Choosing the Best Pickup Truck Running Boards

Pickup truck running boards range from lower end model and cheaper models to most expensive options. Here are three options you can choose.

  • The Ionic 3” Nerf Bars with integrated recessed step is a lightweight side step with basic design and come with a glossy black finish for a nice look.
  • Havoc HS2 Hoop Step is a stainless steel side step with off-road coating to protect against rust and chipping. Features welded end caps that provides a clean fabrication style.

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  • AMP Research Power Step is powered by two motors and has two LED lights on both sides to light up the step at night. Comes with a direct plug and play kit wiring harness and can handle up to 600 pounds.


For Ionic 3” Nerf Bars have three brackets and each bracket is mounted on the rocker panel with two bolts, one for the top and one for the rocker. They have a recessed step platform protecting you from slipping off.

Havoc HS2 Hoop side steps comes with brackets already welded on the bar. It has a rugged, off-road look with wide plates and grip for slide resistance.

AMP Research Power Step installation starts with putting together the motor onto bracket and tightening the bolts to fasten the brackets. Install the first idler bracket by bolting the U-nut. Install the second bracket with the motor on. Plug in the controller module in the harness and test the pickup truck running board.


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