Grainy XEROX instructions / improperly marked parts / NICE RAILS
Reviewed By John M (Delta, PA) Reviewed for a
—2/4/2009 7:34 AM
The title sums up my biggest beef. The instructions had two steps and two pictures. The two steps are all you really need, but the photos are so grainy, I couldn't tell which direction the photo was taken (front-to-back or back-to-front). As for the two-step instructions: perfect if the PARTS WERE IDENTIFIED. The brackets have part numbers stamped into them, however, they are NOT in any particular order. The instructions state "Note: the brackets are marked". They're marked alright. Had they been marked with any sense (simple front to back, driver side/passenger side, #T01-T06, NOT T06,T02,T03,T01,T05,T04 or whatever), the instructions would be perfect and you'd have these installed in a half hour. Have a tape measure handy to double check hole separation between brackets and on steprail, use common sense as to where pressure points should be, and you may be able to get it right the first time...I did, it just took two hours. They look beefy, but not out of proportion with a full-size truck. Extremely sturdy. It would have been nice to have ENDCAPS on the inside curve to keep dirt out of there. Overall, a bargain and highly recommended for those with a lot of patience. Good luck trying to swap out the hardware for stainless...I couldn't find stainless versions anywhere! I also purchased a can of undercoating for the brackets for extra protection.