APG® - 2" Square Tube Black Side Armors

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2" Square Tube Black Side Armors by APG®, 1 Pair. Give your rocker panels the ultimate protection against rocks and debris encountered both on and off the road with APG square side armors. Featuring a super durable yet lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum construction, they are sure to withstand the toughest abuse. On top of this, these armor steps are designed with your comfort in mind. With a wide step surface, they will make entering and exiting your cab safe and easy.


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Material: 6061 Aircraft Alluminum
Finish: Matte Black
Color: Black
Shape: Square Tube


Easy access to your truck or SUV

Easy access to your truck or SUV
The Rocker steps make it easy to get in and out of your truck or SUV.

Protection for your rig’s side panels

Protection for your rig’s side panels
The side steps prevent various road fragments from hitting the side panels of your truck.

Custom built for your vehicle

Custom built for your vehicle
Specifically designed for your application, the steps will fit perfectly the first time.

Made from heavy-duty 6061 aircraft aluminum alloy

Made from heavy-duty 6061 aircraft aluminum alloy
The running boards are made from road-tough 6061 aircraft aluminum alloy for added strength.

Both passenger and driver side boards included

Both passenger and driver side boards included
Every kit includes both left and right side steps to ensure complete installation.

Superior-grade APG square side armors are the perfect alternative to those heavy steel rock sliders that rob fuel economy. They feature a one-piece 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum construction that is both lightweight and rugged. The steps are proven to handle everything Mother Nature may throw at them without adding much weight to your truck. By combining reinforced square aluminum tubing with a state-of-the-art dual girder system, they offer the next level of protection against rocks and obstacles. Your rocker panels will look like new for years to come. Guaranteed! And with a thick powder coating, these steps deliver unbeatable resistance to corrosion and the elements.

While APG square side armors do provide maximum rocker protection, they are also the perfect way to make getting in and out of your truck a breeze. Wide, slotted step plates ensure safe footing in the rain, snow, and other unfavorable weather conditions. Meticulously designed by some of the best craftsmen in the industry, these steps are your best choice if you dare to be different. They will give your machine that bold custom looks you’ve always wanted. Installing APG side armors is a snap! A socket wrench is all you need. All mounting hardware and brackets are included in the kit for your convenience.

APG® is a professional grille manufacturer that has been in the automotive market for over ten years. The main office is located in Ontario, California. Since 2008, the company is known as the leader in grille industry and it has over 1,400 complete applications. The inventories offer the largest selection of aluminum, stainless steel, and ABS plastic products such as mesh grilles, billet grilles, tubular grilles, side steps, bull bars, and much more accessories to choose from. The company produces its products at the ISO-9001-certified manufacturing facility to ensure their highest quality.


