to the test
Now comes the fun part! I'm not a small man by any means, so the
first thing I did to test the Sidesteps Rocker Guards was to jump
up and down on them. I was pleasantly surprised. They feel like
they are a permanent part of the frame.
took my Hi-lift® jack and lifted up
one side using only the Sidestep Rocker Guard as the lift point.
It's truly amazing!
No sense in
testing the things on pavement, though, so on to the rocks! I found
two worthy rocks to do the testing on. One of the rocks I decided
to slide the Rocker Guard on and the other I slammed the Rocker
Guard down onto.
slid the Rocker Guard on this rock to test not only the strength,
but also the finish. The Bulletproof Sidesteps Rocker Guards
with their powdercoat finish passed the test with flying colors.
I was able to wipe off the rock residue with my finger, leaving
only a minor scratch. I could not have expected any better.
other rock test involved dropping the Jeep down onto a large
rock, thus more than supporting the weight of the 4500-pound
rig. Again, I was very satisfied. I checked afterwards and the
mounts hadn't budged a bit, almost as if they were welded to
If you are even half-way serious about rockcrawling or just concerned
with the ability of people to get into your grocery-getter, then
you need to consider a set of these Bulletproof Sidesteps Rocker
Guards. The money you spend on these may save you some serious body
carnage on the trail.