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    Or you have to drive through the February snow...
     
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    Bestop Sunrider installed. Fits great, easy install. Haven't been on the highway at speed yet.IMG_1055.jpg IMG_1057.JPG IMG_1059.jpg IMG_1060.jpg
     
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    How easy it is to open and close? Can it be done from the driver's seat?
     
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    Very easy. From the driver's seat, lower the visors and two clamp releases. Takes a few seconds.
     
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    Awesome! I was afraid it'd be like most manual convertibles where you have to park and get out to unlatch the passenger side.
     
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    I like where you are going with this. I do have a question about the mud flaps. I am in a holding pattern for my rock slides with Rock Slide Engineering since they just started building them and want rock chip protection for the door hinges and rear fenders. The doors look like they have good coverage but are the bottoms of the rear fenders going to be protected from rocks coming off of the front tires? I guess the best question is how far off the ground are the flaps?
     
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    I've got the Rockslide Engineering steps coming too. For the stock Rubicon the bottom of the flap is at 9 1/2 inches off the ground. Looking at it I think it won't give full protection for the rear fender. Note that Jeep has gottem smarter and put a protective film on the rear fenders. Hope that saves them a bit and maybe only have to replace the film every once in a while. flapsfromfront.jpg
     
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    That is a perfect photo to answer my question. I will be driving off the lot with with a two inch Mopar lift and 37 KO2s so they probably won’t help at all on mine.
     
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    Maybe still protect the door and hinges. I think the Rockslide Engineering steps are much wider than the stock sliders so that might help a little too! I like that the K02 37s are C rated and they'll look great with the lift. Still debating the lift but think I know which way it will go!!
     
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    I had a set of the Mopar high performance rock sliders ordered to protect the rear fenders and allow my petit wife to get in but they arrived damaged...yeah I too asked "how in the world do you damage rock sliders?" But when I saw how tall my Gladiator was going to be I reconsidered and went with the Rock Slide Engineering with the power step. I was only allowed to drive my JK to church once because she had to hike her skirt up to he waist to climb in, I can't have that happen again because my Gladiator has a special parking space at church.
     
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    Sounds like you need to find a way for the truck can be lowered down so your little lady will have a short step when getting out for church. Pray about it, might help, no guarantee. Perhaps step bars that power down a good bit. And smaller wheels and tires.
     
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    Oh I pray a lot! Rock Slide Engineering has exactly what I need it is just going to take them a few weeks for production to catch up to demand. I also have an ES350 that she has no trouble getting into or out of but I prefer to drive my Jeep. And we plan to give the Lexus to our daughter when she turns 16 so I will not have that option any more soon.
     
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    Now that’s pretty cool. Does not look like it help with getting into the back seats. Or does it?
     
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    It does cover the back door since the bottom of the door is so narrow. I really wish the were longer so that I could reach over into the bed. But it is way better than anything else out there
     
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