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Rugged Ridge 3-Inch Round Nerf Side Step Bars - Textured Black (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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 -


      Customer Reviews (10)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 10 customers

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      • October 08, 2019

        5 1999 Wrangler - Darryl Installation Time: Afternoon


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

        Helpful (1)
      • October 01, 2019

        5 2004 Wrangler - RArmour Installation Time: Afternoon Installation Cost: 0-$100

        Great rugged look

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

        Helpful (1)
      • April 09, 2019

        3 2004 Wrangler - SamN Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

        Helpful (1)
      • March 30, 2019

        2 2002 Wrangler - Chuckwagon38

        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)

        Helpful (3)
      • February 27, 2019

        5 2001 Wrangler - Gregory


        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

        Helpful (2)
      • December 06, 2018

        5 2001 Wrangler - NorbertoH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        they fit perfect

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

        Helpful (6)
      • November 12, 2018

        5 2003 Wrangler - BrandonH Installation Time: Afternoon

        Nice Product

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

        Helpful (6)
      • September 14, 2018

        5 1999 Wrangler - JeffM Installation Time: Afternoon

        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.

        Helpful (6)
      • August 07, 2018

        5 2001 Wrangler - SeanS Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great steps for the price.

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

        Helpful (7)
      • July 14, 2017

        5 1998 Wrangler - RhondaB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        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).

        Helpful (8)

      Questions & Answers (2 answers)

      2 Top Rated Questions

      I need two of these step pads, where can I get them? Telling a loyal customer to Call Rugged Ridge parent company is not proper customer service. When you sell a product you need to carry replacement sub parts.These pads crack after 5 years.

      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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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Left Side Bar
      • (1) Right Side Bar
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

      • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
      • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

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