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Need easier access to the cab of your truck? Enhance your truck or SUV's appearance and functionality with a set of tube steps or nerf bars from DeeZee, Bully, Bestop, Amp Reasearch, Putco or Westin. Custom-fit installation kits ensure the perfect fit and ease of installation on your truck. These rugged step bars make it easy to step into your cab and also give your vehicle a finished, stylish appeal.

Many different nerf bar styles and finishes are available for popular vehicle manufacturers such as Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Cadillac, Nissan, and Dodge. Find the custom-fit tube steps or nerf bars for your vehicle by entering the year, make, and model on the left.




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Bestop PowerBoard Running Boards Installation - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado New Body

Today on our 2007 Chevy Silverado new body 2500 we'll be installing the Bestop Power Board Motorized Running Boards with LED lights, part number B7512615. To begin our install we'll start on the driver's side. We'll need to remove the manufacturer's parking brake cable ring. We'll remove the bolt that secures it and then remove it completely. We're going to reinstall a new hold down ring. We'll go ahead and pull the bolt out, then use a pair of pliers and a screwdriver to open the ring up enough to remove it from the cable.


Bestop PowerBoard Motorized Running Boards Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on this 2013 Chevy Silverado, we'll be installing the Bestop PowerBoard, part number B7512615. With out powerboards installed, we'll go through the basic operation of our powerboards. With the doors closed, you'll notice that the powerboards are up and our courtesy lights are off. When we open up what is the driver's, passenger's front or rear doors the power board on that side will extend turning on the courtesy light. Then when we close the door, the powerboard will pull back up and tuck back underneath the vehicle. With the power board, it provides a sleek and stylish way to increase the safety and ease of getting in and out of the vehicle. Here's what our powerboard will look like once installed.



Pilot Tube Step Installation - 2010 Chevrolet Silverado

All right, today on this 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 2500HD, we're going to install Part Number NB-1105. This is the Stainless Steel Nerf Bars with Installation Kit. Now we already have them installed on our passenger side, so you can see what they look like. It has a stainless steel finish to them and it has pads to set your feet on when you get inside the truck. The diameter of these nerf bars are going to be 3 inches. We'll go ahead and show you how to install.


Pilot Nerf Bars with Installation Kit Installation - 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Quad Cab, we're going to be installing the Pilot Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars, part number NB-1203B. Here's what our tube steps look like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and show you how much easier it is to get in and out of your vehicle using the tube steps. Now let's go ahead and begin our installation. We're going to begin our installation over here on the passenger side. Let's first point out our mounting locations that we'll be using for our new tube steps. This front body mount is the front mount location here on the passenger side.


Westin Lighted Running Boards Installation - 2006 Ford F-150

Today in our 2006 Ford F150 Supercrew Cab, we're going to be installing the Westin Molded Lighted Running Boards with custom installation kit part number 27-0025-1535. In addition to the running boards, we're also going to be installing the Westin Gas Strip for Westin Molded Running Boards part number 27-9901. Now here's what our Westin Lighted Running Boards look like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how they function. We pull the door open, the lights light up, gives you a nice sturdy step to get in the vehicle. When the dome light goes out, the lights will go off as well.


Westin Sure Grip Running Boards Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

Today, on our 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, we'll be installing the Westin Sure-Grip running boards, part number 27-6620 in conjunction with the custom installation kit, part number 27-1835. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and identify our attachment points. For each attachment point we'll be using pre-drilled holes in the frame or subframe of the vehicle. First, we'll go ahead and lay out our hardware and identify the four brackets. We'll have two on each side, one on the front and one on the rear. For each side both forward brackets are similar. Once we identify the correct bracket, we'll go ahead and mark them with a yellow paint stick. The rear brackets for each side, although they'll mount the same, the configurations are slightly different. Starting with the driver's side forward bracket, to secure it to the vehicle, we'll be installing two T-bolts into the frame. Once we have the T-bolts in place, we'll go ahead and put the bracket up against the bottom of the frame and then secure it with a flat washer, split lock washer and nut. Next, we'll go ahead and install the hardware for the rear bracket.


