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Rugged Ridge Side Steps - Textured Black (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Made of Heavy-Duty Steel
    • Feature E-Coat Undercoating and Powder-Coat Finish for Durability
    • Have UV-Treated No Slip Step Pads
    • Designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited 4-Door Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Rugged Ridge side steps available for all 2007 to 2016 JKs. There's a version of these steps available for your two-door or your four-door Unlimited JK, and they're available in three different finishes--either the textured black powder coat that you see here, a gloss black or even a polished finish. Today, we're going to talk about the features, the construction and of course the installation of these side steps. These side steps are for those of you who want to make it a little bit easier to get in and out of your lifted or even stock height JK. These are not going to provide the same protection as side armor, and they are going to decrease your ground clearance a little bit. So if you're somebody who does a lot of hardcore off-roading, maybe you want to look into some armor that has a step built into it. However, if you're somebody who stays on the road or on the light trails and is just looking for a step and something to give them some protection in the parking lot from door dings, this is a nice option. Now there are a couple of different versions of these side steps out there, and a lot of them are similar and in similar price ranges. So it really comes down to the style of what you like. As I mentioned, there are a lot of different versions of side steps out there. These are going to be a round side step that have a little bit of a curve to the end of them. In my opinion, I think they look pretty good. They're made of a steel material and they are available in those three different finishes that we mentioned before--either a textured black powder coat, a gloss black powder coat or a polished finish. You have a couple of different options depending on what kind of style you're going for on your Jeep. No matter which finish you pick, they're all going to have this non-skid stepping pad on it, which does have the Rugged Ridge logo and name right on the top which, you know, isn't my favorite thing, and we do have a couple of brands on the website that are a similar design without the brand right on the step pad. If this doesn't bother you, there's nothing wrong with these steps, either. One of the nice things about a side step that is of this design is they are designed to be completely bolt-on, which makes installation really easy. You don't have to drill any holes in your Jeep. Again, these are not going to provide a lot of protection for hardcore off-roading. But if you're somebody who's just looking for some protection against door dings and wants a good usable step, this is a nice option. As I mentioned, this install is completely bolt on, and it's going to be really easy for most of you guys to get done in your driveway. No need to bring the Jeep to a shop for this one. As long as you have traditional hand tools and about an hour of time, you can get these bolted up with no problem. These are designed to work on any Jeep from 2007 all the way up through the current model year, but Jeep did change the tub a little bit. So in the box you're going to have all the hardware needed to install these on any Jeep, but for your Jeep specifically, you're going to have a couple of parts and pieces left over. Don't worry. Again, it's a very easy installation. Just follow the instructions. If you have threader holes in the bottom of your Jeep, you may want to have a Tap & Die Set handy to clean those out because they can get a little bit of dirt and rust in there, and you want to make sure they're nice and clean before you run the bolts up in there. If you don't have the threaded holes, you'll have nut plates again included in the hardware package to get these installed. The first step of the installation is to either install those nut plates or clean out the threaded holes and then install the brackets onto the Jeep. They'll install onto your pinch seam and onto the bottom of the tub. You'll want to leave all that hardware loose. Then, you'll bolt the side step onto your new bracket and go back and tighten everything down. Again, a really easy installation. It shouldn't take you more than an hour. When it comes down to the price you pay for these side steps versus the value that you get, I think these are a great option. There are a lot of different side steps on the market that are very similar to these. To be honest with you, the ones from Smittybilt and the ones from Barricade, there aren't a lot of differentiating factors. They're all going to be right around the same price range and right around the same quality. But if you like these ones, if you like the Rugged Ridge brand or you just like the style and the look of these side steps, I have nothing bad to say about them. I think they're right where they should be price wise and they're a quality step. If you're looking for a side step to make it easier to get in and out of your Jeep and you don't need the protection offered by full out side armor, I would say that these are a nice option. They're a well-built side step at an inexpensive price. That's my review of the Rugged Ridge side steps fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

    Simple, Classy-Looking, and Practical Step Bars. Stepping up into your 2007-2018 4-door Wrangler doesn’t need to be chore, not even if you’ve got it lifted and have huge aftermarket tires fitted, thanks to the Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Steps. Made from black powder-coated 3-inch steel tubing, these steps are tough enough to serve as light-duty rock sliders and rocker panel or door protectors, too. Each bar includes two tough, ultraviolet resistant step pads made from nylon, secured by 5 pins so there’s no chance of them coming loose. These pads provide lots of grip for your shoes, even in muddy or rainy conditions or the midst of a snowstorm.

    Tough Tubular Design. Fashioned from 3” tubular steel, the Rugged Ridge Side Steps feature a wall thickness of 0.070”, putting 0.140” of steel between your Wrangler’s lower panels and the trail’s hazards. The mounting brackets are 3/16” heavy-duty steel. All steel parts are e-coated and then given a thick, chip-resistant powder-coat finish in textured black. The step pads’ nylon is UV-treated so that they won’t degrade after years in the sun.

    Mod-Free Installation. Installing he Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Steps doesn’t involve any cutting, drilling, or other modifications. Instead, the steps bolt into place on existing mounting points, using the supplied hardware kit.

    5-Year Limited Warranty. The Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Steps are covered by a 5 year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

    Application. These Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Steps are designed for application to 4-door 2007-2018 Unlimited Jeep Wranglers.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    What's in the Box
    • Driver Side Bar
    • Passenger Side Bar
    • (6) Mounting Brackets
    • Hardware
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    Will these side steps work with Mopar splash guards? If not, can you steer me to some that will? thanks.

