Jeep JL Wrangler Amp Research Powerstep Install on a 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL
It’s Not Hard to Enter Easy!
The four-door Wrangler Unlimited has been a smash hit from the day it entered the marketplace as a 2007 model. Given the vast improvements the JL Wrangler brings to the table, it's little wonder Jeep is still selling ever four-door Wrangler it can manufacture. But not everybody who purchases a new JL Wrangler wants to immediately turn it into a hardcore rockcrawler. Many are content to use their Jeep Wrangler as an everyday commuter and weekend fun machine. After all, they are super-capable right out of the box.
However, some things that lend to Jeep's off-road abilities make it less than easy to live with on a daily basis. And a high step-in height is definitely one of those things. We had a buddy who just picked up a brand new JL Wrangler Unlimited, and while he absolutely loves the vehicle, it was difficult for his elderly parents to climb into. Not to mention little kids and even the dog.
Enter Amp Research and its Powerstep and Powerstep XL automatic, electric-powered running boards. The Powerstep keys into the door light switches and automatically extends to a lowered position when the door is opened and retracts when the door is closed. For tall, lifted vehicles, the Powerstep XL offers a 3-inch-lower stepping surface compared to the regular Powerstep, and is housed inside of a custom rocker rail. For muddy, snowy, and other harsh climates, there's the Powerstep Xtreme, which is designed to hold up to heavy caking of snow, mud, ice, and other contaminants. However, for this particular application, the regular Powerstep proved perfect. Here's how we added some easy entry ability in an afternoon.