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Old 08-24-2019, 09:12 PM
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Side step help.

Complete newbie here. I have wanted a Jeep for about 15 years. Finally became a first time Jeep owner last month. I’m still trying to figure out what I want to change. Bumpers will be first. But this short girl NEEDS side steps. I have found a few on extremeterrain.com but was hoping to hear from those of you that added them. How long has it been since you installed them and how have they held up? Where did you get them from?

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I added the Mopar ones just after purchasing mine in April. No issue but I didn't expect any issue. Very easy to install, just had the wife hold one side up as I started the nuts.
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I have IronCross steel side steps.

My Wife is about 5'1" (don't tell her I said that) and especially after the lift...they were a must.
Good product/good price.
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I put these Smittybilt sidestep/sliders on mine. Now the short wife steals my Jeep all the time.



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Hi, I recently bought 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport JL. 2 weeks after, I purchased and installed my own Go Rhino Dominator 1 Side steps. I'm 5'6" Asian girl and of course I would still want to have my own side bar on my Jeep. I was going to ask for assistance on installing it cuz I thought it was going to be hard for me and cuz I'm a girl and thought I couldn't lift it myself, and eventually didn't get the help cuz my friend got ill, so I did it by myself, as long as you have the help of your friends "jack stand" (x2 is a must). First side, it took me 30mins to 45 mins, but the other side just took me 30min tops. Also, make sure to refer and understand the instruction guide that came along with the product. A little confusing at first, but take your time and don't rush. If you get this installed anywhere, it's gonna cost your pocket 😓 Worthy to DIY and you'll be happy to you did it! Good luck on your decision and installation!
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Hi, I recently bought 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sport JL. 2 weeks after, I purchased and installed my own Go Rhino Dominator 1 Side steps. I'm 5'6" Asian girl and of course I would still want to have my own side bar on my Jeep. I was going to ask for assistance on installing it cuz I thought it was going to be hard for me and cuz I'm a girl and thought I couldn't lift it myself, and eventually didn't get the help cuz my friend got ill, so I did it by myself, as long as you have the help of your friends "jack stand" (x2 is a must). First side, it took me 30mins to 45 mins, but the other side just took me 30min tops. Also, make sure to refer and understand the instruction guide that came along with the product. A little confusing at first, but take your time and don't rush. If you get this installed anywhere, it's gonna cost your pocket 😓 Worthy to DIY and you'll be happy to you did it! Good luck on your decision and installation!
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I have these also. A bit of a pain to install, but not that bad. You have to feed a goofy nut into the frame which is awkward, but other than that pretty simple. I've only had mine for a couple of weeks but they're solid and look very nice. And they'll protect you well from door dings, but no protection if you're off roading. You have to remove your existing rails if you have a Rubi. But you can't go wrong for $330
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Welcome, I'm new here too and I'm also still trying to decide on which side step/rock rails to get. And with winter coming in just a couple of months I am also having trouble prioritizing my "needs" to my "wants"!

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I have these also. A bit of a pain to install, but not that bad. You have to feed a goofy nut into the frame which is awkward, but other than that pretty simple. I've only had mine for a couple of weeks but they're solid and look very nice. And they'll protect you well from door dings, but no protection if you're off roading. You have to remove your existing rails if you have a Rubi. But you can't go wrong for $330

Actually your protection is the bar that arcs below forward to aft. That will be your new impact point. I say you have greater protection as it lowers your impact point a couple inches from stock jeep sliders. Unless your going to do some serious crawling of the rocks i think this is an optimal compromise.
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I added the Mopar ones just after purchasing mine in April. No issue but I didn't expect any issue. Very easy to install, just had the wife hold one side up as I started the nuts.
Ditto here, added the Mopar enhanced rock rails (which are steps) and love them. They are a bit pricy, but easy to install, great quality and they look factory great.
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Complete newbie here. I have wanted a Jeep for about 15 years. Finally became a first time Jeep owner last month. Im still trying to figure out what I want to change. Bumpers will be first. But this short girl NEEDS side steps. I have found a few on extremeterrain.com but was hoping to hear from those of you that added them. How long has it been since you installed them and how have they held up? Where did you get them from?
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Welcome, I'm new here too and I'm also still trying to decide on which side step/rock rails to get. And with winter coming in just a couple of months I am also having trouble prioritizing my "needs" to my "wants"!

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We offer many different options for side steps!

Here is a link to all of the ones that we offer:

https://www.quadratec.com/categories/jeep-armor-protection/side-steps-running-boards?kw=side%20steps

Just be sure to choose your Jeep from the drop down menu.

