Getting into your truck shouldn’t feel like climbing mount everest. That’s why AMP Research invented PowerStep™, the automatic, electric-powered running board that instantly extends when you open your door, and then hides itself safely out of sight when the doors close for improved ground clearance, aerodynamics and appearance. Its handsome design, all-weather performance and legendary reliability set the industry standard.
The AMP Research PowerStep™ is designed, engineered and manufactured exclusively in the USA and is backed by a no-nonsense, an industry leading, 5-year/60,000 mile warranty.
AMP Research PowerStep™ Increases Fuel Efficiency
There are few topics more rampant and heavily discussed than soaring gas prices, and the effect they have on today’s trucks and SUV’s. Since aerodynamic drag and weight are two critical factors that impact fuel efficiency, truck owners are now seeking ways to reduce these variables. The AMP Research PowerStep™ can do both, and still allow you to maintain the convenience and safety of full-length running boards that automatically deploy for optimal ingress and egress.
Reducing the overall weight of your vehicle can also help improve gas mileage. AMP’s high-strength aluminum steps weigh 10-20% less than typical OEM running boards or aftermarket steel tube steps.
Aerodynamics Under The Vehicle
AMP’s PowerStep™ running boards work automatically and improve safety and comfort while entering and exiting your truck. They are activated by your truck’s factory door sensors and extend within a few seconds when you open the door. Closing the door automatically retracts the PowerStep™ into the rocker panels, eliminating the drag produced by traditional running boards. AMP’s PowerStep™ technology has been utilized as a factory option since 2003.
AMP RESEARCH OUTSHINES THE IMITATORS
AMP Research PowerStep™ retractable truck steps are the real deal. By every meaningful measure, it’s the best-built, best-performing and best-selling product of its kind. With an integrated LED lighting system and available stainless-steel trim accent strips, the PowerStep™ is clearly the quality choice. There’s only one PowerStep™ and it has the AMP Research name on it.
U.S. CERTIFIED ALUMINUM
High-strength, U.S. certified aluminum-alloy is used to manufacture our die-cast linkage components and then anodized and Teflon® coatings are applied to a military specification to resist corrosion. Precision-fit, zero-maintenance stainless-steel pivot pins rotate on self-lubricating composite bushings. Components are subjected to and pass a battery of environmental and durability tests including brutal 1000 hour salt spray tests.
To meet the quality standards of GM, Ford, Chrysler, Mopar, Toyota and Nissan, AMP Research is ISO 9001 with Design certified.
Covered by 16 patents, the AMP Research PowerStep™ features weatherproof OEM-quality motors, wiring harness and sealed connectors. The AMP-designed electronic controller employs pressure-sensitive, pinch-proof safety technology.
Extruded, 6063-aluminum step boards have two internal ribs for added stiffness and rigidity and are given a high-traction powder coat finish maximum grip and durability–and a 600 Lb load capacity for each side.
Each AMP Research PowerStep™ kit includes two full-length running boards assemblies for both driver and passenger sides, two electric motors, electronic controller, wiring harness, all necessary mounting hardware and an integrated, low-profile, LED light system – all standard.
PROVEN TO PERFORM
The AMP Research PowerStep™ has been tested and proven in long-term, real-world, driving conditions performing flawlessly in snow, ice, dust, mud and dirt. The lightweight, yet rock-solid running board and rugged die-cast linkage components are crafted in the USA of aircraft-quality aluminum, black-anodized and Teflon® coated for maximum corrosion protection. Precision, stainless-steel hinge points and bearings ensure trouble-free action. And the heavy-duty electric motor is designed and tested to provide reliable, maintenance-free operation for decades.
AMP Research products undergo a battery of tests to ensure reliable, trouble-free operation.
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF: DESIGN, ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, SHIPPING AND TECH SUPPORT
The people who designed and engineered the AMP Research PowerStep™ are in the same building as the people that support it. The AMP Research customer service team has over fifteen years of combined experience. Only AMP Research has this depth of resource committed to customer service. The right answers, the right parts, delivered correctly the first time.