Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the Barricade Extreme HD Rocker Steps, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This set is for a four door JK, but they're also available for a two door, so no matter what body style your jeep is, Barricade has you covered.
These are for those of you who want to side step to help you get in and out of your lifted or stock height JK, but aren't really into the traditional round, tubular side step look. This is going to give you a much more modern tough look, and a really large and easy-to-use step. It's important to remember that no matter how tough these look, they are side steps and not side armor. The way that these mount, means that they're not designed to take a beating on the trail like side armor does. These are designed to be a really well-built, tough-looking side step.
These are a really well-built side steps. They're a heavy weight, the welds look nice, and they're finished off with this black, texture powder-coat finish. So whether your jeep is otherwise stock, or you have a bunch of other aftermarket parts on it, these are going to match and look good.
One of my favorite parts about this side step is that it has a large stepping platform, and it has these holes in it, which not only add style, but can add some grip in wet or muddy conditions. The side steps are designed to mount on the jeep using the factory hardware. It is important to remember that these occupy the same space as other side steps, or even factory Rubi Rails. So if you have anything else installed, you will have to remove it to get these bolted into place.
Now like I said, these are designed to be completely bolt-on, and they bolt onto the stock body mounts of the jeep. And that is why these are side steps and not side armor. The way that these mount, mean that they're plenty strong for stepping, but if you try to drop the whole weight of the jeep onto a rock on one of these, they are going to move and bend. So again, these are really nice side steps, but not side armor.
Like I said, these are designed to be completely bolt-on, so they'll install without the need to drill or cut anything. The first step in the installation is to remove the large body mount bolts and washers from the jeep. You don't use those for installation, but you will have to get them out of the way to get those bolted up. After that, you can remove the two smaller bolts from each one of the jeep's body mounts and put the step into place, replacing that hardware. Once you have those torqued down, you can replace the larger body mount bolts and washers, and torque those as well.
Like I said, these steps are really heavyweight, so it'll definitely help to have an extra set of hands around for the installation. If you don't have a friend available, you can use a floor jack or some jack stands. The installation should take about two hours and the only tools you'll need are a couple different size sockets.
So these are going to be a little bit more expensive than your traditional round tubular side steps, but there's a reason for that that. With these, you get a lot more. So if you have the budget, and you're after that tougher look, I think these are a good value for the dollar. So if you're looking for a side step to help get in and out of your jeep, but you don't have a need for heavy-duty side armor, I think these are a nice option. They're well built, they look good, they install easily, and they do it all at a fair price.
So that's my review of the Barricade Extreme HD Rocker Steps fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
Give yourself and your passengers the upper hand when entering or exiting your JK with the Barricade Extreme HD Rocker Steps. Specifically engineered for extreme style and practical performance, this pair of Rocker Steps ensures a wide, reliable step-up for added security when entering your rig. They're especially useful for vertically challenged individuals and youngsters alike, making them perfect for use along side Barricade's Extreme Sport Grab Handles (sold separately). These JK side steps feature a unique cutout design to prevent water from pooling to deter corrosion or rust. Durable and impressively rugged, these Rocker Steps will enhance your Wrangler with unique lines and a textured finish for the aggressive look you've been seeking.
These tubular side steps are crafted from quality steel for reliable, durability and long lasting strength. They feature a tough, textured black powder coat finish for aggressive styling that will also help prevent damaging rust and corrosion.
Installation & Warranty.
As a direct bolt-on, these Wrangler side steps install with basic hand tools and won't require additional parts or hardware. They mount directly to your Wrangler at the body mounts for quick and painless upgrade. Barricade ensures quality craftsmanship by providing a 3 Year Limited Warranty, some exclusions apply, please see manufacturer for details.
These Barricade Extreme HD Rocker Steps will fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2 door models.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18