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Dominator DSS Sliders with Removeable Step Pads; Textured Black (20-22 Jeep Gladiator JT)

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ExtremeTerrain no longer carries the Dominator DSS Sliders with Removeable Step Pads; Textured Black (20-22 Jeep Gladiator JT). Please check out 2020-2022 Jeep Gladiator Side Step Bars & Running Boards for an updated selection.
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    Video Review & Installation

    Hey guys, I'm Eric with ExtremeTerrain. In this video, I'm gonna give you my review and install of these Dominator DSS Sliders with Removeable Step Pads in Textured Black, for all 2020 and later Jeep Gladiators. Now, you should really be checking these out if you're looking for more rugged, off-worthy side step to mount on your Jeep to make it easier to get in and out of your Gladiator. Now, getting in and out of your Gladiator is a tall task, even when it's in its stock form. Now, if you're like most Jeep owners out there, you probably already have larger tires and/or a lift on your Gladiator or you're planning to do that in the near future. Either way, all that stuff adds a lot more height to your truck, and you're definitely gonna need a solution to help you get in and out of your Jeep a lot easier. Now, these Dominator DSS sliders are an excellent option. They offer a stepping surface that runs the entire length of the rail, and that stepping surface is removable if you need to clean out debris or mud or other types of objects that might get stuck up in there.Now, on top of all that, this surface has a lot of traction to it that has these circular cutouts with raised edges that are gonna give you really excellent traction in wet or muddy conditions. Now, a lot of Jeeps, especially if they are coming to sport trim level like this Gladiator we're working on today, don't come with anything mounted on there most of the time. And that leaves the rocker panel area of your Jeep very exposed to impact damage or other flying debris that gets kicked up by your tires as you're rolling down the road. Now, these Dominator DSS sliders are called sliders, primarily because the lowest part of the side step is the rail itself. You don't have any brackets that are sticking down further than that. And what that means is if you're going up over an obstacle like a rock, or a log, or something else, the first thing that's gonna make contact with that obstacle is the rail itself and you should be able to slide across it. Rather than having a bracket get caught up on that and get bent and breaks off, then you have some real damage, these sliders are designed to take the punishment.Now, as far as price goes, guys, these come in under $600. I think that is a pretty fair price considering the serious upgrade and protection that you get to the rocker panels of your truck, as well as the sturdy construction. I'd say a lot more security than a lot of the other side steps and running boards that I've worked with here at ExtremeTerrain.Now, as far as the installation goes, guys, this might be the one drawback or criticism I have about this set of side steps. Even though we're listing it as one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, I think it's a pretty solid one out of three wrenches. And that's reflected in the customer feedback we've gotten. It is a little bit of a challenge to get these mounted up and you're gonna need a full two hours to get it done. We're gonna show you a way that is slightly different than the instruction booklet that comes with these side steps. And it's gonna be a way I think it's gonna make a little bit easier for you to get them mounted. And again, I've seen customer feedback that's also related to the way we install this, and they're recommending the same thing. So, to avoid any headaches, try and follow along with our video today. It might make your installation a lot easier. So, let's go ahead and take a look at the tools we're gonna use and go ahead with the installation.All right, guys, the tools we're gonna use for this installation are a pair of socket wrenches, a 5/16ths Allen socket, a 6-inch extension, a 13-millimeter socket, an 11-millimeter socket, and an 11-millimeter crescent wrench.All right, guys, now I have our side step and mounting brackets for the driver side of our Gladiator up here on the table. The side steps themselves actually are not side-specific, they're basically either/or, but you are gonna have to check the fitment of the individual brackets to figure out where they go on the positioning of your Gladiator. What I mean by that is there are four factory mounting points on the side of your Gladiator. You will notice four pairs of holes down in the pinch welds at the bottom of the rocker panels. And if you think of those in terms of different stations one, two, three, and four going from front to back, we're gonna be utilizing positions one, two, and four. The third pair of holes that are in the pinch welds, we're just gonna jump right over. We're not gonna mount anything there because we only have three sets of brackets. Now, if you take a look at these, these are slightly different than most side steps. If you've looked at some of our other videos and installations we've done, the design with these brackets is pretty different than what you see in most.And the brackets come in basically two pieces like this. This piece with the three holes will actually slide in through this opening to the inside of the side step, and we're gonna slide it down and basically bolt up this mounting bracket, which is the bracket that actually bolts to the Jeep itself. And we're gonna bolt them together loosely so that they can slide. And once we get all the brackets kind of together on the step, then we're gonna take the whole assembly and put it up against the Jeep and bolt it into place from there. It's a little bit different from what you've seen with other side steps. It's a pretty durable, sturdy design, but it is gonna be a little bit tricky with the assembly. And this procedure I'm about to show you is a little bit different than you actually will get in the instruction manual that comes with the side steps. So, we're gonna see if it works better. I think, in my opinion, it might be a little easier to do it this way rather than trying to mount these brackets first on the Jeep, and then take the rest of this and try and put it up there with the brackets already on the Jeep. I think that'd be a little bit more difficult. So, let's go ahead and get started.All right, guys, for this first step here, go ahead and grab these large Allen key bolts out of your kit, as well as a flat washer and a lock washer. You're gonna need two of them for each pair of brackets. And to cinch these up, you're gonna need a 5/16ths Allen socket or Allen key. So, first step. All right. Go and grab another one of these and the bracket for the front end. All right, guys, now to slide our rearmost bracket on and mount it up, go ahead and grab one of these, slide it in place, and then go ahead and grab a pair of these Allen key bolts, a flat washer, and a lock washer. Bring the flat washer down to the end and slide it in like that. It's a tight fit with these brackets. And I grabbed a 5/16ths Allen socket and a 6-inch extension just to cinch this up by hand for right now until it's a little bit snug. And go ahead and start a second one. You want them snugged up, so there's not a whole lot of play here but not tight enough to prevent you from sliding it down. So, go ahead and slide it on down to the end. And we'll go ahead and mount the rest.All right. Slide another one of these in. Very snug. And again, I kind of slide the flat washer down so I can get it underneath this part of the bracket here because it's real tight. I'm being careful not to cross-thread my bolts here, guys. All right. Now that we have these cinched up but I can still slide them as needed, we're gonna go ahead and take our side step and put it up against the truck. All right, guys, now I just rested our side step here, one end on this box. And that's gonna help lift that in. I'm gonna get my creeper, I'm gonna get on the front end of this and what we're gonna do is lift this step up into place and just start the 13-millimeter bolts that go directly up into the bottom side of the Gladiator. Once we kind of get those loosely fitted up, then we'll start tightening everything else up. All right, guys, now I just have all of them started by hand and we're gonna move down to the middle one here. All right, guys, now we're here in the middle. Let's start this one by hand as well. I'm just gonna tighten it up a little bit. All right. Now I'm gonna move to the back.All right, guys, now we're starting this last one in. For these bolts, you need a 13-mil socket if I didn't call that out already. So, we're gonna go ahead and tighten up the rest of them up the line. All right, guys, now out of the kit, you're gonna wanna grab these bolts, a couple of flat washers, a lock washer, and the nuts that fit on these. We're gonna be going through these holes right here. You're gonna need to per bracket and they take 11-millimeter on both sides. Both the bolt and the nut side, 11-millimeter. So, I'm just gonna fish it through like this and we get our bolt and washers on the back. Get the other one in here. I'm gonna go ahead and tighten these up. All right. Now, we're gonna move to the middle. All right. Now, this bolt here, guys, is a little tight. I'm feeding it in from the top this time. All right, guys, now we got all the hardware installed, go around, double-check, make sure everything is tightened down, and then you can repeat all these exact steps on the other side of your truck.All right, guys, that's a wrap on this review and install of these Dominator DSS Sliders with Removeable Step Pads in Textured Black, for all 2020 and later Jeep Gladiators. And of course, for all things Gladiator, keep it right here at

