Misfitted With JL Side Steps

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I was watching a YouTube video earlier of a guy reviewing a Rubicon. Most of the prespec rubi’s I see right now have the rock rails. The rubi in the video had the step sides. But, they weren’t JT side steps. It looks like the dealer might’ve taken a set from a JL and slapped them on there. It doesn’t look good at all. I figured I’d share this, in case anyone misses it and winds up with the wrong step sides. Make sure you get what your paying for! This is the only instance I’ve seen of this. I test drove an overland the other day and the they went from the front fender to the back.

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I was watching a YouTube video earlier of a guy reviewing a Rubicon. Most of the prespec rubi’s I see right now have the rock rails. The rubi in the video had the step sides. But, they weren’t JT side steps. It looks like the dealer might’ve taken a set from a JL and slapped them on there. It doesn’t look good at all. I figured I’d share this, in case anyone misses it and winds up with the wrong step sides. Make sure you get what your paying for! This is the only instance I’ve seen of this. I test drove an overland the other day and the they went from the front fender to the back.

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That looks like...um.....shit
 
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I’m not a huge fan of these steps. They seem to get in the way more than they do any good.
 

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I was watching a YouTube video earlier of a guy reviewing a Rubicon. Most of the prespec rubi’s I see right now have the rock rails. The rubi in the video had the step sides. But, they weren’t JT side steps. It looks like the dealer might’ve taken a set from a JL and slapped them on there. It doesn’t look good at all. I figured I’d share this, in case anyone misses it and winds up with the wrong step sides. Make sure you get what your paying for! This is the only instance I’ve seen of this. I test drove an overland the other day and the they went from the front fender to the back.

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WOW! I wonder if the mechanic at some point was like - hmm this doesn't look right!?
 

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well, I suppose that at least partially answers my question about using JLU steps, cause that is the most cobbled shit I've seen on a Gladiator yet.
What I've been wondering was about tube steps, probably not AS bad, but still no bueno.

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Thank you so much for posting this because I'm taking those steps off my JLU when my JT gets delivered and I hoped to be able to reuse them. These pictures are worth a thousand words.
 

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I was watching a YouTube video earlier of a guy reviewing a Rubicon. Most of the prespec rubi’s I see right now have the rock rails. The rubi in the video had the step sides. But, they weren’t JT side steps. It looks like the dealer might’ve taken a set from a JL and slapped them on there. It doesn’t look good at all. I figured I’d share this, in case anyone misses it and winds up with the wrong step sides. Make sure you get what your paying for! This is the only instance I’ve seen of this. I test drove an overland the other day and the they went from the front fender to the back.

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:facepalm: That’s looks like some redneck engineering I’ve done in my younger (dumber) days. :fingerscrossed:
 

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:facepalm: That’s looks like some redneck engineering I’ve done in my younger (dumber) days. :fingerscrossed:
As a practicing redneck I am offended by that statement I would never show something like that in public. And I sure as heck wouldn't produce and publish a video memorializing my stupidity for eternity. The internet is a tough place you had better have your stuff right before you go public with an idea.
 

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As a practicing redneck I am offended by that statement I would never show something like that in public. And I sure as heck wouldn't produce and publish a video memorializing my stupidity for eternity. The internet is a tough place you had better have your stuff right before you go public with an idea.
Yep. Redneck and proud of it too. :rock:
But definitely wouldn’t be proud of that botched job. And I agree. I definitely would NOT be posting it on the web for all eternity. :lipssealed:
 
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Thank you so much for posting this because I'm taking those steps off my JLU when my JT gets delivered and I hoped to be able to reuse them. These pictures are worth a thousand words.
Glad to help!
 

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This brings up a total NOOB question I have been wondering on the step bars... With the Rubi rock rails that come standard, can you install step rails and keep the rock rails or do those have to be removed? Might be a dumb question but I wasn't sure if it was one or the other or if both would fit at the same time.
 

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This brings up a total NOOB question I have been wondering on the step bars... With the Rubi rock rails that come standard, can you install step rails and keep the rock rails or do those have to be removed? Might be a dumb question but I wasn't sure if it was one or the other or if both would fit at the same time.
Yes and No. I believe if the steps are mounted in the same way as the rock rails then you'd have to replace the rails with the steps. I have seen some steps, can't remember which post they were in, that can be added while keeping the rails on. They used different mounting points.
 

                           
























































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