AMP Research Running Boards

Innovation in Motion

Since the company’s earliest days in motorcycle racing during the 1970s, AMP Research has been an innovator in the development of systems for motorcycles and automobiles. During his time as a motocross bike racer, the company's founder Horst Leitner pioneered 4-stroke engines, chain torque eliminators, and suspension advancements for motorcycles. Now the company continued to produce mountain bikes with advanced suspensions.

AMP Research’s innovation and manufacturing techniques using superior, lasting materials have earned them respect throughout the industry, and today they have grown to occupy a 55,000 square foot building in Tustin, California where engineering, manufacturing, and corporate headquarters are located. AMP Research has received ISO 9001:2008 certification, signifying they have achieved the highest standards of worker safety, manufacturing quality, distribution, and customer service.

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AMP Research PowerStep running boards extend outward automatically when doors are opened, then retract neatly out of sight underneath your vehicle upon closing. They match the good look and full function of running boards from any manufacturer while offering the 4x4 enthusiast the ability to retain maximum ground clearance during off-roading or while navigating uneven terrain on their own property. AMP Research has engineered and built all fixed and moving components to very high standards – so much so that Ford and General Motors offer PowerStep running boards as an OEM factory option on some SUVs.


AMP Research offers three different bed extender designs – each of which lengthens your pickup bed cargo carrying area by two feet when the tailgate is lowered. Choose the Max Bed Extender if you need the largest amount of contained space, the Sport Extender if you need full integration with tonneau covers, or the Moto Bed Extender with a tapered cage shape created specifically for motorcycle hauling. Replacement “Quick Latch” mounting brackets and latch pegs for hold-down straps are available, and custom L-shaped secondary brackets are offered to offset pickup bed walls that have irregular indentations or pockets.

  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards
  • AMP Research® - Installed Running Boards

AMP Research also lets you add easy accessibility to the rear or sides of your pickup bed with manually retractable Step Pads that mount to your vehicle’s frame. Rear step pads do not require the use of a trailer hitch, ensuring your vehicle can still be fully used for trailer towing, bike rack placement, or rear cargo carrying trays. Each pad can support 300 pounds and features a wide, grippy composite stepping surface large enough for two full-size work boots. For dually wheel pickups with wider rear wheel fenders that can be a hindrance while using the side steps, a mounting bracket kit is available.

Unlike many organizations that sell automotive parts and accessories, CARiD’s standards are as high as yours are. That’s why we only use vendors with a proven history of customer satisfaction and quality control such as AMP Research®. Our employees have tested these running boards and bed extenders on their own vehicles, and you can rest assured what we offer for sale will provide you equal satisfaction. We have made every effort to provide as much information as possible on the range of AMP Research® products on our site, and we will make every effort to help answer any specific questions you have with specialists that are available seven days a week.


AMP Research Reviews
Average rating:4.54.7 - 24 reviews
4.5(4.5)
APPEARANCE10
EASE OF INSTALLATION10
PRICE/VALUE6
QUALITY10
2009 Ford Ranger
| Posted by | (Dubai, AA)

The extender came in very good condition and handled with care. The joints were so useful. Thanks a lot.

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