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Justin: The 5-inch running boards that we have here today in stainless will be a super affordable upgrade or replacement step for all 2019 and newer Crew Cab owners looking to add a little bit more flash and a whole lot more footing. Now, the boards will pack a 100% stainless steel build along with these non-slip traction pads for both front and rear passengers, and of course, that polished finish offer right around the low $200 price point. So, I feel like these boards are going to appeal to the Crew Cab RAM 1500 owners out there who prefer the simple factory style design, but maybe wants something that will provide you with a whole bunch more footing, and of course, that flash of the polished stainless steel build. Now, because of that, I would say these are gonna be a no-brainer for owners who have a chrome package truck, or just simply enjoy some chrome accents here or there. Whatever the case, the 5-inch options here in stainless should fit right in.Now, at first glance, you can see that these aren't really trying to reinvent the wheel as far as running boards are concerned. They are gonna deliver that 5 inches of total width for your footing, along with the two traction surface areas for both front and rear passengers. And I would say sizable ones at that, at least 2 feet in length. Now, speaking of those traction surfaces, guys, those are both gonna feature a very durable ABS plastic build that has been given some kinda dimples and raised edges to provide some extra traction on those extra slippery days. But maybe one of the best parts about these 5-inch steps in particular is that you are getting that full stainless steel build for such a low price point. Now, typically, that stainless is gonna be awesome at reducing or resisting corrosion over the long run. And as a result, these things should stay looking good for many years to come, and even are backed by a corresponding limited lifetime warranty.Now, speaking of looking good here, guys, because these things do kinda stick out from the side of your cabinet, they will act as sort of a barrier of protection against door dings as most of those other doors are gonna catch the sidestep first before smacking your RAM. And that's something I always like pointing out with some of these bigger boards. Now, the 5-inch stainless boards do come in pairs as you guys can see, and do also include all of the necessary brackets needed for a relatively painless install. Speaking of which, now we wanna give you guys a better idea of just how these will get installed on your RAM at home. Solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here guys. Site is going to call this one about 30 minutes to knock out from start to finish. But to give you a better idea, again, of just how easy this one will be, here's an AT customer to walk you through it.Man: The only tools I've found necessary for this installation were a 3/8-inch drive ratchet wrench, a 1/2-inch shallow socket, as well as a 9/16-inch deep socket.So, today we're going to install these 5-inch stainless steel running boards on my 2021 RAM. I've opened the package here and I'm looking at the steps so we're pretty sure, especially for the price. The reviews were good so I went with it. I've got everything out of the package. So, I see all six brackets here that we'll be mounting underneath the cab of my truck. And then the boards themselves are laid out. I see brackets and bolts to connect those as well. All the parts and bolts on either in the packaging came well packaged, well protected. The instructions themselves are pretty limited, but anybody with any mechanical knowledge should be able to figure it out. So, here we go.All right. So, we're up underneath the truck here. This is the front left bracket we'll be installing at this point. It looks to be that all the brackets install the same way. So, instead of installing all for the video, I think I'll install the one and you should be able to do the others the same. All the brackets are the same. There's no difference in them. You don't have to get the wrong bracket. You can't get the wrong bracket. I'm just gonna place this on these bolts here. And so these are the factory-installed studs, you don't have to install those at all. Those came on the truck. I'm gonna put a flat washer on here, and the lock washer, and the supplied nut. Now, this parts bag came with bolts, nuts, washers, lock washers, a total of 18. But the truck already has its bolts on there, so it looks like we're just gonna have to use the bolts or the nuts and the washers that are supplied with the kit. I'm gonna put all three of these on here. We'll get them started finger tight and then this is just gonna take one 9/16 socket. I'm gonna use a deep socket on my 3/8-inch drive to install these and to snug these up, and make them secure. And the lock washer next, and the nut.Now, I did read some reviews on some of these steps for these trucks where people recommended taking a tap or dye and using that to clear all the paint off of studs, but it doesn't look like we're gonna have to use that in this example. 