(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to install a M.O.R.E. Hide-A-step on your 2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler JK
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the M.O.R.E., or Mountain Off-Road Enterprises, Hide-A-step, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of this Hide-A-step, which is a very simple one-out-of-three-wrench installation that shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the features of this step.This step is for those of you who want to make it easier for you and your passengers to get in and out of your lifted or even stock height JK but don't want something that's going to hang down and get hung up on the trails. This step will very easily kick and fold up out of the way, and you can very easily remove the step from the Jeep by just pulling a couple of pins, so you're not going to have anything you get hung up on when you're out on the trails.Oftentimes, when you purchase a step and it's a very usable step, they do hang down a good bit, they hurt your ground clearance, and they're not strong enough to take abuse on the trail. Or you can get armor that's plenty strong but the step that they provide, if any, isn't all that usable. Because this does fold up out of the way and completely removes with a couple of pins, you get the best of both worlds. You get a step that's very useful but also one that gets out of the way when you're wheeling.This Hide-A-step is made of steel that is all completely zinc coated to give it that corrosion and rust resistance that you would want for any metal part that's on the exterior of your Jeep. This also has a black powder coated stepping surface that has dimples pressed into it to give you some additional grip. Whether your shoes or boots have mud, snow or ice on them, you're still going to be able to step on this and have that non-slip surface. As I said before, the big benefit to this step is that it folds up out of the way when you want it to and can also be completely removed with just a couple of pins.So to get this installed on your Jeep is a very simple one-out-of-three-wrench installation that you should be able to do in under an hour. The first step is to loosen up any Rubicon rails or other rock sliders that you might currently have in that position on your Jeep. If you have big boatside rock sliders, chances are you're not going to be able to install this. But if you have a Rubicon rail, either from a factory or an aftermarket Rubicon rail style rock slider, you will still be able to install this. You simply have to remove a couple of bolts so that you can slide that slider off of the pinch seam a little bit, giving you access to the bolt holes you need to get this installed.Once you have made room, or if you don't currently have any rock slider on your Jeep, you can just go ahead and bolt up the bracket section of this step. That's going to bolt to the bottom of the tub and also to the pinch seam but it's going to be using all existing holes so you don't have to drill anything, which is a really nice feature. Once you have the bracket hooked up, you'll then go ahead and install the step with those easy-to-remove pins and you're finished. As I mentioned, a very easy installation. The only tools you're going to need for this are your traditional hand tools, your socket set and your wrenches. Other than that, very easy to take care of in your driveway.Now, as far as the pricing of this step goes, it does seem a little bit steep for one step. These are sold individually and a little over $130 does seem to be a lot, especially when you consider the fact that you can get a tubular side step for right around that price or only a little bit more. And you'll usually get a pair of those for that cost. However, this does have a lot of benefits over those other steps on the market. Again, what really sells this, what really makes this something that you would want to put on your Jeep, is the fact that it folds up out of the way and completely removes when you go wheeling. And that's not something you can find from a lot of other steps on the market.If we're looking at the build quality, the zinc coating, the powder coating, the dimples for traction, the fact that it is foldable and removable, all those things I really, really like. And if those are things that you are looking for, $130 doesn't seem to be too bad of a price. I do think that it's worth it for the build quality. Although, if you're not going to take advantage of the ability to fold this, to remove it easily when you go wheeling, then I would say there are probably other steps on the market that I would recommend that will save you a little bit of money over these.So if you're somebody who wants to make it easier to get in and out of your lifted or even stock height JK but you want to be able to kick that step up out of the way when you're not using it and completely remove it when you're going out on the trails to ensure you're not going to damage it or get hung up on anything, I think this is a really good option for you. So that's my review of the Mountain Off-Road Enterprises Hide-A-step, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Specs. This hide-a-step from M.O.R.E. lets you get in and out of your Jeep quickly and easily. It's very simple to install, and is totally removable. Remove the step from the front door by pulling the 2 pins. You can then quickly put it back when you need it.
Construction. This part from M.O.R.E. is made from durable materials and is covered in a strong, long-lasting zinc plating to assure you can use it for many years to come. You can install this hide-a-step underneath either of your Jeep's front doors.
Application. This hide-a-step from M.O.R.E. works with 2007-2018 Wrangler JK models.
