(approx) 2 Hours
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Ryan: These RedRock 4x4 HD Drop Side Step Bars are for those of you that have a four-door 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for a side step to add onto your Jeep to make it a little easier for you and your passengers to get in and out of your Jeep but also something that's going to add a little bit of rugged styling and also a little bit of light protection. And this is going to be a fairly easy one out of three wrench bolt-on installation and we're gonna show you how to do it in just a second.So when you are looking at stuff that bolts onto the side of your Jeep onto that rocker area, you're really going to find two different categories of stuff. One is going to be a side step that's usually going to hang down a little bit lower and a little bit further away from the vehicle and it's going to be a nice, easy to use step to help you get in and out of the Jeep but it's not going to offer a lot of protection. The other option is going to be full on armor. The idea there is that it has a ton of protection and some of it might also be a step, but generally that step would be tucked up closer to the Jeep and much higher, making it a little bit less easy to use. This is going to fall into the step category but it is also going to be a little bit more toward the middle of the road of those two categories we talked about. So the step is going to hang down a little bit. It is going to be nice and easy to use. It is going to protrude off the side of the Jeep a little bit. As you can see it has this punch texture in it to make it a nice non-slip grip for you and for your passengers but it also is going to be built in a way that is pretty stout. It's not going to be one of those big three inch round tube that's pretty thin walled. This is going to be a little bit of a smaller tubing that's going to be nice and heavy-duty for you. So this will hold up to some obstacles off-road and certainly to door dings and shopping carts in that parking lot but it isn't going to be as strong as some of the all out armor that is out there on the market. And again because it does hang down and away from the Jeep a little bit if you're worried about getting hung up on obstacles off-road, this probably is not going to be the option for you. But again, for some light trails this will help.This is going to bolt on to both the pinch seam in the underside of the tub so it is going to be a pretty strong connection point. I'll say maybe not quite as strong as those options that bolt directly onto the body bolts or the body bolt bushings. However, this is still going to be more than strong enough for a step and also strong enough to be that lightweight protection that we talked about.Now by lightweight I don't mean that these are lightweight themselves. These do have some heft to them. There's a lot of steel here but again just not as strong as something that is specifically armor as these are more specifically as a step. Now I mentioned before this is going to be an aesthetic change for you, and it is. Those three inch round bars that you can find that are steps for the Jeep give the Jeep a certain type of look, a little bit old school, a little bit less off-roady. And then the full on armor just isn't going to give you the performance as a step that this will, so this is going to be a great step but still give you that sort of angular off-road styling, a little bit more of a rugged look than those three inch round steps. So overall I think that this is a really nice hybrid step armor combination. This is going to come in right around $350 for the pair which I do think is going to be a pretty good deal for you. If this was not built as well as it is I would say it's probably a little bit overpriced, but this is built very solidly so I do think that this is going to be worth the cost. It's going to be less expensive than that all out armor that's going to really protect you from the rocks and it's going to be more expensive than some of the lighter weight steps that are going to offer no protection at all. So it falls in the middle of the road both price-wise and function-wise. So I think it's a really nice balance as far as that goes. I mentioned before that this is just going to bolt right onto your four-door, so let me show you how to do that.Man: Tools used for this installation are as follows. We have an impact gun or you can use a ratchet, a 10 millimeter, 13 millimeter and 16 millimeter socket, a short extension, a 10 millimeter wrench and a 17 millimeter wrench. All right, now let's get started with the installation of our new side steps. Now we're gonna utilize the six holes that are already on the side of our rocker on our Jeep and I'm gonna go ahead and hang our step on those first before I put in the support brackets that bolt in from underneath. Doing this will help me line it up a little bit better and then I can utilize only using two hands instead of needing help from someone else to hold it in place. Now let's go ahead and get started.Now using the smallest bolts that come in our kit and the washers and locknuts we're gonna go ahead and start hooking this up to our rocker panel. Make sure you use a washer on both sides. Now I know I'm doing this up on a lift and no, you do not need a lift to do these. I'm just doing them on the lift because it's a little easier for me to show you how.Now we're ready to install our support brackets to the bottom of the frame. Now there's gonna be three holes threaded already on the bottom of our frame and they're gonna line up right around the brackets on the back of our new side steps. Now each bracket is marked different for the rear, for the middle and for the front. For the rear one you're not gonna see any markings along the outside of the bracket. When we get to the middle one I'll show you the markings on those. Now we're gonna use the middle size bolt with a washer to get these locked into place. And I like to use my socket on a small extension just to give me a little extra reach. But always start these by hand. We're not gonna tighten these completely down. We're just installing them loosely. We'll go back and tighten up everything when we're done.With those brackets installed we can go ahead and get our through bolts in. We're gonna use the largest bolts in our kit and washers. Put a washer on each side and secure it with a locknut.Now our middle bracket's gonna install just like our rear bracket except this is gonna extend out a little bit longer and it's gonna have a notch here at the top. That's how you're gonna decipher that it is the bracket that goes in the middle. We're gonna install that just exactly the same way. And our two through bolts. With our washers. And our locknuts. Once again we'll go back and tighten all this back up later.Our last and final bracket is our front bracket. And as you can see here on the downward part of it it's got a small notch in here. Also if you can also notice, each bracket is marked with either a D or a P standing for driver or passenger. And your through bolts. Once again with your washers and locknuts.Now we're gonna begin our tightening process by tightening up the bolts that secure it to our rocker panel before we tighten up our bracket bolts. Now you're gonna use a 10 millimeter wrench and socket to tighten these up. Now we're gonna tighten up the bolts that secure our brackets to the bottom of the Jeep and to do that we're gonna use a 13 millimeter socket on our small impact driver. Now to tighten up our through bolts we're gonna use a 16 millimeter socket with a 17 millimeter wrench.Now that concludes the installation of our side steps on our Jeep Wrangler JK Series. Now for more parts and videos like these make sure you visit us at extremeterrain.com.
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