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canis 08-08-2012 02:50 PM

Side step usability
Can anyone comment on the usabilty of the rock sliders as side steps for getting in to the Jeep. A family member needs steps for easier access for his wife. He likes the rock sliders, but is concerned they are too narrow and not as usable as the tube steps.

Jeepsterman 08-10-2012 11:11 PM

Re: Side step usability
Can you put your foot (toes) on them.... yes,
Do they give you as much space to put your foot like tube steps .... no.

Lemme go take a quick picture of my altitude with the rock sliders and my wifes '11 Overland with the tube steps.

Jeepsterman 08-10-2012 11:30 PM

Re: Side step usability
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Hope this gives you a little perspecitve on the foot area.

canis 08-13-2012 09:16 AM

Re: Side step usability
Thank you very much for the information and for taking the time to photograph and share. While perfect for my needs, I believe it will be extremely valuable for others in the future as well. +rep!

jeremyc653 08-13-2012 09:36 AM

Yep thank you i was wondering if sliders could be used as steps

kkreit01 08-13-2012 02:06 PM

Re: Side step usability
Neither are very useful as a step -- unless you are under the age of 13. I have learned to step sideways while entering. That way more than 25% of your shoe makes contact with the pad. Very good pics Jeepsterman! It shows how tiny they are compared to an adult's shoe/step.

jeremyc653 08-13-2012 03:27 PM

On my sport trac we have to use them or it would be a jump to get in

padgett 08-14-2012 11:34 AM

Re: Side step usability
The tubular oval step (black or chrome) is both too narrow for more than a size five and too high off the ground (mine measure 14") for the height impaired.

To be usable it needs to be at least two inches wider and lower. I suspect it was designed by a lawyer.


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