Here are a few of the ones that I would recommend for the JL:

Quadratec QRC Side Armor with Step & Free $25 Gift Card for 18-19 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited 4-Door

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/qrc-side-armor-step-jeep-wrangler-jl-unlimited



N-FAB 3" Tubular Nerf-Steps for 18-19 Jeep Wrangler JL 4-Door

https://www.quadratec.com/p/n-fab/3-tubular-nerf-steps-jeep-wrangler-jl-4-door



Quadratec QR3 Heavy Duty Side Steps

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We do offer a forum discount for members, all you will need to do is just send me a PM with the items that you are interested in and I would be happy to get you a discounted quote.

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Just got new ones for my JKU. Previous owner put on Smittybilt Nerf Bars which were completely rusted out, broke when I was putting the soft top on.

The Smitty's posted above I considered as they look better made, but the Nerf Bar ones are thin metal and didn't last. Don't know what the PO did.
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The ones that don't cover over the pinch seams are way less desireable IMO. The N Fabs are nice, but as we said before look that Mopar Enhanced rails that have built in steps. Both cover that hideaous pinch seam.
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Like it or not.... Mopar accessories are top shelf. F&F, quality, etc.

I bought a wider step (for my Wife) I keep them because she likes them and I have to admit, they save the side of my Jeep.....
They are ^^Up and sleek in profile which is good.
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The ones that don't cover over the pinch seams are way less desireable IMO. The N Fabs are nice, but as we said before look that Mopar Enhanced rails that have built in steps. Both cover that hideaous pinch seam.
I have 8 extra sets of Smittybilt pinch seam covers if anyone wants them.
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The ones that don't cover over the pinch seams are way less desireable IMO. The N Fabs are nice, but as we said before look that Mopar Enhanced rails that have built in steps. Both cover that hideaous pinch seam.
What/where are the pinch seams?
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https://www.quadratec.com/p/smittybi...r-unlimited-jl[/QUOTE]

Sorry for a dumb question but are these ones you referenced frame mounted or body mounted? I cannot tell from the pics.
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The ones that don't cover over the pinch seams are way less desireable IMO. The N Fabs are nice, but as we said before look that Mopar Enhanced rails that have built in steps. Both cover that hideaous pinch seam.
What/where are the pinch seams?
Along the bottom edge of the body, below the doors.
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I recently took the step boards off my Sahara and added OEM Rubicon rails and Barricade sliders. My wife was hesitant but likes them much more than stock steps, they give protection and she can use them steps.

I bought both sets used. The Rubicon rails are plentiful but the Barricades are not, but they’re not too expensive either.
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If you look at the picture on this site you can see the pinch seam at the bottom of the red body. It is the last 1/2" or so of the red with the bolts through it.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadrate...y#&gid=1&pid=1
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What/where are the pinch seams?
Do a good search (Wrangler Pinch Seam) for picture.

Basically it is the area under the doors where all the sheet metal comes together. There are typically a bunch of holes along it and overall it looks unfinished hence the recommendation to cover it. I'll be painting mine with bed liner paint this weekend before I put my new rails on, since I opted for rock rails that do not cover the seam.
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Hey there,

We offer many different options for side steps!

Here is a link to all of the ones that we offer:

https://www.quadratec.com/categories/jeep-armor-protection/side-steps-running-boards?kw=side%20steps

Just be sure to choose your Jeep from the drop down menu.

Here are a few of the ones that I would recommend for the JL:

Quadratec QRC Side Armor with Step & Free $25 Gift Card for 18-19 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited 4-Door

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/qrc-side-armor-step-jeep-wrangler-jl-unlimited



N-FAB 3" Tubular Nerf-Steps for 18-19 Jeep Wrangler JL 4-Door

https://www.quadratec.com/p/n-fab/3-tubular-nerf-steps-jeep-wrangler-jl-4-door



Quadratec QR3 Heavy Duty Side Steps

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadratec/qr3-heavy-duty-side-steps-jeep-wrangler-jl-unlimited-4-door



We do offer a forum discount for members, all you will need to do is just send me a PM with the items that you are interested in and I would be happy to get you a discounted quote.

Have a great day!
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Hey Hailey. Im looking for Tubular Side Steps that will work with the factory installed rocker panels for my 20 Rubi.
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OK Quadratec. Are these frame mounted or body mounted?

https://www.quadratec.com/p/smittybi...m_campaign=cse
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If you look at the picture on this site you can see the pinch seam at the bottom of the red body. It is the last 1/2" or so of the red with the bolts through it.

https://www.quadratec.com/p/quadrate...y#&gid=1&pid=1
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Can anyone recommend tubi style steps that will fit over my Rubi rails?
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https://www.rustysoffroad.com/rustys...er-4-door.html

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https://lodoffroad.com/products/jeep...k-sliders.html

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Thanks. Looks great. How was the install?
Edit: looking at the pdf instructions, it looks like you need to take of the Rubi rails?
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Painted Pinch seam, just done this weekend and while at it I painted the frame a bit as well. Can of truck bed liner paint from Wally World for $8 or something like that.
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