Smittybilts Sure Steps are manufactured with a high commitment to quality and feature several innovations not found in other side steps. Sure Step Pads Are Secured w/5 Pins In A Squashed Step. No Exposed Metal To Rust. No Drill Installation On Most Applications. Rugged Frame/Body Mount Design. Oversize Bolt Attachment Prevents Tube Step Bounce. Non-Slip Polyester Step Pads. Custom Fit for Most Vehicles. Mounting Hardware Included.
On my 2015 JK these bolted up quite easily. Installation was actually relaxing and fun. My only criticism of the kit is that the installation hardware (nuts, bolts, washers, etc) were not organized in any way. I had to sort through everything to make sure I got the correct parts paired up with the correct application. Otherwise, it was a fun little project.
By donkeyhotay from Oklahoma City, OK
My wife can get in the Jeep now
I needed a step so my wife could get into the Jeep. They were low cost in comparison, Everything just bolted up pretty easy. Just barely start the bolts that hold the hangers. Then put on the step and tighten . Don't try and tighten hangers prior to putting on the step. I thought I left them loose enough but had to go back and loosen the hangers to get the steps lined up. 2nd side I put on was twice as fast.
By RayJ from Mid Missouri
Excellent quality, low cost, tough, installs in half an hour and does not interfere with mud flaps or rock rails
By Dave from Rockwall, tx
I love the look of these running boards. Not too soft looking, gives the jeep a defined minimal look yet kind of rugged look. Not too clumbsy looking. It may be a little narrow for some people but I love the way it looks.
By Beaut33 from St Charles, MO
Sure Step is a good step
Easy install and saves a ton of weight when you remove the stock rock sliders
By Voodoo from Monterey
smitty nerf bars
They look good and will work for a step but it attaches to the body so they are just for show and not for rock crawling
By skip from austin Tx.
Good sturdy product. Easy to install after u dig through the massive amount of extra hardware it comes with. These mount nice and are great for kids that need that extra step to get into your vehicle! The only negative comment I have is that one of the end caps wasn't mounted correctly from the manufacturer and it will probably fall off on the highway somewhere. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars.
By CoronaJK from Stockton ca
Great Product & Service
Bought this for my wife for Christmas (2012). Product arrived prior to estimated delivery date and in good condition. I decided to install prior to Christmas, because the weather was so nice. Installation went fairly smoothly, roughly an hour. Bars bolt directly to the frame on the 2012 JK with additional support provided at the pinch weld. It even came with a Smittybilt sticker that my daughter put on her jeep. The only recommendation I would have for Smittybilt is to compartmentalize the hardware. It was a little pain trying to sort through washers, nuts and bolts that I didn't need. Picky, I know.
By Bobby from Hampton, VA
Very good for their purpose
First, I have to say right off the bat that this was my first order from 4wheelparts.com. I'm always a little hesitant to order from new companies online but the process with 4wheelparts.com was as good as the best experience I've had elsewhere.
With that out of the way, let me talk about the side bars. I wanted to get a much more expensive pair of side bars for my 2012 JK Unlimited but I didn't want to shell out the big bucks just yet. However my wife is a short woman and, while watching her get in the Jeep was pretty funny, I knew I had to do something to help her climb in. These Smittybilt side steps were the cheapest I could find that I would risk buying. They arrived much sooner than I expected and were a breeze to put on. I had both sides installed and secured in under an hour. They're quite solid, and can hold my 240 pounds jumping up and down on them without a problem.
My only concerns are partly unfounded and partly vain. First, I'm worried that, because they're powder coated and not stainless, that they will rust. Especially around the rubber step pads. I've been assured that they won't, but time will tell.
Secondly, I'm not a fan of the rubber step mats that say Smittybilt on them. I wish they were just plain jane without any text. Completely trivial.
As for the look, I like it. It's not what I want in the long term but they're solid and easy to install and serve a specific purpose. They're certainly not ugly by any means.
At the end of the day, I think I got an extremely good deal. The craftsmanship is solid, the quality is about what I expected it to be; not great but not poor either.
By Brodie from St. Louis, MO
Installed on 2012 JKU
Very easy to install except for the fact that I had to drive to the hardware store just to install these steps. The enclosed hardware was sealed, but did not include all the nuts, bolts, and washers to secure the steps. These steps are great, but they made it very inconvenient to install.
For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now