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Hey! I am a new jeep owner and in need of side steps. Have a 2015 JK in Anvil and I'm looking for a great looking textured side step. Any ideas?

I've been looking at Smittybilt and Westin so far but just can't decide.
 

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dont do side steps.

they bolt to the pinch seam and bend and cause body damage EASILY

get some frame mounted sliders that stick out far enough for double duty.
 

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yeah its a terrible way to do it. but its cheap and it works assuming it never hits a rock or gets ran into by anything.
 

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A little unfair....

2 in the "pinch seam" are under shear and do not flex.

The third one (not shown) is mounted to the floor and prevents the assembly from twisting - exact same mount as factory running boards.

Wife has MS - just installed the Amp PowerSteps and I LOVE THEM!! She can get in and out so easily now.

Folded up they really look like rails.

I doubt they could take much off roading abuse.

If you need to protect the vehicle, frame mounted rails are the ticket.
 

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My ACE sliders double duty as protecting and steps. Frame mounted too. Seems to be working well.
 

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I needed a way for some of the older members of my family to get in the Jeep. Instead of side steps, since I have rock rails. I decided to purchase a medical grade step stool for $40 and leave it in the cargo area, it works out perfectly it's sturdy with non skid rubber on the top in a lovely shade of gray flake metal.

Medical Heavy Duty Bariatric Footstool with Non Skid Rubber Platform
http://amzn.com/B002VWK118
 

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LoD has some rock sliders that are frame mounted. They do require drilling and tapping the frame (14 total holes) but they're fantastically well-built and have a built in step. Not as wide as the Sahara side steps, but they work well.



 

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I needed a way for some of the older members of my family to get in the Jeep. Instead of side steps, since I have rock rails. I decided to purchase a medical grade step stool for $40 and leave it in the cargo area, it works out perfectly it's sturdy with non skid rubber on the top in a lovely shade of gray flake metal. Medical Heavy Duty Bariatric Footstool with Non Skid Rubber Platform http://amzn.com/B002VWK118
great idea.
 

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LoD has some rock sliders that are frame mounted. They do require drilling and tapping the frame (14 total holes) but they're fantastically well-built and have a built in step. Not as wide as the Sahara side steps, but they work well.
Those look nice but do they have any that don't require drilling?
 

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I really like the looks of the LODs, I've got the Smittybuilt SRC side armor, which looks cool and serves as a good wide step and doesn't require drilling, and costs $$ less. But if you get in the big rocks the LoDs would serve you a lot better. The thing to remember about sliders/steps, most are up there near the door area and they serve a lot better for putting the top up/down and washing the Jeep then they do as a step up into the Jeep
 

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I really like the looks of the LODs, I've got the Smittybuilt SRC side armor, which looks cool and serves as a good wide step and doesn't require drilling, and costs $$ less. But if you get in the big rocks the LoDs would serve you a lot better. The thing to remember about sliders/steps, most are up there near the door area and they serve a lot better for putting the top up/down and washing the Jeep then they do as a step up into the Jeep
I've looked at the Smittybilt and there is a set I like and they aren't as expensive as the other ones I've shopped around for. I don't plan on going through any serious rock terrain so I'm thinking the Smittybilt will work. I'm honestly looking just to complete the look for now.
 

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I needed a way for some of the older members of my family to get in the Jeep. Instead of side steps, since I have rock rails. I decided to purchase a medical grade step stool for $40 and leave it in the cargo area, it works out perfectly it's sturdy with non skid rubber on the top in a lovely shade of gray flake metal.

Medical Heavy Duty Bariatric Footstool with Non Skid Rubber Platform
http://amzn.com/B002VWK118
That's ghettofabulous :happyyes:
 
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