Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
December 04, 2018
Solid rocker/step combo
I wanted a step rocker to replace my factory rock rails, so went with this before any reviews were up last week. It is solid and heavy, with just enough step for me (and wife and mother who needed the step).
It hangs down maybe 1” lower than factory rock sliders, if that. It will not hinder your ground clearnace as it’s still above the lowest frame lines. It doesn’t stick out farther than my factory MT tires, either.
My only concern is that is only locks to your body with 4 bolts, but I jumped on it and it seems sturdy enough. Definitely not as functional as a rock slider compared to a true rock rail, but it has solid obstical slide functionality.
Good powdering, and package came excellently wrapped. It looks a lot like my Barricade roof rack, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s from the same parent company. Same textured powdercoat.
Instructions don’t say this, but as the other reviewer posted, there is a left and right.
Look at the U tower where you bolt the tail to the body of the Jeep - the U that sticks out further goes to the rear.
To install, just remove whatever you currently have, and unscrew the smaller bolts on either side of the front and rear large body frame mount. You do not need to loosen the middle, largest body frame body - the steps slide right over the large frame mount.
I installed myself with by using a jack to hold the steps up.
The shiny bolts you see on the steps are optional - it’s just a nut and bolt. I’m keeping them as they do offer much more grip. I think this is a cheap way to not pay for extra labor to add rivets to the steps for gripping.
They do not come with lock washers, so I have concerns that they will definitely losen over time.
So for an cheaper price point, this seems solid enough and it looks good, so I’m happy with it. I would recommend as options are limited for a true slider step upgrade.