Deployable side steps

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mm767cap
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by mm767cap » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:00 pm

I would DEFINITELY plan on testing your rig without getting them installed first. Mine sits LOW. Almosd car-like to access. Much lower than the RRS. I DO have air suspension. The deployable steps would get in the way of entry for me.
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by P380NarvikEclipse » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:59 pm

+1, definitely test before confirming. The car lowers with air suspension when parked, and is almost at car height. Nothing like the RRS or FFRR.
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by matt » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:50 am

I had them, dont need them, its over accessoriseing, the car has a low level access already.

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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by TomR16 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:16 pm

Thanks you guys, you just saved me a fortune on a retro fit 8-)
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by Spencerwilks » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:10 pm

Absolutely a waste of money if you have air suspension. The only time I now use them is for washing the roof so a footstool from the pound shop is a much cheaper option! If the steps are deployed when its wet you muck your trousers up when you slide out of the car!!
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by dan_uk_1984 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:35 pm

I had them fitted, total cost around £700 IIRC - they're a nice gadget, I use them to get out because I'm used to them from the L322 days. Without them you run the risk of damaging the seat base side - not an issue if you change the car after 3 years like most on here. I will likely keep mine for quite a while.

Also very useful for roof access, whether cleaning the pano roof or accessing the Roof Box if/when fitted because the Roof Bars on the Velar are ridiculously high.
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by Shropshire Lad » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:24 am

I have the electronic deployable side steps on mine, they look good and seem to impress a lot of people deploying in and out, but would I of specified them from new at a £2700 option, probably not.
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by LordTechPro » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:14 am

Can the electronically deployable side steps be installed by the dealer? I thought I didn't need any side steps because the Velar is quite low slung for an SUV, and I can simply duck and step inside with ease. However, what I've learnt is that while the roof is quite low, it is quite a step up into the cabin for shorter people, especially in the rear, because the door sill doesn't sit flush with the floor. Is it worth getting the side steps installed? Does it make ingress and egress easier for those on the shorter side (I have a MY2019 Velar on coil springs)?
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by Spencerwilks » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:58 am

Mine were installed by the dealer. They had them in stock and wanted rid of them as they are not too popular so they fitted the complete package for £600 which was a bargain for me but they have had very limited use apart from cleaning the roof!
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Re: Deployable side steps

Post by maitology » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:45 am

They're always dealer fit accessories, I have them, they make it easier for my young child to access the car.

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