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migganimon 04-04-2011 11:21 AM

MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps
 
Hey guys,

I'm seriously considering getting the MOPAR tubular sidesteps installed to help my shorty step up into the vehicle. I went to the dealership to see if any of the vehicles on the lot had these installed but could only find one with the chrome sidesteps. They looked OK but I'm not a huge fan of the chrome. On top of that, they really looked "bolted on".

Does anyone have a picture of a WK2 with the black steps installed? My vehicle is Dark Charcoal so if yours is dark colored as well that would really help me make the decision! Also, are there any 3rd party sidesteps/running boards I should consider instead of the MOPAR ones?

Mikeacarroll 04-04-2011 01:20 PM

Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps
 
Great question, I was looking at Romik running boards for my mom and dad who are in their late 70's and might need some help getting into the Overland. The quadra lift 1.5" parking position does really help, but I think the running boards are more stable than the tubular steps.

scittb 04-04-2011 01:23 PM

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Im thinking of getting the black ones myself and having them painted body color to match the mineral gray truck that I have coming.

compscirunner 04-04-2011 01:42 PM

Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps
 
They are easy to put on. You do not need a plastic rivet gun. The install instructions calls to remove the rivets and has replacements to put back. If you take your time u can install them without removing them. Which I found easier. Not a quick install but not too bad. Took me about 2 hours total. The bars don't really help me getting in and out but I don't need to step on them. I got them for loading boats on the roof.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/...df151774d4.jpg
P1010511 by compscirunner, on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/...d2cdb2e436.jpg
P1010510 by compscirunner, on Flickr

bosca418 04-04-2011 02:49 PM

Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps
 
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Originally Posted by Mikeacarroll (Post 389235)
Great question, I was looking at Romik running boards for my mom and dad who are in their late 70's and might need some help getting into the Overland. The quadra lift 1.5" parking position does really help, but I think the running boards are more stable than the tubular steps.

You guys think the Romik black powder coat will look good with the silver overland? I'm not a fan of the polished stainless steel.

donnie g 04-04-2011 04:38 PM

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It's funny that this thread just came up when I was thinking about the sidesteps.
My dumb question has to do with how far they extend out from the sides of the vehicle and if they are more prone to curb rash if one is not especially careful when turning corners. For those of you with these, or for those in the know, is this a problem?

bigpanda 04-05-2011 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by migganimon (Post 389159)
Hey guys,

I'm seriously considering getting the MOPAR tubular sidesteps installed to help my shorty step up into the vehicle. I went to the dealership to see if any of the vehicles on the lot had these installed but could only find one with the chrome sidesteps. They looked OK but I'm not a huge fan of the chrome. On top of that, they really looked "bolted on".

Does anyone have a picture of a WK2 with the black steps installed? My vehicle is Dark Charcoal so if yours is dark colored as well that would really help me make the decision! Also, are there any 3rd party sidesteps/running boards I should consider instead of the MOPAR ones?

Ok, I ran into these pics.

I talked to a guy who installed these steps and he said they did stick out little bit. He thought WK2s look better without steps or boards and I agree with him. But if I can find the boards like BMW X5's, I'd give it a try.

bosca418 04-05-2011 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by bigpanda (Post 389762)
Ok, I ran into these pics.

I talked to a guy who installed these steps and he said they did stick out little bit. He thought WK2s look better without steps or boards and I agree with him. But if I can find the boards like BMW X5's, I'd give it a try.

Check these out.......

http://www.autoanything.com/nerf-bar...0A3305613.aspx

compscirunner 04-05-2011 01:13 PM

Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps
 
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Originally Posted by donnie g (Post 389362)
It's funny that this thread just came up when I was thinking about the sidesteps.
My dumb question has to do with how far they extend out from the sides of the vehicle and if they are more prone to curb rash if one is not especially careful when turning corners. For those of you with these, or for those in the know, is this a problem?

I don't think they stick out too far, they do allow access to the roof but given how the car is shaped its still somewhat difficult. The car doors angle inward near the bottom of the doors. Meaning that if you dropped a plum line down from where the door handles are I don't think the running boards would be sticking out from that line much at all. This does make reaching the roof difficult without opening the doors.

Mikeacarroll 04-05-2011 01:14 PM

Re: MOPAR Black Tubular Sidesteps
 
Those are the ones I was thinking of for my folks. With the extender, they might stick out, but I'm not as worried about the aesthetics as I am about ease and comfort for my parents getting in and out of the vehicle.

compscirunner 04-05-2011 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikeacarroll (Post 389977)
Those are the ones I was thinking of for my folks. With the extender, they might stick out, but I'm not as worried about the aesthetics as I am about ease and comfort for my parents getting in and out of the vehicle.

I don't know if the mopar side steps will make it easier to get in and out of. It does give another place to step but the step also makes it difficult to step out of the vehicle. I am relatively an average size person and do find getting out of the jeep more challenging then most cars, with or without the bars.

JeepGal 04-05-2011 03:05 PM

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I have a 2010 WK Laredo and have been very happy with nerf bars from Westin. I decided to get the chrome ones on my black Jeep. Living in NW Ohio they have handled their first winter very well.


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