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Re: 2014 SUMMIT with mopar tubular side steps

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I contacted this seller and even they said they will not fit.
I am going for it anyway.
Can this plastic piece be ground down a bit so it won't touch the rocker panel instead of removing it all together?
Also any insight on installation would be appreciated (pitfalls, mistakes to be avoided.......). I looked at the crappy installation instructions already and I am not impressed. Do you actually have to dig out the spray foam to get the nuts in the rail and are there parts that are removed and discarded?

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Also any insight on installation would be appreciated (pitfalls, mistakes to be avoided.......). I looked at the crappy installation instructions already and I am not impressed. Do you actually have to dig out the spray foam to get the nuts in the rail and are there parts that are removed and discarded?
I'll try and make this as short as possible. I'll post here for everyone's info. First off ANY dealer has to tell you they don't fit the summit because that's what moper tells them. I mean you see them in the pics on my summit so TRUST ME THEY FIT... As far as installation, dude its a piece of cake. First off DO NOT USE THE RIVITS that come with the package. They tell you in the installation instructions to remove a bunch of rivits and replace them at the end. You don't have to remove any rivits to install these tubes. Second there may be some foam behind a few of the plugs when you remove them. Not a problem just push the bolt into the foam and position it like the instructions suggest, piece of cake. The ONLY thing you have to unbolt and then bolt back up after installation is the electrical track that runs down the passenger side underneath. As far as the plastic piece I didn't see a way to really grind down the part that touches the rocker panel because the plastic is so thin but you could definitely notch the part out that does touch. For me it wasn't a problem because it's so far underneath the jeep unless you like to hangout "underneath " your Jeep you'll NEVER see it. It's really not a problem I promise. The only thing you MUST do that may be different then an install on other models is start ALL the bolts in all three brackets on each side and let them hang down while you fully tighten the bars the the brackets. With the bar now completely tight on all three brackets go ahead and start with the middle bracket and crank'em on up. It's a very smooth install. If you run 8n to any problems shoot me a message and I'll give you my number to walk you through it. Thanks
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I'll try and make this as short as possible. I'll post here for everyone's info. First off ANY dealer has to tell you they don't fit the summit because that's what moper tells them. I mean you see them in the pics on my summit so TRUST ME THEY FIT... As far as installation, dude its a piece of cake. First off DO NOT USE THE RIVITS that come with the package. They tell you in the installation instructions to remove a bunch of rivits and replace them at the end. You don't have to remove any rivits to install these tubes. Second there may be some foam behind a few of the plugs when you remove them. Not a problem just push the bolt into the foam and position it like the instructions suggest, piece of cake. The ONLY thing you have to unbolt and then bolt back up after installation is the electrical track that runs down the passenger side underneath. As far as the plastic piece I didn't see a way to really grind down the part that touches the rocker panel because the plastic is so thin but you could definitely notch the part out that does touch. For me it wasn't a problem because it's so far underneath the jeep unless you like to hangout "underneath " your Jeep you'll NEVER see it. It's really not a problem I promise. The only thing you MUST do that may be different then an install on other models is start ALL the bolts in all three brackets on each side and let them hang down while you fully tighten the bars the the brackets. With the bar now completely tight on all three brackets go ahead and start with the middle bracket and crank'em on up. It's a very smooth install. If you run 8n to any problems shoot me a message and I'll give you my number to walk you through it. Thanks
If the plastic pieces touching the rocker panel underneath is a real concern for you just remove them. The tubes sit so close to the jeep people would really never even pay attention to the brackets. If you do use them don't forget to install them before you bolt up the tubes. Also each box is marked front,middle,back don't get the brackets mixed up because they are different. .
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Re: 2014 SUMMIT with mopar tubular side steps