Westin E-Seriers Round Nerf Bars Installation - 2000 Ford F-150

Today on this 2000 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Westin E-Series Round Nerf Bars, part number 23-1435. This is what the nerf bars look like when they're installed on our vehicle. Next we'll go ahead and show you how they install. First we'll point out the mounting locations for our brackets that will hold our nerf bars in place. It will be these large oval holes in the frame. Next we'll take one of our nine plates, which we've marked which edge is the top one, and place it in the access hole, making sure the bolts will face out. Next we'll take our bracket for our driver's side front, which is marked by the manufacturer, and line it up with the bolts and place them on.


Bestop TrekStep Driver Side Truck Bumper Installation - 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Today it's 2013 Ford F250 Super Duty crew cab. We're going to start partner mobile 00:00:05 75303 from dust off 00:00:08. This is a truck bumper step. First thing we're going to do is go ahead and find a location for our mount. We're looking at the driver's side behind the bumper, and we remove these 2 nuts. We need to keep these, because we'll be able to re-use these during the mount inaudible 00:00:24. We'll use a 21-mm socket to go ahead and remove. All right, we'll go ahead and do some sub-assembly now on our step.


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Tube Steps - Running Boards Questions and Answers

  • Replacement Mounting Brackets and Hardware for Westin Tube Steps for a 200 Dodge Ram 2500/3500
  • The hardware kit and brackets you will need are # 25-124PK. They will fit Westin tube steps # 26-1240 as well as # 25-1240 and # 25-1245.
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  • Bestop PowerBoards Will Not Operate with Front Door
  • Have you checked the fuses used in the wiring harnesses for the Bestop Powerboards # B7564115? That could explain why just the one side, front, is not working. If the fuse is blown or missing it would not work. But if the fuse has blown from a short the short will need to be found and fixed first or the problem will just keep happening. You may have to go back and do steps F through I again, see below, to make sure everything is calibrated correctly: f. Lay out all four sensors as...
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  • Installation of Westin # 27-6135-1725 Sure Grip Running Boards on 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
  • I looked over the instructions for the Westin # 27-6135-1725 Sure-Grip Running Boards, and saw no mention of needing to drill any holes to complete the installation. Just to be sure, I contacted my Westin representative, who confirmed that there is no drilling required. Westin also offers a LED light kit you might be interested in, part # 27-6000. I've linked you to an install video showing the light kit being installed on a different vehicle.
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  • Side Step Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Wrangler with Rock Guards
  • I spoke with my Carr representative, who tells me that the # CARR101241 Super Hoop Steps you asked about will fit and are compatible with the rock rails on your 2015 Jeep Wrangler, but you'd need to temporarily remove the rails, and then reinstall them once the hoop steps are in place. I attached a link to our shipping policy page for PO addresses as well.
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  • Need Instructions to Install Westin Molded Running Boards # 27-0010-1345 on 2004 Ford Explorer
  • I have attached a snapshot as well as a link to the full installation instructions for the Westin Molded Running Boards, # 27-0010-1345 .
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  • Video Review of the Bestop Power Running Boards
  • For a video review of the Bestop Power Running Boards check out the link I attached. It will cover how the boards install and perform. If you wanted to email me back with the year/make/model of your truck I can recommend you a set if available.
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  • How Long are DeeZee Nerf Bars for 1997 Dodge Ram Regular Cab
  • I spoke with DeeZee and the length is 48-5/8 inches measured from the center of the bar at one end to the center of the bar at the other end. The bars are 3 inches in diameter so the overall length would be approximately 51-5/8 inches. The DeeZee nerf bars, # DZ370211, are cab length bars designed to fit only the length of the cab for 1994 to 2001 Ram pickups with regular cabs or 2002 Ram 2500/3500 series with regular cabs. All of the nerf bars available for the 1997 Dodge Ram regular...
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  • Will the Carr Custom-Fit Side Steps # CARR124032 fit a 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Yes, the Carr Custom-Fit Side Steps # CARR124032 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2011 Chevy Silverado 3500HD so I would recommend them for you. I attached an link to the install instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Carr Side Steps # CARR124504 Fit A 2015 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Truck
  • The Carr Custom-Fit Side Steps, part # CARR124504 are designed to fit your 2015 Toyota Tundra Double Cab truck. I cannot blame you for being cautious about drilling holes in your new truck. I called my contact at Carr and they confirmed this is a good fit for your truck. These steps have a titanium silver powder coat finish that helps resist fading and chipping. The step platform measures 17 inches long X 5 inches wide, and have a weight capacity of 500 lbs. As the attached instructions...
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  • Is Install Hardware Included with the DeeZee Tube Steps # DZ2534
