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Hey, guys. So today we're checking out the RedRock 4X4 OEM Style Sidestep Bars, fitting all 2007 to 2018 two-door JK Wranglers. So if you're a fan of the factory sidestep, however, your Jeep did not come with one, and you're looking for something to fill up that wheel-to-wheel space, this option by RedRock 4X4 is going to be a great choice to take a look at. Now, this is even gonna be great for those JK owners that have a factory step or a factory-style step and are looking to get a refresh from a faded plastic, or if you've damaged one while you were out on the trail and you're looking for an overall replacement. Now, this is gonna come with a large stepping surface right in front of the door here, and that's gonna be perfect for accessibility, getting in and out of your Jeep, especially if your Jeep is lifted like ours here.Now, that's really gonna be helpful for you as well as your passengers, and you're even going to get a textured stepping surface that's going to help you out in those wetter days, making sure that you're getting all the traction necessary. Now, I would like to mention that these are going to be for some lighter protection and not necessarily for some crazy rock crawling and heavy-duty protection. So, again, these are gonna be really good for accessibility, even if you have something mounted on top of your Jeep and you need easier access to something like a roof rack. Now, these are going to be for some lighter protection, so I would not recommend these to the avid off-roader who's looking for some heavy-duty side protection. These are made of an impact-resistant plastic, so they will hold up to a lot of what you throw at them. However, these are not going to be able to take some really hard hits. Now, these are gonna be great to prevent any door dings in the parking lot, any kick up from any fire trails, or even any lighter hits while you're on the trail. So, again, for you guys that are looking for accessibility and some light protection, these are gonna be a great choice.Now, with all that being said, these are going to be very affordable as well at roughly $150. Now, in my personal opinion, I think that that's set at a very good price considering that these almost are the exact same thing as the factory-style step. They are going to hold up to a lot, and they're really gonna help you out as far as accessibility goes. Now, in comparison to some other choices, you'll usually see options for sidesteps that are a little bit more expensive, that will usually be made of a stainless steel material or even a heavy-duty steel material. Now, if you're looking for something that's really gonna protect the side rocker area of your Jeep and you're not really focused on better accessibility or getting in and out of your Jeep any easier, those might be some good options to take a look at. But, again, if you are a fan of the style of this step, you're looking for an affordable option that's gonna give you that light protection to your Jeep, but also really focus on that accessibility, then this is gonna be a great choice.Now, install is going to be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're only gonna need some very basic hand tools to get the job done. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install, 1 impact wrench, a 14-millimeter socket, a 5/32-inch Allen socket, and a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench.Our first step to this install is to install our brackets. Now, you're gonna need your provided hardware as well as a 14-millimeter socket and a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench. So, what we can do next is install our rear bracket. Now, this is going to have the longer arm or the mounting arm between the two. That's just because the mounting location for the body is when we pushed in towards the frame a little bit more than the front. So, we're gonna take the bracket and the studs, hook that through the pinch weld there, and line it up with the threaded hole in the body. Now, once that's there, we can attach the hex bolt up top and then the two nuts and washers down at the studs. So, we're going to thread the bolt into the body first, then I'm gonna take the two provided washers, hang those on the studs there, and then we can take the nut and secure that down.All right. So, once all of that is secured, what we can do is tighten it down. So, I'm gonna use a 14-millimeter socket for the body bolt, and we can use a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench or a 10-millimeter socket. We can tighten up the pinch weld nuts. Once this is tight, what we can do is repeat that process for the front bracket. Right. So, once both of our brackets are tightened down, what we can do is attach our step. What we can do is grab our step. This is the bottom of the step. As you can tell, there is a little cut out for the bracket there, and there's also going to be a couple captured nuts that will secure through the bracket. Now, what I'm gonna do is just line these up with our brackets that are on our Jeep and just slide that on. Now, it's not sitting where it needs to be just yet. We need to go underneath and secure it down and make sure that it's adjusted correctly. So, we can go grab our hardware and do that now. What we can do now is take our button head hardware. As you can see, we have three mounting locations. I'm going to thread that through the bracket and into the bottom of our step here. I also have a washer on there. So, we're just gonna do this for all of the captured nuts in our step.All right. So, before we tighten anything down, we're going to secure the front bracket as well and make sure that everything is adjusted properly, and then we can go back and tighten everything down. So, we can do the same thing with the front bracket. Just take our button head hardware and the flat washers and thread that into the bottom of our step. All right So, once everything is threaded into place, I'm going to take a 5/32-inch Allen socket. You can also use an Allen key for this. I find an Allen socket is a little bit easier to work with, and we can go ahead and tighten those up, making sure that the step is sitting in the correct place. All right. Same thing for the back bracket. All right. So, after everything is tightened down on this side, we can repeat that same process on the other side.So, that's going to wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products just like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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