What to Look Out for When Buying Ford Bronco Sport Rock Sliders?
Powered Side Steps/Sliders vs Traditional Side Steps/Sliders
Powered side steps automatically deploy when the door is opened, providing easy access to the cabin of your Ford Bronco Sport.
This feature is especially beneficial for passengers with limited mobility or for vehicles with increased ride height as it makes your entry experience as easy as entering a much more road-oriented car.
The best thing about powered side steps is that they retract when the doors are closed, maintaining ground clearance and reducing the risk of damage during off-road driving.
On the other hand, traditional side steps are still the number one choice for the vast majority of people as normal, non-powered steps are cheaper and help you get in and out of the vehicle as well.
Another great benefit is that a traditional rock slider can’t really malfunction and that it does not need any maintenance for life.
These are also usually more durable and many people prefer the look you get with sturdy side steps.
Build Materials and Durability
Most high-end side steps and rock sliders are built out of a combination of steel, aluminum, and hard plastics.
Steel is predominantly used in structural areas while aluminum and plastic are used where it makes more sense to use them compared to steel.
This enables you to find the perfect balance between added weight, durability, and overall material costs.
Either way, most Ford Bronco Sport rock sliders are designed to be sturdy and rigid, providing optimal protection for your vehicle's undercarriage in all environments.
Look for options with reinforced welds, thick gauge materials, and corrosion-resistant coatings to ensure maximum durability in the long run.
Finishes and Styling
We also need to point out that you can buy these in a wide variety of designs, finishes, and textures depending on what you expect to achieve.
Most motorized side steps are minimalistic and aren’t as “in your face” compared to a regular side step as these detract when not in use to keep a clean look, but will extract one you need to use them.
You can also choose between classic tube steel designs and blockier designs depending on your preferences.
Various finishes such as gloss, coated black, gray, and silver are typically available with and without rugged textures on top.