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OEM Mopar rock sliders or side steps

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Old 03-24-2008, 09:01 PM
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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?
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:11 PM
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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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Old 03-24-2008, 10:02 PM
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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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Old 03-25-2008, 07:40 AM
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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.
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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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Old 03-25-2008, 08:19 AM
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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

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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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