(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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If you're looking for one of the toughest running boards in the category that will give off an equally tough look once installed, then you might want to consider the Aries Automotive RidgeStep Boards for your 2015 and newer Supercrew. Now, the Aries steps that we have here will combine a usable cab length step design, six inches of overall width, with an extremely rugged carbon steel build for right around 500 bucks. Now, the install according to the site will get a soft two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and roughly two hours or so to complete from start to finish. But as always, gang, hang out until the end and we'll show you how it's done. Now, if you're looking to replace the factory sidesteps or boards on your '15 and newer rig, you are going to encounter a bunch of options here on the site. Everything from nerf boards to running boards, drop steps to rock sliders, and even some big dollar PowerStep option. The Aries running boards that we have here today will be for those owners who prefer more of that OE look in regards to sticking with a running board, along with the functionality that comes along with that, meaning you are getting a traction surface essentially from tip to tip here, thanks to the raised dimple design. Now, that's not always the case when you're looking at a nerf bar or a drop step, and it is one of the main benefits of sticking with that factory-like running board design. But, believe me when I tell you guys, these things ain't built like your factory running boards. Instead, Aries utilizes that burly carbon steel construction throughout, including those fully welded end caps. There is zero plastic to be found anywhere near the Aries RidgeStep. In fact, guys, pulling these things out of the box for the very first time, you get a good sense for just how well or not well how some of these steps are built. And these are certainly one of the good ones. They are built like an absolute tank. But along with that near bulletproof design, you can also expect approximately six and a half inches or overall width, which should be good enough for even the biggest boots out there. Finally, guys, Aries is going to finish everything off in this textured black powder coat as you can see to help protect that carbon steel from corrosion over the years and as such, the RidgeStep from Aries will carry a lifetime warranty against any possible defects.But now, let's talk about how you get these very stout running boards in place. And to do so, here is my man, Tony, with a quick walk through along with a tool breakdown.Tony: Tools used for this installation are as follows. We have a ratchet with a 13-millimeter socket. All right. Thanks, Justin. Now, let's go ahead and get started with the install of our sidesteps. And to begin, we're going to begin right here on the table with all of our parts laid out. Now, this is everything for the driver side, and the beauty of the brackets with this kit is they're universal front to back, side to side, so that you don't have to go searching through all the boxes trying to figure out which one is left, which one is right, and which one goes in the middle, the end or the rear. Now, on the bottom of our sidesteps, we're going to have to go ahead and get these sliders installed because also our sidesteps are universal side to side. These sliders will slide in a track underneath of our step and we can slide them up and down to get these adjusted just right, whether we want them closer to the front tire, closer to the rear tire, or just centered up on the side of our truck. Now, let's go ahead and get started by getting these installed first. We'll go ahead and get our brackets on the underside of our truck. Then, we'll bolt down our step to the brackets.All right. Now, these are our slider brackets. They're going to go here in the channel on the bottom side of our step. Now, when installing them, you're going to want the open side that the two bolts facing towards the top of the step, which right now looks like the bottom. We're going to go ahead and just slide three of those into place. And you use three on each side. This way, you have your adjustment for your three brackets. Now, with our three brackets here inside the slide rail on the bottom of our sidestep, we're going to go ahead and get these brackets attached to the underside of our truck. Now to do that, your truck is going to have three sets of three studs sticking out from underneath the rocker section. This is where the factory ones would bolt up, and Ford went ahead and put these in place for you. So, we're going to take our bracket. We're going to utilize three of the holes here. Now, we're only utilizing three because these, like I said before, are universal from side to side, front to rear. Let's go ahead and get these bolted up, and we're going to use the lock nuts and flat washers that come in our kit to secure them down.All right. Now, here's the three studs I was talking about earlier. We're going to go ahead and take our bracket and just slide those under, over those studs. We're going to secure it down with our washers and lock nuts. Now, I'm using an electric ratchet. If all you have is a hand ratchet, that is fine. You don't need electric power tool to do this. Now, we're just going to repeat this step for the other two on our driver side here, and all these steps here are the same exact steps for our passenger side. All right. Now, we're ready to go ahead and get our step on our brackets. Now, to do this we're just going to go ahead and lay it on the brackets and we're going to crawl underneath, get our sliders in place, get the hardware started, and we'll pop back out, we'll adjust the step front to rear, make sure it's centered up as far in as we need it to be. Then, we'll go back and tighten them all up with the same 13-millimeter socket and ratchet we used to attach the brackets to the side of the body.Well, I already went ahead and centered it up where I like it. Now, I'm just going to go ahead, climb underneath, get our sliders in place and bolt them down. All right. Now, as you can see, our slider is close to our bracket. We're going to go ahead and line that up with the slotted hole here on the bottom of our frame bracket. We're going to go ahead and get our hardware installed. Now, when installing these bolts into the bottom of here, you're want to make sure you want to make sure you use your flat washer and your lock washer, because you definitely don't want these loosening up on you when you're driving down the highway or getting in and out of your truck, because you don't want the step to move on you and you fall. That would just not be good. Now, before I tighten these down, I'm going to go ahead and get the rest of them in to make sure that our step is still placed where we want it. Then, I'll go back and tighten them all up with our 13-millimeter socket. All right. Now, with all our hardware in, let's go ahead, make sure this is all lined up where we want it. Then, we'll just tighten these up with our 13-millimeter socket. All right. Now, it appears our step is still right where we want it. We're going to go ahead and tighten those up. All right. Now, we've reached the end of our installation. Everything we did here on the driver side transfers over to the passenger side with no problem. It is all the exact same steps using the exact same hardware. Now, for more parts and videos just like these, make sure you visit us right here at americantrucks.com.
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Function and Style Suitable for Off-Roading. With the Aries Automotive Ridgestep Running Boards installed on your Ford F-150, you’re sure to benefit both from its amazing styling and function. Featuring a 6.50-inch wide steel stamped treads with a flat surface, these running boards are designed to assist you in getting in and out of truck without the risks of sliding or slipping, even when the boards are wet or muddy. In addition to this, the boards have an angular design that will definitely complement and provide an aggressive look on your truck.
Solid and Rugged Steel Build. Each of these Ridgestep Running Boards is specifically manufactured to get you the best material rigidity and toughness that will withstand exposure to harsh off-road environments. Made using 100% carbon steel, no plastic parts included, these running boards are then made even stronger by the steel welded caps. On top of this solid steel build, each running board is then applied with a top-grade, textured black, powder coat to keep away rust, while making sure that grime and scratches are hidden from view.
Straightforward Bolt-On Setup. Getting these running boards installed on your truck can be done in less than 2 hours via its 100% bolt-on mechanism. There are no additional fabrications, cutting, or drilling required. Even better, a complete set of VersaTrac™ mounting brackets are supplied with these running boards to ensure a perfect and precise fit on your F-150.
Warranty Assurance. These Ridgestep Running Boards are covered by a limited lifetime warranty against material flaws and substandard craftsmanship. In addition, Aries Automotive also offers a separate 3-year warranty on the finish and a 1-year warranty on the parts. For more warranty information, you may refer to the manufacturer’s website.
Application. These Aries Automotive 6.50-inch Ridgestep Running Boards are a perfect addition for all Ford F-150 SuperCrew models manufactured from 2015 to 2022.
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