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Westin HDX Drop Nerf Side Step Bars - Textured Black (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Wide Drop Steps
    • Slip Resistant
    • One Piece Steel Construction
    • Textured Black Finish
    • Easy Installation
    • 2-Door or 4-Door Option
    • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JKs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Westin HDX Drop Steps fitting all two-door and four-door 2007 and up JKs. Today, we're gonna talk through the installation of these steps which is a very simple one-out-of-three-wrench install. Anybody can do this in their driveway in about an hour, but we'll talk more about the installation in just a second. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the features of these steps. A side step will make it a lot easier for you and your passengers to get out of your lifted or even stock height JK. And this side step has a little bit of a different look than some of the others on the market. This integrates a piece that goes all the way from wheel well to wheel well that helps to cover up the slightly unfinished look of the drilled out pinch seam on your factory JK, but it also integrates these steps with a non-slip stepping pad. So this is really a dual purpose piece, but one of those purposes is not protection. This is not going to be a piece that you can take off-road, drop the Jeep off of a ledge onto this rocker, and have it protect the Jeep. This will crush under the weight of the vehicle. This is absolutely a step and a bit of a visual mod to cover that pinch seam but it is not protection, and that's okay. This isn't priced like protection. This is priced like a step. So if you're looking for a very clean step that covers that pinch seam that is a little bit different from some of the other steps that are on the market that isn't a very old-school round tubular side step, I think that this is going to be a pretty nice option. This is going to be a steel side step that's covered in a textured black powder coat finish, and as I said before, this does a really nice job of integrating the step with the piece that's going to cover up that pinch seam that a lot of us don't like to see. Right out of the factory, the pinch seam, in my opinion, looks a little bit unfinished. It does have a few holes drilled in it and just doesn't give a very finished look to the side of the Jeep. So this upper section here will do a nice job of covering that pinch seam area while the steps are very cleanly integrated into that top piece. The way that these mount on the Jeep make them a very solid connection for a step but again, these aren't going to offer protection. And they do have a removable riveted stepping pad, and the rivets that are in there do give you a lot of grip. So even if you're getting into the Jeep on a day where your shoes are muddy or rainy, or maybe there's some snow, you're still going to get a good grip. This stepping pad is actually a separate piece from the rest of the step over top. It's bolted on, and it is removable. So if you wanted to, you could get a little bit creative and possibly color-match that or color-change it if you wanted a bit of a different look. As I said before, this is a one-out-of-three-wrench install that you can get done in your driveway in right about an hour. Westin includes both steps and all of the mounting hardware that you need. Now, those mounting brackets are going to attach to that pinch seam and also the underside of the tub regardless of what year or what body style of Jeep you have. These are going to bolt right up without the need to drill or cut anything. The first step of the install is actually attaching those brackets to the pinch seam in the underside of the tub, and then it's a simple matter of bolting your step onto that new bracket. All you'll need is your traditional hand tools, and you can get this job done. As I said, these aren't going to offer a lot of off-road protection, but that's okay because these are priced like a step and not like armor. Armor is usually going to be more expensive because it is going to be bulkier, beefier, stronger, and if it does have a step built into it, it's not usually as useful of a step as this is. This is gonna give you a very useful step, a

    Handy Drop Steps. Made with clean, chiseled, faceted look, the Westin HDX Textured Black Side Steps give an exciting new look to your 2007-2018 Wrangler at the same time as they provide a firm foothold for mounting or dismounting from your Jeep. Available in either a 2-door or a 4-door format, these steps are lowered several inches below the sill level to give you a more natural step height with a suspension lift installed or for greater security when using them above irregular, rough ground surfaces. These are machined one-piece constructions with stamped tread pattern on the step surfaces for a good grip.

    All-Steel Build. Made to match up to Westin’s HDX bumpers for a unified, powerful appearance, the Westin HDX Drop Steps are made from tough steel with a powder-coat finish. The die stamped step plates are removable for easier cleaning. The design is made to fit close to the rocker panels for both appearance and a tight, stable fitment. The steps provide light protection to the rocker panels and the lower edge of the doors.

    Bolt-On Fit. The installation of Westin’s HDX Drop Steps is made easier by a bolt-on approach that is drill-free and cutting free. A mount kit and hardware, plus instructions, comes with each pair of drop steps.

    3-Year Warranty. Like all of Westin’s powder-coated components, the HDX Textured Black Drop Steps carry a 3 year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

    Application. These Textured Black Westin HDX Drop Steps are designed to fit all 2007-2018 Jeep Wranglers. Please select the proper fitment from the options above to indicate if you need the 2-Door or 4-Door option.

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

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    What's in the Box
    • (2) Drop Steps
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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    5 Top Rated Questions

    Will these fit a 2014 Jeep Rubicon ?

    • Yes, these side step bars will work with a 2014 JK Rubicon model.

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    Will the Westin HDX drop steps my 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL.