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APG® - 2" Square Tube Black Side Armors
1-10 of 62 Reviews
Installed these on my 2018 Ford F250 and they've been a great addition. Look good on my truck. The price is reasonable. Will see how they hold up.
Posted by Raymond (Honolulu, HI) / September 04, 20232018 Ford F-250
4 of 5
Nice Product but a Little Missleading
APG® - 2" Square Tube Black Side Armors
My truck is a Ford F150 2004 This is a really nice product and seams to be really well made. Once you figure out the mounting method to use and yes 2 people makes installation a lot easier. Each trucks brackets might be different in style, becuse mine deinitely don't look like the video. 1. These are NOT 2" square tubes at all. There is not a single 2" tube anywhere. They are 1 3/8x1 1/4 or up to 1 3/4 x 1 3/8. They are not like video makes it look - thick. They are more rectangular in shape. Each of the three tubes different sizes. 2. My mounting bracket only has 1 bolt hole with a single flange and has about 1/4" of bite for top and bottom to hold on too, 1/2" overlap tab top and bottom would be a better bite. Again look closely at the video, the video shows a big beefy "T" flange with 2 bolts thru to connect to another beefy bracket, with a big metal tab bite to top and bottom of pipes. Mine has to have these metal shim tabs to take up the space in the brackets, because they are using smaller and different size tubes on top from bottom. ( cutting some corners I think) 3. Also they supplied 1 mounting bolt that passes thru the bottom truck body at the bottom. Directions say M10x1.5 bolt, well they ship all 1" bolts. So when mounting the bracket. it is made with a slight angle so when you put the washers on your left with 1 thread to try to grab into. Had to go to Home Depot and buy Real 1.5" stainless steal bolts. That little bit extra allows for a better connection. 4. This is all maufacturing and quality control issues. Other than that, they seam to be really sturdy. Time will Tell.
Posted by Customer / August 03, 20232004 Ford F-150
Equipped my '20 f250 with these and I can say they are an excellent investment. Their build quality is evident, and they look amazing on my black f250. Instructions are clear, installed them myself with the mounting hardware included. I'd highly recommend these steps
Posted by Brian Z. (Elkland, PA) / June 19, 20232020 Ford F-250
Feel sturdy. Install took about 2 hours with a helper.
Posted by Stan KLK (Seattle, WA) / May 06, 20232019 Ford F-250
Installing very easy, I have 35 inch tires and 6-in lift the rub on every turn.
Posted by ron (Hanford, CA) / November 12, 20222005 Chevy Tahoe
2 of 5
Installation Instructions
APG® - 2" Square Tube Black Side Armors
The installation guide and instructions did not give a complete explanation of the how's, why's, and when to uses each item contained within the installation kits. For example a long bolt welded to an aluminum piece... Ok I though to myself what's this for? It's a good thing I able to figure it out, it just so happens I found out by mistaking many mistakes. Not good look guys for those of you who are writing the installation instructions. If you can't get it in two or three pages then provide a link that has video's and a clear explanations of each item and it's "potential use." It's not rocket scientist stuff guys, dumb it down. I guess the most important thing is to remember if you are asking someone who is not "mechanically inclined" to figure it out, then you've lost a customer... End of story. After much frustration two stars is all I can give for installation - however; the product is nice looking once it is on and time will tell about its longevity.
Posted by Michael (Price, UT) / March 20, 20222013 Ford F-150
My only complaint with these, something I hadn't thought about, is how they would handle in the snow. The open tubework frame seems to collect ice and snow - they are literally a solid block of ice once it freezes. After 6 months, still sturdy though and no rust (they are aluminum, but you never know these days - my stainless steel screws from home depot always seem to rust).
Posted by Customer / January 05, 20222021 Jeep Gladiator
4 of 5
Great product, Durable as well but the instructions s**k
APG® IA04SBJ8B - 2" Square Tube Black Side Armors
I installed these on my 2019 Ram Power Wagon (2500 frame) and they went on with minimal interference as CARiD Described. They look good and support me (250lbs). The instructions are terrible... but you can YouTube other videos and get a rough understanding of how they go on. Overall, I give these a 4/5 due to the instructions. more details on - https://www.carid.com/reviews/product/6b2b6159ca5732ba6e65e42e54ff0ece?utm_source=email&utm_medium=order&utm_campaign=order_vote
Posted by Zachary (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) / December 16, 20212019 Ram 2500
4 of 5
This Is How They Look Mounted.
APG® - 2" Square Tube Black Side Armors
Directions followed to the T. They do fit the 2021 Gladiator, but are more of an off-the-shelf type product. Nice look though. Some obvious differences in the design from the pictures in the listing.
Posted by Customer / September 22, 20212021 Jeep Gladiator
4 of 5
Good Running Boards, But! IN-DEPTH REVIEW
APG® - 2" Square Tube Black Side Armors
CARiD has a video posted of how these fit another brand of truck. For the 2021 Jeep Gladiator, you must know The Positive - These look pretty mean. Very attractive. - Easy to install. Decent Directions. Took about 45 minutes for the first side and 25 minutes for the second side. Give yourself 2 hours if you are not handy. - Lightweight and strong feeling - Nice welds The Drawbacks - These mount below the pinch weld with the entire pinch weld still visible, as well as the mounting holes. - These utilize 3 out of the 4 mounting points, and for the third mounting point, they use a different bracket that only utilizes one of the two holes for this mounting point. Visually, it looks like a bolt is missing once mounted. - You have to tighten washers against the paint on the pinch weld. Not sure how this will wear. - The running boards are approximately 2 inches short of covering the entire length of the side of the vehicle in my opinion. They are adjustable though, so you can decide if you want to split the difference, or have the shortage towards the front or back of the vehicle... just the actual step pads don't really align with both doors well. - Lightweight - only 23 pounds each, so they are not going to take a beating well offroad. They do feel strong though. - Ends have plastic caps that are very loose, these will fall off eventually, which in the video appeared to be welded end caps. - I was shorted two washers and one bolt. Home Depot carries the right size, but they do not carry ones with the same head. You will also need black paint then. Make sure to get stainless and not zinc if you get shorted bolts/washers. - These do not follow the curve of the body. They provide several spacers, but due to the curve of the body, these stick out about 1 inch at the back if you do not use the spacers. Would I do these again? Yes.
Posted by Customer / September 21, 20212021 Jeep Gladiator
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