Reviewed By Anthony C (Clifton, NJ) Reviewed for a 2012 Kia Sorento —4/26/2012 7:41 PM
I helped select & installed these running boards on my friend's SUV. She did not take my advice about getting the 2" extenders but ended up wanting them after I installed the driver's side running board. They look nice & are of solid construction. I overtightened the nuts on one of the "U" bolts and broke it & had to contact Romik for a free replacement. The flat washers that are provided with the fastening hardware are too thin & ended up bending against the oversized slotted holes in the running boards & associated mounting hardware. I ended up purchasing additional flat washers that were thicker & of larger outside diameter to provide a sound installation. Also purchased additional SS nylon insert lock nuts & bolts because some of the nuts jammed while tightening, causing the bolts to shear. Galling of the threads is a problem when using SS nuts & bolts. I would have preferred using cadmium plated or galvanized nuts & bolts on this installation to eliminate the galling problem.