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Aries RidgeStep Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6-1/2" Wide - Powder Coated Steel

Aries RidgeStep Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6-1/2" Wide - Powder Coated Steel

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These rugged, all-steel running boards provide a 6-1/2" wide step for entering and exiting your vehicle. Raised steel treads offer superior traction in all weather conditions. Textured black powder coat. Custom mounting kit included. Fastest Shipping and Great prices for Aries RidgeStep Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6-1/2" Wide - Powder Coated Steel. Read our customer reviews of Aries Automotive nerf bars - running boards. Call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA56FR by Aries Automotive online at etrailer.com.
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA56FR

  • Running Boards
  • Fixed Step
  • 6-1/2 Inch Width
  • Aries Automotive
  • Black
  • Steel
  • Powder Coat Finish
  • Cab Length

These rugged, all-steel running boards provide a 6-1/2" wide step for entering and exiting your vehicle. Raised steel treads offer superior traction in all weather conditions. Textured black powder coat. Custom mounting kit included.


Features:

  • Running boards provide a solid step for entering and exiting your vehicle
    • 6-1/2" Wide platforms offer ample step area
  • Stamped steel treads provide superior traction in all weather conditions
    • Integrated design eliminates need to replace step pads over time
    • Punched holes prevent dirt and debris from accumulating
  • Welded, angular steel endcaps complement the contours of your vehicle
  • Textured black powder finish resists corrosion
    • Helps to create non-slip surface
    • Conceals small scrapes and scratches
  • All-steel construction is perfect for your hardworking commercial truck
    • Contains no plastic parts that can fade or crack
  • Custom, no-drill installation with included VersaTrac mounting kit


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Driver-side board length: 36"
  • Passenger-side board length: 96"
  • Step width: 6-1/2"
  • Quantity: 2 running boards and 6 brackets
  • Limited lifetime warranty


2055127 VersaTrac Custom Mounting Kit for Aries RidgeStep, AscentStep, and AdvantEdge Nerf Bars

C3696 Aries RidgeStep Running Boards - 96" Long - Steel - Black

Installation Details AA56FR Installation instructions

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




Video Transcript for Aries RidgeStep Running Boards Review

Hello neighbors, it's Brad here at etrailer and today we're taking a look at the Aries RidgeStep line of running boards for your truck, van, or SUV. Now, when choosing which one's right for you, you wanna make sure to use our fit guide to get the proper fit for your vehicle. Now, these running boards are gonna be a bunch of different varieties that custom fit to your vehicle. And the reason being is it's gonna match the length as well as the custom brackets, to be able to bolt up nice and easily to your application. Now, the entire line of RidgeSteps are gonna share similar capabilities and also similar specs, meaning that they're gonna be 6 1/2 inches wide. So it's gonna give you ample room to step on here to get into the vehicle.

They're also gonna have these nice raised ridges here for that traction and also be able to drain with these holes here. That way there's not any mud or water built up on here when you step on there. Now you're also gonna have this nice wrinkle black powder coat finish, which looks really nice. And also it's gonna prevent scratches from really showing as much because it's gonna hide it. Sometimes with that gloss finish on some of the other powder coat finishes a little nick will really show up.

This one actually gives you added texture and it's gonna hide that a little bit better. Now these are steel construction so they're very heavy duty. In fact, they feel super secure. Other running boards that I've dealt with before don't exactly have the best feel to 'em. These ones, as I step on it, I'm jumping up and down and the whole truck is moving along with it, but I don't feel any flex coming from the running board itself.

So it gives you a sense of security as you step on here to hop in your vehicle. Now, the raised steps also give you extreme traction. So I'm really scraping my foot along here and it's holding onto my shoe, which is really nice for not only just daily use but also during inclement weather when you may have snow, mud, rain on your shoes it's not gonna make a difference because these are really going to bite into your shoe giving you solid traction as you hop up. Now, the textured black powder coat finish serves multiple purposes. And the first one right out the gate is I think it looks great.

You also get a little bit of added traction here just as it creates a rough surface here for your shoe to bite onto, but also it's gonna serve as protector at long term from the weather. So if you're in a snowy conditions and they salt the roads, even though this sees a lot of road grime it's not gonna break down with rust and corrosion because it's protected with that powder coat finish. Now being custom fit means it's going to cater to your vehicle. So as we have a four-door truck here, you can see that the rear passengers are gonna easily be able to use the step to hop in as well as the front. But if you pick these up for even the transit van or something along those lines, it's gonna cover any of the openings. So even your sliding doors, it's gonna match that up. So that's the point of being custom fit is it's gonna be perfectly catered to whatever vehicle you may have. Now on our Sierra here today, I can see why the customer might have added these on. Trucks are slowly becoming more family vehicles. As you can use it as a truck, but having four doors you can actually load the whole family up. Well, my two little kids can't really hop up in the back because the factory ground clearance on this is actually pretty good, which is great for a truck and for adults. But for kids to hop up here, it kind of can be a test. So this step here's gonna allow them to be able to get in the truck nice and easy. And it's actually rated for 500 pounds, so even if there's another version of me standing on the front, it's still gonna be within the weight spec. Now when you do choose your custom fit kit for your vehicle it's gonna come with both sides and they may be different sizes depending on the vehicle, like a van, you're gonna have that long slider but you do have both sides that come with the kit. Now, something else that I really like is the fact the installation's extremely easy. This one actually bolted into some factory weld nuts and it's really easy to do. And it's secure because it's using factory mounts. Another great part is it does have some adjustability. You're able to slide these forward or back, in and out, so you can really cater to exactly where you want it and how you want it to look on your vehicle. And that was a look at the Aries RidgeStep line of running boards for your truck, van, or SUV..


