Power running boards are different from regular running boards. I’d bet your bottom dollar there’s a difference when you add the word “power” to them. It’s not so much about fancy words as it is about some pretty cool features that retractable running boards can add to your truck, Jeep, or SUV.
As well as providing an additional step up for even the smallest passengers in your truck, electric running boards improve the appearance of your vehicle and offer plenty of clearance when the doors are closed.
If your buddy rolls in with your old fixed steps looking ripped up and dented after an off-roading day, you’ll have a hard time hiding your smug smile.
You’re ready to hop down from the cabin when? When you open the door, your automatic running boards appear silently at your feet like a red carpet, showcasing impressive strength and stylish design.
The retractable running boards have several more moving parts than their traditional counterparts, not to mention an electrical component.
Therefore, it’s important to choose an electric running board brand with a warranty and quality construction. AMP, Bestop, Aries, and RBP are some of the brands we carry here at Auto Anything.
In addition to these brands, Auto Anything offers you the choices you want to see when selecting between electric running boards.
Power running boards are built from lightweight aluminum with a powdered anti-corrosion finish that keeps them running even at sub-zero temperatures, while a carrying capacity of 650 pounds lets you step into your truck no matter the weather.
A smart, anti-pinch system senses obstructions and prevents moving of the automatic running boards if they feel any pressure. WiFi functionality is also included, as well as LED lights and WiFi functionality.
When it comes to constructing retractable running boards, the electrical part doesn’t need to intimidate you. Neither are you required to know anything about electricity. No drilling, wire splicing, or stress-inducing hand-wringing is needed to get your truck, Jeep, or SUV fitted with power running boards.
Bestop Power Board NX Wireless Electric Running Boards include WiFi door sensors and magnetic switches that must be deployed every time you open the door. Although retractable running boards come in different brands, most will have brackets with which to attach to your vehicle’s factory-drilled holes. You need to double-check the product description before you buy your automatic running boards to ensure you are purchasing the pieces you need.
When you need them, they’re there, but when you don’t, they’re hidden! Your vehicle’s versatility and functionality will be taken to the next level by AMP Power Step Running Boards. These boards provide a steady step wherever and whenever it is needed.
AMP Running Boards feature built-in sensors that enable them to automate the door openers from your factory. You can extend the locking bolts and step on them when you open the door to provide you with a safe and secure stepping area, and they immediately tuck themselves away into a pocket once your doors are closed.
With this easy-to-install add-on to your pick-up, you will be able to step right into the truck without sacrificing any ground clearance, making entry and exit easy.
This heavy-duty, AMP Power Step is made of durable, strong aluminum, providing a wide, flat surface to provide a smooth transition from one step to the next for passengers entering and exiting your big rig.
In addition to extending 10 to 12 inches, AMP truck steps provide a stable, natural platform and can support up to 600 pounds (for lifted vehicles, AMP offers a 2″ extension kit).
With their high-tech LED lighting system, they boast an extra dose of innovation with their own high-tech LED light system.
I am excited to introduce our next generation of auction boards, the ARIES Auction Trac. Unlike other power step designs, these side steps have a unique step-within-a-step TM design, which makes them truly unique in their class.
It is equipped with a controller module to provide safe, smooth and automated operation. The brackets are removable so there is no need to drill holes or make splices. They feature an aluminum construction that is powder-coated and weather resistant.
You can choose from Auction Trac powered running boards that come with a step-within-a-stepTM design for your off road truck or Jeep Wrangler.
This model features an integrated, non-skid stepping surface along the top edge of the main housing, which is contoured to the vehicle’s rocker panels for a sleek, aftermarket appearance.
A control module placed on the door will automatically deploy the power steps when the door opens, which offers an 8″ drop from the 4” wide top step and up to 15″ from the doorsill, depending on the application.
In my opinion, these two steps together make Auction Trac the perfect lifted truck steps, offering a safer and easier way of entering and exiting a vehicle, especially on larger vehicles such as Jeeps or trucks.
Families with young children and elderly passengers are also able to take advantage of these shuttles. In order to safely conceal the power step inside the housing, the power step retracts when the door closes again.
The Bestop Power Board NX Wireless Electric Running Boards will deliver a flush, no-nerf look like no other, and we know that you will love them. Once the door is opened, they smoothly drop down, then they slide back under the vehicle when the door is closed.
Based on the original Power Board design, the NX Wireless Running Boards from Bestop are not only smarter, but can be used in conjunction with it as well. Installing door jamb sensors is no longer a difficult task. Power Board NX, a new system that uses wireless signals, can be mounted without removing any door panels, vinyl carpeting, or body panels in only minutes.
The RBP Stealth Power running boards are the epitome of luxurious but rugged precision engineering in the USA. The Stealth Power Running Boards are manufactured from military grade aluminum that has been textured, ribbed, and powder coated for increased durability, maximum traction, and excellent cleanability.
Aluminium is a far more corrosion-resistant and lighter metal than steel, so it is a much better choice than steel for these purposes.
A pair of DC magnetic motors provides ample power in order for the running board to function smoothly. It has resistance sensors which help to prevent injury.
Rated current is 5 amps with stall current of 16 amps. Simply unlock your door and let your running board fold out, offering the perfect step.
In addition to the low profile, a clean finished look has been achieved by perfectly embracing the steps against the truck’s body.
AMP Power Step XL Running Boards are the best of both worlds when it comes to running boards. When you open your door, you will benefit from an incredible 15” drop, which is a solid 3” more than the traditional Power Step boards. When the door is closed, these boards seamlessly integrate into a rugged rocker rail.
This seamless integration will not interfere with the ground clearance of your vehicle at all and will not compromise the appearance of your vehicle.