Originally Posted by bofa
I'm not a big fan of nerf bars because of the reduced ground clearance. I like the idea of sliders but the price is steep for what I need them for... which is basically to kick dirt/snow off shoes before getting in. Are there any other alternatives that I'm not thinking of?
Quite the conundrum...
Both my wife and I are tall enough that we don't need it for the front doors AND I don't like getting my pant leg dirty in the winter, but some sort of step for the rear doors (and some of our shorter friends) would be nice.
It would also be nice to have something to prevent most door dings, but again there's the dirty pant leg issue getting out.
Kicking snow off?
I just tap my foot against the plastic rocker panel... Worst case I scratch the paint a little and buff it out next spring (or paint over it with some bed liner). Absolute worst case, scratch the paint down to plastic or break it and have to repaint or replace it in the spring. Either way I'm not worried about rust since it's plastic.
I had found some spring loaded steps a while back, but there were 2 problems:
#1 - didn't have a version for the GC (Wrangler yes)
#2 - very freakin' expensive for some stamped steel pieces.
If they had been half as much and had a model for the GC, I would have bought two of them (one for each rear door).