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Old 08-18-2012, 01:08 PM
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what type of steps should I get?

Hey guys, being a bit vertically challenged... 5'4". I find myself having to jump to get in my jeep haha. So what type of steps would you guys reccomend for my jeep that are affordable. Hopefully under $200 range? I'd like to stick with black because I plan on blacking out the rest of the jeep what do you guys think about how it'd look with all the accesories black? thanks!

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Old 08-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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I'm 5'4 as well and run a rugged ridge type step up bar... But I'm also a 4" lift on 31's.

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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I use nerf bars

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I am using the Black Smittybuilt Nerf bars that were about $150.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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Those would do the trick, i know how it is trying to get in. Im 5'5" my jeep sits with 8in lift and 37's its getting hard to get into.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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? how much good

I would question how much good a nerb bar type, or anything that is at the height of the frame, would be. I have a 3" nerf type that is mounted at the frame. I have a 2.5" RC lift that is actually 4" above factory (22" at the bottom of the tub).

I find it easier to put my right foot/leg into the jeep and just slide up and in than to try and use the step. And I am 70+ years old. The reason is that the step is too high to actually step up on, so it is pretty much useless as a step.

I would highly recommend that you figure out just how you intend to use the step. If it were me, I would intend to put my left foot on the step, step up onto it and then put my right foot/leg into the Jeep and sit down. Doing that, I need to have a height that I can step up onto easily. Also, need to consider who you have as a passenger.

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Thanks for the advise, as it is now stepping into the jeep is a bit difficult and I trip up slightly at times. Its really no big deal for me, but my mother who is 4'9" has an awful hard time. We have the same style running boards on our truck and they seem perfect.
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I also like these steps because of the added protection, but i'm not to wild about the price and having to drill holes, what do you guys think?
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You will need to drill holes regardless of which nerf bars/rock sliders you chose.
As Ballistx said they are pretty high to use as a step. I grab the roll bar then step up onto the bar and turn around and sit in the seat.
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Rock sliders are the best, but are over your budget.
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awh really. I thought I read somewhere they mounted to an existing area... ooh well
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You do not need to drill for all of them. I had a pair of nerf bars that used brackets that simply bolted around the frame. They were extremely solid.
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I got these on ebay for $115. I did not have to drill holes. They work with existing holes, which my Jeep had already. And I too have blacked out my Jeep.
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ahh thats what I thought! the ones that i may buy have the brackets for direct bolt on
can't wait to get em! I just trimmed my flares and its all coming together nicely
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I know I don't have a YJ (I know JK is a newbie) but I believe they make them for all the models. I think it took me about an hour to install them on my driveway. I am sure you can do yours faster...I had to use some f'ed tools to install mine since I didn't have the correct tools...lol.
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Ahh i really like your jeep man I think it's pretty sick. I just cant afford one that pretty

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