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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

Item # AA79PD
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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 Great 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 1-800-940-8924 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number AA79PD by Aries Automotive online at
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Aries Automotive Nerf Bars - Running Boards - AA79PD

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (109 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.


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


The running boards bolted right up to the vehicle with no problem. They seem to be sturdy and are tucked in as to not protrude past the body.
My wife is short and likes the assistance they give her entering the Pilot.
I enjoy the prompt delivery and service from etrailer.
Thank You for my wife's birthday present for her 2020 Honda Pilot!


The installation was very easy thanks to the instructions that came with the order. It took about 30 minutes per side. They look fantastic and my wife is very happy with them. I wish other companies would follow your lead. Thank you very much.


Followed etrailer video to install. Installation was easy. I did it on a cold day so it took longer than expected but overall, satisfied with the product.


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.


I like the way they look however, the corner on of the running board came in damaged. I did not even wanted to open the other running board.


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.


I purchased a pair of Aero Tread Running Boards for my Nissan Murano over a year ago. I am very happy with this purchase. They arrived well packaged and were relatively simple to install. Installation took about an hour for each side. Most importantly, they have enhanced the appearance of my vehicle. A very happy customer!


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


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.


Decided we needed running boards because I am short. I struggled finding something I liked with a reasonable price. I saw these and was a little unsure but they had good reviews so I thought I'd give them a shot... so worth it. They were literally delivered the very next day. My husband installed them today and said our 12 year old daughter really could have done it. Best part is I can now get into the pilot without any issues.


One year ago I purchased these running boards to be installed on my 2022 KIA Sportage. I was having trouble getting in and out of my SUV when my sciatica nerve was acting up. These running boards not only put more style on my vehicle, they are a blessing that I can get in and out of my vehicle when I am unable to twist and turn. If I didn't purchase these step boards, I would have had to trade my SUV in for a car that I would have been able to get in and out of. I definitely recommend these running boards for several reasons and as I use them everyday after 1 year, they still look as new as they did a year ago when I had them installed.


Again, 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!!


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.


There is a little confusion over these boards. After a lot of research, I have found these boards/hardware Part# PT93889200 should be marketed to fit 2010-2022 LIMITED, TRD SPORT, and Night Shade ONLY. I own a 2021 SR5 Premium 4Runner, & a 2022 TRD SPORT. Neighbor has a 2021 Limited. The Aris Aero boards are better quality and look/fit better than my OEM Factory SR5 Premium boards.


The quality is outstanding. The customer service is excellent. I recommend etrailer to all my friends.


Not a “shade tree mechanic” at all, and I installed the running boards in 2 hours!! Wonderfully marked and best pictorial install. Sheets.


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.

by: 04/07/2022

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.


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.


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


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.


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 .


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.


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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