Rock Slide Engineering's newly designed 3rd Generation Step Slider is next level. This fully functional, trail rated, rock slider is integrated with a power step for easy access for all demographics. Cosmetic changes allow the step to curve and follow the contour of the vehicle, minimizing spacing between the rear end of the extension to the fender flare. An additional 2 inches on the back end of the step has been added to this generation for better, safer access to the rear door. Their engineers have incorporated smart motor technology and eliminated the gas strut from the internals of the step to increase the motor longevity. This improvement will keep your step deploying and retracting consistently, even in cold and harsh weather. A sleep mode has been built in to minimize battery drainage. The slider provides protection for the rocker panel on your Jeep. The step will deploy a full 12 inches down from the body of the Slider when the door is opened. After closing your door, the step will automatically retract and sit flush with the body of the step slider.
Rock Slide Engineering's Step Slider is made of 10-gauge steel construction. They use a state-of-the-art automated powder coat system to acid etch the raw base material in preparation for the textured black topcoat. The internals of the step slider are made of stainless steel and aluminum to prevent rusting. This plug and play system is designed to utilize the factory mounting points for a no-drill installation. It uses a stand-alone wire harness, so no splicing or rewiring on your Jeep is necessary. This will allow you to retain your manufacturer warranty after installation.
The Step Slider is rated for moderate off-road conditions. More aggressive trails require the additional skid plate for the step slider to provide further stability and protection.
5.0Rock Slide Engineering Step Sliders on 2010 JKU
I have had them installed for a little over a week now and they look and work great. The motors are fairly quiet and move the steps up and down very gracefully. The instruction we also pretty well done, only a few issues with the instruction which I think are because I received an updated model over what the instructions expected. In my case this was most obvious as the on/off switch I received didn't look at all like the one in the instructions and had a different number of connections as well. That said it was very easy to tell what the differences where and adjust. The biggest problem I had with the install actually had nothing to do with the parts and more to do with a 12 year old Jeep not wanting to let go of any of its bolts. WD40 and a torch may be your best friends if you are working with a little older vehicle. :)
By Rob M.
from Denver, Co
This is the best addition to my Jeep so far!!!!
Also bought the tailgate table and is awesome!
2.0Want to love em, but not worth the $ -hear me out
I want to love these rock sliders - I love the company - but if you're really doing any type of wheeling you're probably better off with a more basic slider with a removable step you can take off when you go wheeling. I purchased these in Aug 2019 bc I do moderate wheeling with my friends in California (Bald Mountain, Dishpan Springs, Rubicon, Deer Valley, Cleghorn, etc), but I also had to take my dad to doctors appointments, and needed something that would make it easier for him to get in and out of. When I saw these I thought - these are perfect. They look very clean - the design is very sharp. You can tell RSE took their time to really make these rails fit seamlessly with the rest of the design of the Wrangler. Installation is moderate, but the instructions are clear and can be done at home by a DIYer. The mechanism for opening and closing is nicely designed too. The rails open and close quickly when either of the doors on the same side open. My problem is with the ruggedness. A couple of months after installing these, I took my JKU out for a ride on the Rubicon Trail and ended up slipping on a rock and landing the driver side rocker on that rock. When we got off the trail, I noticed the step wouldnt deploy because the frame/housing of the rail had bent in such a way that it pinned the step from deploying. I ended up having to remove the rail and hammer the plate flat again. Fast forward a year later and I noticed that the steps started to dangle from their flush position, tucked inside the rail. I called RSE, and they recommended I purchase replacement shocks that pull the step back up. But to install the shocks you have to remove the entire rail (again). Now in June 2022, I just got back from a trip to Deer Valley trail in Tahoe/Stanislaus, and after hitting a rock on the passenger side, that step wont deploy (bent the rocker on that side - which will require hammering it out like the driver side). I know on the web page they recommend getting the additional reinforcement plates to add strength, but if that's the case, then why are the standard rock sliders called "rock sliders"? I wouldnt normally write a review, but when I purchased these things, they were $1800 and now they list for over $2300. Add to that another $600 for the reinforcement plates? If you're going to really to any type of trail riding where your rockers might take a ding, I think there are lots of other options available for less than $3000, that get you almost the same features. I will say - again - they are the best looking sliders. Very clean looking and I get lots of compliments, But for that price, the slack shock and the bent plating just doesnt seem worth it. Hope this helps a few of you out there in making your decision. Sorry RSE. I love you guys. I love that you manufacture in the US, but there's still some room for improvement in your design - hope you can turn my opinion around!
By Green Jeeper
from Los Angeles
Been on my Jeep for 2 weeks and I love them so far.
Since 2004, Utah-based Rock-Slide Engineering has been steadily producing exterior bumpers for 4x4s and the company has evolved to manufacture drivetrain and lighting products as well. Being situated in the rocky desert region is ideal for Rock-Slide to test their creations in real-life off-roading country, and Jeep enthusiasts appreciate their attention to detail and durable construction that comes through in the clutch. Whether it's Tierra Del Sol, Moab Easter Jeep Safari or Truck & Jeep Fest, you'll find Rock-Slide's lineup on hand and in action. Protect against rocks and trail hazards with heavy-duty Rock-Slide bumpers that still exude a sense of style. Shop Rock Slide Engineering Now