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Smittybilt SRC Side Armor - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Side Armor
    • 1.75 Inch Thick Tubular Steel with 0.12 Inch Thick Walls
    • Black Textured Powder Coat
    • Protects Sides and Undercarriage
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Bolt-On Installation with No Drilling Required
    • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wrangler 4-Door Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This armor is available for both two-door and four-door Wranglers. This is for anyone looking to add some light side armor protection to their Jeep, and they're a really useful step to help them get into or out of their stock or lifted height Wrangler. Now, this armor is a little bit pricey, in my opinion, for what you get. But it does give you that light protection that we talked about, and it is a pretty good step. This side armor is built from inch and three-quarter diameter, .12-inch wall thickness steel tubing, and it's covered in this textured black powder-coated finish that will help to resist corrosion and rust down the line. It also does a good job at matching a lot of other Jeep accessories and the factory black plastic accents on your Jeep. As you can see here, it has two nice, large stepping surfaces, each that have a couple of holes drilled in them, which makes them a little bit more nonslip and adds a little bit of detail to the step. Now, these are pretty well-built. The welds look solid, and they're built of a heavy material. However, it's the way that they mount that makes me think they're not quite as strong as other armor on the market. These only mount in two locations, instead of three, on the four-door that we're looking at here, and these mount using the body bushing bolts, instead of the larger main body bolts. There's a couple of reasons that this seems to be a little bit weaker than some of the other armor on the market. These'll install pretty easily onto the Jeep because they're designed to be completely bolt-on and they actually use all of your factory hardware. Now, they do have a little bit of weight to them, and especially the four-doors that are a little bit larger mean that you'll probably wanna have an extra set of hands around or at least a tall set of jack stands to hold up the weight while you get everything lined up. The installation process is pretty straightforward. You'll remove two bolts from each of the body mounts on the front and the rear of the Jeep, put the step in place, and replace the bolts. That's all there is to it. You won't need any specialty tools at all, just a regular socket set, and the whole process shouldn't take you more than an hour. Like I said before, these are a little bit pricey for what you get, in my opinion. I would like to see these mount a little bit more securely because these are designed to be armor and give you a little bit more ground clearance. Again, in my opinion, these act more like a step than armor, even though they're called side armor and they're priced like side armor. For the same amount of money as this side armor, you could get something that is gonna hold up a little bit better, even though it might not work quite as well as a step. So if you're looking for side armor of this design and you have the budget for it, this is a really well-built piece and the finish on it is really solid. However, if you're looking to do really hardcore off-roading, I would probably take the money that you would've put into these and put them into something that is a little bit more armor-like in the way that it mounts and the ground clearance that it provides. So that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here, at ExtremeTerrain.com.

    Construction. Designed as an extra tough one-piece construction, Smittybilt's side armor is fabricated from 1.75 inch steel tubing with 0.12 inch walls and a dual girder design. The textured black powder coat finish defeats rust and gives your feet purchase when you use the armor as a step into or out of your Wrangler. The design gives your Jeep a brutally competent look.

    Protection. Mounting this wheel-to-wheel side armor deflects all manner of hazards from your Wrangler's sides and undercarriage, shielding against the biggest rocks and branches a remote trail can throw at you. It also offers a solid step.

    Application. These side armor pieces attach to your 2007-2018 JK Wrangler, 4-door models only, with a simple bolt-on attachment.

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

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    What's in the Box
    • Driver Side Armor
    • Passenger Side Armor
    Installation Info
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    Questions & Answers (16)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    Smittybilt Logo The smittybilt logo that is yellow on the side. Is that and easy to remove sticker, that wont leave a badge indent that was made for them? I don't like yellow at all, and would just want them all black. Also asks below my jeep info but wont let u select 2015 and I have a 2015 unlimited sahara.

    • Hello, on the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor - Black Textured (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) the yellow Smittybilt sticker should be easy to remove without leaving any mark.

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    Can you use a Hi Lift jack on them?

    • It is not advisable to use a High lift jack on the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor due to its mounting method and design.

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    How much do these weigh?

    • The side armor weighs approximately 30 lbs (60 lbs. for both sides).

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    Are these rust resistance?

    • Powder coating is resistant to cracking, peeling, chipping, abrasion, rust and damage due to chemical exposure. While it isn't indestructible, it is highly durable, retains colour and gloss, goes on uniformly, has excellent UV stability and is a far more environmentally friendly option than traditional liquid paint.

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    I would like to leave the Rubicon Factory Rock sliders. Will this mount over the factory Rock slider.

    • The Smittybilt SRC Side Armor will not mount over the Rubicon rock sliders/rails.

