(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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These RedRock 4x4 four inch Straight Oval 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 side step that's going to be a very useful step for you and your passengers, but also provide a certain sort of nostalgic look to your Jeep. This is going to be a nice easy one out of three wrenches for the install, and we'll show you how to bolt these up to your Wrangler in just a second.So when you are looking for things to bolt on to the rocker area of your Jeep, you're going to find two different categories. One is going to be a step like this one. It hangs down a little bit lower, a little bit further away from the Jeep, making it a very useful step, but it's not going to offer a ton of protection, and in fact can be a bit of a hindrance if you are going off-road, just because of where it sits on the Jeep. Not gonna offer any protection, and it is going to get hung up on some obstacles. The other option is rocker armor. If the armor does provide a step, it's not going to be as useful of one because it tucks it up nice and close to the body of the Jeep, because the main purpose of the armor is to protect and not to be a step. So two very separate areas there.This is going to be a step through and through. It does sit down and away from the Jeep, a nice large, flat stepping surface, and it is not going to offer any protection. Maybe a little bit from door dings and shopping carts in the parking lot, but if you do take these off-road, again, they're gonna get hung up and they are going to sustain some damage.The reason that I say these provide a little bit more of an old school look is because of the design, yes, but mostly because of the polished finish on these. The fact that they're stainless steel is something I do like. They're not going to rust away like mild steel would, but because they are polished they give a little bit more of that old school look and I'm certainly not saying that's a bad thing. If that is the look you're going for on your Jeep, if you're trying to match other stainless stuff, or you just want these as a standalone accent piece, they're going to be a very, very useful step for you. And I do think they're going to be very well built. They have, again, a nice, large stepping pad that's going to make these a very useful and non-slip step for you. They have fully welded ends on here, so they're not just plastic caps popped on there. They are fully welded. All the welds are ground, and these are completely polished to that mirror finish, so they do have a very nice look to them if that is the style that you're after.I also like the fact that these are completely bolt-on, so it makes the install very, very simple, and for around $300 you can get into a set of these, and I think that's a pretty good deal for the quality that you're going to get, and especially for the fact that these are stainless steel. Usually when you step up to stainless, away from mild steel, you are gonna have to pay a little bit more. I think the $300 is still gonna be a pretty good deal for a stainless set of steps like these ones.So I've mentioned a few times now a nice, easy bolt-on installation. Let me show you how to do it.Tony: Tools used for this installation are as follows. We have a small impact driver or ratchet. We also have a ratchet. Ten 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 side steps, but first we gotta get our brackets into place. Now they come in a 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.Now right here on the bottom of your body you're gonna see a threaded hole. That's the hole we're gonna utilize with the bolt and a washer supplied in the kit, and don't forget your lock washers. Now 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.I'm gonna 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 wanna leave them semi loose still, for adjustment. Next we're gonna get our bracket that goes to our pinch weld. And that's just gonna 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 locknut on the back of that. Now we 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 same way as the front one. Like I said, they are all marked for proper placement.All right, now we're ready to go ahead and get our side step down on our brackets. Now, in the box, you're gonna see two side steps when you open it up. One's gonna be in clear plastic. Another one is gonna be in your green plastic. Usually, and this is how RedRock normally packs their things, your green packaging means driver's side. So all your brackets and your step are gonna be in a green bag. Although all your brackets are stamped, your step really doesn't have a stamp on it. Now, when installing your step onto your Jeep once you have it out of your bag, you're gonna put your longer chrome extension towards the front. That's gonna fill up the fender area, right up to your wheel. Now once we lie this on, we're gonna go underneath of our brackets, and put our bolts in the two corresponding holes at each bracket. Now, these are threaded rivnuts that are on here, so you don't wanna go crazy using a big heavy-duty impact air gun. You wanna just spin these on and snug them down. Now, the bolts that bolt these down to our brackets come in their own bag, and are marked for use only on the steps. Now, they have the washers and lock washers built right into them so they don't fall off. Now let's go ahead and get these mounted up.Now with a 13 millimeter socket, now I'm gonna use my small nut driver here. This doesn't have a lot of torque behind it, so it'll be perfect just for doing this. We can go ahead and tighten up our steps to our brackets. After that we'll go ahead and start tightening up all of our brackets.Now we're gonna go ahead and get our through bolts for our brackets here. They're gonna use a 17 millimeter socket and a 16 millimeter wrench.With two 10 millimeters, we're gonna go ahead and tighten up our pinch weld bolt. I'm gonna use a 10 millimeter wrench and a socket.Now we're complete with the installation of our side steps, and I hope you enjoyed the video and it shows you just exactly what it takes to do this at home with a few simple hand tools and a little bit of time. Now I'm Tony. Thank you for viewing, and for more parts and videos like these, make sure you visit us at extremeterrain.com.
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RedRock 4x4 J122288-JL
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(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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