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High Altitude Side Bars

Is anybody aware of where I might find side bars that fit a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude? According to the info I've found the Mopar side bars don't fit the High Altitude model:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Side Steps - Mopar Tubular Side Steps - Item # 82212129 and # 82212130 #WK2TubularSteps

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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

Interested in this as well. Haven't been able to find anyone that has the side steps on a High Altitude model. Bummer.
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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

Found this on Mopar and it conflicts with Just For Jeeps website. Mopar says the side steps will fit the HA model. They will NOT fit Summit or SRT. Thoughts?

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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

My keep dealer told me the running boards won't fit with front mud flaps installed. I was looking at getting both... I'd be interested to hear if anyone figures that out too.
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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

Just got my 15' HA on 1/31/16, and the dealer had installed the black Mopar tube steps on the HA that was loaded the way I wanted. Ended up getting them, even though I didn't want them, as they look pretty good and they help my kid with getting in and out. They don't appear to have any fit issues, I do NOT have the mud flaps though.
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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

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Just got my 15' HA on 1/31/16, and the dealer had installed the black Mopar tube steps on the HA that was loaded the way I wanted. Ended up getting them, even though I didn't want them, as they look pretty good and they help my kid with getting in and out. They don't appear to have any fit issues, I do NOT have the mud flaps though.
That is odd. Congrats on getting those tube side steps on your HA, you're the only one I've heard of thats successfully installed them. I contacted Mopar directly and they told me that the tubular side steps will not fit the High Altitude model.
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That is odd. Congrats on getting those tube side steps on your HA, you're the only one I've heard of thats successfully installed them. I contacted Mopar directly and they told me that the tubular side steps will not fit the High Altitude model.
Randre19 - I just took a closer inspection of them, and took a few pics. It looks like the install would have been tough because of the curve of the lower body of the GC. Not sure if this is specific to HA models or across all GC's (not familiar enough with the differences), but the front of the tube step is *right* up against the body, whereas the back of the tube step is out about a half inch or so. See the pictures for what I'm talking about.

Because of this, I'm wondering if the tube steps are not recommended due to possible wear on the body side from the step. If that's the case, perhaps I should be more concerned that this was a dealer install. At least it was included in the sale and covered by warranty, as opposed to being an add-on after sale.

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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

They look great, My only concern would be if it would rub and damage the lower body panel over time. But like you said it was on your HA when you bought it.
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Randre19 - I just took a closer inspection of them, and took a few pics. It looks like the install would have been tough because of the curve of the lower body of the GC. Not sure if this is specific to HA models or across all GC's (not familiar enough with the differences), but the front of the tube step is *right* up against the body, whereas the back of the tube step is out about a half inch or so. See the pictures for what I'm talking about.



Because of this, I'm wondering if the tube steps are not recommended due to possible wear on the body side from the step. If that's the case, perhaps I should be more concerned that this was a dealer install. At least it was included in the sale and covered by warranty, as opposed to being an add-on after sale.



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Not sure if they installed them right. The brackets are different lengths that could make one side rub vs not??? Just a thought
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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

Looking at the under carriage of the GC, it looks as if they are installed correctly, running along the same mounting surface. But the lower sides of the GC (again, maybe a HA feature) are further out away from the vehicle as you get closer to the front wheels. Hard to explain, but I'm talking about the lower trim piece of the vehicle side that is there for styling. This could be why the HA and step bars are not compatible (per Jeep).
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Re: High Altitude Side Bars

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Randre19 - I just took a closer inspection of them, and took a few pics. It looks like the install would have been tough because of the curve of the lower body of the GC. Not sure if this is specific to HA models or across all GC's (not familiar enough with the differences), but the front of the tube step is *right* up against the body, whereas the back of the tube step is out about a half inch or so. See the pictures for what I'm talking about.

Because of this, I'm wondering if the tube steps are not recommended due to possible wear on the body side from the step. If that's the case, perhaps I should be more concerned that this was a dealer install. At least it was included in the sale and covered by warranty, as opposed to being an add-on after sale.

Thoughts?
If I remember correctly, the body trim of the HA technically makes the step incompatible. Like you said, the trim sticks out farther towards the front fender. This is why the steps isn't recommended. Obviously it can still be done, but I would keep an eye on the wear & tear it may cause against the side of your jeep.
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