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Hey, guys, it's Sara with americantrucks.com. And today, we have a review and install of these 6-Inch iStep Running Boards in Black, fitting your '19 and newer RAM 1500 Crew Cab models. These are perfect for the RAM owner who's looking to add the convenience of a step to their truck and wants a running board-style option with black finish and a ton of stepping surface. These running boards feature a one-piece design with a 6-inch wide step for ease of entry, especially if your truck is lifted or leveled, and they add a bit of side and rocker panel protection as a bonus. They feature a lightweight aluminum construction with a textured black powder coat finish and a 6-inch wide stepping surface that runs the length of your cab.So, as far as price goes, these steps come in at around $300 for the pair, putting them low to middle of the road price-wise when compared to other options. And for your money, you're getting a wide step with a sleek black finish that's gonna save you some extra cash over those more pricey options. And as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It does feature a direct bolt-up install that can be done within two hours. So, with that said, let's check out the install.For this install, we use an impact gun, but a regular hand ratchet will work just fine. You'll also need 13 and 10-millimeter sockets. All right. So the first step in our install, we're gonna grab one of our brackets and head underneath the truck to get it bolted up. Now that we're underneath our truck, you're gonna grab your bracket and you'll be going over two of the three studs that you can see on the body. For the frontmost bracket, we're gonna see these two top and bottom, go ahead and slide the bracket over top of both of those, then you're gonna grab your hardware. We're gonna go with a washer, as well as a locknut and get it threaded on there. Now, there is a bit of adjustability with this bracket, so you do have that option. However, we're gonna leave it right about in the middle adjustment and tighten it down now. Grab your 13-millimeter socket and go ahead and get it tightened down.All right. Now, repeat that for the bottom stud as well. Slide your washer over, as well as your nylon locknut, go ahead and get it threaded on, and then we will get it tightened down. Now, we're moving on to our middlemost mounting point, we have three studs here you'll see on the body. Again, we're just gonna go ahead and go over two of them. You can go in this configuration, you can also go in this one as well. Either way, does not matter as long as you're grabbing two of the three studs. Go ahead and slide your washer over top, as well as your nylon locknut. And we're gonna grab that 13-millimeter socket to tighten it down. Repeat that with your other stud. Go ahead and go over there with your washer, as well as your nylon locknut. Now, as I said before, you can also tighten these down later, up to you. But if you tighten them down now, you do have that option to adjust them later on.Once you have your hardware in place, grab that 13-millimeter ratchet and tighten it down. Now, finally, we're back at the rearmost mounting point. Again, we're gonna find our bracket and line it up over the back two of these studs. Once you've done that, grab your washer, as well as a nylon locknut. Go ahead and thread it on. Now, because we do have a little bit more room back here, we're gonna use a power tool. But as long as you have your 13-millimeter socket, you are good to go. Go ahead and tighten it down. Repeat that with the bottom stud, washer, as well as a nylon locknut. And with your 13-millimeter socket, tighten it down.All right. So now that we have our brackets mounted up, we can get our step mounted on top of those brackets. First thing we're gonna do is grab the step itself and flip it over so we're looking at the bottom side. You should see two channels here. And what we're gonna do is grab the hardware that has a square top to it, line it up in the channel, and slide it down to its approximate location of the brackets. We can always adjust these later. You want three in each channel. And now that you have all of those bolts placed, you can flip your step back over so the grooves are up. Then go ahead and start to line it up over top of your brackets. Make sure you adjust it to the position that you want it, and then we can go underneath and get it bolted down.All right, now that we're underneath our step, we're gonna get these two studs lined up in this bracket here. You're just gonna lift up on your step and slide those studs, or you can even slide the whole step itself. Just get those two lined up and through your bracket. Once you've done that, go ahead and slide on the hardware. We're using a washer, as well as a nylon locknut. Go ahead and get it lined up and thread it on each of those studs. Now, there is a ton of adjustability with this step, both back and forth, as well as front to back. So make sure that you have it exactly where you want it before we tighten it down. We're actually gonna move on to all the mounting points and get the nuts threaded onto your studs and then tighten it down last.Now, we're moving on to our second mounting point. Go ahead and lift up that step and get both of those studs lined up. Again, you might need to line up one at a time. Once they're both through that bracket, grab your washer, as well as your nylon locknut, and get it threaded in place. Again, we're gonna leave these loose for now until we have all the mounting points secured, and then we will tighten them down at the end. Now, you can tighten it now, but you may have some issues lining up the studs in your bracket. And now to our rearmost mounting point, go ahead and lift up on the step and slide both of the studs in place. Once you have them in place, make sure you adjust the step exactly where you want it. Grab your hardware. Again, we're using a locknut, as well as a flat washer.And then once you're happy with the step location, grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten it down. Now, you can tighten down the rest of the nuts on the bottom of your bracket. Grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten them down. All right. And now that the running board is fully installed on your driver side, repeat that process to install your passenger side running board.Then that is gonna do it for the review and install of these running boards. And remember, for all things RAM, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Style and Function. Upgrade the appearance of your RAM 1500 with a set of 6-Inch iStep Running Boards. These great looking iStep Running Boards furnish a convenient 6-Inch wide step for easy entry in and out of your 2019-2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab while giving it a clean, modern appearance. As an added bonus, these Running Boards will help to protect your vehicle's body and paint from stones and road debris that get kicked up while driving.
Aluminum Construction. These iStep Running Boards are manufactured from lightweight, aluminum for superior strength and rigidity. A high-grade, matte black finish is then applied for aggressive good looks and long-lasting corrosion resistance. As part of the final assembly a set of rugged, rubber non-slip step pads are installed.
Bolt-on Installation. Engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade, these iStep Running Boards use factory mounting points. There is no cutting or modifications required for a simple straight forward install. With the help of a friend and a set of basic hand tools these Running Boards can be installed in about two hours.
Application. These 6-Inch iStep Running Boards; Black are designed to fit 2019-2022 RAM 1500 Crew Cab models. Driver and passenger side included.
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