(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
These RedRock 4x4 3 Inch Round Curve Side Step Bars in Stainless Steel are for those of you that have a four-door, 2018 and up JL that are looking for a little bit more of a retro-styled sidestep to help you and your passengers get in and out of your Jeep. This is going to be a pretty easy one out of three wrench installation. I'm gonna show you how to do that in just a second. So when you are looking at different stuff that's going to bolt onto the rocker area of your Jeep, you're going to find two categories. One is going to be this. This is going to be a very useful step. It's sits down and away from the body of the Jeep, making it very, very useful. But it's not going to offer a lot of protection and in fact it will be a little bit of a hindrance if you're doing some more hardcore off-roading because this will get hung up and it will not survive a lot of those big off-road obstacles.On the flip side of that, you're going to find rocker armor and if the rocker armor does provide the step, it's not going to be quite as useful because it will be tucked up closer and tighter to the body of the Jeep and the main purpose is going to be protecting the Jeep and not offering a useful step.So if you're looking for a step and not for armor for your Jeep, you are looking in the right place with this piece from RedRock 4x4. I really liked a lot of the details of this piece here. I like the fact that the step itself is this plastic material that's going to give you a really good stepping surface. It's going to give you a non-slip stepping surface and then it's actually molded into the bar. So the bar isn't round with this piece just kind of stuck on top of it. It really does flow and the lines of the piece are very, very nice.The fact that this is round and curved in the title means that this is a 3-inch round a bar instead of an oval bar and the curved part means that it does return back toward the body of the Jeep a little bit as opposed to just being straight across. A couple of the other details that I look at what these steps, because let's be honest with ourselves, there are a lot of these out there on the market is how the end caps are. These are going to be welded end caps, which is a sign of higher quality and they do have a little bit of a vent in the center of them and that is to keep any sort of moisture from building up on the inside of these.Now the benefit to these is that they are a stainless steel material. So even if you do have some moisture in here, you're not going to end up with full on rust like you would with mild steel steps, so these should hold up a lot better. A lot of things, a lot of details about these steps that I really do like, as far as the aesthetic, that's completely up to you. A round bar like this is going to be a little bit more of an old-school look. Having it being polished stainless as opposed to like a wrinkled black powder coat again does take it back in time just a little bit, but if that's your style, if that's your build, if you're trying to match other stainless stuff or if you want these as standalone piece, these are still going to be very, very well built and they are absolutely going to work great as a step for you.These come in at right around that $200 mark, which again I think is very fair because of the details that we talked about. Because of the design and the build of these, and the fact that they're stainless steel, I think $200 is going to be a pretty good deal. So these will bolt right up to your Jeep, let's show you how.Tony: Tools used for the installation are as follows. We have a small impact driver or ratchet. We also have a ratchet, a 10 millimeter, a 13 millimeter and 17-millimeter socket, a 16-millimeter wrench, and a 10-millimeter wrench. All right, now let's get started with the installation of our new sidesteps, but first, we gotta get our brackets into place and they come into two-piece design. There's gonna be one piece that bolts to the bottom of the body. The other one's gonna bolt to our pinch welds. All the hardware that comes in the kit should be direct bolt on. You shouldn't have to do any drilling or modifying to get these to bolt in. Let's go ahead and get started.Now, right here on the bottom of your body, you're gonna see threaded hole. That's the hole we're gonna utilize with the bolt and washers supplied in the kit. And don't forget your lock washers. And we're gonna pick our bracket that is marked right here on the side of it, DF, that means, Driver Front. Each bracket will be properly marked for you, for your front, your center, and your rear. Go ahead and get that bolt started by hand, and then we're just gonna snug it up, but not tighten it just yet, with a 13-millimeter socket.We want to leave them semi loose still for adjustment. Next, we're gonna get our bracket that goes to our pinch weld. Now, that's just going to slide right around and hold in place like that. We're gonna use our through bolt that comes in our kit. That's just gonna go right through here, put our washer and our lock nut on the back of that. Now, we'll get our two bolts. They go through these holes here into our pinch welds. Those are gonna be 10-millimeter bolts.Now, with those brackets on and loosely lined up, we're gonna get our other two sets of brackets in. After that, we'll get our side step on. All right, for our next bracket, goes in the same way as the front one. Like I said, they are all marked for proper placement.All right, now we're ready to get our step laid in place on our brackets as relatively simple since our brackets are still loose, and then go ahead and just line up the holes on the bottom of our side step with the holes on our brackets and we're gonna get the hardware installed, and we're gonna tighten up our steps first, go back and tighten up all of our brackets.Now, with a 13-millimeter socket, we'll go ahead and tighten those up. Now, using two 10 millimeters, we use a socket and a wrench. We're gonna again tighten up our pinch weld bolts. Now, I always like working at the center one and work my way out to the front and rear. Now, with a 16-millimeter wrench and a 17-millimeter socket, we'll tighten up our through bolts on our brackets.All right, now with all our hardware tightened up and your steps adjusted right where you like them on your Jeep, you are complete with your install. Now I'm Tony and thank you for watching. And for more parts and videos like these, make sure you visit us at extremeterrain.com.
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June 25, 2019
Stainless Steel side Steps
Great installation Video and instruction in box with pictures!Helpful (1)
March 13, 2019
Exactly what I needed!!
I bought this steps to install on my Dads Jl . They are just what he needed to give a little help to get in but not be in the way. Definitely recommend!Helpful (1)
February 14, 2019
It is what it is
Pleased with the purchase. Inexpensive. It’s for my daughter’s JEEP. She like them. A bit of adjustment neede, keep everything loose till you’ve looked it over well. Directions (bolt size) is wrong. All good. It is what it is.Helpful (3)
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Simple installation for anyone.
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