Running Boards

Running Boards

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R11 Series - Classic Line Design with 3 Different Finishes
R22 Series - Dotted-Oval Design
R44 Series - Diagonal Line Design
R66 Series - Extruded Aluminum with LED Light Options
R77 Series - Premium Line Design
R88 Series - Piano Style

Running Boards - FAQs

A running board is a flat, step-like surface typically mounted along the sides of trucks, SUVs, and some larger vehicles, positioned between the front and rear wheel wells.

Its primary function is to provide a convenient step for passengers to enter and exit the vehicle, especially when the vehicle is tall or has a higher ground clearance.

Running boards also serve to enhance the vehicle's exterior appearance and can provide some protection to the vehicle's lower body panels from road debris and minor impacts.

They come in various materials, such as aluminum, steel, plastic, or fiberglass, and can be customized to match the vehicle's style and color scheme.

Broadfeet® Running Boards are commonly constructed of Aluminum material with Black ABS Accent finish.

Running boards are also known by various other names depending on regional preferences and specific designs. Some alternative terms include:

Vehicle Door Steps: These are steps mounted near the vehicle's doors, facilitating easier access for passengers.

Vehicle Access Step: Similar to door steps, these aids in accessing the vehicle, particularly for passengers with mobility challenges.

Nerf Bars: Often used interchangeably with running boards, nerf bars are typically tubular in shape and provide a step for entering the vehicle while also offering some protection to the vehicle's side panels.

Side Boards: This term refers to flat surfaces mounted along the sides of vehicles, serving the same purpose as running boards but with potentially different designs and materials.

These alternative names may vary in usage depending on the context and region.

The width of the stepping surface on Broadfeet® Running Boards varies depending on the model. Generally, Broadfeet® Running Boards range from 4 inches to 6 inches in width. For specific models, here are the stepping widths:

•Broadfeet® R11 Running Boards: 5 inches stepping width.
•Broadfeet® R22 Running Boards: 5 inches stepping width.
•Broadfeet® R44 Running Boards: 4 inches stepping width.
•Broadfeet® R66 Running Boards: 6 inches stepping width

The installation time for running boards can vary depending on several factors, including the specific make and model of the vehicle, the type of running boards being installed, and the installer's experience and tools available.

However, a typical installation usually takes around 180 minutes or 3 hours.

It's worth noting that some running board kits come with detailed instructions and are designed for easy installation with basic hand tools, while others may require professional installation due to their complexity or specific vehicle modifications needed. If you're unsure about the installation process, it's recommended to ask a Broadfeet Representative about installation information prior to your purchase. You may reach us now at (718)302-1787 | Monday to Saturday | 9:00am to 6:00pm EST.

Broadfeet® Running Board - Complete Set - Package includes:

1. Driver Side Running Board
1. Passenger Side Running Board
1. Set Mounting Bracket Kit for Installation
1. Set Aftermarket Mounting Hardware for Installation

These components are typically packaged together for ease of installation. However, individual components may also be available for separate purchase. If you require further information or assistance, feel free to reach out to our helpful sales representatives at (718) 302-1787, available Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm EST.

The number of mounting brackets included in the running board kit can vary depending on the specific vehicle and the size of the running boards. Here's a general guideline:

  • For Compact SUVs: Typically, there are 2 mounting bracket kits included on each side of the vehicle.
  • For Standard and Full-Size SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks: Commonly, there are 3 mounting bracket kits included on each side (driver and passenger).
  • Larger vehicles may require 3 or more mounting bracket kits on each side.

Please note that these are general summary, and the actual number of mounting brackets may vary based on the specific make and model of the vehicle and the running board design.