9/16-inch deep socket on here. I'm gonna snug it on down. Again, both sides have three mounting points and all three mounting points have three bolts that are already mounted from the factory for the OEM running boards apparently. So, I'm just gonna snug all these down. Again, once we get all three of these brackets in place, looks like we'll be ready to secure the boards onto the brackets. From what I can tell, the bolts to the brackets are 9/16s as well, so looks like we can do this whole job with one 9/16-inch socket wrench. Again, I'm just using a 3/8-inch drive. It doesn't take a whole lot of torque. So, we'll just secure these on here, and then we move on to the next step. That's that. Go right to the other one and make sure it's snug. I'm sure you don't wanna over tighten. No, I don't want to tighten them out of the body of the truck. So, just getting them snug I believe will do it for us. All right. That's that. That bracket and mount is secured. All the other brackets are gonna mount exactly the same way. I'll be back with putting the boards on the brackets.Okay. So, all three brackets are installed on both sides of the truck. I'm gonna get ready to put the boards on and parts off. As you can see here, there are six bolts already into the running boards themselves, into the brackets where it should bolt on to the brackets I've mounted to the truck. I see it came packed with some Styrofoam, so I think we'll need to remove that and slide these where they belong. Simply done. All right. Let's carry that out to the truck and see how you get put on.All right. Remove these bolts here so we can install these onto the steps. Like I mentioned earlier in my video, this is all 9/16-inch wrench [inaudible 00:08:25.031]. This will be this1/2-inch wrench on these bolts. Snug that under this [inaudible 00:08:33.508] to take all these bolts out here. [inaudible 00:08:40.580]. These will slide. As you can see, they'll adjust to the brackets based on steps and whatever specific location you want to. [inaudible 00:08:56.892] all your bolts out here. I wish I picked a day in February to do this job, this what we're doing. Get all the hardware. Brought my truck in my garage and all the other stuff I got in there, so here we are. All the hardware is at where we need it, and onto the next step.All right. For our next step, I need to just place the boards up on the brackets somewhere in the general area where I think I want it. Then I need to pry those little brackets I just took the bolts out of up to each of the support brackets on the truck. In fact, we have some flexibility on mounting location per truck I guess. I'm aligning these all out with the holes for now and then we'll place their bolts in. Once they're in, just put a lock on it and find the other one. Just aligning out the holes with the holes in the brackets. Put the retaining nuts inside the board, as usual being careful not to cross-thread things. It doesn't start easy, it didn't start easy. Make sure we have a washer and a lock washer on the bolt before we put it through into place. Lock washer first. Same way it came out of the bracket, and the regular flat washer after that. [inaudible 00:11:36.905] starting that in there. There you go. Nice and easy installation. Once we get all the bolts in the holes, then I'm gonna start aligning up to where exactly I want it in what brackets. And once it's in place, it's just a matter of tightening things down with the 1/2-inch socket wrench. And then [inaudible 00:12:07.022] with a 3/8-inch drive. Not forcing anything, just taking your time to put in place.Once you get them all into the holes, then I'm gonna set it up to where I want it aligned. All right. I think I want these out to the furthest. Slide that back a little bit the center of them. And as I come up here, I can see I want these as far forward on my door, so I think as possible, so I should get the full use to the step without being [inaudible 00:12:47.160] fender. And then I want these as far out in the brackets. There are slotted holes in the brackets as you'll see them. I'm bringing those as far out in the brackets as I can get them so we get the maximum use of the steps while still not being too wide and sticking out for being an obstacle. All right. [inaudible 00:13:08.869] that's where I want it. It looks like I can go back and adjust it if necessary. At this point, we're just gonna tighten up all the bolts. And this stage is going to be identical for both sides. I'm gonna start with one bolt at a time. Looks like I drew them in here. I'll just double-check that both bolts are still tight. Looks like you might get a little bit of flex in there. I'm gonna continue to draw them until they're completely snug. That one is snug. [inaudible 00:13:43.069] flares again, so bring it until it's snug [inaudible 00:13:48.866] to the outside of the bracket as my preference is. I don't think there's a wrong way, just whatever your preference is. You want to push it to the strut, slide it and then put the slots on the inside of the bracket. I'll just keep going back and forth until they're both completely snug. You're not over tightening it. The lock washer is gonna do [inaudible 00:14:10.773] and hold it being able to snug so they don't get themselves out of the hole. That feels good. One more there. That feels solid. Double-check there. We're solid. I'm gonna repeat the process on all the other bolts, and we have our Install complete.Justin: So, wrapping this one up here guys, again, if you are looking for a very high-quality stainless steel step, that nice brilliant shine all at a very affordable price point, then you'll have to check out these 5-inch running boards today right here at americantrucks.com.
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Secure Elevation. If you're planning to go on an off-road trip or simply live in more wet conditions, these 5-Inch Running Boards would make a great addition to your RAM 1500. Elevated Running Boards offer better and easier cabin access and also serve as a bulwark against mud and road debris, keeping your rocker panels and undercarriage safe from damage and dirt.
Stainless Steel Foothold. These 5-Inch Running Boards are made of standard-grade stainless steel that has been CAM-welded into a singular piece for extra weight dispensation and carrying capacity. They also come with a corrosion-repelling gloss finish that negates rust and non-slip thermoplastic stepping pads that provide more balance and traction as you enter your truck.
Warranty. This product comes with a limited lifetime structural warranty that covers any damages to the components caused by the manufacturing process or from transit.
Installation. These 5-Inch Running Boards do not require professional installation and would take no less than 30 minutes to mount.
Application. These 5-Inch Running Boards fit all 2019-2023 RAM 1500 Crew Cab models.
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