1. The side step bars and rocker panels are in fact two separate panels. You get one or the other. If you wouldn't mind a few days of awkwardness, there are plenty of people on this forum interested in a set and I'm sure a swap can be arranged. You would be riding around naked and without rocker panels though. :lol: The only downside to switching with an Escape or Tribute is that you end up with non-body-colored panels.brucem3 said:1. Would appreciate confirmation that the rocker panels are removed when the side step bars are installed.
2. I can see the dealer not wanting to remove a factory-installed option, but a dealer-installed option?! Anyone had a similar scenario and got the dealer to remove an option?
3. If not, anyone out there in Florida with a white 2010 Mariner that would like to exchange their rocker panels for a brand new set of side step bars?
2. Now this puzzles me. Are they the OEM style or are they something aftermarket like the chrome bars? Usually dealer-installed options are, like, rubber floor mats, OEM spoilers, or window tint (with state law, obviously)... but I have seen some strange ones such as vinyl striping and chrome aftermarket wheels. Could be just because it is too big of a hassle (labor is a birch if you fir what I am trying to say) to go through the process or that they are too confident they can sell it to someone one who could careless or actually use the step bars.
3. See #1. =)
Hope this helps...