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Hello from Western PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shooter65, Jun 24, 2023.

  1. Jun 24, 2023 at 1:48 AM
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    shooter65

    shooter65 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm a little out of order, posting my introduction after my first question.
    We are going to pick up our new 2023 Rubicon 4 door on July 1st. This will be my wife's winter daily driver but I'm sure it will see a lot of driving in the summer as well. I'll post pics once we pick it up.

    It doesn't have side steps, any recommendations? We are getting older and I have a prosthetic leg so side steps are necessary but I want to get sturdy units that go with the capability and look of a Rubicon.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2023 at 4:21 AM
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    shooter65

    shooter65 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to list the options.
    White
    Black interior
    Leather trimmed bucket seats
    Cold Weather Group
    LED Lighting Group
    Steel Bumper Group
    Black 3 piece Hard Top
    Hard Top Headliner
    All weather floor mats
    3.6L eTorque
    8 speed auto 850RE
    Windshield with Corning Gorilla Glass
    Satin Black Grill
    Jeep Trail Rated Kit
     
  3. Jun 24, 2023 at 8:45 AM
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    aggrex

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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
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  4. Jun 24, 2023 at 9:05 AM
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    shooter65

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  5. Jun 24, 2023 at 11:31 AM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    RC is just one of the brands with powered side steps. Other than avoiding physical damage on the trails the better warranty may be your guide for the electronics and mechanisms.
     
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  6. Jul 1, 2023 at 10:17 PM
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    shooter65

    shooter65 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Resized_20230701_165636.jpg
     
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  7. Aug 27, 2023 at 7:15 AM
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    shooter65

    shooter65 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Updates: Here are the side steps I went with for our Jeep.
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    I very seriously considered the retractable steps as recommended by @aggrex but this is my wife's winter vehicle so I was concerned about longevity and that they would hold salt and moisture against the rocker panel. I also have a leg amputation and needed a full step, front to back so I could insure I'd have a solid step depending on where I needed to position my foot.

    I went with the Gatorback mudflaps which are very pricey and a PITA to put on but I'm impressed with them. When I bought them, they didn't offer them for the 23 Rubicon so I bought the 22 flaps and had to fab some hardware to install the rear ones.

    [​IMG]
     
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