Side step fitting

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kenkros
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Side step fitting

Post by kenkros » Tue May 05, 2015 3:48 am

Hi,
My wife wants to have side steps fitted, and I am curious if they are something that perhaps I can fit myself, and if there is any drilling involved, or are they bolt on? We've got about 4 weeks to go before delivery, and we're trying to decide what accessories to have the dealer install, and what can wait.
Thanks all!
Kk
kk

HSE Corris/Cirrus/Black
Daytona Beach, FL USA


bktheboss
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by bktheboss » Tue May 05, 2015 9:31 am

Kenkros, as sidesteps are my main area of expertise, I can confirm that you will need a 'nutsert' tool if you choose to install them yourself, there should be simpler ones on Ebay, just make sure they come with both M8 and M6 mandrels.. To see how they attach, you can have a look at my EVQ side steps, the logic is the same for DS.. Other then that if you are a handy guy, pretty simple job this is..

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BK


kenkros
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by kenkros » Wed May 06, 2015 2:19 am

Thanks for the info BK...and the pictures help alot, especially since I have yet to see the underside of a DS.
Any idea if the sidesteps for the Evoque and DS are interchangeable?

Thanks, and if those are your sidesteps, you've got a very nice product there.
kk

HSE Corris/Cirrus/Black
Daytona Beach, FL USA


DiscoBob
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by DiscoBob » Wed May 06, 2015 6:19 am

What's the main purpose of side steps? To aid access? Or protect bodywork? Or just that they look good?
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Chalky
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by Chalky » Wed May 06, 2015 9:57 am

I think its purely down to aesthetics, you would have to be pretty small for them to be of any assistance getting into the vehicle, in fact if anything they are a bloody hinderance, They offer very limited protection to body work as well.

So for me it was down to the look more than anything.
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kenkros
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by kenkros » Wed May 06, 2015 11:54 am

Fwiw, my wife wants them because she's vertically challenged.
:^)
kk

HSE Corris/Cirrus/Black
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Creamy
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by Creamy » Wed May 06, 2015 8:36 pm

Hi, I decided to have side steps fitted one week before delivery by my dealer after much deliberation.I have to agree that they make it more difficult to exit the car with them fitted but in my opinion,this is more than compensated for by the superb appearance of the cars with them.I think they really add the extra classy touch to an already super looking motor.


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Worm71
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by Worm71 » Thu May 07, 2015 9:19 am

Here is another view of the side steps. Personally its my favourite add-on

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Disco
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Re: Side step fitting

Post by Disco » Wed May 13, 2015 6:29 pm

Took my car to 2 places, neither have the "special" tool to install it. Wtf!


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Re: Side step fitting

Post by Disco » Wed May 13, 2015 9:48 pm

question for anyone who got the side steps fitted - I was told in order to fit the side steps, the black molding on the bottom of the car would need to be permanently removed. is that true?


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