Making Mopar plastic steps a bit more trail worthy

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Wife wanted her old plastic Mopar steps back so I did my best to make them a bit more "rock resistant", took a couple 5 ft strips of 1/8" x8" wide to the machine shop to have them bent on the brake, welded up a couple bracket protectors and that's it. I know this is no substitute for rock rails but maybe this is something we can both live with. I must admit, these are the best steps as far as width and grip, but easy to destroy, so time will tell :)

I do like the fact that they are higher off the ground than my previous RC steel steps, so there's that.
Wish me luck :)

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Looks good. I like hidden mods like this.

Somewhat related: I've considered making some sort of bracket to make the Rubicon rock rails frame mounted.
That would be a cool project as long as you don't bust any frame bolts :(

TBH I actually like these steps and like I mentioned, for just the function as a step these are superb.

If we just do some moderate scuffing on rocks I think these plates will suffice, if they take a direct downward drop then I'm probably out of luck. At least I have my old steel ones as backups lol.
 
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