mounting points.
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Yep... no drilling is possible
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If body mount bolts are in good shape...
If not, then drilling guaranteed.
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Unfortunately, my nerf bars are welded on...
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UPStrades,
The step in your #1 post is for pickup trucks. It bolts to the inner rocker panel of a truck. On our Wranglers we don't have an inner rocker panel, the side panel is the inner and outer rocker panel. If you bolt that step to your Jeep, the bolts will show on the outside.

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love it looking one up now for mine
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The step in your #1 post is for pickup trucks. It bolts to the inner rocker panel of a truck. On our Wranglers we don't have an inner rocker panel, the side panel is the inner and outer rocker panel. If you bolt that step to your Jeep, the bolts will show on the outside.

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Thank you for that. That was my concern. I couldn't see how it would bolt up without looking ridiculous.
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Well here is an idea that will keep you Googling for a while.

Power running boards.

I have a 90 suburban I have been trying to customize a set for. The problem I am having is it doesn't seem as anyone has done it or at least not posted about it. However I do believe Amp Research use to make a set for TJs so it should make the customization easier....maybe
We have AMP power running boards on a JK. Essentially no impact on ground clearance. Our short friends love em!
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I hung a piece of chain making a saddle..I guess too much time on a farm.
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HaHa! I love that. Have the same prob with my wife. 30 years ago when I first met her she was 21 and I swear could jump over the jeep at full sprint. Now, 2 kids later she is asking me to park next to a curb to get out.
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Step sliders

I saw these on a jeep at Home Depot near me. Pricey but a good idea.


https://www.rockslideengineering.com...p-sliders.html
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all these links for steps that cost to much. the stirrup ones are $50! i want to spend money on mods, not that stuff i am 6'1"

i am making something myself, paint up nice add some rubber strips and store under the passenger seat. old school but more than likely under $10.

either that or learn to crawl in!
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The factory steps on a sahara work great
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all these links for steps that cost to much. the stirrup ones are $50! i want to spend money on mods, not that stuff i am 6'1"

i am making something myself, paint up nice add some rubber strips and store under the passenger seat. old school but more than likely under $10.

either that or learn to crawl in!
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If you look closely at that stirrup pic ^ above it has a very common hook on it that comes on some cheap tiedown straps that Home Depot sells. With that hook and a piece of the nylon strap you could very easily make one just as nice in a matter of minutes and pocket change.
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The strap comes w the hook....

That said, if someone hooks something like that on my rocker and then steps on it, they better be wearing a bullet proof vest

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