Customer Reviews

Aries RidgeStep Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6-1/2" Wide - Powder Coated Steel - AA56FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

These rugged, all-steel running boards provide a 6-1/2" wide step for entering and exiting your vehicle. Raised steel treads offer superior traction in all weather conditions. Textured black powder coat. Custom mounting kit included.

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I can’t believe that I got it that fast. I just got them today I have not put them on but they look like they’re better than what I expected. Can’t thank you enough for all your help. These will be put on a van at the food pantry uses. We are all older and have a hard time getting in the van. These steps will make it a lot easier on all of us. Thank you again for all your help. I will send photos once they are installed on the van.




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Installation went smoothly with process pretty straight forward. Looks good and feels sturdy. Time will tell on how well they hold up to Colorado weather.




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Nervous bRs are still on the truck and work as they should with the exception of the strength. I notice after pitting them in that there was alot of flex or movement when stepping on them. (I am 200lbs.) Must of my employees are 250 to 280, and we they step on them the flex was alot. We have since welded to the brackets to help with this problem.

So, I'd say yes they work, but are a cheap version and should not be used in a work world as they will not hold up.




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I ordered the Aries Ridge Step Running Boards on Wednesday from the etrailer website. They were delivered on Friday afternoon and it took me about an hour to install them. Instructions were easy to follow and the accompanying pictures were actually relevant to installation. They look great on my Silverado and my wife can get into the truck much easier.


Comments
Running boards are working great. My wife really appreciates the extra step.
Tom S - 11/08/2021


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Pretty disappointed in the shipment. I reached out to etrailer with pics and asked for help but not a word back. Clearly I got a return or something. The product looks rugged but it’s so scratched up that I’m sure it’ll rust super quickly. I would have expected better.


Comments
Thank you for the review and for bringing this to our attention. Our customer service team should be reaching out to you in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/01/2021


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Great running boards, Installed on a CMC 3500 cab and chassis. Looks great and function really good. It doesn't come with mounting brackets so make sure to get them as well.




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Order came quicker than I thought and product was exactly what I was looking for. I could not find the "C- shaped Track mounting bracket or mounting brackets shown in Steps 7A and 7B of the instructions- I went through the box of materials several times. It appears tht maybe you changed the mounting system since there nots for the M8 bolts- i installed running boards by placing the bolts to the outside of the slots.


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I reached out to the manufacturer and they will be in contact with you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/06/2022


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Thanks again etrailer for not providing the brackets with the steps as listed. NO CUSTOM INSTALL KIT COMES WITH THESE STEPS. JUST STEPS!!!




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Thank you very much for reaching out to us.
The running boards are awesome! They were easy to install, my father in law helped me put them on. They look great.
I put them on my wife's truck, she loves them, "but" there's always that right, lol.
Her only complaint is the bolts, she wished they were black also, but yes she does love them and they look great.




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Really happy with these steps. They are very easy to mount even for someone like me who always ends up working on things after the sun goes down. They have very good grip in any weather conditions I’ve been in but are still usable in bare feet as well. My only complaint is there is no adjustment to the height and on my particular truck there is a larger gap between the kick plate and cab than I would have in an ideal world. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a solid side step that has a different look than the normal tube style on most trucks.




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Installed these on my Sprinter. Easy to install and they look and work great.




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EASY INSTALL AND LOOK GOOD




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the instructions were not accurate for this vehicle. The driver side install very difficult and time-consuming.
The product itself is well built and seems durable...time will tell.


Comments
they do not fit well on the transit 350. On the sliding door side, you have to step down sideways because they are too short. in fact, I would say they are dangerous. i am looking for ways to extended them. Also, the mounting process sucked on the drivers side and I had to fabricate a better mounting system. it was a real pain. you can check them only on Facebook RV conversion Dont worry I did not bad mouth anyone.
-- Etrailer Expert Robert - 11/06/2021


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I highly recommend etrailer! Customer service is top notch and their products are very good also.




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Steps ate awesome. Only issue I had was that one of the front passenger side mounting bracket was the wrong one. Took me 45 min to install driver side brackets and step, but 2hr and 15min for the passenger side.




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Well satisfied with the running boards. They are very sturdy.




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Really rugged & look amazing




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Straight forward, easy to install, and does what they were intended to do (make it easier for my wife to get into the truck.




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Product arrived quickly and my two sons installed them. They look great. Have not used them yet but looking forward to an easier time getting into my van.




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Fits like a glove




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