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Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights

Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights

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ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Integrated LEDs and obstruction-sensing smart system enhances safety. Easy installation with custom fit kit. Fastest Shipping and Great prices for Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights. Read our customer reviews of Aries Automotive nerf bars - running boards. Call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA27FR by Aries Automotive online at etrailer.com.
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA27FR

  • Running Boards
  • Motorized Step - Hardwired
  • 4-1/2 Inch Width
  • Aries Automotive
  • Black
  • Aluminum
  • Matte Finish
  • Cab Length

ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Integrated LEDs and obstruction-sensing smart system enhances safety. Easy installation with custom fit kit.


Features:

  • Motorized running boards lower automatically to create a pair of steps on each side of your vehicle
    • 2nd Step deploys and retracts from main housing when doors open and close
  • Raised treads provide traction in all weather conditions to help you safely enter and exit
    • Built-in design means there aren't any step pads that ever need to be replaced
  • Smart system keeps steps from deploying or retracting when an obstruction is detected
    • Prevents risk of pinching and damage done to steps by large rocks or other impediments
  • Integrated LED lights activate upon deployment to improve visibility and ensure safe entry and exit
  • Power override switch lets you disable automatic step function and LEDs
    • Keeps steps lowered with doors closed to easily access the roof
    • Keeps steps from deploying when doors open if you don't need them
  • Step-within-a-step design doesn't significantly decrease ground clearance when steps are undeployed
  • Main housing protects power step, pivot points, and electronics from weather and debris
  • Rotary motors in each step provide fast, quiet, maintenance-free operation
    • Steps operate independently to reduce wear and tear on motor and components
  • Extruded aluminum construction with black powder coat is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Custom installation with included mounting kit - no drilling or wire splicing required
    • Wiring harness connects directly to vehicle battery via door panel
    • Mounting brackets attach to frame using pre-existing factory holes
    • Available kit (3020000) provides a manual operation switch for Jeeps without doors
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Step dimensions:
    • Top step: 79" long x 4-1/2" wide
    • Deployed step: 68-1/2" long x 3-1/2" wide
  • Step extension: approximately 8" down from top step
  • Step capacity: 650 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 running boards, 2 LEDs, and 8 brackets
  • Limited lifetime warranty


3025171 Custom Mounting Brackets for Aries Action Trac Powered Side Steps

3025179 Aries Action Trac Powered Side Steps

Installation Details AA27FR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights - AA27FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)

ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Integrated LEDs and obstruction-sensing smart system enhances safety. Easy installation with custom fit kit.

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Jeep

I finally got them installed and they are wonderful. My wife has arthritic knees and it was very difficult for her to get in the Jeep. With these Motorized Running Boards she can now get in effortlessly.


Comments
Still working great. A good investment.
Jackson - 11/09/2022


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Over all a great product. Installation instructions were straight forward, a couple of areas could use install hints such as "when installing frame brackets leave connections very loose". If you any type of DIY installer this will be a fun project. The quality of the running boards is very good any area you will stand on is solid and appears to be durable. Plastics end caps on the main part of the running board seem like they could come off at some point. The drop down step has open ends and seems like debris could become built up over time inside. The wiring harness is very well made, couple of extra wires came with it that the instructions do no indicate what to do with them, but they appeared not to be needed for my installation. Over operational quality is good they are quick to drop down and retract. When they drop down expect to hear a "metal on metal thud" because they drop so quickly, this takes a little getting used to. Again, overall great product.




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Installed on a Jeep gladiator and my wife loves them




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2022 Jeep Gladiator




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I order these for my 2022 Chevy 2500 they had them is stock and came fast. Very good fit bolted right on. It took me about 3 hours in my driveway to install them. They are about 12” off the ground when deployed. I like the 2 steps design very helpful. They look very nice and are built strong.




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Running Boards are exactly as advertised. Simple to install as long as you follow the instructions.




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


These running boards are the best, they make getting into my truck a breeze for me and my wife.




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I really like them, the snow and ice sometimes stops them that's understandable and the lights don't always work I haven't looked at them yet but yes we love them thank you


Comments
I would confirm that the LED connection is plugged in. Inspect the LED and wiring harness for damage. If it looks okay, test the LED functionality by applying 12 volts directly to the LED. If the LED will not turn on when connected, it will need to be replaced with item # AA2090204
Replacement 3-Diode LED Light for Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards - Qty 1
$76.57
.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 05/16/2022


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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


Only received these because the set I ordered never came in. etrailer had these in stock and shipped them out promptly when they realized the mfg had not shipped. Kudos to etrailer for the great service.




