View Poll Results: Mopar rock sliders or side steps?

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  • Rock Sliders

    35 77.78%
  • Side steps

    10 22.22%
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  1. #1
    JK Enthusiast IndianaJK's Avatar
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    Default OEM Mopar rock sliders or side steps

    I just bought a set of Rubicon rock sliders real cheap on Ebay. I had time to hang one on the passenger side and now I not sure it I want to keep them.

    The Mopar rock sliders look great but offer no protection to the side of the Jeep from road dirt/gravel off the front tire. I really don't do any hard core off roading where I would need a rock slider but I like the looks of them.

    The Mopar steps look ok and offer some protection to the side of the Jeep but I really never use them as a step. I really hate getting out of the Jeep in the winter with those steps sticking out. I always get crap on my pant legs.

    So my question is:

    Keep the steps for protection from road dirt/gravel off the front tires or use the Rubicon rock sliders because they look great and would offer great protection if I hit something offroad?
    08 Sahara Unlimited, hard top, soft top, AT, 3.73


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    Mopar slush mats
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    Mopar Rubicon rock rails
    Sahara side steps
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    Black painted muffler/tail pipe
    Grill guard mod
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    I would go with the sliders. They look better and if you do any off-roading at all the extra clearance will be welcomed.

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    I know in the owner's manual it says to remove the steps. I don't think that's true with the sliders.

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    rock sliders look great offer more protection offroad and also will offer some protection from rock chips.

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    JK Enthusiast IndianaJK's Avatar
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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like 100% votes for the rock sliders. I can't believe that the steps don't have any votes.
    08 Sahara Unlimited, hard top, soft top, AT, 3.73


    18" Sahara wheels/tires
    17" Rubicon wheels/tires
    MyGig with Navigation
    AEM Brute Force Air Intake System
    Teraflex quick discos
    Shorty 8" antenna
    KC Slimlites windshield mounted
    Mopar satin black fuel door
    Mopar slush mats
    Mopar door entry guards
    Mopar front skid plate
    Mopar Rubicon rock rails
    Sahara side steps
    Grab handles
    Mirror drain mod
    Black painted muffler/tail pipe
    Grill guard mod
    3m clear protection on flares/hinges

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    JK Enthusiast necros's Avatar
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    I voted for side steps just because no one else did

    If you're using em more for looks than whatever their fuctional purpose is, then for for what looks best I like the looks of the side steps personally, but if I did get into any real offroading I would definitely change them

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    The side steps break easily. I cut the corner of a small snow bank (made by my plow) and the steps fractured. The snow bank barely touched the side steps. I looked around and notice several other JK's had the same problem.

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    If I didnt have anything, Id buy the OEM Rock rails with additional tube welded to the side, it offers protection from other car doors and serves as sliders...
    the cost is ~$500

    I dont Jeep

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    use the rock rails and get some mud flaps

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    Another vote for the rock rails.
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