  • All of the needed installation hardware to install the DeeZee Tube Steps # DZ2534 that you referenced are included with it. If you check out the installation instructions link I attached you will see all of it listed there.
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  • Carr Tube Steps Recommendation For 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 To Replace Running Boards
  • I called my contact at Carr and asked about your 2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500. They told me that they do not have specific steps designed for your van but part # CARR103991 may work for you. These are black powder-coated aluminum. The steps platform measures 7 inches long X 3-1/2 inches wide. You can take a look at the attached installation instructions and see if the mounting location on your van is the same as those for the other vehicles these steps are designed for.
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  • Features and Benefits of the Bestop Power Boards
  • Bestop PowerBoard running boards that we currently offer are designed to fit specific vehicles. I included a link showing all the Bestop PowerBoards available. The most popular Bestop PowerBoard we currently offer is # B7563815. This running board lowers and retracts automatically and has built-in LED lights to ensure safe entry and exit. It fits various Dodge Ram and Ram trucks. The Wi-Fi technology is a great feature which allows easy installation but not every PowerBoard comes...
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  • Tube Steps Recommendation for a 2004 Ford Ranger and Installation Instructions
  • For the part # CARR104991 that you referenced I attached a set of installation instructions for you to check out. For a set of tube steps that will run the length of the cab on your 2004 Ford Ranger you would want the Westin Tube Steps # 25-2105. I attached a set of installation instructions and an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Tube Step Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab
  • For your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 with a regular cab you would want to pick a set of tube steps that are confirmed to work with your vehicle style. The part # DZ372251 is for crew cab models so it wouldn't work for you. For a similar set you would want the part # DZ372211.
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available for Bestop PowerBoard NX Motorized Running Board System # B7564315
  • My contact at Bestop assured me that all component parts of their PowerBoard NX Motorized Running Board system # B7564315 are offered as post-warranty replacement parts. This includes the wireless door sensors. Please note that each of these is an individual part since they each fit a specific vehicle door. This wireless motorized running board system is protected by a 3-year limited warranty from Bestop.
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  • Installation of Westin Nerf Bars # 23-1435 on 2002 Ford F-150 Extended Cab
  • Both the 2000 and 2002 model years of the Ford F-150 are part of the same 10th generation of the vehicle so the frame structure as well as all pre-drilled holes in it should be the same for the two vehicles. The Westin E-Series Nerf Bars # 23-1435 require no drilling so their brackets will use the existing holes in the truck's frame. In a separate email I have linked for you the written instructions with photo illustrations. Please refer to step 5.
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  • Recommended Side Steps for 1992 Ford Ranger
  • The Bully Black Bull Side Steps that you referenced, # BBS-1103, are not a fit for your 1992 Ford Ranger. We do have some tube steps that are a confirmed fit for your Ranger. Take a look at the Westin Tube Steps, part # 25-0565. These custom fit Nerf Bars are made of rust-resistant powder coated steel. They are 3" diameter and have recessed step areas that prevent internal corrosion. Their non-slip step pads provide sure footing.
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  • Are There Weight Ratings on Tube Steps for a 2008 Toyota Highlander
  • I contacted DeeZee and Westin to see if there is a weight rating limit on the tube steps. At DeeZee, all of their tube steps/running boards are tested up to 350 pounds and Westin didn't have a weight rating. The person I spoke with at Westin has tube steps and is 250 pounds and they accommodate him just fine. My co-worker has Westin tube steps on his SUV and he is between 250-270 and hasn't had any issues with the tube steps bending. I really like the DeeZee running boards # DZ16202-16260...
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  • Tube Side Steps Availability For 2015 Ford F-150
  • The side steps we offer for your 2015 Ford F-150 are manufactured by Carr like part # CARR103991. The hoop style steps attach to the rocker panels on your F-150 and are made of zinc-plated steel. We do not carry tube steps made by other manufacturers at this time. I called my contact at Bestop and they said they do not have a step that will fit, but will most likely make steps in the near future, although they had no expected date when that would be complete.
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  • Running Board Recommendation for a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The best solution I can provide for you would be to remove your current running boards and then go with the # CARR121241 that you referenced or for the ultimate step I would go with the Bestop PowerBoard Motorized Running Boards # B7512215. These will automatically drop down 6 inches and go out 2 inches when the door is open to make getting in and out of your 2010 Wrangler easier.
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