yes, but it is only a little bit lower than the opening. So it isn't super smooth using it as a step, but it is helpful. On my JK I didn't have the grate thing on top that they offer now, and my pregnant wife used it frequently to help get in. Otherwise we both just put a foot in the footwell, grabbed a handle and hopped into the seat. My JLU is stock height right now so no need for a step. My JK was 4in lift on 37s. Anything that has a low enough step to be that middle height step to make getting in w/ a step smooth, will not be good for offroading and body protection. The shrock steps are 3-4inches lower height that you have to lift your leg to get into your JL, but they are outward so you aren't having to also stretch your leg into the footwell which helps, but its a big step up with a small shuffle step into the vehicle.Thanks for the feedback! From what I've read Shrockworks seems like the way to go. The toughest part on this is trying to figure out if the step will be big enough to assist in getting in the JL
If you get the tread plates on top of the sliders then it is a lot more surface area to step on which is super helpful for roofrack access or folding down/up the softtop if you do that. I use/used my sliders as a step mostly for putting the top down on my JK. I haven't put the top down on my JL yet since I haven't had it in nice weather yet, but expect to be doing the same with the JL.