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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

I actually hope they stick out a bit so that they help prevent door dings.

Can anyone with them confirm they stick out enough to prevent cars from hitting the doors? The ones on my old vehicle (2005 Toyota 4Runner) did exactly that.

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:18 AM
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

^^ Nope! ^^ I don't understand why anybody would say they stick out to far. If they were tucked in any more than they are now you wouldn't be able to step on them. As it is, you might get a couple of toes on them. They do look sweet though.
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

after seeing Shem's pics, I don't have a problem going with the black sidesteps, it disguises it better. this is if I decide to get them...
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

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I actually hope they stick out a bit so that they help prevent door dings.

Can anyone with them confirm they stick out enough to prevent cars from hitting the doors? The ones on my old vehicle (2005 Toyota 4Runner) did exactly that.

They absolutely do not stick out too far. They extend out maybe only a fraction of a half inch, at best, than the chrome side door molding that runs along the length of the doors. They only appear to stick out farther because the lower part of the vehicle (bottom of the doors and side panels) are tapered in as you get lower.

Height-wise, from the ground, they are maybe an inch lower, again at best, than the bottom of the vehicle. Ground clearance is not an issue. Remember, this is a Jeep. Additionally, when I have the Quadra Lift on my Overland set at the Normal Ride Height (NRH) it compensates for any of this.

If you are really worried about the tubulars from sticking out, or appearing as if they stick out, I would suggest the black tubulars. The matte black definitely blends well with the lower running moldings and the wheel well moldings. They are definitely not an eye-sore. This is my opinion.

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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

Cool. I just wanted to make sure they didn't hang down too low and inhibit all that nice Jeep ground clearance. My father in law has a 2008 Ram with side step bars, and they hang down about 3-4 inches below the bottom of the truck. I'd hate to get hung up unexpectedly. I believe I'll be getting the chrome Mopar ones this fall with my next bonus check. I didn't get the air ride on my Larado X, so I'm stuck with what ground clearance I was given. Don't want to give up any.
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

Can someone post a diy on installing them. I dont get the instructions it came with. I have the and cant wait to get them on
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

Nevermind lol I just finished installing the sidesteps myself. Wow what a pain in the butt. Check out some pics.
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

you located on east tremont by any chance? think ive seen your GC.
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

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Nevermind lol I just finished installing the sidesteps myself. Wow what a pain in the butt. Check out some pics.

The white GC with black rims and bars is sick. I have the white and am thinking about going with the all blacks as well. Thanks for the pix!
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

Just received the chrome side steps today. Why do you have to take off the rocker panel to get the steps on?
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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

The black rims (powder coated?) and black sidesteps look awesome. I got a great deal on a stone white overland and would love to have it look like that!~

Currently, I am stationed in Italy. Anyone know of a good site that sells the sidesteps? I actually found them on Amazon but, the price was high (in my opinion). Obviously, I will be paying for shipping but, that goes without saying.

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Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps

Just installed the chrome side steps. I only removed 3 plastic rivets on the passenger side and none on the drivers side. Install was a breeze, 1hr.
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