Running Boards & Step Bars

Side Steps, Nerf Bars, Hoop Steps, Rocker Bars, Hitch Steps

Running boards, tube steps, side steps, or nerf bars, no matter what they’re called or their configuration, what they all have in common is a place to plant your foot to help in getting in and out of tall trucks and SUVs, which is especially welcome on lifted 4-wheelers. Of course, they add a lot of style at the same time. With our huge selection of boards and steps, the only problem you’ll have is deciding on the pair that will look the best on your rig.

Side Steps

The one thing you won’t have to be concerned with is durability. These aren’t the boards and steps of old that literally rotted off the sides of trucks. The products we carry are made of top grade stainless steel or they’re powder coated to resist corrosion. And forget about fitment issues. The boards and steps you’ll find on our digital shelves use application specific mounting brackets and on many vehicles no drilling is required.

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Running boards are the oldest type of cabin ingress and egress assistance, and were standard equipment on all early autos. But to say these aren’t your father’s running boards is an understatement. Today’s truck and SUV running boards come in lengths for the cab or cab and bed, and feature wide widths for ample foot support and textured step areas for sure, no-slip, footing. They’re attractively styled and most have smooth edges and end caps for a smart looking, yet functional appearance. Some boards are available with an optional light kit that illuminates the step area when the doors are open.

Westin Custom Running Boards

We aim to provide our customers with the finest Running Boards & Step Bars the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Westin, Tuff-Bar, Go Rhino, ATS, Iron Cross, Romik, Dee Zee, Aries, AMP Research, Steelcraft, Putco, RBP, BAK, Lund, Black Horse, Onki, N-FAB, ICI, Bully, Smittybilt, Body Armor 4x4, Bestop, Rampage, EGR, Ranch Hand, Rugged Ridge, Broadfeet the Running Boards & Step Bars we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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Side steps, synonymous with tube steps and step bars, come in a wide range of styles to suit every taste and budget. Most have oval tubes with curved ends, or straight ends with molded end caps, and feature non-slip step pads for traction. A variant of these are nerf steps, which have drop down steps located directly under each door that are attached to a round bar. Individual hoop steps are also available if you prefer the minimalist look. Rocker bars, also known as side armor, provide protection for vulnerable rocker panels when off-roading, along with a helpful step in and out of the cab.

Aries Aftermarket Side Step Bars

If you want the helpful step, but like the clean look of a neat rocker panel, or need maximum ground clearance for off-roading, you can have it both ways. We offer powered running boards that extend outward when the doors are opened, but retract flush under the vehicle when the doors are closed. These running boards are made by the same company that supplies powered running boards to vehicle makers like Ford and GM. They’re made of rugged cast aluminum with stainless steel pivot pins to resist corrosion, and powder coated for durability, and they include pinch sensors that reverse direction if resistance is detected.

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Guides & Articles
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Side Steps Styles
One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to improve the function and looks of your SUV or truck is to bolt on a set of high quality Nerf Bars. With these handy steps, you'll kill two birds with one stone: make it easy to get in and out of your vehicle and add an extra touch of uniqueness to it. So, whether you're seeking to jazz up your SUV's appearance or...
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Running Boards Reviews
Average rating:4.54.7 - 2081 reviews
2013 Honda Pilot
| Posted by | (Warriors Mark, PA)

I've searched for several weeks before I found the SteelCraft -STX100 series Running Boards. They were just what I was looking for. Great quality, arrived a day before scheduled arrival and were easy to install. Everything was included which made the ordering a snap and the young lady that took my order was very polite and knowledgeable.

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