The Mach side step provides a nice wide platform to give better ease of access and also provides a great point to stand when fitting roof racks or securing loads to roof rails.
Made from a high quality 50mm stainless steel the steps are designed and manufactured in Italy. The steel is polished to give a mirror like shine and the centre of the step is inset with grippy plastic for a better footing.
These steps will only fit the 4x2 model of the 2014 facelift Yeti and are simple to install. Vehicle specific brackets are supplied with the steps along with a set of detailed fitting instructions. You can also access the instructions by clicking the link below which will download them in a pdf format.
We could use a cheap mild steel and then chrome plate it when manufacturing our bars but we don't.
Because after a year or so the bar would look unsightly when weeping rust stains appear.
In the iron/carbon mix chromium is also added that gives the steel its stainless qualities.
The chromium element stops the iron from oxidising and becoming rust (iron oxide).
Road salt used during European winters and sea salt, speed up rust formation and again gives us another good reason to use stainless steel here in the UK & in Europe where our products are sold.
Stainless steel can be exposed to the elements all year round and with a little polish now and again, can look as good as the day it came out of the packaging. This is the reason boat makers use stainless, and not mild steel.
Our stainless has a 3-year warranty, features a mirror polished chrome or black powder coated look (on some black finished items) but is in-fact more expensive, more durable, stainless steel.