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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com, and today we're taking a closer look at and installing the OE Style Running Boards in the Silver Finish for the '07 to '18 Silverado 1500 Extended and Double Cab models. You should be checking out these running boards if you're looking for something that has a little bit more of an OE traditional styling to it, whether your truck came with sidesteps or not. Now they have running boards in the title. They do look a little bit more like sidesteps. Typically running boards are completely attached to the body of the vehicle and as you can see these drop down a little bit. They do have a little lip, so it's kind of in that middle area between a running board and a sidestep, but either way, they're pretty traditional looking in their shape, polish stainless steel, and they really help you get in and out of the truck safely and securely every time. We all know it can be a little bit more difficult to hop in and out of the truck, especially if it's lifted on bigger wheels and tires. We've got a 4, 4.5-inch lift on our Silverado with 33s on it, which makes it a little tougher to hop in and out, especially if you're vertically challenged like I am here, so this is gonna be a huge help. Now this sidestep in particular again, has that OE style finish. It is advertised as silver. I'd call it more of a chrome. It is a complete mirror-like shine, extremely reflective. The pads themselves are a matte black finish with a textured polyethylene construction. Now on top of that, you're getting angular designs with these little dots poked in for a nice texture, but more importantly for a nice grip. They are a slip-resistant grip, great for your boots or your shoes or whoever's hopping in and out to get a good solid surface that'll protect you and keep you from slipping off no matter what the weather or climate. Now, these are made from a polished stainless steel, so they're corrosion and rust-resistant. Our truck is looking a little rusty underneath. You can start to see that with no sidesteps in place. This is a really good way to add some more of an attractive appearance to the sides, especially if you can see your truck getting a little worse for wear. Now, it does come in right around 500 bucks making it right in the middle of the road as far as the pricing spectrum goes. It's a pretty good expectation in my opinion, it's got good quality materials. It looks really aggressive. It looks nice on the truck. The chrome finish on the polish stainless steel is a good match to a lot of the other chrome accents, our door handles, front bumper, grille, so on and so forth, so it's a good match for our truck here. The install I'm gonna give easy one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Anybody can tackle this in the driveway at home in about an hour's worth of time from start to finish. Both sides go on so simply, which is another thing I like about this particular set. The manufacturer here is Magnus and you can see their name embedded right on the steps themselves. They made it a little bit more unique in the way that it goes on. It uses the same similar brackets that most do, but you're using slotted brackets on the underside of the sidestep, which actually allows you to adjust their position. Most of the sidesteps, running bars, nerf bars in the category have pre-drilled holes that are married to one spot on your truck. You can actually slide this back before you tighten it and give a little bit of this step here under the bed. So if you wanted to step here and get into the back of your bed by the bulkhead, you can do so, which is something I really like about these steps. A little bit of adjustability there. Now I'm gonna show you guys every step of the process getting these on and I'll show you guys sliding that back and forth for adjustment. So what do you say we get to it? Tools using this install include an impact gun or a ratchet and a 13-millimeter socket. To kick off the install here, before we crawl underneath the vehicle, I want to give you a quick explanation of what's about to happen. We're gonna start on our driver side and you're just gonna repeat for the passenger side. On the driver side here, you're gonna use three identical brackets, one up at the front, one in the middle, and one toward your tailgate. Under your truck, you'll have one of two different methods of install. Some trucks have a hole in the pinch weld, and then a hole up top where you'll use two clip nuts and I'll explain that in just a minute and show you what it looks like. Other trucks will have a hole in the pinch weld and a threaded hole in the body, which wouldn't require that additional U-nut. Now I'm gonna show you guys again what that looks like underneath, but know you want to identify which style of method you're gonna have to use. Pretty much the same exact thing. It's just depending on how much extra hardware you're going to need in the kit. It's all included for you. So we're gonna start here on our driver side. I'm gonna crawl underneath, install those two clip nuts because we are gonna have to use both of them on our truck and then we're gonna install the bracket and you're really just repeating that three times. Now along the pinch weld, there are four open holes. We're gonna be using hole number one, hole number two and hole number four. So you're gonna skip the third one. Once we're underneath, I'll show you guys everything. So let's just crawl under there.All right now, starting here at the front of our vehicle, underneath our driver side door, you can see this is what we're working with. This bracket is going to install just like that. Now like I said, there's two different methods. Some trucks will have the pinch weld hole here and a threaded hole in the body. Not like this. This will just be threaded and you'll just put a bolt straight through. Our truck doesn't have that. It's got a bigger hole and a smaller one. So what we're gonna need to do, we're gonna take two of these clips and install one into this hole and one on