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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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    Product Information

    Features, Description, Reviews, Specs & Installation


    • 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 -


    Customer Reviews (9)

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    Ratings Summary

    4.4 out of 5 overall rating from 9 customers

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    • October 04, 2018

      2 2002 Wrangler - HM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      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.

      Helpful (4)
    • September 06, 2018

      3 2000 Wrangler - BrandonR Installation Time: Afternoon


      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.

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    • April 23, 2018

      5 2003 Wrangler - RobD

      Nice step

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

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    • October 22, 2017

      5 2005 Wrangler - ErnieG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      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.

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    • May 22, 2017

      5 2004 Wrangler - Sully Installation Time: Afternoon

      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.

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    • June 13, 2016

      5 2016 Wrangler - Bobby4361y Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      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!!!

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    • March 14, 2016

      5 2006 Wrangler - Axle2 Installation Time: Afternoon

      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!

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    • September 19, 2014

      5 2003 - Tim Installation Time: Afternoon

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

      Looks nice, works great, just wasnt prepared to drill

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    • August 02, 2013

      5 2002 - Peyton66 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      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.

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    Installation & What's in the Box

    Installation Info

    What's in the Box

    • Driver's Side Bar
    • Passenger Side Bar
    • Mounting Brackets
    • Hardware

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