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What's up, guys? Travis from Americantrucks.com. Today, we're checking out some easy cab access for your 2014 to 2018 Silverado and Sierra. Specifically, we're taking a look at ICI Magnum's RT Cab Length Side Step Bars featuring this really nice black powder coat finish. Now, guys, you've probably been looking at all the side steps that we currently sell and these come in at around the $400 price point. They're a little bit more expensive than a lot of the other options available. But realistically speaking, I've done a lot of side step installs on a ton of different trucks. These are probably one of the first steps that I would recommend as an actual piece of armor. These guys are made out of 10 gauge cold rolled steel, really crazy heavy-duty. All the mounting hardware is a quarter-inch thick cold rolled steel as well. And the powder coat on here is actually a three-stage powder coat. That's pretty much as good as it can get. Safe to say, you can pretty much have as much weight on these as possible. You saw I was stepping in and out of the cab. These don't flex or sway whatsoever. And I also like the fact that the actual step bar is welded as one piece. It's a really big, beefy kind of box frame right there. Guys, you could probably take your truck off-road and get some light strikes and direct impacts on these and they're just gonna take it and keep running with it. These are also perfect if you have a lifted truck. Obviously, the elephant in the room here, this guy's got a massive lift on it. It's like a five-foot lift or something, right? Makes it almost impossible to get in that cab if you're not seven feet tall. But what's nice about these is how much of a drop step you get on here. I actually measured from the top of the step to the actual step pad inside the cab and you're getting about 12 inches of drop. So, that's perfect if you have a truck with a crazy lift on it. And guys, even though these are really heavy-duty, that's not to say that they're overwhelming by any means. They're actually a bolt-on application. There's not cutting or drilling required. No permanent modification. This is definitely something that you can do if you don't have a lot of experience turning wrenches. You can actually get these bolted on with pretty much two sockets and a drive ratchet. So, for that reason, I'm gonna give the install a very soft one out of three wrenches on my old difficulty meter. And honestly, guys, it shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes to an hour to get both sides bolted on.So, if you decide to stick with the ICI Magnum steps, you can actually come back in a little bit. I'm gonna show you just how easy that install is. I'm gonna walk you through the entire thing step-by-step. No pun intended.Okay. Before we get started, you'll need a standard drive ratchet with a 13mm deep socket, as well as a 13mm wrench, and you'll need a trim panel removal tool or a flathead screwdriver for a couple of upper grommets. Optional but helpful tools include a shallow 13mm socket with an impact swivel socket and an impact gun. All right, guys. Once you've grabbed your tools, you're gonna crawl underneath the truck here and we're gonna be working on the rocker panel in the pinch seam area. Now, you might have some of these rubber grommets tapped in place. You just gotta pull those out with a flathead, and once you've done so, you're gonna grab some of these feed clips here. You're gonna thread them through these holes like so. Okay. So, once you have both of those feed clips in place, you're gonna grab some of your hex bolts and you're gonna set them up like I have here with a crush flasher and a fly washer. These are gonna thread into the speed clips. Now, you'll need a 13mm socket to tighten these down. Go ahead and grab one of your brackets, line it up and just get both of those bolts in there. All right, guys, as you saw, setting up those brackets is very straightforward. You're just gonna be doing the same thing for the next three on the driver's side and the passenger's side. Again, you'll probably have some of these rubber grommets in place here. Just make sure you pop those out. And depending on your model year, some of these holes inside the rocker panel might actually be pre-threaded, in which case you don't have to use the speed clip, you're just gonna put that bolt right into that pre-threaded hole. All right, guys, so like I said, depending on model year, you might have a pre-threaded hole inside the rocker panel, and if that's the case, you'll only need to use one of the two speed clips for this location. You'll still be using the same hex bolts. In the kit, they're actually all the same and they're already sized up for the threads that are already drilled into the truck from the factory.All right, guys, we got all the brackets in place. Now, we can finally throw the steps in there. The steps are gonna land on those brackets using those same hex bolts and nuts with those washers. So, the easiest way to go about this is to actually get one of those bolts on either end of the step in that far bracket. Then, once you actually place that through the holes in the brackets on the truck, the step should kinda hold itself in place. You might have to have a friend help you keep it there, but at any rate, as long as you get two of those bolts into those brackets on either side, it'll be stable enough that you can let go. We'll get all the rest of our fasteners in there, we'll tighten them down and that should be it for us today.All right, guys. Once you have all this hardware hand-tightened, you wanna take a second to verify the fitment of the step, make sure you're happy with where it's sitting, then you can tighten down all this stuff. Now, in order to tighten down this hardware, you'll need a 13mm wrench to hold the head of the bolt.All right, guys, once you got all that hardware tightened, you can crawl out from underneath there. Give yourself a pat on the back because this install is wrapped up. Something to keep in mind for future maintenance, if you guys end up getting these steps a little bit too mangled, maybe you got a lot of dirt on there or something like that, you can actually remove these with a simple Allen key. So, just keep that in mind for the future. But all other things considered, that also wraps up my review of the ICI Magnum RT Cab Length Side Step Bars featuring this nice black powder boat finish fitting your 2014 to 2018 Silverado and Sierra. I'm Travis. Thanks for watching. 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Bold and Aggressive. Show off your bold and aggressive side with a stylish and safe upgrade to your Chevy. This pair of black ICI Magnum RT Cab Length Side Step Bars will do the job perfectly. Made for the rugged off-roads, these steps feature a heavy-duty construction and corrosion resistant finish. They protect both your truck and the people entering and exiting it, with a non-slip diamond tread and wide step surface. The patent-pending, angular drop-down-designed steps also feature the Magnum logo for added style.
Heavy Duty. These step bars are made of 10-gauge, cold-rolled steel for the ultimate in strength and durability. Drive down those hazardous trails with ease, knowing your truck’s body is protected from rocks and debris. The three-stage, black powdercoat finish also resists corrosion and rust, for a long-lasting resilience for years to come.
Easy to Install. With some common tools and no drilling required, these step bars are a cinch to install, and should you need help, there are videos on the ICI website to assist you. The reinforced brackets included with these steps ensure twice as much strength and stability as factory step bars, meaning they won’t bend or flex under pressure.
Warranty. This pair of cab length side step bars include a limited lifetime warranty for structure and finish. For additional info, please see ICI’s full warranty.
Application. These black ICI Magnum RT Cab Length Side Step Bars are made to fit 2014-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 models with a double or crew cab.
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