    KathyH

    • The Rugged Ridge Side Steps will clear the Mopar Front Deluxe Molded Splash Guards.

      Rob D

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    What is the diameter of the bar 4"?

    BernardoT

    • The diameter of the Rugged Ridge Side Steps is 3 inches.

      TerriB

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    Rubicon Compatibility Are these compatible with the stock 2011 JKU Rubicon Rocker Guards and the MOPAR front splash guards?

    27jeep27

    • Hello, unfortunately you wouldn't be able to install the Rugged Ridge Textured Black Side Step Pair (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) together with your Rubi Rails. The Barricade Rock Sliders (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) would work together with your Rubi Rails, and you can find them here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-rock-sliders-jk-j100289.html

      XTNuno

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    Customer Reviews (30) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.3

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    • Protection 4.413793 4.4
    • Fit 4.862069 4.9
    • Appearance 4.62069 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.551724 4.6



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 15, 2018

      Perfect step

      Love the step covers the bare metal and low step makes easy access for my wife.

      JohnL

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 04, 2017

      Good side steps

      This product is easy to install and work find for us. I recommended to buy, keep all parts together left on left right on right to install save time. Good product no problems so far.

      BernardoT

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 01, 2017

      Poor quality

      Bought these two years ago. I don't take my jeep off road and it is garaged each night. Both side steps are rusting from the bottom up. I reached out and was told this was due to normal wear and that is not covered under warranty. Really thought they would have lasted longer than two years. Had I known I would have simply paid more for a better quality product

      Ny15jk

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 20, 2017

      Great rails!

      Love the Rugged Ridge rails. Looks much more rugged than the standard and easy to attach.

      JeffH

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 30, 2017

      Couldn't be easier to install and look great!

      First item we put on the new ride: Super easy to install. Trick is to read the instructions and NOT tighten anything down until you have them completely on there.

      Steve

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      June 17, 2017

      2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

      Im 6'5" and didn't need side steps but read a couple of reviews about protection from inconsiderate car owners doors. I bought them and installed them in less than 2 hours. they look great, easy install, perfect fit and are great quality. no threat of car door dings and I found that I do use them to get in and out. They look good to.

      Robert

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 05, 2017

      Love 'em

      Easy installation. Took about an hour. Fit is perfect. They really add to the appearance of the Jeep.

      TeddyG

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 29, 2017

      very disappointed

      I loved the way they looked online so I ordered them the night I got my 2015 Jeep Wrangler. My husband installed them, claims it was very easy. Within a few months the hardware started to rust, which can be seen very easily against the grey paint. After a year of them being on random rust spots started appearing on the ends of each bar and around the plastic step piece. I have now had them on for about 2 and half years and there are rust patches all over them. I don't even want to step on them because im afraid they are just going to snap. I would not recommend these to anyone because they are not good quality. Did I mention my Jeep is garage kept when not on the road? I am very disappointed.

      erinm

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 23, 2017

      Great side step but 1 bar came with dent

      I love the side steps but was very disappointed when installing I noticed the drivers side step was dented towards front door. Installation was easy as long as u identified all pieces and made sure where each piece goes before installation.

      AngelP

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 11, 2017

      BEWARE

      Installed these on my new 2010 Jeep. They looked great, easy to install and priced right. Unfortunately, the bottoms have completely rusted out over the past 7 years. I don't do a lot of off-roading, but clearly these were not sealed very well and have completely rusted out from the inside. I wasn't expecting to have to replace these.

      JakeL

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 11, 2017

      NICE STEPS

      EAST TO INSTALL. GOOD QUILITY PRODUCT. WOULD RECOMMEND.

      Brian

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      March 21, 2017

      Parts not all there

      I believe I would give this product a 4 or 5 star if they had sent all the parts right away. They did not send a few of the parts correctly and it took quite away to get those parts switched out

      AlexW

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 20, 2017

      As advertised

      Great looking easy to install with basic tools. Fit the price and style you can't go wrong

      Mjs

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      December 31, 2016

      RR Textured Black Side Step

      Easy to install only took an hour. Most of that was making sure you have the right brackets in the right spot. Looks great

      JV

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 25, 2016

      Good product

      Good quality product. Only 1 problen with putting them on. Rear bracket holes had to be routed out another 1/4 of an in to fit factory mounting hole. Once that was talkn care of they went on in about in about an hour.

      Kyjeep75th

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 04, 2016

      Great

      Looks great on the vehicle! Very easy installation.

      Bab

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 01, 2016

      Rugged Ridge side steps

      First time Wrangler owner and needed some steps to make it easier to get in and give it a more finished look. Pretty easy install and they go well with the black fenders. All the parts seem like good quality and they're very sturdy.

      PJ

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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    • 5/5

      September 12, 2016

      Tricking out my MJ

      They look way better than the stock rails. This is just the beginning of tricking out my MJ.

      Butch

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 13, 2016

      Running boards

      Perfect fit, easy assembly and mounting to existing bolt pattern. They look awesome and provide the perfect step.

      Ranger66

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 08, 2016

      First step to making the Jeep look great!!!

      Bought my first Jeep 3 weeks ago, and this was my first purchase to making the Jeep look great! Can't go wrong with these side steps! Easy to install...if you have the right tools

      jwolves582

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (2)

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