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Running / nerf boards vs. side steps - your opinion is needed

Safety is always a matter of the gravest concern for everybody. The best designers of Romik, N-FAB and Lund work their styling magic to create the most reliable running boards and side steps for Jeep Wrangler. Check prices and see other details on the following page: http://www.carid.com/jeep-wrangler-running-boards/ All parts are proudly manufactured in the United States!

These boards and steps are good to fit for:
- Jeep Wrangler 4 door 2013-2014 (N-FAB);
- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon / Unlimited Sahara / Unlimited Sport 2012-2014 (LUND);
- Jeep Wrangler 2007-2010,2014 (Romik);

Would you install them on your Jeep?

3" Wheel-to-Wheel Stainless Steel Round Nerf Steps by N-FAB
http://www.carid.com/2014-jeep-wrangler-running-boards/n-fab-nerf-steps-10034466.html



Latitude Side Bars by Lund
http://www.carid.com/2014-jeep-wrangler-running-boards/lund-latitude-side-bars-23163540.html



Running Boards by Romik
http://www.carid.com/2014-jeep-wrangler-running-boards/romik-runningboard-side-steps-912883.html



Romik fitment notes: Rubicon with rock rails package must use extender 999609.

You can read more information about the manufacturers here:
Romik - http://www.carid.com/romik/
N-Fab - http://www.carid.com/n-fab/
Lund - http://www.carid.com/lund/

Look up all available accessories for your Jeep Wrangler at CARiD.com: http://www.carid.com/jeep-wrangler-accessories/

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Would you install them on your Jeep?
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Not ever.
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There is a guy down the road with a plastic hummer hood appliqué who might be interested though.
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Nope those would just get hung up on everything. Need to offer a bolt on rail more like the ACE rails that can act as a step but do not have "steps" that hang down 10" lower than needed. Those would be good for a handicapped JK owner but what handicapped person buys a JK they are hard to get into.
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Those would get destroyed on a Jeep that gets wheeled.
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If my Jeep was mall rated, those would be perfect... Unfortunately, my Jeep got the trail rated badge.


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Jeep NO, truck maybe.
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Nope...not ever. Not even on a mall crawler.

They make step stools for that purpose.

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and another no....

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1) NO

2) There's a Jeep website especially geared toward this type of modification - wayalife.com - ask for Eddie.

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Getting jerked off with sandpaper by gargoyle sounds more appealing than those.
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Ok agreed, the options above are better for some mild offroading, but not for serious rock crawling.
However we do have something heavy duty for your rock crawling:
Rugged Ridge® - RRC Side Armor Guards
Jeep Wrangler 2007-2010

and

Rugged Ridge® - RRC Rocker Guards
Jeep Wrangler 2007-2010


What do you think about these ones?
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Ok agreed, the options above are better for some mild offroading, but not for serious rock crawling.
However we do have something heavy duty for your rock crawling:
Rugged Ridge® - RRC Side Armor Guards
Jeep Wrangler 2007-2010

and

Rugged Ridge® - RRC Rocker Guards
Jeep Wrangler 2007-2010


What do you think about these ones?
Never understood that first one. Why put that tube pointing down? It robs clearance and just isn't very clean design. 2nd one looks a lot like a lot of other rocker guards out there. Kinda unremarkable. Don't know about attachment and strength from that perspective.

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Rugged Ridge® - RRC Side Armor Guards
Jeep Wrangler 2007-2010
FYI, this picture is of a pre-2007 Wrangler.

Simple errors like this can kill sales to people who know shit about their vehicles.

Some potential customers lose faith in vendors that don't understand the vehicles for which they are trying to sell parts.

Hope this helps you.


EDIT: Steps / nerf bars / poser rails that fit 2007-2010 Wranglers will fit all 2007+ Wranglers currently made.
You're excluding half of your target market after cutting your prospects in half with a picture of the wrong vehicle.

Once again, suggest learning the vehicles for which you want to sell stick-on styling accessory steps.

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1) NO

2) There's a Jeep website especially geared toward this type of modification - wayalife.com - ask for Eddie.
Agreed. You would probably find your target audience there. While I'm sure there are some here who might find value in nerf steps, I do not. The market is flooded with rock slider options. I find none of these appealing.
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The first one shows a pic of a TJ with the extra tube going down to protect the frame? I guess? Either way, not interested because I don't have a TJ and I don't want the tube to stick down. The other looks like it just mounts to the body mounts... I'll just stick with JCR sliders. Thanks
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Never understood these add on steps....if you want steps, the factory ones are available and look better and sit higher (clearance).
Personally, as soon as I can afford it, my plastic factory steps are being replaced by slider steps.
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