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How to Install a Smittybilt Gloss Black 3 in. Side Bar Sure Steps on your 2007-2014 Wrangler JK

Installation Time

2 hours

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STEP 1: Remove the factory steps or rocker guards if equipped with. Locate and set aside the front, center and rear brackets for the driver side.. (FR-L, CTR-L, RR-L) Identify the driver and passenger side bars. The long end of the bar goes towards the front of the vehicle.


Step 2: Identify mounting points for each bracket. (Fig B, C)


Step 3: Insert nut plates into the body for the front and center brackets. (Fig D, E)


Step 4: Attach the front and center brackets using the supplied 10mm hardware. Use one bolt, one flat washer and one lock washer for each bracket. (Fig F) Do not tighten completely at this time.


Step 5: Line the rear bracket up with the hole in the body and attach using the supplied 8x35mm hardware. (Fig G)

Step 6: Attach the front of the brackets to the existing holes in the pinch-weld area on the body by using the supplied 6 mm hardware. (Fig H, I ) Do not tighten completely at this time.


Step 7: Position the bar on the brackets. Line up the threaded inserts in the bar with the holes in the brackets. Attach the bar to the brackets using the supplied 8 x 25mm hardware. (Fig J,K) Do not tighten completely at this time.


Step 8: Once all the bolts are in place in the bar you may go back and tighten all of the bracket hardware. Be sure to tighten both the top and side bolts. Once all of the bracket hardware is tight make sure the bar is level and then tighten the bolts holding the bar to the brackets. (Fig L)


Step 9: Installation is now complete. Follow steps 1 thru 8 for the other side of the vehicle.

Product cleaning and maintenance instructions

Stainless Steel Finish – Aluminum polish may be used to polish small scratches and scuffs on the finish. Mild soap, window or glass cleaner may be used to clean the finish. Dual state powder coat finish – Mild soap, window or glass cleaner may be used to clean the finish. In order to protect the finish, you may wax your product on a regular basis with pure carnauba automotive wax. Do not use any types of soap, polish or was that contains abrasive that could damage the finish. Textured coated finishes should be cleaned with a mild soap on a damp sponge. Do not apply polish or was that requires to be removed by means of buffing. This type of wax is commonly used at car wash facilities. Chrome Finish – Mild soap, window or glass cleaner may be used to clean the finish. In order to protect the finish you should wax your product on a regular basis with pure carnauba automotive wax. Do not use any types of soap, polish or was that contains abrasive that could damage the finish.​