These steps are going to be a nice alternative for somebody who wants a step on their JK but isn't interested in that more traditional round tubular side step that can look a little bit old school. This is definitely going to give a tougher more modern styling, and they sit up nice and high so they're going to do a good job of also covering that otherwise unfinished looking pinch seam. So today we're going to talk you through the installation of these steps which is going to be a very simple one out of 3 wrench install, the hardest part that, getting these installed is going to be holding them up and getting the bolts started, but even that's very easy with the help of a friend or some jack stands, and we'll talk more about the installation in just a second.
Now, this is going to be a very well-built step. However, it is still a step. This is not designed to be dropping the Jeep off of a ledge onto a rock and take a beating. While these mount similarly to some rock armor that is on the market, these are not designed to take that kind of meeting and because of how far they stick out from the Jeep to make them a good useful step. There's a ton of leverage there, and again these are just not for off-road protection.
They will give you some protection against door dings, and they're going to be a very useful step as well as changing up the look of the side of your Jeep. Now because these are pretty heavy duty because there's more material here then you're more traditional round tubular side step, these are also going to be a little bit more expensive, but if you like the styling, I do think it's worth it because you're getting a nice quality step.
As far as construction goes, the base of this step is going to be tubular steel. Of course, then you have these plates welded on the top. Plates have holes punched in them to keep them a little bit lighter but mostly for styling, and for some additional traction of your mud or snow on. This it's going to help it to drain off by having the holes in here so you're going to get a good solid step that's going to be very useful.
Now as I said, these do sit up a little bit higher than some of the other steps on the market which does a nice job of covering that otherwise unfinished pinch seam which is a feature that I really do like, and these mount very, very solidly. These are going to mount on to the body bushing bolts that are already on your Jeep using the factory hardware making install very easy, and giving you a very solid step.
So to get these installed on your jeep, all you need to do is first remove whatever side step or rocker already you might currently have on your Jeep that will occupy the same space. Once you have the area on the side of the Jeep cleared, then you can remove your body bushing bolts that are on either side of each main body bolt. And there are going to be three body mounts involved in installing these on your four-door JK, so a total of 6 bolts. Once you have those bolts removed and out of the way, you can hold the step up into place, again you don't have to have an extra hands here or at least a tall jack stand to put one end on while you get those bolts started.
Once all the bolts are started you can go ahead and level the step. Make sure that it's all square, there's no interference, and in that sitting where you want it before twerking all of those bolts down. And that's a simple matter of repeating the same process on the other side and you're finished. This whole process shouldn't take you much more than an hour to complete and you can do this with just a socket set. These steps are going steps are going to run you around $275 for the four-door set, and I do think that that is going to be a fair price.
Like I said, there are less expensive steps on the market. There's more traditional round tubular steps. This is lot more material, here it's a lot more substantial, so I think it should be a little bit more expensive, and these are going to be less expensive than armor which of course is going to be more solidly built to take more of a beating on the trail. So I think they fall right in the middle. I think they are all fairly priced, and I think if you're looking for a step that's a little bit more modern, this is going to be a fairly priced option.
So if you're looking for side steps to make it easier for you and your passengers to get in and out of your lifted or even stock hight JK, but you're not a fan of the more old schools tubular round side steps, this is going to be a more modern-looking option that's going to be a very fairly priced, very rigid step. So that's my review of the Barricade Extreme HD Rocker Steps putting your 4-door 2007 and up JK that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
Invest in style and practical function with the Barricade Extreme HD Rocker Steps. Specifically designed for your JKU, these Rocker Steps feature a wide foot print to prevent slips or spills during entry or exit. Each step features a unique cutout design for improved air flow on road, while preventing water retention which could result in corrosive wear or rust. Durable and impressively rugged, these Rocker Steps will give your Wrangler the aggressive and unique look you've been looking for.
These tubular side steps are crafted from quality steel for impressive strength and long lasting use. 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 Unlimited 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 Unlimited (4-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?
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