Update has been a long time coming. We have been enjoying the jeep, daily driver-ing, with the occasional top off and enjoying some recently great south Florida weather.
As mentioned before, I am considering the typical lift, wheels, etc.. but as things goes, I have to address a few things prior. Up first was a step. I truly spent quite some time looking at different options. The girls dont really care what I get as long as I make it easier for them to jump in. The future wifey is another story. Before the Jeep, I had a beautiful Ram 1500 with a set of Nerf steps. I didn't want anything large and they were unobtrusive. When I asked for her input, the first thing she said was, "anything but those". And then came the specifics. Balancing on the tight space with heels, having heels get stuck or scuffed on them... you name it. So I opened a vendor site and just asked her to choose a couple. At the end of the day, I realized she wanted something as large of a footing as possible with no holes. I was originally aiming at the Metalcloak side rails that convert to a sort of step but that got nixed.
After further research, I decided on the AMP Power Steps. Great folks at Morris helped me in ordering the proper ones for the JK and received them in a shorter time frame than I anticipated.
Now I was planning on installing them on a weekend but as things go, I decided to get cracking as soon as I got the opportunity. By 10 that night. And in short order, the steps were installed and wired. I was not looking forward to the wiring but can happily admit that the instructions were very simple.
Got them buttoned up, called the team over and showed off the steps. The little ones loved them, gave me props, and went back to watch Teen Titans. Due to the timing and limited lighting, the photos are not great so I apologize in advance but I am really happy as they tuck up enough to not be an eyesore and provide full support for anyone getting in and out.
Now, I do have a problem. They come with LED lights. Have mounting brackets and all. Simple wiring to the control module. The problem, the darn things wont turn off. I've ensured all connections are tight, and went over the instructions a million times to ensure nothing was missed. AMP customer service is extremely helpful so far and had even provided a new control module but it continues. What I have found is that a second connector going to the module which also controls the rear doors may be the problem. So I have it disconnected at the moment. I'll provide a follow up once the issue is resolved but we need to use the steps so the front doors will need to be opened for now. If anyone has any experience with this issue, please let me know.
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