    Product Information

    Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


    • Protects Rocker Panel from Road Debris
    • Cab-Length Sliders
    • Mild Steel Construction
    • Has a Textured Black Finish
    • With Outer Rub Rail and Full-Length Removable Top Step
    • Uses OEM Steps and Rock Rail Mount Locations
    • Direct Installation; No Drilling Is Required
    • Supported by a 5-Year Finish Warranty
    • Compatible With 2020-2022 Jeep Gladiator JT Models


    Rocker Panel Protection. To keep your rocker panels in their pristine condition, make sure that you equip your Jeep with these Dominator DSS Sliders with Removable Step Pads; Textured Black. These sliders feature a rugged and durable build that helps deflect damaging road debris. Furthermore, they come with an outer rub rail and a full-length removable top step that helps enhance your vehicle’s off-road performance.

    Mild Steel Construction. For guaranteed strength and quality, these Dominator DSS Sliders with Removable Step Pads are constructed using durable mild steel. With their mild steel construction, these sliders can tough it out against your Jeep’s harsh driving conditions. Each slider is also coated with a textured black finish for increased rust protection.

    Direct Installation. Setting up these sliders offers a direct installation. They can be mounted to your Jeep’s rock rail locations using the supplied brackets and hardware. No drilling is required.

    Supported by a 5-Year Finish Warranty. This product is supported by a 5-year finish warranty. This warranty covers peeling, flaking, or cracking of the product’s finish. However, the warranty will be considered void if you’re unable to meet manufacturer's terms and conditions. For more warranty information, you may check their manual.

    Application. These Dominator DSS Sliders with Removable Step Pads; Textured Black are compatible with the 2020-2022 Jeep Gladiator JT models.

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    Installation & What's in the Box

    Installation Info

    What's in the Box

    • (2) Dominator Side Steps
    • (6) Nut Plates
    • (4) Spacer Plates
    • (2) Front Brackets
    • (1) Center Bracket
    • (2) Rear Brackets
    • (18) Flat Washers
    • (18) Lock Washers
    • (6) Hex Bolts
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