I am a new member. Just bought an '08 with side steps and I am thinking of removing them as they just seem to bang me in the ankles when I enter and leave the vehicle. Are they perhaps useful if you are loading a rooftop carrier?
Hi Richard! Welcome to the forum, we are almost neighbors. Yes the side steps help with loading on the roof rack (and securing items down on it). My dogs also make use of it when climbing in via the side door to back.