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importance of sidesteps

some ppl ive heard that dont like sidesteps.. but i do find its important to have as it DOES protect ur car not only work as a "step" ... this is not the first time ive been saved by them but in the last trip i went with my stock tires just didnt give the hight nor the traction i just fell in the holes landed on my tummy and saved my door from hitting the ground thanks to the side steps


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haha been their done that
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the steps do help but to an extent. Rock sliders that are welded on will take a lot more before they bend compared to the steps.
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that depends on the steps though.. this ones are made from steel thick layer tube welded to the car frame.. trust me its has taken big blows... the paint was the ne that aint resisting that hard lol :P

and belive me in that pic that sidestep is holding much of the cars weight
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almost looks like it could of tipped over if it kept sinking
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the nose is uphill actually
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back when i had mine on, they helped me a time or two as well. but i took them off until i lift it more. they just didnt look that good to me.

but let me say, i LOVE your 4 door ranger. im so jealous.
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Roberto, what's the metal wires running from the brush bar to the roof top basket for? Or is it just for looks?
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that is a SICK truck. i want to see more pictures of it.
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Roberto, what's the metal wires running from the brush bar to the roof top basket for? Or is it just for looks?
guide wires i bet not for sure though
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Roberto, what's the metal wires running from the brush bar to the roof top basket for? Or is it just for looks?
They prevent (to a degree) branches/limbs and debris from hitting the windshield, I ran the same concept on my Samurai.

I sooo want that 4-door Ranger with all the accessories, very nice truck sir.
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dude where did u get that *****in 4 door ranger?
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dude where did u get that *****in 4 door ranger?
Did you notice his location by any chance?
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your truck is sweet but whats the point with the cables from the basket to the brush guard
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It was already said, but they keep branches and limbs out of the front windshield.

I agree that they can help but a set of real sliders with built in steps would be a much better choice. Put a highlift in the very middle of the step and try to lift the truck. If it doesnt break I bet it will bend. A set of proper sliders wont move at all.

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the cables from the bull guard to the box do help me get of breabches off my windsield as mentioned before, locking the roof box in one place as rokcy roads tend to make ur cabin move ALOT so does the roof, and its a nice place to hang the winch control. il get a pic later of how it looks with the control cable rolled around it

the truck i bought it in costa rica, there are alot of this in latin america

thge side steps have gotten hard hitts even i saw an old lady once hit its small carr right into my car and hit the steeps and just scratch em, though it wasent a 60mph crash.... but still strong enought
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just curious, what motor do you have in your truck?

i was looking on a hispanic equivalent of ebay, and all the 4 door trucks had the 4 banger in em. eek, talk about slowwwwww.
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its a turbo diesle i do believe.. i may be wrong though
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yeah 2.8 turbo diesel intercooler.

its strong enought ive taken a 1000pound atv on the trunk and pulled a trailer with 3 more 1000pound atvs, did like some 30 miles like this. over hills not on flatlands thought it was a hard trip. done nice long trips with 3 atvs not 4 for over some.... 150 miles trip
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That's 1/2 the reason I have a set of sliders in my basement waiting to go on the truck.
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damn i wish i had a turbo diesel
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forget a 5.0 swap let me get my hands on that diesel
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