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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

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I don't know if the mopar side steps will make it easier to get in and out of. It does give another place to step but the step also makes it difficult to step out of the vehicle. I am relatively an average size person and do find getting out of the jeep more challenging then most cars, with or without the bars.
That is a very good point, it just might be easier to have a small stepstool in the back to use if they're getting in and just let them slide down as they exit.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:29 PM
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

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They are easy to put on. You do not need a plastic rivet gun. The install instructions calls to remove the rivets and has replacements to put back. If you take your time u can install them without removing them. Which I found easier. Not a quick install but not too bad. Took me about 2 hours total. The bars don't really help me getting in and out but I don't need to step on them. I got them for loading boats on the roof.
Can't agree with you about removing the rivets, though I might if I were 10 years younger and 20lbs lighter....

Anyway, some photos of powder black Sidesteps and Mineral Grey. I have mudflaps as well.....
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

I love the side steps! Not everyone's cup of tea but to those who install them, they love it and I guess that's all that matters I'm installing mine on Saturday (chrome rails on black wk2) so I'll post pics here this weekend so people can compare the different colors on the same thread.

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:21 PM
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

I have the chrome and mud flaps with the black. It looks so nice.
I agree I would not have one without the other.
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Can't agree with you about removing the rivets, though I might if I were 10 years younger and 20lbs lighter....

Anyway, some photos of powder black Sidesteps and Mineral Grey. I have mudflaps as well.....
Question:

When you mount them, can you adjust the running boards closer to the body? I noticed on the last picture, that there is a gap between the body and the boards.
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

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When you mount them, can you adjust the running boards closer to the body? I noticed on the last picture, that there is a gap between the body and the boards.
There's no proximity adjustment to get them closer to the body. They really just bolt in. There is a slight bit of lateral play 1.0 to 1.5" so you can center the sidestep but that's more to ensure you're able to bolt the sidestep in after installing the mounting brackets.
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There's no proximity adjustment to get them closer to the body. They really just bolt in. There is a slight bit of lateral play 1.0 to 1.5" so you can center the sidestep but that's more to ensure you're able to bolt the sidestep in after installing the mounting brackets.
Thanks for the info. I hope someone manufactures some boards like the ones on the X5 or MDX.. They sit right up against the body and flow really nice with the lines of the vehicle..



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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

As promised here are some pics.

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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

I would love to see something like the XC90 or jeep below.



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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

These resemble rock rails rather than side steps.
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

I like the idea of a side step if it makes it easier to get in and out of the Jeep. I don't have them but the problem I've had with them is that I forget they are there and they're more in my way when getting out.
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

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I like the idea of a side step if it makes it easier to get in and out of the Jeep. I don't have them but the problem I've had with them is that I forget they are there and they're more in my way when getting out.
I also find they get in the way. Worst thing is, when the vehicle is dirty your pants get dirty. They do look good though.
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