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I just ordered a Curt hitch for $118 shipped. Now I'm getting some of these (going through Panda which I hope is reliable - they are on the forum) to have ready for the bronco. I'm trying to decide on the wide or narrow ones, I have a Big Bend coming, regular width tires will be on it always. My wife is short also!
I know this is an off-road capable truck. But every decision doesn't have to default to how it will work in the most extreme conditions. Some seem to give that negativity a lot: "I'm buying the 2.3!" - won't work as good off road....."I'm getting a manual!" - won't work as good....."getting Air Conditioner!" - won't....
It gets tiresome.

I will need to slide my bronco on it's door sills/rails exactly zero times in my years of ownership. How do I know? I've been driving off road in the southwest in quite rough country for 30 years now. And never touched the door sills on any of my 4-5 trucks and 4runner in that time. But I DO know I'll be getting in and out of the truck many times each day. Figure a ratio of 57900:1 for getting in:rock sliding.
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I just ordered a Curt hitch for $118 shipped. Now I'm getting some of these (going through Panda which I hope is reliable - they are on the forum) to have ready for the bronco. I'm trying to decide on the wide or narrow ones, I have a Big Bend coming, regular width tires will be on it always. My wife is short also!
I know this is an off-road capable truck. But every decision doesn't have to default to how it will work in the most extreme conditions. Some seem to do that, "I'm buying the 2.3!" - won't work as good off road....."I'm getting a manual!" - won't work as good....."getting Air Conditioner!" - won't....
It gets tiresome.

I will need to slide my bronco on it's door sills/rails exactly zero times in my years of ownership. How do I know? I've been driving off road in the southwest in quite rough country for 30 years now. And never touched the door sills on any of my 4-5 trucks and 4runner in that time. But I DO know I'll be getting in and out of the truck many times each day. Figure a ratio of 57900:1 for getting in:rock sliding.
this is my thought as well
 

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Does anyone know the difference between the D6 here and the DSS? The mounting hardware looks very similar. I was assuming they’d be better as actual sliders, but maybe not?
 

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I've been thinking the narrower of the three options, but may go with the D6 for the extra step width. Thinking of moving from BL to BadSquatch when I have to reorder for MY22. The wife could use the extra help even though she is not that short...had extra effort getting into the local dealer's Wildtrak. I was fine getting in and out of the Wildtrak, but if my back acts up, I won't be able to get into the Bronco without the step.

Yes back problems and getting old suck.
 

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I decided on the D6 this morning. Yes, it is a little wide, and may be harder to step over if not being used. But to me, the advantages of the 6" wide is less rock chips and dirt on the sides, and easier to put your foot on it to actually use. I just ordered. Don't forget there is a 5% off code for forum users.
 
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I decided on the D6 this morning. Yes, it is a little wide, and may be harder to step over if not being used. But to me, the advantages of the 6" wide is less rock chips and dirt on the sides, and easier to put your foot on it to actually use. I just ordered. Don't forget there is a 10% off code for forum users.
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They don't really decrease clearance like the one set of GoRhino steps
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The D6 tube steps are so much better than the OEM steps!

Look at the OEM steps and how horrible they are leaving the lower body area looking.

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They sure look nice!

As mentioned before, not being frame mounted is a durability concern. Also there are no supporting braces between the lengths of tube except at the two ends where connected (Mounting tabs for the grate don't add enough strength for purposes of sustaining the vehicle weight), so I would expect these to crease/bend under vehicle weight or if taking a rock impact while crawling.

This could be entirely wrong, but without the manufacturer giving accurate materials listing including wall thickness, i'll assume the lowest cost to produce until proven wrong, rather than the other way around.
Ford didn't even mount their own rock rails on the frame, which has pros and cons, however I can understand why you would hesitate to see rock rails on the body vs the frame. Not sure why Ford made the decision to mount rock rails on the body vs the frame, however, if the area is strong enough, it could possibly not matter.
 

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Does anyone know the difference between the D6 here and the DSS? The mounting hardware looks very similar. I was assuming they’d be better as actual sliders, but maybe not?
D6
8" wide and 5.5” of stepping surface.

DS
5.5” wide 2” stepping surface

Dss
5.5 “ wide 2” stepping surface
They all use the same brackets and sit up tight against the vehicle.
 
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