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Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6" Wide - Brite Anodized Aluminum

Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6" Wide - Brite Anodized Aluminum

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These 6" wide, brite anodized aluminum running boards sit close to your vehicle's frame for a streamlined look. The 1-piece, non-slip step pad on each board is made of soft, durable rubber, providing better grip than a molded step surface. Fastest Shipping and Guaranteed Lowest Prices for Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6" Wide - Brite Anodized Aluminum. Read our customer reviews of Westin nerf bars - running boards. Call 800-298-1624 for expert service or order your nerf bars - running boards part number 27-6620-1965 by Westin online at etrailer.com.
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Westin Nerf Bars - Running Boards - 27-6620-1965

  • Running Boards
  • Fixed Step
  • 6 Inch Width
  • Silver
  • Aluminum
  • Westin
  • Cab Length
  • Polished Finish

These 6" wide, brite anodized aluminum running boards sit close to your vehicle's frame for a streamlined look. The 1-piece, non-slip step pad on each board is made of soft, durable rubber, providing better grip than a molded step surface.


Features:

  • Running boards make it easy to get into and out of your vehicle
    • Extra-wide platform delivers a stable step surface
  • 1-Piece, non-slip rubber pad runs the full length of each board for sure footing
    • Rubber step area offers better grip than a molded surface
    • Special grooves channel water away and provide extra grip
    • UV-resistant material will not crack or fade
  • Step boards mount close to your truck for a streamlined look
  • Brite anodized aluminum construction is durable and rustproof
  • Black molded endcaps provide a finished look and help to protect boards from internal corrosion
  • Light kit (27-6000 - sold separately) can be added for safety and increased visibility
  • Quick and easy bolt-on installation
    • Custom mounting kit included


Specs:

  • Step pad width: 4-1/2"
  • Overall board width: 6"
  • Board length: 72"
  • Quantity: 2 step boards
  • 5-Year warranty


27-6620 Westin Sure-Grip Step Boards - Brite Anodized Aluminum

27-1965 Westin Custom Mounting Kit for Sure-Grip Running Boards

Installation Details 27-6620-1965 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards Installation - 2018 Ford Explorer

Shane: Hi, I'm Shane from etrailer.com. Today you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to walk you through the installation on the Western Sure Grip Running Boards for your 2018 Ford Explorer.There are many different reasons to add running boards to your vehicle. Maybe you want to dress it up. Maybe you have some children that like their . have a hard time getting in and out of the vehicle. You know kids, they like doing stuff on their own.

Maybe you have parents or grandparents that have a hard time stepping up into the vehicle or pulling ourselves up into a vehicle. This is going to give them a solid foundation and an extra step to help them get in and out of the car a little bit easier.This kit's going to come with two steps. One for each side of the vehicle. They're both going to be 72 inches long, which means it's going to provide a step, not only for your driver, but all passengers in the vehicle. Each step is going to be constructed of an anodized aluminum, so it's going to be rust proof.

They're also going to have a 4.5-inch wide rubber pad that's going to run the full length of the board. It's going to have grooves in it that channel water away so it doesn't pull up. Help us maintain that sure footing during those wet conditions.Our steps are not only going to be functional, but they're going to add style to your vehicle. They're going to have rounded edges that are going to fit in nicely with the contour of the vehicle. We're going to have an insert back here that helps the step look like it's integrated.

Each step is going to have molded end caps to help finish off the style of the step. And if we have children or elderly family members, there's also light kits available to help him see that step a little bit better at night. Those can be found here at etrailer.com.Now that we've gone over some of the features Let's show you how to get them installed. We're going to start with a flathead screwdriver. Our rocker panel plastic cover here is going to have some little clips on the inside, all the way down the side, or all the way down the underneath of it.

