Deployable side steps

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Deployable side steps

Post by VELAR5 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:20 pm

Hello everyone,

What is your experience with the deployable side steps on the VELAR ? I am expecting the delivery of mine First Edition P380 in the end of next week. I have ordered the side steps without any demo, but I think they are must for a car like this ! What do you think ?
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by CDNd180se » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:29 pm

Are they being fitted in the factory? I looked at the assembly instructions and was concerned with the cutting required. If factory installed I think it is a nice option for those that have roof racks.

http://accessories-instructions.landrov ... r/G2019878
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by VELAR5 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:59 pm

They will be fitted by the dealer. I was told that is not possible for factory assembly . I am OK with the dealer as they placed my order on 5th of January and the car is here in less than 3 months. They have some strong traditions/relations with JLR for the last 25+ years. So I believe everything will be fine with the installation .
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by VelarMan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:23 pm

IMHO on the Velar they will be a total waste of money. The Velar is a very low car and really easy to get in and out of. The RRS really does need them on the other hand. I would spend that £3000 on something else!

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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by Wolfie » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:19 pm

Must admit the demo Velar wevtook out had the deployable (aka deplorable) steps. IMHO and that of Swmbo they made it difficult to get in and out as the car is too low to need the step up so you end up kind of stepping over them, making it a stretch to get in. We find it much better without them.

The car we tested (and have) has air suspension so is set to automatic access height when switched off. I’m not sure how high the car might be on springs. So that might make a difference, but if you’re going for air suspension IMHO the steps aren’t needed.
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by Loz » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:38 am

My car has/ had deployable side steps. Dealer fit only and in my particular case not fitted very well. Hindered access to be honest in my opinion. Not worth the money unless a user of the vehicle has mobility issues and even then the steps might be more of a hinderance than a help.

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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by VelarMan » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:43 am

It will hinder access for sure as the car is too low anyway! You need to kind of step across them to get in to the car, if you step on to them then you have ti bend to get in to the car lol - pointless.

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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by VELAR5 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:06 am

I will get them with installation and 5 years guarantee for 1919£ / 2185€ . So for me it is a good deal. I was really impressed by the steps on my friends RRS . I will post pictures and my opinion when I get the car .
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by VelarMan » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:25 am

Your initial question was asking for opinions however I think you have already made your mind up that you want them :)
As I said they are a must on the RRS as it is a much higher car. Enjoy the car :)

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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by Yip-man » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:49 pm

Would definitely agree. If you have air suspension and auto access height they are a pain. Had a loner with air and deployable steps, they just ended up hitting my anckles or getting in the way.

Would say prob more of use with springs as height fixed.

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