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Newbie needs advice....step rails

My '12 didn't come with a step rail....so now I'm looking for recommendations on what to get aftermarket. The kids are a little short....hell I'm a little short to climb in without feeling like you need a spotter to help hike your ass up.

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Do you want it to protect you from rocks for offroading acting like a slider or just a step cutting your ground clearance but easier to get in?

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I don't forsee me taking it rock climbing anytime soon. In the near future I dont see her getting more action than ditches and dirt. It's my DD ....

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The plastic Sahara steps have done well for getting mom-in-law and kids in but if you're doing any offroading at all then no.

I'm currently looking at replacement options.

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. In the near future I dont see her getting more action than ditches and dirt. It's my DD ....
...if I had a dollar for every jeep owner that has said that and is now trashing on rocks I'd be ordering a hemi lol


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post #6 of 21 Old 10-20-2011, 11:18 AM
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i went with the rugged ridge ones, instal was simple and they're a good step you could say. my stepdad just got a set of the smitty bilt ones for his jku. both are chep ways to go about solving your problem.

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I installed the Sahara (Jeep/Mopar) steps initially to cover the pinch seam, a step for the kids and to help keep road grime off the doors. One day while wheelin' on some trails I came down hard on a stump and crushed in the underside of the step. It protected the body and the damage cannot really be seen but I should have installed sliders or something stronger.

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Ace rock rails look good and carry a lifetime warranty. Easy to install (if you have a grinder)

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X2 ACE rails are great for stepping. I'm 330lbs and can jump on mine. Also can act as a slider. Great product for the price! (I put painted bolts in the pinch seam to fill the ugly holes.) Looks great.

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X3 on the ACE Sliders! They are great! They hold up well, easy to install, and look great! You can even add a little grip tape to help aid in the use of a step! They also have a liftetime warranty!

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more importantly - ur nickname on here is dirtygirl - tell us more about that.

but if ur looking for somethign to step on - the sahara steps can be found used for not much$

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more importantly - ur nickname on here is dirtygirl - tell us more about that.

but if ur looking for somethign to step on - the sahara steps can be found used for not much$

see and here I thought maybe you'd offer to let me step on you


I have earned my nic through many many years of practice.....and you know practice makes perfect!!

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see and here I thought maybe you'd offer to let me step on you


I have earned my nic through many many years of practice.....and you know practice makes perfect!!
im married so only one woman gets to step on me now. but i still have a special place in my heart for dirty girls. keep the dream alive.

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im married so only one woman gets to step on me now. but i still have a special place in my heart for dirty girls. keep the dream alive.
You and my hubs would get along famously....

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im married so only one woman gets to step on me now. but i still have a special place in my heart for dirty girls. keep the dream alive.



dirtygirl, do take a look at ACE, like others have mentioned. Reason being is they are not that much more $$$ than pure play steps and they will protect for if you ever change your mind and want to play a little more aggressively with your jeep or you have a "whoops" moment. You're gonna kick yourself if you ever crack steps.

If steps are the way you end up going, take a look in the for sale section and craigslist for Sahara pulloffs. If you can wait until a pair pops up, bound to get a good deal.

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Here is a pic of an Ace Rock rail. Nice rail, note the use of it over top of OEM Rubi Rails...


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If you're only doing the easy trails, the Bestop Powerboard is nice. Kind of pricey, but comes out when you open the doors and disappears when they're closed. Definitely geared more towards the mall crawler group, but it's a pretty sweet setup for someone that isn't going to beat the crap out of their rig.
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thanks...Hubs ordered some Rampage bars last night...so we will see how they go for now...

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Those are pretty nice as well. It's definitely a different design than most out there, but they certainly work. Their fold down steps are pretty cool too and hold up to playing in some rock.
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I try to support our vendors, but in the Delta we help our local guy and my hardware gut was my little leage coach. So he got me these and I like them.
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Thanks those are what the hubs ordered. Not what I expected but we will see how they work.

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