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Justin: Hey, everyone. I'm Justin with americantrucks.com. And today I'm taking a closer look at and installing the Barricade Steel Running Boards here in black, available for all 2010 and newer Crew Cab 2500s. Now, the Barricades will be a great choice for the HD RAM owners out there looking for the footing of a running board but packaged in a very cool pre-runner style while also boasting heavy-duty carbon steel for the build.So, in my opinion, the HD running boards from Barricade here are going to deliver a very unique appearance in the sea of nerf bars and standard running boards. And that is that very pre-runner style look with the tapered ends that, in my opinion, just kicks things up a little bit over the basic or boring factory, or aftermarket running boards in the category while at the same time not sacrificing traction or footing.Now, speaking of width, I would say the HD from Barricade here is going to pack roughly 6 to 7 inches in width, but with specific textured aluminum step pads here for both front and rear passengers. Now, that's not to say you can't step anywhere else, but obviously, your traction is limited to these two areas.Now, aside from that, one of the things I do enjoy most about these particular running boards is the fact that they do have the angular ends here. They kind of dive back into the cab on either side, which definitely adds to the appearance more so than a boring stock running board, or again, some other aftermarket options that are a little bit bland.Now, the only drawback with this design would be that it does cut into some of your footing a little bit here. Certainly not a whole lot, but for most people, I would say your main traction surfaces will be in and out of your front and rear doors. And if that's the case, then the Barricades are certainly gonna perform as advertised.Now, as far as build is concerned, guys, you are looking at 3/16-inch thick carbon steel sheet metal here for the overall construction for I would say a majority of the board. And again, you do have aluminum traction pads here secured by the rivets. Now, again, everything has been finished off in a very lightly textured black powder coat. And altogether, I would say it's gonna make the boards look very good for many years to come, and also very durable as well compared to maybe some of your other options in the category.Switching gears, let's get into price here a bit, guys. And the Barricades are gonna land you right around 500 bucks or so for the pair, which I would say puts these in line or maybe even just below most of the other options in the category. They're gonna pack a similar carbon steel design.Well, let's get into the installation. And as stated earlier, guys, the Barricade options here do kick in the necessary brackets and hardware needed to get everything in place. They are a bit heavy, so maybe an extra set of hands wouldn't be a terrible idea. But figure one outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter here overall, maybe a couple of hours or so to complete at most from start to finish. But now to give you a better idea of what you're in for in the garage or driveway, let's check out our detailed walkthrough and tool breakdown.Man: Tools required for this install include a drill, an impact gun, a ratchet, a flathead screwdriver, a 10 and 13-millimeter wrench, a 1/4-inch drill bit, a 10, 13, and 18-millimeter socket. What's up, guys? Today we're installing a set of side steps on our RAM. So, let's get started.So, we're gonna start on our rearmost bracket or on the passenger side here. We're gonna be using these two oval-shaped poles in our body. We've got our mounting stud plates. I've got a retaining clip on there. And then we're just gonna slide that into the hole and tighten down our retaining clip. And then we'll do that same thing over here.Next, we can raise up our mounting bracket. And then we'll be adding a flat washer to both sides, and then a lock washer, and then a nut. And then we can take an 18-millimeter socket to tighten those in.Next, we can install our support bracket. We're gonna have to drill two 1/4-inch holes in our pinch weld. So, I'm gonna line this up, get our hardware through, got our M8 bolt and a flat washer on one side, and then a flat washer and a locking nut on the other side. And then we'll take a 13-millimeter socket and 13-millimeter wrench to tighten that down.And then with our bracket in place, we can take a marker to mark our two holes. And then we'll just loosen up our bolt. And then we can swing our bracket out of the way. And next, we can grab our drill with our 1/4-inch drill bit as well as a pair of safety glasses and we can drill our holes. Now, with our holes drilled, we can swing our bracket back into place. We'll get our M6 bolt with a flat washer on each side, and then a lock nut. We'll do the same thing for our other hole. And then we can grab our 10-millimeter socket and wrench to tighten down our two bolts. And then we'll switch back to our 13-millimeter socket and wrench to tighten down our bolt that connects our two brackets. And then once we're done with this side, we can do the same thing on the other side.Next, we can come to our center bracket. We have a bolt plate with a welded nut on the back. We're gonna take one of our M8 bolts and thread that into our nut. Now, this part might be a little tricky. We're gonna be putting our stud in through this side. We're gonna be holding onto this bolt to angle this through this hole. Now we can grab a flathead screwdriver to adjust that. And then we'll take our retainer clip, slide that onto our stud, and then we can remove our bolt.And then to our bolt, we'll be adding our lock washer and a flat washer. We can raise our bracket up into place. And then we're gonna be twisting on our stud to line up our bolt. And then on our stud, we'll take a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. Now, before we tighten those down, we're gonna add our support bracket. So, we'll take our M6 bolt with a flat washer from the outside, add our bracket, put a flat washer on the inside, and the locking nut. And then we'll just do that same thing with our second hole.And then once we have our flat washer on, we can add our locking nut. And then we'll get our M8 bolt with a flat washer, another flat washer on the other side, and a locking nut. And now with our whole bracket assembled, we can take a 13-millimeter socket to tighten down our nut and bolt. And then we'll take a 10-millimeter socket and wrench for the two bolts in our support bracket. And then we'll switch to our 13-millimeter socket and wrench to tighten down the bolt that holds our support bracket to our main bracket. And now our front bracket is gonna be the exact same procedure as our center bracket. So, we'll repeat that on the front.So now I've laid our side step down onto our mounting brackets. To mount it to our brackets, we're gonna be using our double bolt plate. Now this is gonna slide into this little channel here, and then through the two holes in the bottom of our bracket. We can install it sideways and then twist it into position. So, we'll twist it, lift up on our side step and drop that down into our hole. And then on each stud, we'll be using a flat washer and a nut. And then we'll grab our 10-millimeter socket to tighten these down. And then we can do that same thing for our remaining two brackets.So, that'll wrap up this review and install of the Barricade Steel Running Boards in Black for your 2010 and newer RAM 2500 Crew Cab. Thank you for watching. And for all things RAM, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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|Side Step Finish||Black|
|Side Step Type||Fixed|
Step in Style. Enhance your truck's appearance and gain a reliable step up with Barricade's Steel Running Boards; Black. These uniquely styled Running Boards are ideal for helping you or loved one when climbing in or out of your truck. These steps feature clean lines and are finished in a tough black powder coat designed to add an intimidating look to your rig.
Durable Construction. Crafted from durable carbon steel sheet metal, these Running Boards are designed for exceptional strength. The step plates are crafted from quality aluminum and attach with stainless steel fasteners. They're finished in a tough, black powder coat that will help prevent corrosive wear for long lasting style.
Easy Installation. These Running Boards install easily to your truck's factory running board mounting locations. No drilling or modification to your truck is required and all the necessary hardware is included for a quick and painless upgrade.
Application. The Barricade Steel Running Boards are designed for installation on 2010-2023 RAM 2500 Crew Cabs.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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