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'11-16 Upgrades and Aftermarket Upgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 2011-Up Super Duty.

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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-26-2016, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Power-deployable running boards

Power-deployable running boards. Does anybody have them? Or, why do you not have them?
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I couldn't because not available with Lariat Chrome Package - but I want them! I'll be talking to parts department about adding them.

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I like them because of the fact that ground clearance will not be affected, but they are really expensive.
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I like them because of the fact that ground clearance will not be affected, but they are really expensive.
Yep, I've had lots of crud stuck in step bars. Even bent a couple. The retractable would be really cool.

But that price tag!
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Had them on 3 Platinum F150's. They are well worth the money but you can buy them cheaper online. I loved mine.
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I have the AMP power running boards and love them! I have a 6inch lift on 37's and it is actually easier to get into the truck because they come down lower then a fixed running board. My last truck had a 4inch lift on 35's and fixed running boards and it was more difficult for people to get into that truck then my current one.
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I have have the Amp Research retractable running boards. This truck is higher than my previous truck and was harder form my wife to step up to the stock running boards. These boards are lower and easier for her to step up. Yes, they are expensive. I ordered mine through a local International Truck dealer and paid six hours of labor for the install. I do like them a lot.

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I too, have AMP Research boards. Had them on two previous vehicles and loved em so this was a no brainer. Short wife, tall truck. Pricey but it's "quiet in the cab now"!

Seriously, yes it cleans up clearance issues but a big point for me is, there is no board hanging down to collect snow/ice/road salt. A much better option in northern climes!

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Retractable power steps are for those who prefer them over fixed nerf bars and can afford them.

Other than price perhaps one other reason to question using them could be potential damage when off roading.

I personally really like the clean, nerf bar-less look of the retractable power steps.

I like the ones that come with the Platinum but they do have a chrome strip along the outer edge which I'd prefer not to have. If I can find a way to afford the Platinum I'd consider painting over the chrome if possible.
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I love them, and the amp too, was going to do the amp but I also like the way the stock lariat on a 2016 stops people from smacking my truck with their doors
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