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Aries Round Nerf Bars - 3" Diameter - Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coated Steel

Aries Round Nerf Bars - 3" Diameter - Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coated Steel

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Custom-fit, round nerf bars have wide, non-slip step pads that let you easily enter and exit your vehicle. Semi-gloss black powder coat carbon steel offers a finished look and prevents internal corrosion. Mounted with carbon steel brackets. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Aries Round Nerf Bars - 3" Diameter - Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coated Steel. Read our customer reviews of Aries Automotive nerf bars - running boards. Call 800-298-1624 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA209018 by Aries Automotive online at etrailer.com.
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA209018

  • Nerf Bars
  • Fixed Step
  • 3 Inch Width
  • Black
  • Aries Automotive
  • Steel
  • Cab Length
  • Gloss Finish
  • Round

Custom-fit, round nerf bars have wide, non-slip step pads that let you easily enter and exit your vehicle. Semi-gloss black powder coat carbon steel offers a finished look and prevents internal corrosion. Mounted with carbon steel brackets.


  • Custom-fit, cab-length, oval nerf bars allow you to safely enter and exit your vehicle
  • Raised, wide step pads ensure confident footing
    • Slip-resistant, textured surface provides excellent traction even when wet
    • Polypropylene construction resists UV damage and cracking
  • Carbon steel with semi-gloss black powder coat finish
    • Resists scratches, chips, rust, and fading
  • Custom installation with included mounting kit - no drilling required


  • Tubing diameter: 3"
  • Step pad length: 20"
  • Step pad width: 3.25"
  • Step pad quantity: 1 per bar
  • Quantity: 2 nerf bars
  • Limited lifetime warranty

209018 Aries Automotive Round Nerf Bars - 3" Diameter - Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coated Steel

Installation Details AA209018 Installation instructions

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Video of Aries Round Nerf Bars - 3" Diameter - Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coated Steel

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Aries Round Nerf Bars Review

Hi there, truck and SUV owners! today we're going to be taking a look at Aries line of three inch round nerf bars. Nerf bars are a great addition to your vehicle, whether you're wanting it just for the style and how it looks, or if you're wanting it to help you get in and out of your truck to make things easier. And maybe it's not just for you, maybe this is for some of your passengers. Maybe you have smaller children that have a harder time getting in and out. And the step here is going to make it easier for them to do so, whether it's in or out by giving them an additional step that is closer to the ground. And if you have a lifted truck, it's definitely going to make a big difference there in helping you get in and out of that truck as well.

And they can be invaluable for those that have mobility issues. The large step here is going to give you a nice flat surface that's lower down than your vehicle. So you get an additional step to get up in and it has raised surfaces on it as well so that way you can have sure-footing in all different inclement weathers Whether it's wet outside or you've got snow on your foot that'll squish down under your weight into the grooves and allow you to get traction onto the raised areas. These running words from Aries will run the complete cab of your truck front to back and you'll receive one for each side so that way all of your passengers will be able to get in and out easily. Whether they're getting in the back or in the front.

Some other options out there are just regular steps. And a regular step is just for a single door. So with those, you would want to have one on each door. If you've got multiple doors, just increases the cost. With this, you cover all the doors with one simple setup.

And I personally like the look of the running board. It kind of has, the nerf bar here kind of has a more factory look, similar to that of like a running board. Whereas the steps, they're kind of a more aggressive look cause they're only in certain locations just to help you get in and out. And while running boards offer similar mobility assistance in getting in and out of the vehicle and running front to back, they don't taper and to your vehicle like nerf bars do. I personally like the look of nerf bars a little bit better than running boards but that really all comes down to personal taste.