    • These specific Nerf Steps have not been confirmed to fit on the JL models, only the JKU. However, the following items are confirmed to fit the 4 door JL: https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-jl-side-steps.html#shop-by2

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    Does this come with both left right side? Or is it sold separately

    • The Westin HDX Drop Steps will include both the passenger and driver side.

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    IS this the only one with a drop height of 6" at the step?

    • A very similar step to the Westin HDX Drop Steps - Textured Black for a four door wrangler is the ICI Magnum RT Cab Length Side Steps - Black. Here is the link if you would like to take a look https://www.extremeterrain.com/ici-magnum-rt-cab-length-side-steps-black-0717-jk-4-door.html

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    Can you tell me the drop height of the step?

    • The Westin HDX Drop Steps will sit 6" below the body of the Wrangler (body to top of step) or approximately 6" below the pinch weld (pinch welt to bottom of step)

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    How do these mount? Can they be used along with something like the rugged ridge rocker protectors? Thanks. 1 answer
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    Customer Reviews (24) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.3

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Protection 4.083333 4.1
    • Fit 4.375 4.4
    • Appearance 4.875 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.583333 4.6



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 11, 2018

      Nice Steps! Almost perfect.

      They arrived VERY well packed. Individually wrapped in foam and plastic. The brackets were all individually placed in their own plastic sleeves. The powder coat is nice and fully intact. Just a couple minor chips on the edges of the brackets which are hidden underneath anyway. The hardware (grade 8) was all lumped into one bag, but not a big deal. Not sure why people have issues with the instructions. I found them very simple to follow and spot on. The illustrations look a little confusing at first but if you just take a minute to look at them, all the info you need is there and clear. Here's a tip to make things go smoother.... I dumped out all the hardware, separated it into matching piles, then used the instructions to label each pile with it's corresponding number. Same with the brackets. This made it really easy/quick to grab the correct items in each step of the instructions. The only issue I had was that there was no diagram showing the rear most brackets being installed. So you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right on whatever side you are doing first. Of course I chose wrong. lol But you'll know right away because the brackets will hit one of the frame mounts. Overall, I like the way it turned out. I like the angular design. Compared to the Sahara steps, these are exactly 2" lower. Maybe 2.125". Doesn't sound like much it but is definitely a noticeable difference. My 4yo can now get his foot up there and heave-ho himself up into the backseat. They did a good job with the brackets, too. Nice and sturdy. The only complaint I have about these is the way they fit up against the body of the jeep. If you look at the pic I'm going to try to upload, it appears that the step is bowed... higher in the middle than the ends. This is actually an optical illusion in the pic. What's really going on, and what bothers me a bit, is when you walk up to the doors and look down at the steps, the center of the step is closer to the body of the jeep than it is in the front and back. I can only assume that the steel steps are straight. So the body of the jeep must be a tad wider in the middle (B-Pillar area) than the front or back. And since the steps are not formed to this ever-so-slight curve, you can see the wider gaps front and rear. But this is really just my OCD. As you can see in the first set of pics, it's not something you'd really notice unless I pointed it out. If it wasn't for this, I would have given them 5 stars. Overall I'm happy with them so far, especially for the reason I got them which is to make it easier for the whole family to get in and out of my lifted JKU.

      DennisD

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 28, 2018

      Looks Great, Horrible instruction

      Took a full afternoon. Don’t mix up the washers and lock washers. This will cause rework. I’m pretty sure the brackets were labeled wrong as well. Once I figured out what was going on, it went a lot faster. Looks great though! Good for my young kids.

      EdwardM

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 12, 2018

      OK but not for any serious off-roading

      These look great, the instructions are terrible and I wish they gave you better bolts for the inseam. The install was difficult because of the instructions but not impossible. I recently took these 4-wheelin on a rather difficult trail and they smashed up pretty badly and easily. To be fair they never said these were rocker rails or that they would be good for off-trail. I just want whomever buys these to know ahead of time these are not good for serious trails. I did like the look of them but must replace.

      jarheadf23

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 07, 2018

      Love It!

      I needed to get a step for the wife and she picked this one in particular. And i actually do love it though. Make sure you seperate everything first before you install, because all the screws and bolts can be confusing.

      Shane

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      March 27, 2018

      Drop step

      I normally get someone to do my work but tried this on my own. Took me just over an hour per side but could of been quicker had I been able to identify what is what and where what goes....only suggestion is I would sub out 4 of the m6 button head bolt to a bigger diam. 2 of them to 8mm and the back bracket can handle m10. That would make it more sturdy..after I installed and stepped on the back it moved. Put bigger bolts and issue was gone.

