Trucks and SUVs seem to get taller every year, especially the 4x4 models with their big wheels and tires and off-road suspension packages. If you’ve got one of these big rigs, you know it requires some effort to haul yourself up into the cab, especially after a long hard day on the job. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a boost? A little help would also be appreciated by kids, older people, and those that are “height challenged”.

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If you’re looking for just a single helpful step, and don’t want the size or looks of a set of running boards or side bars, then hoop steps may be just what you need. Hoop steps extend out from the body and down a few inches, providing just enough room for a shoe or boot to be firmly planted for a helpful assist when getting in and out of your truck or SUV. Check out our selection of hoop steps; we’re sure you’ll find the perfect set for your rig.

We offer many different styles and finishes from the top brands in the industry. Choose from powder coated black, chrome, or polished finish, and rubber or metal stepping surfaces. The rubber is treaded and the metal has a textured finish for sure footing in any kind of weather. For a rugged look that never goes out of style, we have several styles with a tough diamond plate stepping surface. You get a great appearance and unsurpassed boot traction. Or go with a punched step plate with plenty of open area for water drainage.

Running boards, tube steps and hoop steps are lower than the cab and stick out to the sides, which makes them a boon for cab access but not so great for ground clearance when you’re off-roading. Under those conditions they can hang up on rocks and other obstacles, possibly causing you to get stuck, and they can be easily damaged. If you want the convenience of a step but without the clearance penalty we offer hoop steps that can be folded up against the body when not in use. Just drop the step down to its handy step height when you want a boost, and then fold it up and lock it out of the way when full clearance is needed.

We carry hoop steps that mount to the rocker panels as well steps that attach to the vehicle frame. Both types are easy to install and only minor drilling is usually required. With hoop steps, your truck or SUV will have a purposeful look, with just enough step area to do the job. Your tired legs will appreciate them at the end of the work day, and your passengers, no matter their size or age, won’t be intimidated when it’s time to climb into your rig.

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Hoop Steps Reviews

Average rating:  4.5  4.5 - 42 reviews
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2.8 of 5
Not Really Designed for MB Sprinter
We have a 2015 MB Sprinter van and Carr appeared to be the only supplier of steps for that vehicle. The parts kit and assembly instructions that came with the hoop step claim to cover a multitude of vehicles, specifically including the Sprinter. But it appears that the Carr engineers do not know how the Sprinter is designed as the assembly instructions do not well-represent the Sprinter. A creative person can still use the kit for the Sprinter but only after a lot of head-scratching and only in a different way than instructed. Given the need for work-arounds, compromises were inevitable. The underside of the step has only 6 in. of ground clearance. Perhaps more importantly, the step does not halve the previously very high step needed to get into the Sprinter. The step is still useful, however, for stepping up into the Sprinter. Unfortunately, although I mounted it as far outboard as physically possible, the step does not protrude far enough outboard to be easily used when stepping down from the Sprinter. Lastly, given the compromise mounting, the step's mounting brackets flex measurably when one puts a 150 lb. person onto the step. All in all we plan to use the step this spring and summer and I am confident that it will be an improvement over using the van with no step at all. It is possible that this step as-is is excellent for other vehicles, but it appears that a custom manufactured step is needed to get the best step performance on a Sprinter.
MPosted by Mark (Gaylordsville, CT) /
2010 Mercedes Sprinter
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