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#38 of 146 Jeep Wrangler Side Step/Running Boards
Mar 22, 2006 (11:01 am)
I just became the proud owner of a 2005 Wrangler Rubicon. I am interested in getting the best running board/side step, but I am concerned about installation. I particularly like the "Rock Barz" by Warrior Products, because they are very low profile and will not impeded off-roading. The problem is that they must be drilled into the frame.
Does anyone know of a good running board that does not require drilling?
#39 of 146 Re: Jeep Wrangler Side Step/Running Boards [dmrap]
Mar 22, 2006 (12:59 pm)
You will more likely get a reply if you stick with the main Jeep Wrangler discussion.
#40 of 146 Re: Jeep Wrangler Side Step/Running Boards [tidester]
Mar 22, 2006 (1:08 pm)
The top of my web page says that this IS the Jeep Wranglers Owners Forum. I assume from your message that it is not?
#41 of 146 Re: Jeep Wrangler Side Step/Running Boards [dmrap]
Mar 22, 2006 (1:25 pm)
Click on the link I provided in my previous message and you'll see it's a different place!
#42 of 146 Re: Jeep Wrangler Side Step/Running Boards [tidester]
Mar 22, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I see. I have no idea how that happened, but I apologize!
#43 of 146 Re: Jeep Wrangler Side Step/Running Boards [dmrap]
Mar 22, 2006 (9:52 pm)
Not a problem!
#44 of 146 Re: DIY suggestion for an insta-trunk [jplyman]
Feb 02, 2007 (8:12 pm)
I have not yet but I have been looking at it. I would think it would be a simple as dropping a carpeted cut out sheet of plywood with legs in place. I also think having the top off (mines a hard top) would facilitate installation. My problem is on my 2007 with the rear subwofer I have yet to decide If I want to lose quality by muffling the sound or removing the speaker. I saw online that bestop (I think) has one for the 2007 designed with a cut out for the speaker but I still bet you lose sound quality. Maybe I will wait for them to make a basket type or better yet head to my uncle's with some steel tubing and expanded metal so I can make one using his pipe benders. Whatever I decide if I make one I will take pictures and do a step by step or at least as good as I can.
#45 of 146 spring spacer type suspension lift
Feb 20, 2007 (12:52 pm)
I am waiting to receive a 2007 Rubicon 2 door that I ordered. I want to put 35 inch tires on it for off road use and switch to the stock ones when taking road trips. I will buy new wheels with very little back spacing. I don't want to drop thousands into a suspension lift. I thought of doing a combination of a spring spacer lift and a small body lift. Does anyone have experience with a spring spacer style lift? Does it change steering and suspension angles to the point that additional parts need to be purchased to correct any changes? I know I will need to get an alignment after the installation, but I wondered if anyone else had experience re. road handling, drive shaft angles, caster angle, sway bar extensions, pitman arm, etc.? I'm looking at a 2 inch puck style lift. Thanks for any advise.
#46 of 146 Re: spring spacer type suspension lift [broom]
Feb 21, 2007 (12:36 pm)
To fit 35's you won't need much lift on the new JK's. A simple budget boost should work just fine.
ANY suspension lift, whether it is with springs/coils or spacers, will affect steering geometry. The amount of affect is based upon lift size. A 2" lift shouldn't affect it enough to matter. Your driveline angles will change a bit, but with the new JK's, I don't know if it would be significant enough to induce vibrations. If it is a 4door, probably not.
Sway bar angles will be changed unless you have aftermarket swaybar links.
#47 of 146 Re: spring spacer type suspension lift [erickpl]
Feb 22, 2007 (12:22 pm)
Paul, Thanks for the info. I think I will install a spring spacer lift kit. If my ride is affected too much, I can buy longer sway bar arms, adjustable track bars, etc. Hopefully, like you mentioned, a 2 inch kit won't require other mods. By the way, the new Rubicon is unstoppable with it's low low range, disconnecting sway bar, and electronic lockers front and rear. With a small lift and 35 inch mud tires, the only thing holding it back should be my unwillingness to get my new Jeep scratched or dented. -Jim