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Most of these running boards are made for the Club Cab or Mega Cab. I have a standard cab with 8 foot bed so there are very few running boards out there. I prefer a real flat running board versus the tube type. I also have the chrome package so I would like polished stainless. The only one's I can find are the APS brand 5" running boards. There are no specific instructions available online and the advertisements state drilling maybe required. That is an invitation for future rust. Does anyone have a source to find if these would be direct bolt on or will require new holes?
 

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Finally got my running boards 2 weeks after I ordered them. Can someone with GoRhino boards tell me how the mounting brackets are supposed to be oriented? They make no differentiation between left and right. And two of the brackets have bends in the arm, where are those positioned? Their instructions are severely lacking.

Thank you in advance
 

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Got them installed! Really like how solid they feel and how they go with the style and appearance of the truck.

The only real issue I had was the orientation and positioning of the brackets. According to the manufacturer this is a new style of bracket so the customer service people didn't know exactly what they looked like. Fortunately one of their customer service reps was extremely helpful getting it all sorted.
 

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Anyone recommend a decent running board for the mega cab that’s wheel to wheel? Something similar to stock that doesn’t stick out too far. I don’t want anything sharp since I hate smacking my shins on them when buckling car seats lol
 

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Went with the RB20 slims with the bedliner option since they were having a decent sale on their site. Hoping they'll be here by the end of the week!
Do the slims seem like enough of a step? My wife is 5'2" and 60yo. I'm wondering if the slims will work for her.
 

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My wife is 5'3" and she likes them. She said they could be a touch lower but width isn't a problem.

I will add that the bedliner option gives them a nice grippy texture that gives you confidence when you step that your foot won't slip. Can't tell you how many times I stepped up on the flat boards on my old truck when it's wet/icy and my foot would slip and I'd end up kicking the bottom of the door with my shin

With that being said, my only real concern with these boards is that they only coat the top and sides of the boards with bedliner, but the underside is still just plain textured powdercoat that will be exposed to salt and rocks (and will ultimately chip and rust).
Hope that helps!
 

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Oh - never thought about coating them w Line X! There's a place near me, I've had stuff coated before. Not too $$... something to think about.
 

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yep - I asked the Line-X by me how much they charge and IIRC the guy quoted me $300 to coat any steps I bring in. Go Rhino offers the bedliner option for an extra $200
 

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yep - I asked the Line-X by me how much they charge and IIRC the guy quoted me $300 to coat any steps I bring in. Go Rhino offers the bedliner option for an extra $200
Thats great! Never thought to do that. The Tyger steps I have, I also had on my 1500 for about 3 years. The finish held up nicely except for the drivers step (makes sense) and I used to hit it with a spray paint every few weeks. But the bed liner would be better, work better and probably look better too...
 

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For you guys that have installed Go Rhino RB20's, my truck has factory steps that I'm gonna change. So it has revnuts installed. Is this going to be an issue?
 

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Does anyone make wheel-to-wheel steps for a '24 regular cab AND bed access? The only one I can find are N-Fab for 2002-2009 trucks.

 

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Anyone recommend a decent running board for the mega cab that’s wheel to wheel? Something similar to stock that doesn’t stick out too far. I don’t want anything sharp since I hate smacking my shins on them when buckling car seats lol
I love these on my '21 2500 Night Edition.

 

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Hey Boys. I picked up a set of second hand Ram electric running boards. came factory on my truck but dealer removed before sale. I put them on in the winter and previously tried to disassemble them to clean and lubricate everything. Not happening!! I've just been washing them and lubricating them with WD-40 after washing to displace the water.

What if anything do you guys to do maintain these things. I do enjoy the slick look of them so I'll probably keep them till they fail.
 

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Hey team, I have a 2024 3500 Crew, and when ordering there was no option for wheel-wheel for the power running boards. There is also no Mopar side step, though I added the Mopar tail step.

Hit the situation last weekend where I had cargo in the bed I couldn't walk past and needed to reach the bed from the sides to reach the loops and do some ratcheting. Had to bust out the stepladder and it made me want to look for side steps.

Does anyone know of other options besides the Amp Bedstep2? 1) they are pricey at $300 x 2, and 2) there are mixed reviews on them being compatible with power steps and air suspension (both of which I have)
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Just curious if there is an elegant yet inexpensive solution out there. Otherwise, I'll just carry a collapsible step or bring a stepladder for these rare occasions.
 

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