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Carr Steps

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZOffroad, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. AZOffroad

    AZOffroad Registered Member

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    I need a step on the side of my K5 - both the wife and the carpool partner struggle to get in, and they need some assistance. I am looking into the Carr steps. They have a "Super Hoop" that is 20" wide, and a "Hoop II" that is 10" wide. The wider one gives more assistance to somebody getting into the back seat, but I like the narrow one because it is less obtrusive.

    Has anybody had experience with the Carr step on their K5? Which one has worked better - the 20" or the 10" unit?

    And ... should I go shiny, dull, or black? :doah:
     
  2. broc944

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    I have a couple sets of the Hoop II on my Burb, I like them, but they do hang down and get caught on stuff, I would not have them if I was to wheel in the rocks, but since I only go in the mud they are OK. Mine are the shiny ones, but over time they have dulled down. The ones on the passenger side are usually always piled with mud, which in turn gets tracked into the truck, (I could care less about the passengers shoes):doah:
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    A friend of mine had the skall on his '76 after he had knee surgery. It hung down about even with the fram and got hun up on stuff, but if you need it, its a solid mount.

    If you wheel a lot you could make a step out of chain. Weld some together to form the steep and leave the sides loose and it will flop around.
     
  4. AZOffroad

    AZOffroad Registered Member

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    Fortunately, I have a built-up CJ-7 for offroad playing. The K5 will see 99% highway usage, so I can get away with some stuff hangin' down :D

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  5. AZOffroad

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    What is a skall?
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    That would be me typing and talking at the same time. I ment to say small hoop/ Carr Hoop II. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    I had the 10" hoop on my old K5. It worked well for everything I needed. They do cake with mud but they are not a problem for anyone entering the back seat. The only possible problem was getting out of the back since you had to do a turn around and back out to use the step.
     
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    I have the 10" Carr steps on my black K-5 for 8 years now, like you I don't use it to go rock crawling or anything.... I want to get a set of Kodak Sidewinders instead.... But moneys tight for now, maybe someday....
     
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    I have a pair on my JIMMY Black and they are about to come off with in the month. I decided to order some from BlazenOffroad. So they will be available if you are not in a hurry. (they being the ones on my truck now) I am pretty happy with them beacause I am a BIG boy and they have help me and lots of abuse just fine; But because of the amount and type of wheelin I do they are just waiting to tear something off of my truck.
    Anywho Good luck. PM me if you have interest in them
    T-DAWG
     

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