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October 27, 2019
M,O,R,E, Hide-A-Step Install
Piece a cake or pain? Turned out it was somewhere in the middle. Until I figured out a way to hold the bracket at a 90 degree angle, it was a pain. I used two woodworking clamps, with plastic pads, to get the bracket to 90 degrees, then wire (17-18 gauge) to hold it in that position, took off the clamps, then followed the instructions that came with the hide-a-step. It took several attempts with the clamps, they kept slipping off the pins. Once installed, I'm happy with the step and how it looks - it's hard to see, which I like. Haven't taken my Rubicon off road yet, so I haven't tested the step's ability to be taken off by removing the two pins. Works great, so far.Helpful (0)
October 08, 2019
I placed this Hide-a-step on a 1975 cj5. It met my needs in getting in and out of the jeep.Helpful (0)
September 20, 2019
Will work on 2016 Rubicon Hard Rock,but foot pad falls short 2” of coming past the rock rails. OK to get in , but no good getting out!!Helpful (1)
August 09, 2019
When going off road my 2015 JKUs step style nerf bars kept getting caught up in the rocks, so I removed them. Even though my Jeep doesn't have much lift, I need a step because I regularly ferry my 82 year old other around, so a sturdy and functional step is a must have item. This step is the perfect solution and being more utilitarian than appearance oriented, it doesn't look as awkward as I thought it might. The step is sturdy and feels secure, it is also positioned in just the right place for the front passenger's entry into the vehicle. And the added bonus is the ability to quickly remove the step for off road adventures! I hesitated to invest in this step because the price seemed a bit steep (s all good Jeep parts are!) but given the quality of the build and the obvious engineering involved I now see it as a good value. If the price were perhaps 30 less I might swing for another for the driver's side, that said, I'll stick with just the passenger side for now.Helpful (1)
June 27, 2019
Step works great
This gives you a True 6" spring loaded step-up. Well built and should last many years.Helpful (0)
May 26, 2019
Easy to work with
Easy to work with, simple to install and easy to add onto a pre-existing mod, rock sliders.Helpful (0)
May 11, 2019
ONLY 1 STEP!
it only came with one side step! The advertisement and video said a PAIR!Helpful (1)
April 27, 2019
I like these very much, though I personally found them a bit harder to install than anticipated. For me the easiest thing to do was remove my factory Rubicon rails to get these bad boys on. The instructions tell you to pry the rail in order to slip the step bracket on but I just couldn’t do it. It was much quicker just to remove the 3 bolts and 6 nuts, remove the rail, and put the bracket on that way. For time to install I’m choosing less than an hour and having now done it I probably could, but the next option is afternoon and it didn’t take that long. I’d say somewhere between would be about right.Helpful (1)
April 24, 2019
Great add for a passenger boost!
So, to get my lift, I had to provide my bride with a step. This takes a tiny getting used to, but works great. Easy to install, and fit without effort with my side tube style rock bars. Who doesn't want the really cool electric slide out, but for the price on this and how easy it is to just step in with, this is a good bet.Helpful (0)
March 31, 2019
Just what I needed!
Bolts right up. Super easy install.. My wife can now climb right up without any difficulty. The spring loaded step retracts right out of the way when not being stepped on yet is sturdy enough for my 235 pounds. This was just what we needed for a 2.5" lift on the JK. It was a bit pricey for what it is but it works well and I'm quite willing to pay for MORE doing the design for the end result.Helpful (0)
Is it just a single side step for sale or a pair?
The M.O.R.E. Hide-A-Step Black would be for one step only.
Will it fir with Rubicon Hard Rock Edition Rock Sliders?
Hello, it will work with the Rock Sliders, but there wont be much of a gap for you to be able to place your foot.
For a 2016 JKU Sahara, what is the drop depth from the door sill to the top of the step?
The M.O.R.E. Hide-A-Step Black will lower the stock step a full 11 in.
Any idea if these will work with the Fishbone Offroad rocker guards?
Will this work with a slider that is similar to Smittybilt SRC Rock Crawler Rocker Guards?
These have a weight rating of around 300 pounds.
It will fit the front doors (either side) on all 07-18 JK models, both 2 and 4 door variations.
Unfortunately we do not have any drawings or images of this installed at this time.
These have a weight rating of around 300 pounds.
The M.O.R.E. Hide-A-step will not fit with the Red Rock rocker guards as the design of both items would prevent them from working together.
Due to the size of the step may be hidden by the rubi rails.
Yes, the M.O.R.E. Hide-A-step can be installed under the factory rock rails.
The M.O.R.E. Hide-A-step does not have an official weight rating, but we have tested this over 250 Lbs without issues.
Only 2 holes need to be drilled in order to install the M.O.R.E Hide-A-Step.
The M.O.R.E. Hide-A-step Black will not clear the molding on Wranglers with the added molding such as the Renegade models. This will drop approximately 4 inches, combined with its lower mounting point, this will allow for approximately 11" lower "step up" point.
(approx) 20 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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