And these aren't just useful for getting in and out of the vehicle but they're also useful for getting to things that's on top of the vehicle. If you have a roof-mounted system up there where you maybe have a cargo box or a bike rack, it can be difficult to get items on. I'm pretty tall so, some of those items are no big deal but if you're to have a bike rack up on here I definitely appreciate this running board. Cause even though I'm a little over six feet tall, I'd have a real hard time getting a bike on here without that extra step. And one of the things I always like to check with nerf bars cause I always have a concern of, 'how durable is this' I've got some larger friends at home. Are we going to have any issues if we're both getting in and out of this truck So I like to check to see the stability and everything that I've tested from Aries is very strong. You can see we've got almost no flex in our system here. We're really just rocking the suspension of the truck. So I feel plenty confident that this is going to last a very long time. And any of my friends, we should have no problem getting in and out of this. Even if we're stepping on it at the same time. Now whatever truck or SUV you may have, these are all custom-fit for your particular vehicle. So you want to make sure you use our fit guide to ensure you're getting the correct ones. The nerf bars and the brackets are going to be custom for that particular vehicle. So the look is going to be similar but it might be a little longer, a little shorter. It may stick out a little further. It just depends on that particular body style. But most of them are going to be fairly similar to this and they're going to have similar bracketry. And from what I found with a lot of these Aries bars is they're an extremely easy bar to install. In most cases, there's pre-existing holes and you get all the hardware you need. And sometimes there's even pre-existing studs or weld nuts. So that basically just bolts up in most cases. And now regardless of the color of your vehicle, there are going to be two different options as far as the color of our nerf bars. You can get the black powder coat finish like we're showing off here. And this is going to integrate it and give kind of a more factory look. It's going to be noticeable. It's going to help it look more aggressive, but it's not going to detract away from the vehicle. It's not going to be an eye popper that draws your eyes. There's also a Chrome finish. That's going to be very reflective and that's going to draw a lot of attention. If you are modifying the vehicle more for the looks then the performance you might consider the Chrome because that's really going to be an eye grabber. And that completes our look at Aries' line of three inch round nerf bars..

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Aries Round Nerf Bars - 3" Diameter - Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coated Steel - AA209018

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Custom-fit, round nerf bars have wide, non-slip step pads that let you easily enter and exit your vehicle. Semi-gloss black powder coat carbon steel offers a finished look and prevents internal corrosion. Mounted with carbon steel brackets.

- AA209018

I have ordered a couple of items from etrailer. Shipping is fast and website is easy to navigate. On this order, even before it arrived, I noticed it cheaper on another site. Etrailer refunded 110% of the difference in the delivered price even before the product arrived. Excellent! Installation was very easy however I had to make a slight modification. Not all of the existing bolts on the truck were long enough to accept the flat washer and then the lock washer. There were no threads left for the nut. Easy fix. I wired brushed the bolts and cleaned the provided nuts to remove any oil. I then used automotive grade thread locker. The side bars are nice and solid and make getting into my Nissan Frontier much easier.

Bars are great and are very useful. They still look new a year later.
David N - 09/26/2020

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2021 Nissan Frontier

Fits nicely and easy install to the 2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab.

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Went on easy. Had a problem similar to another review where two studs on the truck were a little short and nuts wouldn't go on with both washers. One stripped and I had to rethread the stud. Not an easy spot to try to do this,but it worked. Just be aware of that.

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Great service and product. I am very satisfied. Very easy to assemble and install.

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Seems sturdy easy install had to adjust very little great finish and fairly light.

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2010 Nissan Frontier

Perfect fit on 2010 Frontier Crew Cab

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I just finished putting it on my truck and it looks good. Thank you guys to getting it to me quickly living in Hawaii it was nice having it come in a couple days and not weeks. I will definitely order from you guys again because of the customer service

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Had it put on the moment i received. I love it. Went on easy and simple


Ask the Experts about this Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards

  • Install Instructions for Tube Steps that Fit 2019 Nissan Frontier
    Bully doesn't offer online versions of the install instructions for the # BBS-1103. They recommend taking the steps to a professional to have them installed as they are a universal type install. I did attach a video of these steps installed on a similar truck as yours though to give you an idea how they install. For a set of steps that are custom fit for your 2019 Nissan Frontier we have the Aries steps part # AA209018 which are custom fit for your vehicle. I attached a link to the install...
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