Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards Customer Reviews
11 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.
Our 9+ Bestop PowerBoard Electric Running Boards customer reviews have an average rating of 4.50 out of 5 stars. To see specific reviews about your vehicle, please select your year, make and model from the drop down above.
11 Customer Reviews
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.
Reviewed by Scott M (Murray, KY) Reviewed for a 2006 Chevy Silverado — Apr 11, 2011 11:50 AM
I love the powerboards. I installed them in one day, super easy. Now I can get in and out of my lifted truck with ease, and I don't have to worry about wearing out the corner of my seat from draging my butt in and out. I had been shopping around for a set of nerf bars for quite some time, but I just wasen't liking what I seen. I don't care for the looks of the standard nerf bar. When I came across these I new that was what I wanted. They are pricey, but auto anything had the best price on them. Now all my friends want a set too! Buy them you want regret it.
Reviewed by shane g (Fox Point, WI) Reviewed for a 2003 Dodge Ram — Jan 29, 2011 5:03 AM
These running boards are by far the best. From the way their made, to the best looking, when down. These PowerBoards are everything they say in the video. The one thing Bad is that on my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 the wires you have to get at were hard to reach to say the least. They were on the right side of steering wheel Pretty high up there from the floor of the truck. Everything else went in pretty fast it says four hours. It's like 6-7 hours if you do it alone, and know some basic auto repair. Over all when all said and done... It was worth the time and money.(One other thing get your own zip ties theirs broke real easy.) I would still give them a 10 out of 10. The ties were the only cheap things they give yeah.
Reviewed by Seth L (Hawley, TX) Reviewed for a 1999 Ford F-250 — Jan 19, 2011 2:57 PM
First of all, can't beat the price guarantee from autoanything. I've had them on for almost two weeks. They took a long time as I am a perfectionist but the results are worth it. The wire harness could've been a little longer going to the driver side. I wanted to run it over the brake master cylinder and then down the wheel well but had to compromise and go down near the steering shaft. The zip ties included were brittle. Most of them went in the trash. A clear tube is included to snake the trigger wires from inside the cab to the inside of the doors. This step can be tricky, especially on the driver side where there are a lot of obstructions in the cab. The arms on the boards are well built and come with good mounting hardware. The boards have a good rough texture to prevent slipping. Looks and feels like a sprayed on bedliner type material. The boards work just as advertised and the lights are great! I would definitely buy them again.
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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