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I installed my new motorized running boards on a new 2021 ford f150 power boost (hybrid).
I had the Amp steps on my last truck and they worked great for 10 years.
When I upgraded to the new f150 I looked at AMP for new steps. They are not available for the hybrid.
I found the Aries and I like the look and love the idea of not having to chop up my wiring harness in a brand new truck!
I started the install with the wiring harness. It was a breeze everything fit and was easy to identify what it did and where it belonged. Then things went south quickly. The nuts and washers from the kit are HORRIBLE! I don't know where they are manufactured but it was on par with the worst off shore junk I have ever seen. The 3/8 washers are so oversized the nuts barely make contact with them.
The nylon lock nuts are so tight I busted off one of the studs on the running board. I am not sure if it is a change for 2021 but Ford has M8-1.25 studs not 3/8 for mounting the boards.
I ended up throwing all of the mounting hardware that came with the steps it the trash and using my own.
The boards are top quality and solid as can be. The fit and finish is perfect.
They look great on the truck. But all I can think of is why cheap out on the nuts and bolts!
I like the boards. and am happy I bought them but It was a long instal due to horrible hardware.




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The running boards work very well. I am very pleased with the boards. The LED lights are a joke..they quit working within a few days of installation. The running boards work very well.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you. These running boards do have a limited lifetime warranty.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/07/2022


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So far so good. It took me all day to install the boards, but, I approached it methodically. I wasted an hour trying to thread the main power lead through the firewall: then realized I could just grab a hot lead in the fuse panel next to the drivers door....a rookie mistake I will not make again. They work well and my wife loves the ability to actually get into and out of the 2500 Silverado...me too! Here to hoping they work for several years.


Comments
1 year of use ...still working well...still enjoy using the step into a truck that is too tall
Daniel C - 12/13/2021


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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


I am very happy with the steps with one exception I'll mention later. The Aries fore and aft action was perfect for our 2020 Ram 3500 chassis cab. The steps look great and were easy to install with running wires and locating the processor taking the most time. My only complaint regards the led step lights. Both began flickering then failed completely, the driver side after about six months and the passenger side in the last several weeks.


Comments
Please check to see that the LED connector is plugged in and secure. Inspect the LED and wiring harness for damage. To test LED functionality, apply 12 volts directly to the LED. If the LED will not turn on when directly connected, it will need to be replaced. The manufacturer handles warranties directly, so I will email you their contact information.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/23/2021


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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


Seems like an excellent product. Etrailer makes things so easy, great software, terrific customer service and reliable shipping.




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


I love the running boards. My wife and I are 73 yrs old, and had some difficulty entering and exiting the 2500hd truck with the factory running boards. I have had two different dealerships comment on how they are better than the optional power boards
offered by gmc. I installed them myself with no difficulty at all, per the instructions that came with the boards.
I would purchase them again if I ever purchased another truck.




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


For any 3/4 and 1-ton truck, these are perfect for a 5'-0" tall spouse. Easy to install, but take your time to do it right. Aries customer support is great, even sent me a new controller when needed. LED lights sometimes flicker, but not due to connection.




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


It's a Christmas gift impressed product and quick delivery




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


Awesome steps and etrailer is fast shipping and excellent service I have ordered from them multiple times and will continue too




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


After spending close to $xxxx, the first box was never received. Contacting etrailer was frustrating in that a true status of the second box could not be obtained until UPS sent a delivery notice. This resulted in having to change an installation appointment that took 4 weeks to get. Second, this shipment weighted close to 50 pounds and etrailer shipped the box, that is 6.5 feet long, that was held together by the equivalent of SCOTCH TAPE. The contents were spilling out of the box when the driver delivered the box. Needless to say etrailer really needs to get your staff together and just think about how your clients merchandise is handled once it’s in the hands of UPS


Comments
I apologize about the shipping trouble. Customer Service is working to get everything straightened out for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/01/2021


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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


So far the steps are mechanically installed. Found some manufacturing problems with the truck assembly. The only problem with the Action product so far, is the connection of the 3 wires for the disable switch. The black wire terminal is too small to mate to the switch. I have not powered the system yet, maybe tomorrow. Any more problems I'll send a message.
Thanks




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These steps work very well. The installation of the bars are one of the most easiest I have seen. I have installed other brands and they took much longer. All the holes lined up as expected. The wiring is not for the faint at heart. We had to take the back seat out of the Colorado and peel back the carpet to run the wiring. The instructions were straight forward and easy to follow.
After owning these for a year they are still working like the day we put them on. We have had a few issues with the end caps of the walk boards being faded by the sun and turning white. The driver side light began blinking when the door was opened. I contacted the company and they sent me new end caps, stated that they had a bad batch sent to them that were not UV free and they sent a new light. I replaced the light and still have the problem. But the company appears to work well on warranty items. Only reason I did not give the the full 5 stars is due to the end caps fading and the light began blinking. Other wise I would purchase these again. They are not cheap by any means but are of a good quality.


