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Smittybilt 3 in. Sure Side Step Bars - Textured Black (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, Excluding Unlimited)

Item J17642
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Features & Details

  • Step Bar
  • 304 Stainless Steel Tubing
  • Textured Black Powder Coated Finish
  • Protects Area Below Doors
  • Some Drilling Required
Construction. Smittybilt's heavy duty 304 stainless steel step bar is finished with a durable dual-stage powder coat inside and out. Complete with no slip polyester step pads, these sure steps equip your Jeep with style and protection from the elements

Protection. Sure step bars protects your side skirts against rocks and tree stumps that could cause body damage to your TJ

Accessories. Protected by Smittybilt's limited lifetime warranty: 5 year or 100,000 miles.

Application. Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ.

Fitment: Details

CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

What's in the Box
  • Driver's Side Bar
  • Passenger Side Bar
  • Mounting Brackets
  • Hardware
Installation Info
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        Overall Rating 4.4

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Afternoon

        • Protection 4.444445 4.4
        • Fit 4.777778 4.8
        • Appearance 5 5
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.555555 4.6

        • 2/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          October 04, 2018

          They're For Looks

          First the bad and ugly so I leave you with the good. It mounts to the body, but it's supposed to protect the body. Come down hard on a rock and it's going to likely damage the body because it's mounted to the body. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Pretty simple logic. Instructions are a little wonky, but not too bad. Paint holes you drill so they don't rust. Holes drilled need to be 7/16ths. 3/8ths is to small. Looks good. Seems sturdy enough for petite ladies to to use as a step. If you weight over 170lbs I would not use them as a step. Thin and light made installation very easy.


          Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 3/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 06, 2018


          These look great and where not horrible to put on but if the body of your jeep has any rust on the forward side of the rear wheel well toward the underside of the body these are not good because the part to attach to the back slides into the body and nothing there to hold onto if you have rust.


          Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (3)

        • 5/5

          April 23, 2018

          Nice step

          Installation was about what you would expected. They fit snug it up against the jeep I wish they were a little lower


          Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          October 22, 2017

          Side Nerf Bars

          Bars fit PERFECTLY and look good. Did take a lil work getting them on (had to drill a hole to make them fit), but they look good and were very inexpensive.


          Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (4)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 22, 2017

          Great steps and great price!

          These are great steps! Look great and don't break the budget. Glad I didn't buy the expensive ones as these are very sturdy and built just as well.


          Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (5)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          June 13, 2016

          Great bars

          They look great and the install was a cinch! I am 6 days out of abdominal surgery and installed these bars in less than an hour. Little pain, big gain!! The instructions were not accurate for my 2016, but anyone should be able to do this install, intuitively! Easy peasy!!!


          Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          March 14, 2016

          Would definitely recommend!

          I love everything about these running boards. Installation was easy. The only drilling that was required was two small holes. I expected it to take a while to put these on, but it didn't take long at all. The look and fit are both amazing! I definitely recommend this product!


          Year: 2006Submodel: WranglerCastlewood, VA, USA

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 19, 2014

          great prouct, only drawback is the need to drill holes for certain aplications

          Looks nice, works great, just wasnt prepared to drill


          Year: 2003

          Helpful (6)

        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 02, 2013

          Great add on.

          It looks nice, adds on to my 02 jeep wrangler. Its very durable and the warranty that comes with it is good. Fairly easy to install if you have the right tools.


          Year: 2002Georgetown, KY 40324, USA

          Helpful (5)