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Merlin



Member Since: 30 Oct 2010
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Having fitted replica steps, that only lasted a week, I bought LR original from LR. They are superb. The old ones are a bit rusty, one arm having fallen off when I took them off. The black pads are cushioned and gripy. They came with completely new fittings and went on in a few minutes. BTW they are powder coated inside and out.

Merlin


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justinp



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Hi Merlin, why did the non-original ones only last a week? 2012 2.2 110 DC XS

Post #728799 13th Sep 2018 5:15pm
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Merlin



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I went down an un-made public road and went into a rut which hit the RH step (which didn't show any damage or even a scratch) and caused it to break the both welds between the tube and the fittings. As a result the step was angled up and back. The LR ones are much, much better made and rather sturdy. I'm hoping for another 10 years service!

Merlin

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justinp



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My LR ones were looking rough after 6 years, so I started a renovation job and gave up after struggling to remove the powder coat. At the moment I’m enjoying the no side step look, but the wife complains every time we go out in the Defender.

I think you would be lucky to get 10 years out of genuine LR ones, but 6 years on mine is better than a week for your after market ones.

I hope you got a refund. 2012 2.2 110 DC XS

Post #728824 13th Sep 2018 7:46pm
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Merlin



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Yes I did get a refund from Side Steps UK. Merlin

Post #728939 14th Sep 2018 2:29pm
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Merlin



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I'm told that sidestepsuk are the main supplier to Britpart. Just so you know.

Post #740487 14th Nov 2018 12:38pm
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Intercept



Member Since: 27 Feb 2017
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 Black LE Java Black

justinp wrote:
I think you would be lucky to get 10 years out of genuine LR ones

My original XS steps are at the stove enamelers at the moment for their first refurb in 16 years.

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