Comments
After owning these steps for a year they still work as they should. I still have a problem with the drivers step LED not lighting up, but other than that they work great. They have been in mud, snow, water and most everything the elements could throw at them. One thing to note is that when a lot of grime builds up on them they may be slow to go down or even stop working. I found that spraying a good non stick lubricant on the moving parts get them working again. You cannot blame the steps for that, its just mother nature throwing everything at it and I consider it part of maintenance when I do oil changes. Though more expensive than other steps they are worth the purchase to help gain access to your vehicle.
Billie - 02/07/2021


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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


I ordered from Stephen and he was easy to work with and took really good care of me. He got the price matched from another company. The order arrived quickly AND ON TIME. After install I am very happy with these. They work great and make it way easier for me to get in and out of my vehicle. I would highly recommend etrailer. This is my second time ordering from them and I am extremely happy.




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


Easy, do-it-yourself install on a 2018 Wrangler with 6" lift. Perfect for easy access in and out.




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Review from a similar ActionTrac Running Boards in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


Pretty easy self install. Other than an occasional squeak when they deploy or retract (probably from dust or dirt) they are perfect. After having these installed on my 2018 Jeep JL for a year I can't imagine why Jeep doesn't offer these as a dealer installed option. They're fantastic. My wife especially likes them.




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Aries Automotive ActionTrac Nerf Bars - Running Board after owning it for a year.
Great product. Still essentially functioning as expected. I would recommend them to anyone.
There are 2 issues to address however.
1- The lights that come with them did not last 6 months. I ended up ordering some high quality lights and swapping them out once they decomposed and failed.
2- The endcaps will not stay in place without modification. I used resin on mine to keep them in place.
I still love them. They look an operate great. The fixes are easy.



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  • Which Motorized Running Boards Are Compatible With 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon?
    Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights # AA27FR is the correct kit for your 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. This kit comes with the 3025179 motorized running boards that you mentioned, and also the 3025171 mounting brackets that fit your vehicle. This includes everything necessary for installation and no drilling or welding is required. I attached a demonstration video for you.
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  • Recommended Running Boards For a 2023 Jeep Gladiator
    I recommend the Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards # AA27FR for your 2023 Jeep Gladiator. These running boards are powered and retractable. They will extend when you open the door and close up when the door is shut. This will ensure you do not loose a lot of ground clearance or have a very high step to climb. LED lights are included to ensure a safe step.
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  • Which Aries Motorized Nerf Bars Fit on a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
    I have a solution for you, but the Aries # AA3047912 are not designed for the 2020 Gladiator. Instead, you'll want to use the Aries # AA27FR, which are a confirmed fit on the 2020 Jeep Gladiators, including the Rubicon models. These motorized steps automatically deploy when the door is opened and are a really great addition to her Jeep.
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  • Correct Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards and Brackets for 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    For your 2020 Jeep Gladiator the correct all-in-one Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Board setup is with part # AA27FR. This includes all the needed hardware and the custom brackets for mounting boards onto your Gladiator Overland without the need for any drilling. The particular ActionTrac Running Boards that you were looking at are indeed for just the boards themselves (without a mounting kit).
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  • Will the Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards # AA3025165 Fit My 2021 Jeep Gladiator?
    I have a solution for you. Unfortunately, the Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards # AA3025165 will not fit your 2021 Jeep Gladiator. Also, that particular part does not come with the customized mounting hardware required for installation and does not include the LEDs. For both the correct length of running boards and the hardware/LEDs, I recommend the Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights # AA27FR.
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  • Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards that Fit 2021 Jeep Gladiator
    For the complete kit that includes the ActionTrac motorized steps and all of the needed hardware and wiring you'd just need the part # AA27FR which is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Jeep Gladiator. No other additional part numbers would be needed.
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  • Running Board Recommendation for 2005 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab
    The Aries Automotive # AA27FR are vehicle specific, and are a fit for the Jeep Gladiator so they wouldn't work on your 2005 Silverado Crew Cab. Although none of our vendors offer a powered running board option for your truck, we do have plenty of running board options that WILL work on your truck. I really like the Westin Sure-Grip Lighted Running Boards, part # 27-0015-1025. The running boards will light up when any of the vehicle doors open. I'll link to a description video and to the...
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