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How to Install Smittybilt N-Fab Nerf Steps - Textured Black on your Wrangler

Installation Time

1 hours

Tools Required
  • 1/2 wrench
  • 13mm Socket wrench
  • Power Drill with 3/8” Drill Bit
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Installation Instructions:

1. Unbox Nerf Step and distinguish the Passenger and Driver side Steps. Be sure to set them on the correct side before starting your installation. This will ensure you have them correctly orientated before beginning.


2. Remove Factory Running Boards if necessary. (This can be done by removing the three 13mm bolts facing upwards and the six 10mm bolts facing outwards on each running board)


3. Place the running board in position so the top bracket is touching the pinch weld. Double check the lower brackets are lined up with the factory holes underneath as well.



4. The top brackets should line up with the holes in the pinch weld. In some cases these holes will need to be drilled. Identify and mark these holes.


5. Drill marked holes with with 3/8” Drill bit. (Make sure to paint drill holes after to reduce the risk of rusting)


6. Slide the provided Clip Nut onto the hole previously drilled in Step 5. The top bracket of the Nerf Steps will bolt to this Clip Nut.


7. Position Nerf Step against pinch weld and attach the top bracket to the Clip Nut. (Do not tighten fully at this point)


8. If the lower bracket lined up with the pre-existing holes under the Jeep body as shown in Step 3. Bolt these down using the provided hardware. In some cases, the lower bracket will not line up with the pre-existing holes, in this case you will need to place a Clip Nut into the holes positioned on the underside of the Jeep body.



9. With the Nerf Step in place, proceed to secure all bolts. Using a 13mm socket wrench for the lower bracket bolts and a 1/2 wrench for the top bracket bolts.



10. Repeat steps on opposite side to complete installation.