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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

Item # AA27FR
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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 1-800-940-8924 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA27FR by Aries Automotive online at
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA27FR

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

3025175 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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (66 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.


4.5* actually. Overall, I really like these. They are a good price and they look nice. Some of the brackets had to be bent a little bit to get them to line up correctly, but it wasn't bad. I've actually purchased these twice! I sold the first vehicle, but immediately bought these for the better optioned vehicle I traded up for. NOTE - DO NOT buy the door delete kit that can be added to this. It's a waste of money that overrides the basic automatic functionality on a daily basis. The basic kit includes an on/off switch already.

Mike K.


I love these and have recommended them many times. I havent had any problems with them. I hit them with some lubricant every few months to keep the smooth and quiet.

2021 Jeep Gladiator

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.



Still working great. A good investment.


They're great. Have had no issues, very dependable and my older parents and wife love the convenience. Took two of us about 6 hours to install but we'll worth it.


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.


Very fast delivery !


Installed on a Jeep gladiator and my wife loves them


2022 Jeep Gladiator


Several concerns with this step. First is the design: The concept of two steps is so you can use two steps. However, the position that these rails attach to the truck makes them near level to the truck floor board which makes this step near useless. The second (lower) step is undependable when deploying and the angle at which it deploys means you have to step past the first to get in or out of the truck. So weird. This creates an awkward angle when getting in and out of the truck. When installing you must ensure the magnets are lined up perfectly. Even the slightest misalignment causes the lower rail to malfunction. The advertisement says these are maintenance free. This is not sure, you must routinely use a graphite lubricant on them. One step literally fell apart and they had to send another. We soent hours on the phone with their support team trying to diagnose why the seconds deployed erratically. The LED lights were a huge problem and turned on and off at intermittent times, even when parked. Very distracting for the neighbors. The third set of lights finally seem to be functioning correctly. When all said and done, after all the issues, they seem to be working fine, but again, the angle on which they deploy are not functional. If I had it all to do over, I’d never buy a deployable running board. They’re just a electric maintenance mess.


Steve with TekRV, a mobile RV mechanic, out of Galveston did the installation. Everything went according to the instructions. Looks and works great. Co-pilot is happy, I am estatic.


best looking running board! the ability to step on it to access roof rack is amazing and there is only one other competitor that does that. THIS IS NOT A ROCK SLIDE! But as a certified mall crawler this is great for the ladies and kids jumping in


The running boards have worked perfectly. the closed height is unobstructive for normal 4x4 use and the down position makes entry and exit easy even for persons with dexterity problems.
the light package is adequate for front and rear doors.
Installation went well, leave all bolts loose until mounted then tighten seems to make it easy.
I would highly recommend.


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


Great product. Good fit, runs well with the body lines. Very clean install.


Fantastic product
Got running boards
on and went very easy and I’m 71 years old
Going to tackle the wiring harness this morning


The running boards arrived sooner than expected and customer service is great. The website could be better to see and understand what exactly you’re buying. Haven’t been able to install them yet, had to order extra parts. Downgrade one notch due to website.


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.


I have to say I was a little bummed when UPS showed up with my running boards and the box was destroyed so I refused delivery called etrailer up they said no problem and my new ones were here in 4 days, on a Holiday weekend mind you, customer service is second to none I highly recommend purchasing from etrailer


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


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


Look good, functions well but an extremely difficult install.


Perfect fit and super easy to install.


Very good steps, but the light "flickers" on/off on 1 side and stays on all the time on the opposite side! Doesn't really matter because they aren't bright enough to help in the dark!


Super fast shipping. *****


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.

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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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  • 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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  • Are There Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards For Jeep Wrangler
    We have the exact part you are looking for, the Aries ActionTrac running boards, with the following part number: - Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit - LED Lights # AA3036571 The top step on these is 70 inches long total, and has a 65 inch stepping surface.
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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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  • 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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  • Aires Powered Running Boards That Fit A 2014 Dodge Ram 3500
    The correct Aires Powered running boards for your 2014 Ram 3500 is the: -Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards with Custom Installation Kit # AA3047912. This kit comes with all the necessary hardware needed for install.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Aries ActionTrac Running Boards Be Fitted On a 1997 Ford F-250 HD?
    As the Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards 3047975 # AA27FR you have are for a Jeep Gladiator and Aries does not offer mounting brackets for your 1997 Ford F-250 HD you would have to have something custom fabricated if there is enough room to fit the boards on your F-250. The only steps we have confirmed to fit your Extended Cab is the Carr Hoop 2 # CARR102521. As the wiring kits are also custom fit for the vehicle with the mounting brackets, they do not offer any wiring separately.
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