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Removable side steps?

I did a search but didn't come up with anything so here goes. My wife is short and wants a step. I've showed her some options like Shrockworks, PureJeep, etc. She says they're still too high. Obviously I'm unwilling to put on something that hangs down when I go wheeling. I saw Olympic reversabars that looked like a good solution but have heard that they are too flimsy to use as true rock rails. And before anyone shows me the stirrups that you flop out, I showed her those and she nearly punched me. LOL. So anyone have any ideas. I'm running out of time.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-19-2007, 04:23 PM
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How about stirrups.

There are some door activated electrical steps that would tuck up inside the frame rails. That way you could have a real step plus still use a real slider/rocker protector.

I don't have any suggestions on whom to get them from but maybe start with JC Whitney, RV stores ?????
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Man I looked at a few, Hummer offer Retactable Sidesteps, LOL I'm sure you don't them. These below are for trucks but you never know... My wife's in the same "Mode"(get me a way in this thing you lifted), so I put nylon handles on the roll bar....
Kodiak Sidewinder Side Step..might be able to make them work


or these,,removable steps.
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/yj/side_steps_black.htm

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Step stool you carry around with you?


I'm in the same boat. My wife is only 5'2" so I will have to come up with something. And I plan on doing a body mounted rocker protection like the Poly, or PJ ones, so there won't even be a rock rail that hangs below the body.
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I did a search but didn't come up with anything so here goes. My wife is short and wants a step. I've showed her some options like Shrockworks, PureJeep, etc. She says they're still too high. Obviously I'm unwilling to put on something that hangs down when I go wheeling. I saw Olympic reversabars that looked like a good solution but have heard that they are too flimsy to use as true rock rails. And before anyone shows me the stirrups that you flop out, I showed her those and she nearly punched me. LOL. So anyone have any ideas. I'm running out of time.
That's a tough compramise between clearance and function. Lift and tires will be a more difinative factor. Jim has our sliders on his JK with 4" lift and 37" tires and his 4yr. old is now able to climb up in there...how tall is she (j/k) maybe you should get the sliders you want to funtion as a step and a good clearance Rock Slider and be looking into grab handles that help her.

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I have the Olympic Reversa Bars on mine. I won't say that they are the STRONGEST out there, after all, they are bolted to the frame. BUT, they are strong enough in most situations and more than strong enough for most of the wheeling I will do. (Malls, backroads, Interstate, fields and farm, construction sites, etc.)

My wife is 5'3" and the reversa bars help enormously in her access to the jeep. She can get up into the jeep even in a fairly tight skirt. My 81 year old mother even found them helpful. (I don't have a lift or bigger tires yet....this is all at stock ride height)

And a side benefit is they provide some side protection from door dings in the parking garage and parking lots. Reversing them into the UP position would be even more protection...at the expense of having to listen to my wife complain about how high she had to lift her leg in order to get up into the cabin.... come to think of it....maybe that's not such a bad idea!

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