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Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards - 48-3/4"

Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards - 48-3/4"

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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. Custom fit kit sold separately. Fastest Shipping and Great prices for Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards - 48-3/4". 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 AA53DQ by Aries Automotive online at etrailer.com.
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA53DQ

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

ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Custom fit kit sold separately.


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
  • Step-within-a-step design offers a sleek appearance and doesn't significantly decrease ground clearance when steps are undeployed
  • Main housing protects power step, pivot points, and electronics from water and debris
  • Rotary motors in each step provide a 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, no-drill installation with ActionTrac mounting kit (sold separately)
    • Includes 2 LED lights and a wiring harness
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Step dimensions:
    • Top step: 48-3/4" long x 4" wide
    • Deployed step: 44" long 3" x wide
  • Step extension: approximately 8" down from top step
  • Step capacity: 650 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 running boards
  • Limited lifetime warranty


3025144 Aries Action Trac Powered Side Steps - 48-3/4"

Installation Details AA53DQ Installation instructions



Video of Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards - 48-3/4"

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




Video Transcript for Review of Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - Motorized Running Boards - AA53DQ

Hello neighbors, Steven here again. Today, we're looking at these Aries ActionTrac motorized running boards. Now, these motorized running boards do lower automatically, and they're gonna create a pair of steps on both sides of your vehicle. The second step that's inside of there, it's gonna deploy and retract from the main housing down when you open your door or close your door. So a very nice feature. They're gonna come down automatically.

If you're outside and you've ever seen these, they're pretty slick looking, so it's a nice addition to your already good-looking vehicle. They do have the built-in raised treads. So it's got this molded, or extruded rather, tread built in. These are made out of extruded aluminum, and they do have a very elegant black powder coat. It's very durable, very corrosion resistant.

They know these things are outside, especially if you live in snow/salt conditions that they're built to withstand all of that. They're very corrosion resistant. Now, they do have in, like I said, that built-in design on this tread, so that's gonna make sure that you never have to replace this whole top 'cause it's built in. So some of the other older Nerf bars, I'll call 'em running boards, they had, you know, like the hard plastic step pads. Sometimes they'd crack, fall off, whatever.

You had to replace 'em. You don't have to worry about it with these. It's got a built-in smart system. It's gonna keep the steps from deploying or retracting when an obstruction is detected. And that'll prevent risk of pinching and damage done by those steps, and even like opening, like if there's large rocks, other things blocking 'em, they will not open up if they detect something, so that smart system's a very nice feature.

Again, it's got a step within a step design. As far as measurements, we're at 48 and 3/4 long by four inches wide on the top step. That bottom step that deploys outta the bottom there, that guy's gonna be 44 inches long and three inches wide on its top step. And as far as the drop down on that second step that extracts, that's gonna be eight inches of drop. So pretty consistent with most of your staircases out there. Most stuff in your house is about seven and 1/2 to eight inches of drop. They do include LED lights and a wiring harness. Let me zoom in here on one end here. Show you that harness at least. So a built-in wiring harness. They do have built-in LED lights. Again, you won't see them right now 'cause I don't have it hooked up. And that light is hidden inside and only deploys when you open that step. They do have a limited lifetime warranty, and they do have very nice rotary motors inside of 'em. So that rotary motor is gonna give you a very nice, fast, quiet, maintenance free operation, and they do operate independently of one another, so if you only have one door open, it's only gonna open the one of the door that you have open. Now, again, if you want to install these on the vehicle, you would need a mounting kit that is sold separately. You can get that at etrailer.com. Just go use our fit guide, type in your year, make, and model. We can get you set up with the right parts the first time, and you won't have any problems getting these installed. This kit does come with a set of instructions. Very nice, very easy to read. It's got pictures in it. If you're like me and you hate reading but you love pictures, you can figure it out too. But honestly, read the instructions. It's gonna help you out a lot. You don't wanna fight it. It should be a pretty easy install. Well, I'm Steven. This is etrailer.com. I hope this helps you, and I hope you are able to pick out the right set of steps you need for your vehicle. Have a great day and stay safe out there.


Customer Reviews

Aries ActionTrac Motorized Running Boards - 48-3/4" - AA53DQ

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)

ActionTrac motorized running boards automatically deploy a second step as your vehicle's doors open and retract when the doors close. Custom fit kit sold separately.

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I liked the idea of a two step running board. My wife has had operations
on her knees and was difficult for her to get into her jeep with the
standard side steps. I started looking for powered steps and these
sounded like just the ticket. There was some fabrication involved,
because I installed them on a 2000 TJ Wrangler, but nothing too crazy. I
used some 3/16" flat bar and sandwiched it between the body mounts. In
retrospect, I should have used C channel for the longer front mount,
because I had to weld gussets on it. Welded a piece of angle to the
flat bar for the supplied mounts. If you don't have a welder, it could
all be bolted in with the C channel.
I also didn't care for the supplied magnets and switches held on with
tape to operate the steps. We hit up the u-pull-it wrecking yard and got
the same style switch that operates the dome lights and I installed them
above the original switches.
I put the door delete bypass in the housing for the front speakers on
the dash.
They have been installed for about two months now and we've had no
problems with the operation. Lots of likes from our friends who see them
in operation.



by:

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.



by:

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!



by:

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.



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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.



by:

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



by:

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.



by:

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



by:

They are working as advertised, which is good for an old man. Service after the sale was great.



by:

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



by:

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.



by:

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



by:

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.



by:

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



by:

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



by:

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



by:

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.



by:

Perfect fit and super easy to install.



by:

Look good, functions well but an extremely difficult install.



by:

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.



by:

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



by:

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.



by:

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.



by:

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.



by:

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.


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