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AeroTread Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 5" Wide - Aluminum - Black Stainless

AeroTread Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 5" Wide - Aluminum - Black Stainless

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These 5" wide steps with rounded ends mount close to your vehicle for a streamlined look. Full-length plastic pads create non-skid surfaces. Constructed of rustproof aluminum with black stainless steel trim. Custom installation kit included. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for AeroTread Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 5" Wide - Aluminum - Black Stainless. Read our customer reviews of Aries Automotive nerf bars - running boards. Call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA79PD by Aries Automotive online at etrailer.com.
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA79PD

  • Running Boards
  • Fixed Step
  • 5 Inch Width
  • Aries Automotive
  • Black
  • Aluminum
  • Rectangle
  • Matte Finish
  • Cab Length

These 5" wide steps with rounded ends mount close to your vehicle for a streamlined look. Full-length plastic pads create non-skid surfaces. Constructed of rustproof aluminum with black stainless steel trim. Custom installation kit included.


Features:

  • Running boards provide a solid step for entering and exiting your vehicle
    • 5" Wide step area offers ample surface to gain a firm foothold
  • Full-length step pads with hard plastic treads create non-skid surfaces
  • Sleek step boards with rounded ends mount close to your vehicle for a streamlined look
  • Extruded aluminum frame is strong and rustproof
  • Carbide black stainless steel trim adds a touch of style
  • Easy installation with custom mounting kit
    • Brackets simply bolt onto vehicle's frame - no drilling required
    • Carbon steel mounting brackets have a black powder coat finish for durability and rust resistance


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Step pad width: 5"
  • Board length: 73"
  • Quantity: 2 running boards and 6 brackets
  • Limited lifetime warranty


2051140 Custom Installation Kit for Aries AeroTread Running Boards

2051973 Aries AeroTread Running Boards - 5" Wide

Installation Details AA79PD Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

AeroTread Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 5" Wide - Aluminum - Black Stainless - AA79PD

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (84 Customer Reviews)

These 5" wide steps with rounded ends mount close to your vehicle for a streamlined look. Full-length plastic pads create non-skid surfaces. Constructed of rustproof aluminum with black stainless steel trim. Custom installation kit included.

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Boards look great and appear very sturdy. I installed with no elevation of vehicle in 2 hours 5 minutes which included removing the passenger board for the correct one. It wasn't yet tightened so not too hard. Instructions are ok and provide basic info but I learned more in the comment section here. The brackets are not labeled correctly and face one way on the passenger side and the opposite on the driver side. Don't worry, it all works. The instructions did clarify that forked brackets go to the front and that all others worked middle and rear regardless of stamped markings. Very little room to work under car but I managed. Boards look durable and are very good looking. Mount is sturdy but it would help if boards were marked for Passenger/ driver. I saw the tread pointing toward the front in a picture and so I removed first board and swapped. Screws don't move as freely in the tracks but sufficiently so. All in all, I would buy them again and do it again. Not sure if they are lined up right but an easy fix if they need to move a little forward or back; for now they are centered.


Comments
Looks and functions perfectly! So glad I did this. Saved money too. Never went back and readjusted them. Very happy.
Jennifer - 04/09/2022


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Better than expected, Perfect fit, I wanted something that didn't stick out too far and I think 5 inch is the perfect size, Good packaging, box had a couple of holes from shipping but no damage to product. Only thing as mentioned in other reviews front and rear brackets labeling is reversed but easy to figure out.


Comments
Still Looks brand new, really like them
Benny R - 05/09/2022


by: 04/07/2022

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


These running boards fit my 17 acadia slt. They look great and it's so much easier for my kids and I go get in and out of the back. However, the instructors are completely useless. The brackets are labeled all wrong. Left is right and front is back. Once we figured that out instalation went a lot smoother.




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Very high quality product and installation was a snap. etrailer delivers once again. Delivery was earlier then stated.




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Very reliable product and the installation was as easy as they advertised, the finish coat is also very attractive! Thank you etrailer.


Comments
Still loving it!
Andres - 11/19/2021


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Running boards have a very good appearance they improved the looks of my 2020 Traverse the middle and rear mounting brackets take a little time they are tricky to mount however I was successful in getting them mounted. We love the product


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very good
Roscoe - 01/06/2021


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Wow, great running boards, very sturdy and well made. Follow the video instructions on the etrailer webpage and save a lot of time with installation. I watched the video and had both sides done in less than an hour. All the hardware was included in the package and it was extremely easy to install. These are great running boards that will greatly improve the look and functionality of your vehicle.




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These running boards are very good quality and fairly easy to install. Make my Traverse look much more nice. Oh, and perfect for assisting in entering the vehicle. Well worth the price.


Comments
Great. As a running board it provides the access my wife needs to enter the vehicle safely. For me it is the character it adds to the vehicle. I am proud of the look.
Ray Y - 08/23/2020


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I had purchased another brand of running board for just about the same money and the overall quality was poor. I returned them and bought from etrailer because the quality of the last item I bought from them was very good. I love the way they look on the Pilot and they are already proving useful for the shorter family members and assisting them getting into the Pilot easier. I was sent the wrong hardware first off , etrailer offered to let me go to my local store and purchase it and they would reimburse me or they would mail me the correct hardware. I chose the second option since I wasn’t in a hurry. Not awesome but they resolved it so no biggie. One other thing that confused me was that the brackets were marked “DSF, DSM & DSR” and additionally “PSF, PSM & PSR”. I assumed this meant “Drive side and Passenger side “Front, Middle and Rear”. But the brackets were stamped incorrectly. The DSRear was actually the front one. It wasn’t hard to figure out which ones matched with the holes in the frame because they are all very different but it’s weird they were stamped wrong. Maybe the letters don’t stand for what I thought they do and I’m open to that possibility.