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    10 More Questions
    Will these fit on my Rubicon that already has stock front jeep mud flap on? 1 answer
    Will this fit with the Smittybilt XRC Body Cladding 1 answer
    Do these come with hardware ? There was a hole in the box and I wasn't sure if it fell out . Thanks 1 answer
    What is the overall weight of the rails? 1 answer
    Can these be installed with the stock rubi rails still on ? 1 answer
    Can these be used to lift/support a hi-lift? 1 answer
    Does the label come off or it more permanent than that? Takes away from the look. 1 answer
    Do these fit over rubicon rock rails? 1 answer
    Can these be used as a lift point for a jack? 1 answer
    Do the mounting holes line up accurately as to permit for easy install-I've read from other customers that the mounting holes were off resulting in Drilling and product modification-Please share your thoughts-Thank You 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Protection 4.63063 4.6
    • Fit 4.693694 4.7
    • Appearance 4.828829 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.459459 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 18, 2018

      Smittybilt SRC Side Armor

      Great product, easy install, looks so much better than factory steps.

      Abelr

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 29, 2018

      Great product

      Great looking side bars, easy to install. Well worth the purchase. Really gives my JK some extra rugged look.

      ChristianD

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 01, 2018

      Smittybilt SRC Side Armor

      Awesome product! I would NOT worry about the 2-point contact for the mount system. This is a solid product that is incredibly well built.

      Joshua

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 12, 2018

      Well built!

      I purchased these running boards for my 2015 Jeep Wrangler and absolutely love them. They are well built and heavy. Took more time to get my stock boards off then to put these on.

      Dorothy

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 09, 2018

      Great step, ok armor

      Works great as a step, but because it only connects to the Jeep in two places instead of three, I have to assume it won’t work very well as armor on rocky trails. However I live in south Florida so I doubt it will be an issue for me. Overall I’m happy with it. Install was a breeze.

      AlexanderS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 27, 2018

      Side Armor Instl

      Great product and has provided the look I wanted. Only surprise was that the step is high for those of us with short legs. If you are looking for a "step" I would suggest you look into a other products but you loose clearance. I have gotten use to the height but I am afraid someone needing step assistance wouldn't have what they need.

      Bob

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 18, 2018

      Great Purchase

      Durable product for the price and super easy to install.

      JefferyH

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 10, 2018

      Perfect!

      These side steps were super easy to install, wallet friendly and they look awesome!

      HaydenS

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 18, 2018

      Great product

      A very sturdy heavy duty rock guard with a great rugged look to match. Easy to install.

      RichardE

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 17, 2018

      Disappointed

      Loved these side steps but after 6 months the driver side totally rusting from the inside out It holds rusty water now and trows it all over the side of my Jeep as I drive Doesn’t matter how many times I cleaned it. I called EX Terrain and they told me there is no warranty. That’s not what it said on the description. Very disappointed I purchase all my jeeps extras from ET Not anymore.

      JamesB

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 13, 2018

      Solid!

      Great looking product. Very solid on the vehicle. Installed in the driveway by myself with nothing more than a jackstand, ratchet and socket. Done in about an hour, I think unpacking them took longer than the installation!

      ToddC

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 09, 2018

      Great !!

      Such a good product !! I’ll continue being a customer !

      Diana

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 29, 2018

      Great look

      Easy to install! Looks fantastic and great protection.

      BrianC

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 14, 2018

      Sweet

      Great product, easy to install, use a floor jack to raise them installed in about 45 minutes myself.

      ThomasC

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 11, 2018

      Src side armor

      Not really happy how they dont fit exactly right. They dont cover up where the old factory rails were, so it looks odd.

      MaritaH

      Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 26, 2018

      Good product

      a good quality Fix we no problemQuality is good you got any help to lift it up or you could do it by yourself it take me but an hour doing myself

      FreddyP

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 16, 2018

      Smittybilt side armor

      I had quick and prompt delivery. The side armor was high quality and fit excellent. They loo great on my white Unlimited. had a chance to test them out in Big Bend Ranch state park. They have some new scratches on them but the Jeep was unaffected.

      AlanH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 30, 2017

      Awesome

      Great product, fast delivery and very easy to install

      JorgeR

      Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 28, 2017

      Great product. Super easy install

      The product came simply packed and with no damage. Product is super sturdy and looks great. Took longer to get the steps out of the box then it did to install on my Jeep. Great product.

      AaronH

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 07, 2017

      Very durable, nice coating

      Bought these as side steps, have the added feature of protecting your jeep from rocks if you go on trails, or protects your jeep from other car doors from hitting. The coating is sort of shiny and textured, really cool. Installation was pretty simple, im a short dude and had the help of my even shorter sister just to hold it up while i bolted it onto the cars main frame.

      JasonB

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (3)