(approx) 45 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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So if you own an '09 to '18 Ram and you're looking for one of the most affordable five-inch wide step bars that includes a bed step, you should be checking out Black Horse's Off-road Extreme wheel to wheel side step bars. This is again one of the most affordable options that includes bed access but at this price point, there are also a lot of other features that you don't normally find at this price. One of those things is the fact that this is actually made out of 304 stainless steel, generally considered the best steel in the category, and it also has a black powdered coat finish. Most bars around this price point come with a painted finish so you're getting a lot of goodies for the money. One of the other reasons I really like this bar in particular is the fact that it uses a pretty unique double bracket system. A lot of bars use a single bracket. However, the double bracket on this one allows it to have that 500-pound weight rating, again generally considered the best in the category. So it's safe to say at this price point you are getting a hell of a lot for your money. So if you like the price point and you like the features of this step, I'm again certainly a big fan of everything that it comes with, you should stick around. I'm gonna show you guys how to install these. Shouldn't take us more than an hour or two with basic hand tools. For that reason, I'm going to give this a very easy one out of three wrenches on my patented difficulty meter. So without further ado let's go ahead and get started. To install your new side steps you will need the following tools: a drive ratchet, a 10-millimeter wrench, a 13-millimeter wrench, a 10-millimeter deep socket, and a 13-millimeter deep socket. Optional but helpful tools include a swivel and a cordless impact. So the first step of our install is getting these bolt and nut plates inside the rocker panel. To do that you're gonna grab one of those plates, you're also you're gonna grab another one of the hex bolts and thread it into the nut side of the plate. You're gonna use that as leverage as you place this inside the oval hole inside the rocker panel. Once you got the stud in place popping out the smaller hole inside the rocker panel, you're gonna place one of these plastic retainers on it, it's gonna keep it in place so it doesn't fall inside. Once you've done that, you're gonna unthread this bolt and we're gonna continue on down the line. All right, now that those bolt and nut plates are in place we can start installing our mounting brackets. They are marked appropriately, driver side rear in this case as well as driver side center and driver side front. Same thing for the passenger side. To get the bracket on the bolt and nut plate you're gonna need to grab one of the hex-head bolts with a crush washer and a flat washer. You're also gonna need to grab one of the nylon locking nuts with again a crush washer and a flat washer. To tighten all this stuff down you will need a 13-millimeter socket. All right. Now that that bracket is in place, we're gonna install our support bracket. To install the support bracket you're gonna grab another one of those larger hex bolts, 13-millimeter head. You're also gonna grab two of the smaller hex bolts in the kit. Those are 10-millimeter head. So you're gonna grab a 10-millimeter socket and a 13-millimeter socket with the appropriate flat washers, crush washers and nylon nuts to get this in place. All right. With your support bracket in place, you can tighten everything down. I recommend tightening the primary bracket first and then tightening the support bracket. All right. Now that our rearmost brackets are in place and tightened down they are ready for our step. Before we install the step obviously, we have to do all the other brackets so it's gonna be the same exact process for the middle and the front. Be sure to grab the correctly labeled brackets for each side when you're installing these. All right. Now that all our brackets are in place and tightened down we can install our steps. To do that you're going to need six of the black hex bolts in the kit to tighten these down. You're also gonna need that 13-millimeter socket we used earlier. So once you got those hex bolts tightened down on the steps themselves that wraps up our install. And that also wraps up my review of Black Horse's Off-road Extreme five-inch wheel to wheel side step bars fitting your '09 to '18 Ram. I'm Travis. Thanks for watching. For all things Ram, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Distinctive-Looking 500-lb Rated Steps. With a bold, chunky look and three high-grip step pads per side, these 5-Inch Extreme Wheel to Wheel Side Step Bars, Black boost your crew cab 2009-2018 Ram 1500’s looks to exciting new levels while offering added function, too. The third step pad on each side is aligned to give you a spot with strong traction where you can stand while reaching into your pickup bed from the side. This makes it much easier to get your tools, cargo, etc. into or out of the bed from awkward angles – a purpose that’s enhanced even more by the extremely robust 500 lbs weight rating each of these steps has. The step pads are 4” wide – 1” less than the bar for a unique look, but still enough for superb traction in sun, rain, snow, or mud.
Very Hardy Construction. Engineered to stay firm and tough regardless of circumstances or loads, the 5-Inch Extreme Wheel to Wheel Side Step Bars are made from 5” oval tubular steel. Featuring thick walls for added strength, the parts are 1-piece and all-welded, including the end caps, which are welded on seamlessly. The black powder-coat guards against rust as well as giving the bars a stealthy but commanding look.
Simple, Fast Install. These 5-Inch Extreme Wheel to Wheel Side Step Bars come with all the brackets, nuts, bolts, washers, and other hardware you need for installation. You can bolt them on using hand tools, drill-free, in under 2 hours.
Three Year Warranty. These 5-Inch Extreme Wheel to Wheel Side Step Bars are protected by a 3-year limited warranty against defects from the manufacturer.
Application. The Extreme Wheel to Wheel Side Step Bar is made for 2009-2018 Crew Cab Dodge RAM 1500 models that come with a 5.7-foot box.
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(approx) 45 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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