All that being said they went one easily enough. It took about 90 minutes with and extra pair of hands at times. I really do like the look and they just sort of make a plain looking Pilot look sharp.




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Product surprisingly arrived 2 days early. It was well packaged and I installed the running boards in under 2 hours. Watching the installation video from etrailer was super helpful. Will definitely order from etrailer again, they are my go-to company




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Very easy to install and looks great.
Only
problem I had was I had to modify the back brackets as they had a plastic rivet where they wanted the brackets to go. Also I don't know about the engineers that worked on it but you don't put a split lock washer against a flat washer, it defeat the purpose. They wanted to use a flat washer then us a locking nut. I also sealed the brackets after taking out the rubber plug so nothing can get back in to hole.


Comments
I researched a little further with the hardware installation. Typically a flat washer used under a split lock washer is done to protect the base material, plating, or coating from damage caused by the split washer action. It can also be done to distribute the fastener load or ensure the split washer does not fall or grind into a larger clearance hole feature.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/07/2021


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Easy ordering, timely delivery, great customer service. The running boards were easy to install and look great on my 2021 4Runner.


Comments
Still look new, no fade, no wear. Still enjoying the look on my 4Runner!
Steve - 03/10/2022


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Super easy install on our ‘21 Pilot Black Edition, didn’t even need to trim out the plastic tabs that the OEM boards would have needed. Even easier if you have a second person to help you straighten the mounting brackets and thread the hardware while you ratchet, but that’s just icing on the cake.




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Great quality and fit on my 2019 Chevy Traverse for the price. Would be better if the steps had rubberized grip for better traction. These are 5”, but I think 6” would have been better for my vehicle.

Shout out to etrailer for shipping these all the way from east coast to California in 2 days with only standard shipping! Original eta was supposed to be 7-10 days or so.




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Easy to install and etrailer has terrific customer support and instructions. Only criticism would be that the running boards are just a touch too narrow.


Comments
Well. My 83 year old aunt is able to get in and out of her Highlander easily now
Wayne - 12/10/2021


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These running boards look and function great on my 2018 Traverse LT. Installation was not complicated because the instructions were clear with very helpful photos. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting runnng boards and am saving my pennies to get a set for my 2011 Silverado .




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These were easy to install and they look great. Just got the 2019 Pilot and found out the kids would have an easier time with some running boards. Instructions were straightforward enough, but I watched the installation example video anyway. Just as easy as it looks. The quality and construction seems to be very good. Hoping they last the life of the vehicle. Kids, and wife, like the ease of getting in and out of the Pilot now.




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We love the running boards. We put them on the day we got them and have enjoyed every bit. I have the new Toyota 4Runner with the night shade edition so everything is blacked out and the boards just flow with that. I’m pregnant and know that these will be a big help in the later part and with kids




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Really like the look of the running boards. The chrome edge goes nicely with the chrome on the side of the car. We put them on our 2019 Buick Enclave. The running boards make getting in and out of the car easier.




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I have purchased several items from etraile. All haver met or exceeded my expectations. The reason I purchase products from etrailer is the information they provide for products on their website. Close up pictures, videos and other improtant information. All of this is very beneficial in the decision of the purchasing process.




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Again, etrailer.com knocks it out of the park! Other than one pain in the butt issue, this was perfect. The running boards are much higher quality than I thought they would be, solidly built and look awesome on my 2019 Honda Pilot.

Installation was easy - after I watched the installation video. However, the brackets marked "F", which I assumed meant "Front" like over reviewers, was actually the rear and the brackets marked "R" were actually the front. Brackets marked "M" were for the middle. Fortunately, I figured this was the case after reading other reviews. But, with my vehicle, it was really obvious when I looked at the mounting holes. The entire installation took about 40 minutes (plus an hour and a half to go to Home Depot, but I'll get to that).

The running boards look awesome on my vehicle! They look factory installed. I like that they have a thick rubber strip that seals them again the vehicle, preventing rain, snow, ice from getting in between the running boards and the side of the vehicle.

This is the first time I've ever had something go wrong with a product I ordered from etrailer, though. One of the mounting bolts was defective -- see the picture I posted. This is absolutely not etrailer's fault and is on the manufacturer, but it was a major hassle for me as I didn't notice until I had the driver's side running board installed and had one of the brackets already installed on the passenger side. It is a fairly standard sized metric bolt and I spent $0.92 at Home Depot for a replacement -- but, it was still a major hassle. If it weren't for that, I'd rate this 5 stars.

Suggestions -- use a round wire brush to clean out the weld nuts before attaching the brackets. A couple of mine were full of dirt, which I expected and I cleaned them out first. Second, check the bolts!! My defective bolt was probably a fluke, but checking all the parts would be a good idea anyway.

Shipping was very quick, extremely well packaged as usual. Love etrailer!!




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Very close to 5 stars. Except the only issue I had was with the bolts. I broke one of them when tightening them to the vehichle... not cool. In a tiny female and I managed to break it just by simply tightening it. Maybe invest in better quality bolts for these. Other than that I loved the color coding for what side goes where. (Clear bags for right passenger side vs green for left driver side) I also loved the video before I bought them, I literally just installed them from memory of the video.




by: 12/14/2021

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When I ordered these running boards the brackets they came with made them hang down too low. Alyssa worked with me to get brackets were a better fit. I appreciate the willingess and effort to make these fit correctly on my 4 Runner. I would definitely order again from here.




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The running boards were installed the day they arrived, Nov. 15, 2018. They look great and work great. Thanks




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