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I know that sliders are better off road. My question is mainly based on the step area. Whats the distance between the floorboard and the slider and the floorboard and the Step Bars? I know sliders give better ground clearance but I am wanting to know the top side differences. Do Step Bars tops sit lower than Sliders? Does that make any sence?
 

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Thanks guys. The thing is it is for my wife. She can't get into the bronco with nothing on there. I don't want Step bars and she says sliders are higher than step bars and won't be any better off then with nothing.

Dustin have you made any with a drop step yet. I seen a thread a long time ago where you were pondering on it.
 

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I have the same problem, my wife is too short to get in the truck :D Using the sliders as a step isn't a good solution.

Rather than give up ground clearance by lowering the step, I'm looking into ways to set up a retractable step. I think a stirrup of some type would work. Attach it inside the truck (bolt it to the floor, tie it to a seat frame, etc.) so it can be tossed out for use, and put back under the seat afterwards.
 

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Just curious, does everybody weld the sliders onto the frame or do some actually bolt them on?

Also, what kind of square tubing is used? What wall thickness?
 

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lightnin said:
She can't get into the bronco with nothing on there. I don't want Step bars and she says sliders are higher than step bars and won't be any better off then with nothing.
Larston said:
Rather than give up ground clearance by lowering the step, I'm looking into ways to set up a retractable step.
I think something like this would suit your needs perfectly. They are a little clumsy at first, but once you get a little prectice at it they are very easy. after a few days I was able to get in my truck and not even think about how I need to step in to the chain. The trick is the driver needs to put the left foot in the chain and the passenger needs to use the right foot.



And of course you will still need a slider to mount the chain on to
 

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BigBadBronco said:
Just curious, does everybody weld the sliders onto the frame or do some actually bolt them on?

Also, what kind of square tubing is used? What wall thickness?
.250 2" square tube for the legs...
.120 1 1'2 round tube for the sliders...
and bolted to the frame...

and stronger than any nerf bar you can buy...
 

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If you bolt them on it's more work but you can take them off if needed.
 

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You could get a set of sliders and weld a few tabs on(out of the way) that would allow the addition of a step. You should be able to add these tabs and design a step so the step can either be bolted on or just kinda lifted while tilting and held in like a like camper step.
 

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I have the same problem, my wife is too short to get in the truck Using the sliders as a step isn't a good solution.
Rather than give up ground clearance by lowering the step, I'm looking into ways to set up a retractable step. I think a stirrup of some type would work. Attach it inside the truck (bolt it to the floor, tie it to a seat frame, etc.) so it can be tossed out for use, and put back under the seat afterwards.
Thanks guys. The thing is it is for my wife. She can't get into the bronco with nothing on there. I don't want Step bars and she says sliders are higher than step bars and won't be any better off then with nothing.
Hey guys check these out. I got one for my wife and she really likes it
http://www.redneckconcepts.com/steps.php?type=SuvStep
 
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