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Alternate to step bar?

Nick C.

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I ordered my shackles today and I'll have my 31's on by Monday so I was wanting to get a head start on my new look, tonight I took off my factory step bars. They look great on but I like it better with them off.

Here's my question. I have a short wife 5'2", I never use the step bars but she does. So I'm lifting the x and taking off the step bars which she'll need even more now. Do any of you guys have ideas of what to use in place of a step bar?
 
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Alec

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I just got some simple black hoop steps from Carr. They go on pretty easily with a few drilled holes and they work. I will take them off when wheeling though to avoid body damage. But you can easily take the steps off and leave the mounts on.
 
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I would suggest sliders, if you have a friend that can weld, just go get some metal stock and make yourself some nice steps that will actually protect your truck from rocks.
 
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Alec

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I have these in black:

EDIT: Oops, all showed up. The Hoop II.

StepVertPic.gif
 
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bdogg23

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where did you buy your shackles at?
 
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canada74

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i've seen people use a pice of chain... like 1/4" 30 grade, and loop it, like a " u" from the inside so when you open the door it usually falls out and when you get in just pull it in. its so that its one less thing t get hung up on on the trails
 
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expl0der8

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You should look into these, Kodiak Side Steps. They swing out of the way so they won't get in the way when going off-road.
 
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