We need to pop those out so that we can loosen this up. The two very front ones, this one and this one, we're going to take completely out. The rest of them we'll just pop out because we'll be reinstalling those.Now we're going to take some cutters. We're going to have to trim this down because we're going to be putting a flat Washer, a lock Washer, and a nut on here. Just go like this. Just to give us a little more space. You're going to have to J bolts, actually, you're going to have four. I'm going to have two for the other side. They're going to look like this. We're going to insert this end. You're going to have to move it around to get it to sit just like that. Do the same thing here. Same thing on the other side.You're going to have a bolt . couple of bolt plates look like this. First one, if you're going to be right inside, you're going to see a large opening. You'll take it and you're going to slide it in. Just like that. Then you're going to put on a plastic retaining clip. This is just to keep it from pushing up into the frame of the vehicle. We're going to take our front driver's side bracket. You want to make sure that this lip here, it's going on the outside, it is facing the rear.Again, this is the front one, and this is going to be our passenger side. We're going to go . We're going to pull our rocker panel out like this or the rocker panel cover. We're going to slide, and this is where it might be easier if you have your door open to get our hardware to slide in there, like that. Now, we're going to take a large flat washer here on the bolts underneath, lock Washer, and then a large hex nut. Here for these, we're going to put on a flat Washer, a lock washer, and a nut.We'll have another bolt plate. In the rear, we're going to have another hole and this is underneath the vehicle. Going to do the same thing here. Put our nut plate in. We're going to take our passenger's side rear bracket. It's going to be opposite. This flange is actually going to face towards the front. We're going to set it in place like this. Go ahead and put the nut on the bolt here, like this.And what we're going to do is we're going to mark this spot here because we're going to have to drill a hole. We're going to take our small hex bolt. I'm going to pull this out like this. I'm going to slide it into the hole, like that. We'll take our rear bracket, up into place. Flat Washer, lock Washer, and a nut. Flat washer, lock washer, and nut.We're going to take our board, we're going to have square head bolts. We're going to slide in the front slot and the very back slot, like that. We're going to put two at this end. Two at the other end. We're going to flip it over. We're going to line it up with the slots in each bracket. We'll take a 3/4-inch socket. We're going to tighten our large bolt underneath the vehicle.Directions are going to tell you to tighten these two. What I suggest is take this off and then tighten them down. Because if you don't, when you get a wrench right here, it could scratch this edge. So now I'm just going to slide this off, set it aside for a second. Take my 9/16ths socket. You're going to take a 1/2-inch socket and wrench, tighten this one down on the rear bracket.Go ahead and reinstall your fasteners for your panel. And you're going to have a guard that looks like this. If you flip your step over, you're going to have three Phillips-head screws. Pull those out. We're going to slide this end cap off. We're going to take this guy, and we're just going to slide it right in this channel. Just like that. And we'll reinstall our end cap. And we're going to take our step and we're going to slide it in, just like this. And for each one, we're going to put a flat washer and a nylon lock nut.Now what we need to do is center it. What I'm doing is I'm taking this edge right here and lining it up with this edge, on the front. In the back, you should line up this edge with this edge. You can either pull it out, all the way out or you can push it in. I think what I'm going to do is I'm going to pull it out, take a 1/2-inch socket or wrench, and we'll tighten our bolts down. Once you get one side done, you're going to repeat the process on the other side.Again, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. I hope this video has helped you, whether you're still deciding or installing the Western Sure Grip Running Boards on your 2018 Ford Explorer.


Customer Reviews

Westin Sure-Grip Running Boards w/ Custom Installation Kit - 6" Wide - Brite Anodized Aluminum - 27-6620-1965

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

These 6" wide, brite anodized aluminum running boards sit close to your vehicle's frame for a streamlined look. The 1-piece, non-slip step pad on each board is made of soft, durable rubber, providing better grip than a molded step surface.

- 27-6620-1965
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The runningboards that where installed a year ago are still looking brand new. It made a great addition to my Explorer, not just for the look but for the practical use. My wife who needs that extra step is grateful. etrailer did an awesome job helping picking the right product for my vehicle, the sale and installation.


Comments
Great
Jerry D - 04/02/2021


- 27-6620-1965
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Good quality. Definitely recommend a second person just to give a hand and check to make sure it's even. Very sturdy and decent amount for stepping on and off.



- 27-6640-1815
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Review from a similar Sure-Grip in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


GREAT Product! Price was perfect. Fits well, looks like OEM and actually looks better than the Ford sidestep (non electric). Needs: perhaps a little wider and a taller gap from step to door. My foot slipped a few times on entry and on exit, not much room to step on. That is my only grip....Overall and outstanding product!



- 27-6640-1215
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Review from a similar Sure-Grip in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


These running boards have held up very well. Granted I don't drive my truck that much...only about 5K miles a year but when I do it is to pull my travel trailer. So I am off road quite a bit. These look very sharp and I am wholly satisfied!!!


Comments
These running boards are very nice and still look sharp. I havent had any issues with them. I dont drive my truck that much...only about 5K miles a year but when I do it is to pull my travel trailer. So I am off road quite a bit. I do highly recommend these. I installed them on my 2006 F-250 Superduty.
Jeffrey T - 03/19/2021


- 27-6145-1725
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I installed the Westin sure-grip running boards on my 2021 Tundra Crew Max. Installation was a breeze and it took me about an hour. The running boards look amazing.



- 27-6610-2165
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It has been 1 year since I installed my Running Boards. I Love them. They were very Easy to install and They Look Great. But the Best Part was that Christina Helped me to get Proper Brackets to Make the Install Happen. What a Company


Comments
Very Good Product. Company stands behind what they Sell.
Kenneth H - 12/09/2020


- 27-6125-1945
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Installed them this morning. Less than an hour. I like that they stand out far enough for anybody to get a good foothold. The packaging was a little worse for the wear and there are some rubs on the paint that make them look like they may have somebody's return. My wife loves them and it is her 4Runner, so we are good. I would recommend Westin and you guys.


