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Old 01-03-2012, 09:07 PM
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Hi I removed them fully. I figured out if you just make a hole in it (my first idea also) the mounting bracket becomes to flexible. Without the runner piece to full area of the mounting bracket lies on the body and doesn't flex.
However, as metal rubs against metal I put some Fluid Film in between to protect the area against rust.

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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

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Hi I removed them fully. I figured out if you just make a hole in it (my first idea also) the mounting bracket becomes to flexible. Without the runner piece to full area of the mounting bracket lies on the body and doesn't flex.
However, as metal rubs against metal I put some Fluid Film in between to protect the area against rust.

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Thanks Alex, that idea crossed my mind too since its metal on metal.

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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

Still working on installing the side steps I'm regretting not getting it installed at the dealer. Does anybody use a torque wrench or just a regular wrench ? ( its a very tight space).
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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

Too late, I finally finished install the side steps but I had to tighten most of the nuts by hand my torque wrench just couldn't fit it there. I hope that won't cause any problems later?
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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

I did mine by hand also. They are plenty tight, but I didn't strip any. IIRC, most were a very small torque spec.
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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

Looks good. Do these cause any loss of ground clearance?
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Looks good. Do these cause any loss of ground clearance?
Just a tiny bit, maybe an inch give or take. But after using it for a short time now I realized something. The amount of area to put you're feet on is small and you have to be careful when stepping on it. Maybe needs some time to get accustomed to it.
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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

Thanks. They look good.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:29 PM
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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

Hand tight should be fine...In a couple of weeks you can always check the bolts and see if they need to be re-tightened. just be careful the first couple of times you use the steps to get in the truck my wife and friends always hit there head on the truck from over stepping lol
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Those look nice. You just sealed my decision to get the Mopar side steps!
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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

Are the rims the ones from AEV?
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Re: Mopar side steps installed pics

Do you have a picture of the way the brackets mount underneath? About to do the install on my wifes GC and a little hesitant. The instructions are vague.
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