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BobT 02-27-2012 04:45 AM

Mopar side steps
 
Has anyone had occasion to use the Mopar side-steps as rock rails and if so, how did they perform if at all?

AussieJeep 03-07-2012 03:13 AM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
Noticed a nice compact set of side steps on ebay.au today from an Aus seller, much better price than Mopar and better looking, dont know how they perform though. Let us know whatever you use as to how they go.

savvas 03-19-2012 05:29 AM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
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Originally Posted by BobT (Post 582170)
Has anyone had occasion to use the Mopar side-steps as rock rails and if so, how did they perform if at all?

Hi Bob,

I saw a set on a GC a few weeks back, and the brackets hang down under the steps themselves. So the brackets will ground, and they look like they'll get hung up, rather than act as a rock rail. I dont think they 'd be suitable as rock rails at all.

You would be better off getting the proper rock rails if that is the functionality you need.

BobT 03-20-2012 01:13 AM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by savvas (Post 596293)
Hi Bob,

I saw a set on a GC a few weeks back, and the brackets hang down under the steps themselves. So the brackets will ground, and they look like they'll get hung up, rather than act as a rock rail. I dont think they 'd be suitable as rock rails at all.

You would be better off getting the proper rock rails if that is the functionality you need.

Thanks for that. I don't intend to use them as rock rails I was just wondering how they stood up to the occasional accidental bump... not good I expect.

savvas 03-21-2012 03:00 AM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
Just hang in there for a bit. Kingsley are supposed to have their steps out towards the middle of the year. So there'd be something else to have a look at.

selous 03-24-2012 10:21 PM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
Looking around at side step options apart from the mopar ones, I found these on ebay. They look pretty good, but of course, it is hard to tell from a photo:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aluminium...ht_4527wt_1396

I also saw these Kingsley steps which look good:



Part Number: 18J272 (9322046313618)
RRP: $640.00


http://www.bushranger.com.au/vehicle_pics/30J272.jpg

I am only after side steps to assist my daughters geting into/out of the vehicle and for the extra protection they give from stone chips etc thrown up from the roadway.

The ebay ones are considerably cheaper and I suspect of lesser quality.

BobT 03-25-2012 02:26 AM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
In the Chrome Side Steps thread elsewhere on this blog, "hiland" got genuine Mopar side steps on fleebay from China much cheaper. I think the site is http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2011-2012...item231a020ad6 . They also sell a lot of other Jeep stuff really cheap. It seems Mopar gets a lot of their stuff made in China. This guy is selling direct, probably in contravention of the manufacturer's contract with Mopar but then in China contracts don't mean much and business morality is a new concept. Don't let that stop you. We, the end user, are not bound by these agreements. We are bound only by "buyer beware!"

selous 03-25-2012 05:31 PM

Thanks Bob

The problem with the Mopar side steps from what I've seen, is that there is a gap between the sill and the step which could allow stone chips etc to fly up from the roadway. The eBay ones in the link look like the BMW side steps and sit flush against the sill. Similarly with the steps in the photo, which are Bushranger Integra (not Kingsley). Can anyone who has the Mopar steps confirm whether the steps protect the lower door from stone chips, mud etc and are you happy with them?

Scottie 04-01-2012 03:50 AM

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I've got the ebay ones fitted and they are perfect for getting into the car if required and ideal for getting the sand off the feet befoe stepping inside and I guess will assist with mud being splayed along the sills on a dirty road.....
As for rock rails - no way - they will not stand up to any vehicle load.
They are perfect for my needs and don't look so bad either.

Mendo 04-01-2012 08:16 AM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottie (Post 604912)
I've got the ebay ones fitted and they are perfect for getting into the car if required and ideal for getting the sand off the feet befoe stepping inside and I guess will assist with mud being splayed along the sills on a dirty road.....
As for rock rails - no way - they will not stand up to any vehicle load.
They are perfect for my needs and don't look so bad either.

That's a nice looking rig scottie.

GlennR 04-02-2012 10:39 PM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottie (Post 604912)
I've got the ebay ones fitted and they are perfect for getting into the car if required and ideal for getting the sand off the feet befoe stepping inside and I guess will assist with mud being splayed along the sills on a dirty road.....
As for rock rails - no way - they will not stand up to any vehicle load.
They are perfect for my needs and don't look so bad either.

Hi Scottie,
I couldn't trouble you for a closer up picture of your side steps. Gotta say from the thumbnail on your avatar, GREAT RIG!

Cheers,
Glenn.

zzkazu 10-17-2012 03:56 PM

Re: Mopar side steps
 
Heres the Bushranger side steps for the WK.

http://www.bushranger.com.au/press_r...d_Cherokee.pdf


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