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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:43 PM
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I swapped my NAS 110 steps for a set of four of those. I definitely love the look, and love those steps. I think the quick release is a good idea, and I'll get to that after I get my sliders installed.

A great added benefit of those steps is they are perfect height as cocktail end tables for folding chairs. I find myself pulling the chairs up next to the 110 all the time in the driveway.
Awesome. Yeah I would have put them on the 110 if I had 4.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:34 PM
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Barry your dog clearly has contempt for them. I've seen them on quite a few very early Defenders. Not so much on the later ones. I do think it gives a Series look, which as the owner of both is ok with me.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Please tell me you are kidding! These things look ridiculous. Why do you need steps?! so the geriatric dog can get in? Does mini me ride shotgun with you? Is it going to be on an episode of Little People Big World? Seriously ive seen Impalas in East La that ride higher than this thing.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:45 PM
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I am not a fan of the steps... Why not just find a set of the stock steps / running boards?
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:53 PM
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Please tell me you are kidding! These things look ridiculous. Why do you need steps?! so the geriatric dog can get in? Does mini me ride shotgun with you? Is it going to be on an episode of Little People Big World? Seriously ive seen Impalas in East La that ride higher than this thing.
LMAO

The best part is how many people noticed how much your dog hates them. I would think you would appreciate his thoughts on the matter...
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:53 PM
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I just put these on my 90. Can't decide if they are stupid or not.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryri...7603821849089/

They look good, even stock like...Beautiful truck!!!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:05 AM
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I like them too, Barry.

I have them on my ST and, as others have mentioned, they do reduce the whiney factor from the female side of the equation.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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I had them on my old 110 SW. that thing hardly ever went off road, but even then i managed to bend one, and then the road salt & grit gets into them, they get really tight, and have to be "kicked" down and kicked back up again.


And when they're dirty, they're just in the right place to get the bottom of yer pants all messy.

SWMBO didn't mind them to help getting in though, that was the only plus point to them.



..... But then the whinging and moaning about actually being in a defender... maybe i should have removed them! LOL!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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They are better than running boards ....
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:55 AM
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They get destroyed immediately off road. I used to keep a stack of them that i removed from imports- advertised them a few times. Now I just chuck them.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Personally I think they look much better on 110s and series trucks, not so much on 90s.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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This a testament to the fact that if you don't wheel your truck you'll have tons of free time and money to do stuff like mount steps you don't need. Fantastic! Sadly I wheel mine, so cosmetics are the last thing on the list.

Do a panty test and let the numbers speak for themselves.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:45 AM
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I just put these on my 90. Can't decide if they are stupid or not.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryri...7603821849089/
Those steps give the impression that Ryan Seacrest decorates your truck. At this rate, I'll be substituting your name for 'Horsey' in the future.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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[QUOTE=cgalpin;214673]This a testament to the fact that if you don't wheel your truck you'll have tons of free time and money to do stuff like mount steps you don't need. Fantastic! Sadly I wheel mine, so cosmetics are the last thing on the list.

Well said. The steps serve no purpose for Barry. His wife wont ride in it and its not tall enough for him to need a step, He is bored so now he is finding ornaments for his D90. He needs a new project so lets find him an RRC.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Running boards are garbage and the ugliest thing I have ever seen on a defender. With that said yeah the steps dont really do much for me. My mom is coming for a visit though and she is old and likes to complain so maybe I should leave them on while she is in town. The crazy thing is these things are 280 bucks. If I had a stack of them I would sell them not toss them.

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Those steps give the impression that Ryan Seacrest decorates your truck. At this rate, I'll be substituting your name for 'Horsey' in the future.
Do you even know why we called him horsey boy to begin with?
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:56 PM
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I think they're dangerous to use as a step, too small if you have boots on, I prefer the running boards.
Plus they belong on a Series or as the rear step into a wagon.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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I am on the fence but I know these are defender product. The instructions say so.

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I think they're dangerous to use as a step, too small if you have boots on, I prefer the running boards.
Plus they belong on a Series or as the rear step into a wagon.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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I am on the fence but I know these are defender product. The instructions say so.
Just because a shoe fits doesn't mean it looks good too...
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Old April 7th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Just because a shoe fits doesn't mean it looks good too...
Horsey

I am sorry but I can't let you weigh in on having taste.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 04:45 PM
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