Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards Customer Reviews
14 Customer Reviews
Walking on the moon was one small step for man, but the Bestop PowerBoard is one giant leap for mankind's electric running boards. Unlike stationary running boards, Bestop PowerBoards are retractable running boards. Open your door, and it drops down 6" for a comfortable stepping platform into your cockpit. Close your door, and it tucks up against your rocker panel for maximum ground clearance and a sleeker bodyline. Magic!
Whether you're hopping out of the driver's seat or helping your kids up into the back seat, the PowerBoard Electric Running Boards are there to lend a hand. They span the entire length of your cab and swing into action when any door gets opened—driver and passenger side. And, the integrated LED lights automatically switch on for safe nighttime stepping.
Besides being fully mechanized, your Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards are built tougher than the average running board. They're wrought from 6.25" wide extruded aluminum with an anti-corrosive powder coating and a non-slip texture. And, the cast aluminum drop arms are strong enough to shoulder up to 600 lbs per side. Plus, everything is fully weatherproofed and rigorously tested to ensure years of dependability.
Custom designed for your rig, Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards come complete with everything you need for a secure, no-drill installation. They're even backed by an industry-leading 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
14 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Ivan B (Dayton, NV) Reviewed for a 2012 Dodge Ram — Sep 13, 2013 3:21 PM
I've had the boards on my truck for a couple weeks now and they seem to work great i love the fact that i can keep the look of having no steps but i have nice big steps for my wife and kids when needed. price was hard to swallow but AUTOANYTHING has always taking care of me. install was a little tougher then needed do to the instructions being a bit unclear could def. improve on that. but i was able to install them by myself
Reviewed by Brian S (CHESAPEAKE, VA) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-350 — Jun 04, 2013 6:20 AM
These boards are awesome and I've gotten a 100 compliments. Because they rest flush under the body, it make my truck look taller than the factory boards. Only two complaints I have is I would like to see one additional center support bracket as insurance against bending at the center. The other is the wiring harness didn't line up very well and when trying to cut back the loom for better placement, I wasn't able to get anymore slack needed due to factory splicing. Need more slack for LEDs.
Reviewed by Luis H (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Reviewed for a 2013 Toyota Tundra — May 27, 2013 11:05 PM
Great quality. Easy to follow install instructions. Only issue was motors were too tight to the body so connectors would not fit. Hard wired motors to wiring harness and all was good. Really love how they fit and operate. AutoAnything was amazing to work with and delivery was almost overnight. thank you
Reviewed by Douglas P (Brandon, MS) Reviewed for a 2011 Chevy Silverado — Mar 19, 2013 7:25 AM
The running boards are just the ticket for a hunter or mudder. They are folded up against the truck when running through the muck and mud. They fold out lower than the normal fixed step. My wife loves them since she can now dismount like a lady without having to slid to the ground. She also loves the LED lighting for night entrance. Great item and I wish I had installed them earlier.
Reviewed by matthew p (Richboro, PA) Reviewed for a 2012 Chevy Silverado — Mar 11, 2013 9:28 AM
These are exceptionally well build and look amazing on my Black truck. You can hardly notice they are there..I can't wait for my lift kit as these steps will split the difference and become a smooth stepping transition into the cab. (Might be too low if no lift was intended)...
Reviewed by tom m (tioga, ND) Reviewed for a 2004 Ford F-350 — Jul 17, 2012 8:59 AM
Great product, quality manufacturer, form, function and fit are flawless. Everything worked correct the first time with no hassles, all items bolted up, all items worked as expected. The only thing I would change is the directions concerning the diodes, the directions do not state specifically which vehicle the diodes go to, you had to look very closely in the wiring diagrams and notice a picture in the center top of the page with a box around it that shows which vehicle they go to, I think a color in that box would clear up the confusion perfectly
Reviewed by Kenneth M (Coushatta, LA) Reviewed for a 2011 Chevy Silverado — May 31, 2012 9:17 AM
the instructions were for someone that has done this before.I had problems with the first step because you had to be under the truck to understand it.I followed the instructions to the letter and it took 10 hours to complete. when I installed the fuse , it blew.I had to take it to a shop and pay a mechanic.We took it all apart and started over.We found the module under the hood was plugged in backwards.This should'nt be possibe.Please design a plug that can only be installed one way!!!!
Reviewed by Jim P (Smithfield, UT) Reviewed for a 2004 Chevy Corvette — Mar 10, 2012 9:00 AM
Had two problems, one was the packing on the wiring box was marked for an F-150 this was a concern since I have a Silverado. The next is that back bracket on the driverside interfers with the hand brake cable were the two cables come together, needed to install rubber around the cable to keep it from ratteling. The boards work great, just think there could have been more thought put into the mounting of the back bracket on driverside.
Reviewed by Ian A (Plentywood, MT) — Aug 03, 2011 12:52 AM
People absolutely love these things! If someone sees them function there is ALWAYS compliments. Most importantly my 82 year old grandmother digs em. She loves going out in the hills with me. I thought she was gonna slap me when I put a lift kit on this truck. She nearly died laughing when I showed her these things. It was priceless.
Reviewed by Stephen H (Pasadena, TX) Reviewed for a 2009 Dodge Ram — Apr 26, 2011 1:13 PM
I've wanted these for some time. I found a great deal online and AA price matched it. I also got in on the $100 mail in rebate deal. It took a week to get them shipped. Then Once I went to install them I had two Driver side assemblies. Needless to say I was pretty bummed. Called Bestop and they had the correct parts sent to me in 4 days. Install was pretty easy, I spread it out over 3 days 1-2 hours a day. First day was installing the rivnuts and pulling/terminating the wires. The wire harness is top notch and is prewired for the LED courtesy lights. Second day the drivers side and third the passenger side. The steps are really well made. Mounting them you have to be careful that you get all the little locking cams installed correctly so the whole step doesn't flex. The steps look great because you can't see them! And they drop lower than a traditional running board. They also extend out further. It makes it a little difficult to unload stuff out of the backseat and will take a little getting use to. I've only dinged my shin once as of now. Wish I would have bought them sooner, but waiting saved me about half of what they cost 2yrs ago.
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Asked by Anonymous
Jul 16, 2013 5:03 AM
2011 Chevy Silverado
Do these fit a standard cab pickup? I have a standard cab with 20" wheels and my wife finds it hard to step into the vehicle. I do not like the look of the ones that "just hang out there" all the time.
Answered by Nathan S. — Jul 16, 2013 9:00 AM
Hi, Unfortunately, it looks like they only offer the steps for extended and crew cab Silverado's in 2011 at the moment. I imagine you would have to modify these steps to get them to fit. I would have no idea what that would entail though.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Pat G.
Jul 15, 2012 10:02 AM
2012 Dodge Ram
Whats the differance between the AMP power step boards & the Bestop PowerBoards... other than the price? Which is the best buy regarding warranty & mechanical performance?
Answered by Nathan S. — Jul 16, 2012 5:02 PM
They are both equally great products, but the AMP boards offer a longer warranty.flag Accept Answer
Asked by Tom M
Oct 26, 2010 11:34 AM
2010 Ford F-150
This is for a pair right? Right and left side.
Answered by Rob F. — Oct 26, 2010 4:27 PM
Hey Tom, You are correct, this is for a pair (right and left). Our purchasing and shipping managers would freak out if we sent only rights or lefts. ;-) Thanks, Robflag Accept Answer