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Just wanted to try and help the folks out who were interested in installing mopar tubular side steps on there SUMMIT model JGC only to find out when you went to order them they tell you they don't fit your model. Well people if you want these go ahead and order them and install them. They fit the summit model with no problem. I will tell you the plastic covers they give you to hide the medal brackets DO PUSH UP ON THE ROCKER PANEL "UNDERNEATH" the vehicle which you don't even see. There are a few things I can explain to make your install a little easier If you'd like. Just know these babies bolt up perfect on the SUMMIT modal with no problems at all. They look awesome on the SUMMIT and you'd probably be the only one on the road in your area with them as I am. Hope this help folks who were on the fence getting them. Also order them on ebay as there 150.00 cheaper than the mopar site and its the SAME product.
Looks Great!!... makes me want to try and see if the dealer will do an install for me since it will be in the shop next week. Wonder if they would fit a 2015 Summit as well though???
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Looks Great!!... makes me want to try and see if the dealer will do an install for me since it will be in the shop next week. Wonder if they would fit a 2015 Summit as well though???
They will indeed fit your 2015. Good luck trying to get the dealer to install them though.
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They will indeed fit your 2015. Good luck trying to get the dealer to install them though.
If they won't I will do it myself I have put these on a Dakota before and install should be very straight forward. Thanks for the info and pics!
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If they won't I will do it myself I have put these on a Dakota before and install should be very straight forward. Thanks for the info and pics!
No problem. Yeah install was simple and took about an hour
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No problem. Yeah install was simple and took about an hour
Thanks again. I will see what they say and go from there, I have to say it does look good with them on the Summit though.
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I'll try and make this as short as possible. I'll post here for everyone's info. First off ANY dealer has to tell you they don't fit the summit because that's what moper tells them. I mean you see them in the pics on my summit so TRUST ME THEY FIT... As far as installation, dude its a piece of cake. First off DO NOT USE THE RIVITS that come with the package. They tell you in the installation instructions to remove a bunch of rivits and replace them at the end. You don't have to remove any rivits to install these tubes. Second there may be some foam behind a few of the plugs when you remove them. Not a problem just push the bolt into the foam and position it like the instructions suggest, piece of cake. The ONLY thing you have to unbolt and then bolt back up after installation is the electrical track that runs down the passenger side underneath. As far as the plastic piece I didn't see a way to really grind down the part that touches the rocker panel because the plastic is so thin but you could definitely notch the part out that does touch. For me it wasn't a problem because it's so far underneath the jeep unless you like to hangout "underneath " your Jeep you'll NEVER see it. It's really not a problem I promise. The only thing you MUST do that may be different then an install on other models is start ALL the bolts in all three brackets on each side and let them hang down while you fully tighten the bars the the brackets. With the bar now completely tight on all three brackets go ahead and start with the middle bracket and crank'em on up. It's a very smooth install. If you run 8n to any problems shoot me a message and I'll give you my number to walk you through it. Thanks
Thanks for the info. I am definitely going to install these.
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Thanks for the info. I am definitely going to install these.
Post some pics after your install and let me know how the install went..
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Re: 2014 SUMMIT with mopar tubular side steps

Installation started last night. I have no foam to dig out (not there). This sounds good but it is not. These little support brackets will just spin and will not butt up to anything inside the cavity, (which you would think was the intention of the design). If I had the foam inside the cavity, it probably would of helped stabalize the bracket, at least till the nut was on it. Also you must always have an exit strategy to be able to remove the bars, if later on in life they turn out to be not required. I can just see trying to take this nut off the bracket and everything just spins without the nut coming off ever and the brackets are stuck on!!! Thinking of a solution before proceeding........glue,foam,caulking, who knows but either way you have to be able to take the nuts off some time in the future or you could be screwed.
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Installation started last night. I have no foam to dig out (not there). This sounds good but it is not. These little support brackets will just spin and will not butt up to anything inside the cavity, (which you would think was the intention of the design). If I had the foam inside the cavity, it probably would of helped stabalize the bracket, at least till the nut was on it. Also you must always have an exit strategy to be able to remove the bars, if later on in life they turn out to be not required. I can just see trying to take this nut off the bracket and everything just spins without the nut coming off ever and the brackets are stuck on!!! Thinking of a solution before proceeding........glue,foam,caulking, who knows but either way you have to be able to take the nuts off some time in the future or you could be screwed.
I really wouldn't over think the nut coming back off at a later time. Also there was only foam in one of my holes as well. What I did was thread the nuts all the way up the bolt on all the bracket bolts before installing them so they are free from hanging up. Also use anti-seize on the threads before final makeup. The bracket bolts have little grooves all the way around them (the part you put up into the frame) so as you start to tighten them up they catch on those grooves. An easy way to remove them would be to keep downward pressure on the bracket which would keep those grooves tight to the frame and allow the nut to come off easy. The foams intention wasn't in no way to hold any of the brackets hardware. All the models of the jeep have the same frame and cavity that the bolts fit in. It's not goimg to be a problem. Hope this helps.
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