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Smittybilt Sure Step 3 in. Side Bars - Textured Black (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Feature Reinforced Polyester Step Pads
  • Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Tubing to Withstand Rugged Use
  • Sturdy 8-Point Frame Mount
  • Textured Black Finish
  • E-Coating Resists Corrosion and Rust
  • Provides Easy No Drilling, Single Bolt Attachment
  • Sold as a Pair
  • Fits 2007-2017 Wrangler JK 4-Door

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the Smittybilt Sure Step three-inch side bars fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. There's a version of these side bars available for both the two-door and the four-door Wrangler, and they're available in a couple of different finishes from the textured black that you see here to a gloss black or even a polished finish. It can be a little bit difficult to get into or out of your lifted or even stock height Wrangler, and a set of side steps will definitely make that easier. There are a lot of different options when you're looking at side steps from different diameters of tubing to round versus oval or straight versus curved. Aside from those minor design differences, a lot of them are gonna mount the same way and are gonna be similarly priced. These are a nice, inexpensive side step that will get the job done, and they look pretty good. Now, one thing that's important to remember is that these are definitely not armor. Any side step is going to hang a lot lower than armor and be a much more usable step. If you have armor, sometimes they have the built-in step but the step is higher up and usually a little bit more difficult to use. If you're somebody who goes off road and will encounter any off road obstacles like stumps or rocks, these are gonna hang lower and they're not gonna take the abuse of being banged around on the trail. These particular steps are built from three-inch round stainless steel, and they have a little bit of a curve on the end, so they would be considered curved side steps. The stainless means that these are going to hold up really well over time and you're not gonna have to worry about rust or corrosion. As I said before, they're available in two different powder coated finishes, either gloss or textured black, or in a polished finish. These are definitely gonna help to protect your Jeep against some door dings in the parking lot, but as we talked about these are not going to stand up to trail obstacles. One of the things I like about round side steps like this is that a lot of them will have a non-skid stepping pad, and these ones are no different. What I don't like about these ones is they have the Smittybilt brand plastered all over them. These side steps are designed to be completely bolt on and they'll use all of the brackets and hardware that are included in the box. The installation process is pretty simple. First, you attach the brackets to the pinch seam and the bottom of the tub, then bolt the side steps onto those brackets. Now, because these are designed to work on any JK from 2007 to 2016 and Jeep did change the body a little bit, you may have some hardware left over when you're done with the installation. Don't worry, that's okay. If you have one of the Jeeps that has a threaded hole in the bottom of the tub that you use for this installation, it might be helpful to have a tap handy to clean out those threads. Sometimes they like to get some mud or some rust up in those thread holes that can make it a little bit difficult to thread the bolt into the hole. The whole process of the installation shouldn't take you more than two hours and you won't need any specialty tools, just some hand tools and that tap that we talked about. Now, there are a lot of side steps that are a similar design in a similar price range. As long as you're okay with the Smittybilt brand name on these, in my opinion there's nothing wrong with them. They're gonna be a great step and they're gonna work as advertised. So, if you're looking to make it a little bit easier for you and your passengers to get in and out of your JK and you don't have the need for big heavy and more expensive armor, a set of side steps is a nice way to go. These side steps are well built and inexpensive all with an easy installation. So that's my review of the Smittybilt Sure Step three-inch side bars fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.

Functionality. Smittybilt Sure Steps 3'' Side Bars feature reinforced polyester step pads to place your feet on while getting in and out of the jeep. These pads offer great grip, while preventing slips and skids.

Solid Construction. These side bars feature heavy-duty stainless steel tubing to withstand rugged use. They have sturdy 8-point frame mount for providing strength and rigidity. These Sure Steps side bars have dual-stage powder-coat finish on the inside and E-Coating on the outside to resist corrosion and rust.

Installation. They come with instructions and mounting hardware, ensuring hassle-free installation. These Jeep Wrangler JK side bars also provide single bolt attachment and require no drilling.

Application. This pair of textured black Smittybilt Sure Step 3 in. Side Bars are designed for use with the 2007-2017 Wrangler JK 4-Door Models.

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

What's in the Box
  • Side Bars
  • Front Brackets
  • Middle Brackets
  • Rear Brackets
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • JK Unlimited - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • JK Rubicon - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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5/5
Love the look!!

Looks great!!!!! I'm very happy with the purchase. They arrived in a reasonable amount of time and were not hard to install. They took a little longer then an hour to install and were easy to install. ...

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5/5
Smittybilt side steps

Steps arrived quickly and a simple one person install. Great for helping my wife get into and out of her new JK. Over all great with stronger and more hangers then came from the factory on my 2008 Dodge ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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3 Questions / 3 Answers

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Can the black rock guards be used with these side steps?

MikeH

  • The Smittybilt Sure Step 3 in. Side Bars will block the installation of most rocker guards.

    Rob D

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Is there still room up front for mud flaps?

Jen

  • The Smittybilt Sure Step 3 in. Side Bars would not provide clearance for most front mud flaps.

    Rob D

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Are these side bars capable/strong enough to be a point for a HiLift Jack?

Sean

  • Hello, we would not recommend using a Recovery Jack on these side steps.

