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Rugged Ridge Side Step Bars - Textured Black (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

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    Features & Details

    • Side Step Bars
    • 3 Inch Diameter by 0.109 Inch Thick Steel Tubing
    • Black Textured Powder Coat Finish
    • 35.4 lbs
    • Helps Passengers Get in and Out of Your Rig
    • Rust Proof Design
    • Five Year Limited Warranty
    • Installation Hardware Included
    • Drilling Required
    • Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJs
    Dependable Steps with a Textured Finish. Rugged Ridge’s Textured Black Side Steps give firm footing to you and other people riding in your 1997-2006 Wrangler, whether you’re climbing in or out, and feature a textured black finish that matches up well to other trim and finish pieces. You’ll appreciative the no-slip surface of the step pads when your shoes or boots are coated in mud, slick with slush, or just when you’re tired. The stout 3” tubing bolts right onto the frame of your Jeep so it doesn’t give at all under your weight, even when you jump in quickly and exert extra force on the bar. The tubing is thick enough to serve as an occasional rocker panel guard, deflecting rocks or stumps sturdily, though it probably shouldn’t be used for regular rock sliding.

    Built from DOM Steel. 3” drawn over mandrel, or DOM, steel is used for the construction of the Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Steps. The wall thickness is 0.070”, which provides a total of around 1/8” of steel to protect the lower doors/rocker panels. The toughness of these steps is further reinforced by the 3/16” laser-cut plate steel mounting brackets. All metal parts are coated in rust-defying black powder-coat, and the nylon step pads are UV-treated.

    Some Drilling to Attach. The Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Steps are supplied with heavy-duty mounting brackets, plus a hardware kit. It is necessary to drill several mounting holes for the bolts, which are self-tapping and should be hand-torqued with a torque wrench.

    5-Year Warranty Coverage. Rugged Ridge supplies all of its steps, including the Textured Black Side Steps, with a standard 5-year limited warranty against defects to protect your investment.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Steps are engineered to be compatible with 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJs.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 11591.04

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Left Side Bar
    • (1) Right Side Bar
    • Hardware
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        Questions & Answers (1)

        1 Top Rated Question

        I have these,but need the nonslip pads can I get these

        • We do not currently carry the step pads for these Rugged Ridge Side Steps separately, we apologize.

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          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:0-$100

          • Protection 4.9 4.9
          • Fit 4.6 4.6
          • Appearance 5 5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.9 4.9

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 08, 2019


            Great product...Looks good and very well built..No regrets


            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            October 01, 2019

            Great rugged look

            Quick and fairly easy to install. Took 3 hours to I stall rocker panels and step bars.


            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 09, 2019

            Excellent fit and profile

            Adding the textured black Rugged Ridge Side Step Bars to my 2004 TJ Rubicon improved the profile significantly. A quality product that is practical and well worth the investment.


            Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 2/5

            March 30, 2019

            Doesn't fit 2002 Wrangler TJ

            As you open the box the instructions say, "you'll need to drill to install these." They were good quality, but they were too long for my 2002 Wrangler TJ (X)


            Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            February 27, 2019


            Looks great and very easy to install took 2 people and with one drill and a 1/4 in impact took 45 minutes to install


            Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            December 06, 2018

            they fit perfect

            you get what you pay for def recommend it, if I have another jeep I will buy the same one


            Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 12, 2018

            Nice Product

            I like the quality, but I would recommend utilizing a a tap rather than attempting to use the self tapping screw alone.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 14, 2018

            Awesome steps.

            Purchased these to replace older rusted steps and we really like them. Not too bad on installation but I was able to do them myself. Would recommend them to anyone.


            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            August 07, 2018

            Great steps for the price.

            These steps are sturdy, look great, and take less than an hour to install by yourself. Highly recommend.


            Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 14, 2017

            Can't beat the price

            Don't think you'll get a better deal. The rapid shipping is great. Packed safely and arrives before you blink (okay, you might blink a few times).


            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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