the pinch weld. It's really simple. You want the threaded side on the pinch weld up, facing upward just like this. Gonna install that through the hole and then through this you want the threaded nut on the inside and you're just gonna attach it like that so it lines up with the other one. It's really simple. In the kit you're also gonna find 13-millimeter bolts along with split and flat washers. You want to assemble that just like this. We're gonna bolt the bracket up to these U-nut clips using this hardware. Now we can put our bracket in place and grab that bolt and then we're gonna thread it in by hand up here. All right, just get it in a couple threads and then do the same thing for the pinch weld. Can grab a 13-millimeter socket and you're gonna tighten both of these guys down. Now, on the driver side you're just repeating the same process for hole number two on the pinch weld and then hole number four on the pinch weld under your rear door. All right, hole number two, we're gonna do the exact same thing. I'm gonna put a pair of safety glasses on just because I'm getting a lot of dirt in my eyes under here, a little bit of rust going through, so make life a little easier on you. Be safe putting our U-nut clip right through there again and then on the pinch weld. From here we're gonna put our bracket into place and do the thing with the hardware. Just thread it in through. Make sure you have a split washer and a flat washer on there as well. All right, tighten it down with your 13 socket. This is the last bracket on our driver side. Again, you want to skip hole number three and go straight to hole number four. So that's what we're gonna do and it's the same exact process. All right guys, once you have all three brackets installed, make sure all the hardware is good and tight. Now we can start working on the step itself. Now you can grab your driver side sidestep and you can differentiate the two based on the position of the steps themselves. So you can see the stepping pads over here are closer to the front of the vehicle. There's a bigger gap at the back end. That's gonna be your driver side. So on both sides, just make sure your steps are facing more toward the front. Now the way we're gonna mount this is we have these brackets here with two studs welded into this bolt plate. These are gonna hook onto the bottom underneath of the step, and then they're gonna seat right in there like that and we'll go underneath and bolt them down. So what you're gonna do is take three brackets, you're gonna flip this guy up and these are gonna hook in just like that. Now we're gonna put them in place just like that all along the approximate area of where this is gonna seat, and then we can adjust it on the car. So we'll take this, hook them in like that and then finally the last one in the same spot. Now we can lift this up and carefully place them onto the brackets. You want to approximately line them up to the holes underneath. From here, you can just place your step approximately onto the brackets. Just lay it down here. Now if you look underneath, you can see these slide, so you have a lot of adjustment with where they go. What we want to focus on right now is just seating them into the holes on the brackets that we installed on the vehicle just like that. Do the same thing for the other two. All right, so again, we're just gonna put the bracket through. Perfect. Now as you can see, because they're slotted in, this sidestep can slide, so just position the steps where you want them under the doors. The rear one is pretty giant. It covers about the entire width of the door, so I use that as a guide. Now you can grab the hardware in the kit and tighten these down to the opposite side of that stud. Now each one of these is gonna get a flat and split washer along with a nylon lock nut. So just get those into position on each one of the studs. Just gonna thread them in by hand. We'll come back and tighten them down once they're all on. All right, now we can keep doing this for all of the brackets. All right, with all the hardware in place and threaded in by hand, grab your socket and tighten them all down. All right, grab a 13 socket and we'll tighten them down. All right. Once everything's tightened down, repeat on the other side and you're good to go. Well, guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install for the OE Style Running Boards in the Silver Finish available for all '07 to '18 Silverado 1500s Extended and Double Cab models. 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Reinforced OE Styling. Equip your Silverado 1500 with these silver OE Style Running Boards for safer stepping as you enter and exit your truck in stock height or in lifted set-ups. These step boards also serve as side shields against brushes and various trail debris that might cause dents and scratches to your side panels and doors. The straight configuration of the platforms with black rectangular step pads on the silver boards give a reinforced, classic OE styling that complements your Silverado’s tough exterior.
Premium Construction.These boards were constructed using premium stainless steel to ensure that these step boards are reliably durable and corrosion resistant. Each step board is equipped with 2 high-traction, black polyethylene footpads to give you and your passengers firm footings on all types of weather. The boards are covered in a protective silver finish to withstand harsh outdoor elements, while adding a striking accent on the sides of your Silverado.
Bolt-On Installation. These Running Boards mount onto your truck’s rocker panels using the durable brackets. The installation takes about an hour using basic hand tools with light mechanical skills required.
Application. These OE Style Running Boards with silver finish are intended for use on all 2007-2018 Silverado 1500 Extended or Double Cab models. They are not compatible with the 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic Model.
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Not Compatible with the 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic Model.