      NormV

      Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 14, 2018

      Quality of welds and instructions were problematic

      The instructions were difficult to follow compounded by incorrect labeling of the center brackets. There are only 4 parts labeled with stickers, the two center brackets were labeled incorrectly (wrong side) which added to my confusion at the directions that offered a view from the underside of the vehicle looking out which took a bit to get oriented too. After installing the first two brackets it became more intuitive. From a fit perspective, it's barely noticeable until I removed the factory lower body trim, but there is actually a slight curve to the body, the drop steps did not match that which creates a noticeable gap at the front and rear with the middle section being snug to the body. I was a little disappointed with the quality of a few welds where the steps were attached. They had sanded them down to make them flat but you could see a wrinkle or dip in them from certain angles. At a distance it's not a big deal, but when the vehicle is clean and you're within a few feet it's easily visible.

      TimW

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 29, 2018

      Easy Install, Great Look and Function

      Installed on my garage floor so install went a little slower than if you could get you Jeep up on a lift. All in all took a little over 3 hours. I did call the company with a question concerning their exploded view drawings and that was explained quickly. I'm a short person so I was looking for a little help getting in and out of a stock height vehicle Glad I bought them!!

      MartyA

      Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      January 10, 2018

      Just what I was looking gor

      Great look. Functional and with addition of grab bars, getting in and out of my 4 door Rubicon is so easy. The design also hides the pinch seam the rock guards covered. Not the easiest to install. Some of the bolts are difficult to get too. At least no drilling!! Set aside 3 hours and have a helper. I agree with one of the other reviews that the brackets should be numbered. All in all a nice addition.

      JS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      November 24, 2017

      Love them

      Prefect fit easy to install. Only concern is the aft mounts still have give when weight is put on the step. I weigh around 180 and you can feel the step move. Not much but still a concern. The mounts could be beefier. Love the way they look verses my old ones. Overall very happy.

      DaveB

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2017

      Great, But Do A Little Prep Work Before Install!

      These are beautiful looking, solid steps! Getting a lot of compliments on them and stares while driving out and about! Tip: as some of the other reviews state, the instructions/diagrams that come with the steps are not the best. Set aside some time the day before (about an hour) and lay out all the pieces. Review/study the instructions/diagrams, label all the bracket pieces by front passenger side, rear driver side, etc. (I like using those office supply, color coded dots), and loosely bolt everything together. If you take the time to do that, you will be golden: by pre-assembling everything the day before, it took me about 15 - 20 minutes per side to match everything to the factory holes and tighten everything in place. I could easily see this taking an entire afternoon if you laid everything out and tried to figure everything out "as you go" due to the poor instructions.

      KevinS

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      August 29, 2017

      2016 JK Westin

      I bought the drop steps and then had our local American Bedliners Rhino team here in Jacksonville rhino line them and install. They turned out nice.

      InsectaE

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 18, 2017

      Bear

      I love the step sides they look great on the Jeep. However, you have six support peices for each step, two of which has to be put together to make one of the three supports. It would be much easier if they numbered these and did not leave it up to matching a picture to the actual part. This and the fact you had to match screws and bolts the same way caused it to take much longer than it should have.

      BarryN

      Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 15, 2017

      Nice addition

      Love the look. Love the quality. Hate the instructions. Holes in stock jeep too big for bolts, washers. Be prepared for trip to Lowes for additional hardware but don't expect to find black zinc.

      ToddM

      Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 03, 2017

      U won't like it

      Look Great! Took sometime to install, but not drilling. Look GREAT!

      LT

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 28, 2017

      Wonderful Steps!

      Installation was easy once you understand how it all fits together. Very much so recomment laying out all the pieces before you start. They look wonderful and function great! And an added bonus, they work well to keep mud from the sides - i did not have mud flaps installed - did so afterwards!

      StevenS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 22, 2017

      Love them! Wife does too!

      Once I got the directions figured out, it was easy to get done. However, it took hours to complete. Granted, I did the installation alone and on flat ground, and did not use a lift or a helper to complete it. Regardless, I am beyond satisfied!

      linogall

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 18, 2017

      Please update the illustrations

      The instructions were fine however the illustrations were terrible. Get away from hand illustrations where one can't tell the differences in each of the brackets. Please take pictures of the actual brackets. It would also help if the brackets were labeled. Agree with other review where the washers were too small. This was more than 1 hour of installation time.

      PhattDaddy

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 25, 2017

      Good

      Installation was pretty straight-forward after I figured out what I was looking at. Deciphering the instructions was the hardest part. I used colored pencils to color-code the items in the drawing, which helped. Also, the M6 washers they provided were too small, so I had to replace them with wider diameter ones. But I like the angled look these steps provide.

      MichaelS

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 22, 2017

      Jeep steps

      The steps were perfect amazing product and amazing service thank you

      DarlineR

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 22, 2017

      Great Purchase

      These look great. Steps are located in the correct positions in relation to the doors. They were easy to install if you lay all the parts out first. Take the time to lay them out and you should be fine. Instructions are minimal. DO NOT LOOSE ANY PARTS, THERE ARE NO EXTRAS!!!! ( I put mine in zip locked bags and labeled them)

      EricD

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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