(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys, it's Sara with extremeterrain.com, and today we have a review and install of the Deegan 38 Tubular Side Step Bars, fitting your '18 and newer Jeep Wrangler JL 2-Door. These are perfect for the Jeep owner who wants to add the convenience of a step to their Jeep and wants a tough steel option with a running board style. These side steps feature heavy duty tube and plate steel construction with a textured black powder coat finish, as well as these stamped steel step pads. They provide a step for easy entry as well as some added protection for your rocker panel and pinch weld area. They are tucked up nice and tight to your Jeep, giving you that finished look to your rocker panel area. And because of their positioning, they're giving you more ground clearance and some other options. So, as far as price goes, these come in at around $450 for the pair, which is middle of the road price-wise when compared to other options.And for your money, you are getting the rugged off-road style of these steps with some added protection as well as the practicality. And as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. They do feature a direct bolt-up installation with no modification required and can be done within two hours. So, with that said, let's check out our install. For this install, we use an electric ratchet, but a regular hand ratchet will work just fine. You will also need 13-millimeter and 10-millimeter sockets and you may want a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench. All right, so the first step in our install is to grab the brackets and get them lined up on our Jeep. Now, these are different so make sure you're grabbing the proper one for the proper spot. This one says driver center and that one's gonna be this back one right here. Go ahead and line it up. And once you have your bracket lined up, grab the larger hardware with a washer and lock washer and thread it in.Then you're gonna grab a 13-millimeter socket and tighten it down. Moving on to the front most bracket, this one's gonna be installed the same way with the larger hardware, any washer and lock washer. But keep in mind there is some adjustability here, so if when you line up the step, you need some more adjustment, you can always loosen these up later on and you have that there. It will help to make sure each of these openings is lined up with the hole in the pinch weld, and then grab your 13-millimeter socket and tighten it down. At this point, you're gonna grab your step and line it up with a pinch weld on your Jeep. If you're not sure which side you should use because they are side-specific, look at each of the brackets and make sure they line up with the holes on your pinch weld. You may want a friend for this step to help you line it up. All right, at this point, you're gonna grab your small hardware and slide it through the bracket you installed as well as the pinch weld, and then line it up with your step. Slide the nut plate up and thread your bolt in.We're gonna leave it loose and repeat that for the other hole on the other side of the bracket. Line it up and thread it into the nut plate. Moving on to the next mounting point, repeat that process, sliding your hardware through, sliding the nut plate up behind the bracket on the step, and threading it in. Now I want to point out one more thing for fitment of your step. They've included some optional spacers which would go right between the bracket on your step and your pinch weld if necessary. Our step fits pretty good so we're gonna tighten it down as is. For this front bracket you may not be able to get on it with a socket, so we're gonna use a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench to tighten it down. Repeat that for the next bolt. This one might be a little bit harder to see. Moving on to our rear bracket, you can get a socket on here. So, we're gonna tighten these down with a 10-millimeter socket. And finally, you willing to break off these sticks, they're on here to help you align the nut plate, and once everything's tightened down, you can remove them.To do that you just wiggle these back and forth until they break off. Repeat that with your other bracket. Now that your driver's side is installed, make sure you repeat all of those steps for your passenger side. And then that is gonna do it for the review and install these side steps. And remember for all things Jeep, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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Deegan 38 J133628-JL
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(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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