Comments
Sorry to hear about the scuffs. Customer service will reach out about it.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/27/2021


- 27-6120-1945
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Looks great ! It could have been awesome if it’s in chrome , to match the vehicle’s trim .



- 27-6120-1855
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Just want to say thank you…Great item and very useful Thank you and have a wonderful day



- 27-6135-1635
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Great quality product, easy to install. Directions could have better-detailed pictures of installation.



- 27-6125-1965
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Review from a similar Sure-Grip in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


Looks great on my 2019 Ford Explorer. Easy installation, took me and friend 1.5 hours without lift.



- 27-6135-2175
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Easy to install, perfect fit, and very sturdy.



- 27-6135-2145
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Great fit. Makes getting in the truck much easier for shorter people. Like my truck much more.



- 27-6125-1945
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Review from a similar Sure-Grip in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


Look great. Installation was easy after I understood the instructions were a bit off for my vehicle (2020 4Runner TRD Offroad). Said to insert the square head bolts in the two tracks, but there are three tracks, so have to guess which ones and then correct. Not a big deal, but a photo would have saved time. The torque numbers for both set of bolts are also a bit high, since using them pulled the first or each bolt through the slot on the running board tracks/slots. Suggest using the min number they recommend - I went for the max in the range provided, and it was too much. Two hours to install the first running board using instructions, 1/2 hour for second after having discovered that instructions made it take longer than necessary. For example, go ahead and torque down the brackets before putting on the running boards - makes it tons easier. There is no leeway in how brackets fit despite the elongated slots, so no reason to wait. If you do wait, it is much harder to get to the bracket bolts around the running boards to torque them down. Doing it first saved about 1/2 hour of time. I did the install with the vehicle on the ground. Would have been much easier on a lift, but haven't gotten around to installing one in my garage :>)



- 27-6145-1725
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Easy to install and look great. I searched and looked at several different running boards before purchasing these.



- 27-6125-1965
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Review from a similar Sure-Grip in Nerf Bars - Running Boards


They are high quality and work very well. My son and I installed them and all parts worked and they attached running boards solidly. Pleased to have them on my Explorer.



- 27-6620-1835
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Great well made running board, installed in about an hour.



- 27-6630-1185
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I am writing this very favorable review of my online shopping experience with etrailer. Recently I had to replace the brakes, hubs, wheels and tires on my travel trailer. Please keep in mind that I am a 65 year old man without a lot of experience with online shopping. Never-the-less, I decided to give it a try in hopes of saving some money. To my surprise, etrailer made the experience very easy and painless. Before I placed my order on line, I had a question about one of the items on my shopping list, so I placed a call to them. I spoke with a very lovely and patient Customer Service Representative by the name of Michelle S. She was very helpful in answering my questions and encouraged me to call her back directly when I was ready to place my order; and so I did. During the shipping process, she kept me informed through emails the status of my order and everything arrived on time and in great shape. I truly appreciate the personalized services I received doing business with etrailer. They truly removed all of the uncertainty and nervousness of shopping online.



- 27-6125-1965
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I don't have to think--I KNOW! etrailer sells only the best. I not only like the products they sell but the friendly helpful staff as well. I am 90 years old but plan to install these running boards on my explorer by using the instructions enclosed. Nuff said



- 27-6155-1905
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Look and fit great. Easy to install. Website needs to be more specific between quad cab and crew cab when ordering is all. Had to return the first order. Did not see the fine print designating which model truck.



- 27-6110-1975
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The running boards are fine, but the installation instructions suck. The list of parts shows 2 each front & rear brackets, but it is obvious that there is a left and right of each. You can’t tell which is which looking at the pictures. These have 4 individual part numbers how much more effort would it take to identify then in the instructions? Also be ready to make several trips to the toolbox because the tool list is wrong and incomplete. After getting them installed I noticed that the mounting brackets now cover the notches in the pitch welds that are marked as the jacking locations.



- 27-6125-1835
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Well, the boards I received were not aluminum like I thought I ordered. They were some sort of plastic. I put em on anyway. They bow quite a bit when I stand on em. I'm 160lbs. Installation was easy, and I do like the rubber step pad... Also it would have been nice if they told me that they'd take 5 weeks to ship. The boards work ok, but I don't feel like I got my moneys worth...



- 27-6115-1845
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Great product for Santa Fe, makes it look like a more expensive model. Instruction sheet needs updated to include English version has steps 5, 6, and seven and explanation of gap pieces included in running board box. Just noticed I received version 9/21/11 which was corrected in 2013



- 27-6650-1905
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They look great (better than the photo looks) and work perfectly. They are strudy and great quality.



- 27-6135-2205
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Great product. Good quality. Very easy to install. All parts ready to go. etrailer video was the key to easy install. Video showed installation in detail. The installation info from manufacturer was poor and even failed to address, at all, the rubber piece that runs the length of each board. The video nailed it!


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