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

  • Protection 4.4625 4.5
  • Fit 4.8 4.8
  • Appearance 4.9 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.925 4.9



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 10, 2017

    Love the look!!

    Looks great!!!!! I'm very happy with the purchase. They arrived in a reasonable amount of time and were not hard to install. They took a little longer then an hour to install and were easy to install. The instructions and less then great and the pictures look like a child drew them. They are pretty useless if you never installed side bars before. I used YouTube to help me install them and then it was easy. I'm very pleased on how it turned out.

    TraciS

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 19, 2016

    Smittybilt side steps

    Steps arrived quickly and a simple one person install. Great for helping my wife get into and out of her new JK. Over all great with stronger and more hangers then came from the factory on my 2008 Dodge Ram. They will give some protection but they are way to light to use as sliders Perfect for our needs.

    scrubjaysnest

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 18, 2016

    Look tough and easy to install.

    These bars look great and are just what my wife needed to get into and out of her Jeep since we lifted it. Easy to install. Took less than 2 hours with a couple of sockets, a box wrench and the included Allen key. They are not body armor but they look the part.

    Daddyzoom

    Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 24, 2016

    This product is well engineered.

    I received this product in a well protected package. All mounting hardware installed exactly as described in the installation manual without having to support the side bars to position for mounting. I am very happy with the quality of the product both in appearance and function.

    TKJ1

    Year: 2016Submodel: WranglerOklahoma City, OK, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 21, 2016

    This product was amazing.

    Well built and easy to install. 8 year old daughter helped put them on.

    Ryder7

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedSan Diego, CA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 14, 2016

    Very happy!

    These were a perfect fit and look amazing I would recommend these to anyone!

    Afb1987

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedHolly, MI 48442, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 31, 2015

    Nice looking side step

    These side steps look very sweet on my 2014 Wrangler Sport Unlimited. They are just a step assist for passengers and offer no protection against rocks if you are off roading, need rock rails for that. But if you are looking for a nice side step that have a somewhat rugged look, these are it and were a decent price. And very easy to install as well. Took 45 mins.

    Ryno104

    Year: 2014Riverside, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 23, 2015

    Less than a week, 1st mod. Thumbs up!!

    First issue with the Jeep is accessibility, for shorties like me and my family. Primarily i selected this make and model by price. I was pleased with the build quality and care taken in packaging to protect finishes. When installing, it was a challenge to determine which mounting bracket when in which position. Stamped part numbers or stickers would have saved some head ache. Outside of that, install was straight forward. The fact that it utilizes the factory mounting points is a huge selling point. No one wants to drill holes in a brand new vehicle, no matter how custom they want it to eventually be. Jeep's looking quite nice and the kiddos can climb in with little issue. Mod #1 is a success.

    FlipWilson

    Year: 2015San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 29, 2015

    Looks Great!

    I have a basic 2015 Wrangler Sport 4 door with the Hard top. I always felt that the sides looked bare. Now since I have installed these side bars it looks a lot better. It was too difficult to install since someone added a copy of their installation guide. The biggest issue that I had was the bolts were not separated, so you get this big bag of nuts and bolts and you have to figure out which go where. Now if you have a ruler handy with metric sizes than it will go by a lot easier.

    airman2101

    Year: 2015Marion, TX 78124, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 08, 2015

    Great Deal and Sturdy Side Steps!

    These are a bargain for the price. They are sturdy and look great on our jeep. Affordable and durable...a product that I would recommend to any Jeep owner.

    MangoTango

    Year: 2010Saint Pete Beach, FL, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 22, 2013

    Smittybilt sure step

    This product was well worth it. Easy install. Now my 4 year old daughter can get in by herself

    Derrick

    Year: 2010Sealy, TX 77474, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 14, 2013

    great product

    Great product, good price, and fast ship time. I am very impressed with these side bars and love the new look of my Jeep, plus makes it a whole lot easier for me to get in. I would by this brand and product again.

    Gmama

    Year: 2012Lubbock, TX, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 17, 2017

    Great Product at Great Price

    Instructions were very straight forward and easy to follow.

    DarleneY

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 16, 2017

    Great product

    Easy installation, most tools provided easily lined up. Good looking when done.

    DavidJ

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    August 15, 2017

    Looking good

    Nice set of running boards,not impressed with the hardware though if I ever have to take off for any reason I would bet a cut off wheel will be needed to remove the pinch point hardware. Should have been stainless steel.

    DaleD

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 10, 2017

    Perfect!

    Easy install. My husband and I (who have never done any work to any vehicle in the past) were able to get them installed in just an hour! Looks great too!

    Deena

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 09, 2017

    Worth every penny

    This step up looks great! When I got my wife's wrangler it didn't have one and it just looked like it was missing something. Not to mention we are not very tall at all. My son always had a hard time getting in and out the jeep until we bought this. It's like night a day! I love them! Plus they were fairly easy to install!

    BillyG

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 02, 2017

    Quality for the price

    Looks great, and solid value for the price. About an hour to install. Easier for my kids to get in the vehicle.

    EricA

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 31, 2017

    Just what I needed

    Quality step for each side Exactly as picture displayed

    StacyB

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 22, 2017

    Smittybilt is the best!

    Easy install with a little help. Love how the step bars look on 'Lucille'. Great deal.

    BuffyT

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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