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So, if you own an '09 to '18 Ram 1500 and you wanna make getting in and out of your cab a little bit easier, and you want one of the most affordable and one of the widest side step bars available, you should be checking out Steel Craft's 4X Series oval side step bars that I've got on my Ram next to me. Besides that double bracket mounting system, I like this step because of the black finish on here. It really looks good. It's understated. But more importantly, it seals the step so you don't have to worry about these things rusting or corroding on you, especially if you see a lot of rain or snow. And on that note, these also have really nice grip pads on them, so if they are wet, you won't have to worry about falling off or losing your balance. Last reason I really like these things is they install quite easily. You should be able to get these done in the driveway. You won't need a lift or anything like that. You should be able to get it done with basic hand tools. I'd say 30 minutes to an hour for either side. So, if you like the price of these steps, you like the way they look, and I'm certainly a huge fan, you should stick around. I'm gonna show you guys the install step by step, no pun intended. So, let's go ahead and get started.To install your new side steps, you'll need the following tools: a 10-millimeter wrench, a 13-millimeter wrench, a 10-millimeter socket, and a 13-millimeter socket. Optional tools include a cordless impact. So, like I mentioned a moment ago, this is a pretty simple bolt-on job. And, honestly, the hardest part of this is actually getting these bolt plates inside the holes for the brackets. To do that, you're gonna need a little bit of leverage. So, you wanna grab one of these standalone bolts in the kit, these 13-millimeter head bolts. Thread it into the bolt plate like so. You're gonna use this as leverage to fish it through the holes inside the body panel here. Once you fish it through the hole, you're simply gonna grab the bolt plate, one of these plastic retainers, fit the plastic retainer on the end all the way so it's snug, and that's gonna keep the bolt plate in place so we can actually secure our brackets later.All right. Now that we have those bolt plates inside the truck body, we can start attaching our brackets. To secure the brackets to those bolt plates, you're gonna need one of the 13-millimeter head bolts we used to fish the brackets through. You're also gonna need two of the nylon locking nuts in the kit, two crush washers, and two flat washers for each bracket. All right. Now that our first bracket is set up, we're gonna tighten everything down. You're gonna need a 13-millimeter socket for this. You're gonna repeat the same steps for the other two brackets.All right. Now that we have our primary and secondary brackets tightened down, the last step is throwing on the step itself, no pun intended. In order to secure the step to the brackets, you'll need to grab the black hardware provided in the kit. These are also 13-millimeter head bolts and they come pre-assembled with crush washers and flat washers. So, once you've got your step tightened down with that hardware, that actually wraps up our install. It also wraps up my review of Steel Craft's 4X Series oval side step bars, fitting your '09 to '18 Ram 1500. I'm Travis. Thanks for watching. For all things Ram, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Cutting Edge Step Design. A set of slick-looking steps with a supple outline and welded end caps that give them a seamless look, these 4X Series 4-inch Oval Side Steps, Black outfit your 2009-2018 Ram 1500 with steps you can rely on for strength and traction in all circumstances. The polyethylene step surface, which is saddle mounted so that you can step onto it from all possible angles, is extra-large – even slightly wider than the 4” step bars, and covering much of the length – and features aggressive tread patterns, too. These parts are made for plenty of durability so that you’ll get your money’s worth over time, including both an e-coat and a powder-coat for rust prevention.
Made to Premium Standards. Manufactured from 4” oval tubular steel, these 4X Series 4-inch Oval Side Steps are made for hardiness. The step pads are fabricated out of high quality polyethylene with a custom formulation, designed to offer both high grip and excellent wear characteristics. End caps are also steel and are fully welded on. The steps are finished with a layer of e-coating with a matte black powder-coat finish on top.
Install Needs Drilling for Some Years. These 4X Series 4-inch Oval Side Steps install as fully bolt-on components for the 2011-2018 Dodge Ram 1500 model years. However, several additional mounting points must be drilled in the pinch weld if your Ram is from 2009-2010. All hardware and a set of instructions come with the steps.
3 Year Limited Warranty. These 4X Series 4-inch Oval Side Steps come protected by a three-year limited warranty against defects in materials or manufacture.
Application. These 4X Series 4" Oval Side Steps will fit perfectly on your 2009-2018 Dodge RAM Quad Cab or Crew Cab.
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