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Old 02-14-2010, 03:37 AM
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Default Nerf bar style factory running boards installation

When I got my ranger, it had been wrecked and repaired, but they did not put the running boards back on. I have looked on the underside and cannot figure out how they mount to the truck. Also, would like to pros/cons of putting them back on as opposed to leaving them off. Personally I think the truck looks good either way.

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Old 02-14-2010, 05:36 AM
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Try to explain this in words cant find my pictures.

At the front open the door and pull up the carpet or vinyl floor

You will see a rubber floor plug. Remove the plug

There is a hole there that the bolt goes down through and you have to get the bolt to meet the bracket. Easier with brackets off running boards. Unless you have some help

On the back there is a square hole on the body not the frame. The back bracket goes up in there and bolts in
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:00 AM
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Went out and got some pictures. Can get more if you need them



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Old 02-14-2010, 06:09 AM
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^^Rear bracket pics posted above are 4dr xcab. 2dr xcab mount differently...i got pics somewhere.

Pros/'s really up to you and your needs. My opinion is that if the truck is stock height, it doesn't need those side steps. Now...if lifted sky high like mine is, I got 'em for the passengers. Easier to get in and out of the truck..even though I never use mine unless I'm washing the roof of the truck.
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II.

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:30 PM
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Default Re: Nerf bar style factory running boards installation

^^^^^ can you post pictures for the 2dr xcab?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:23 PM
NewShockerGuy NewShockerGuy is offline
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Exclamation Re: Nerf bar style factory running boards installation

I need help locating the following bracket... The guy I bought it from did a shit job packaging and it isn't in there....

I am missing Letter D on the instruction manual, but attached what it looks like... anyone know at ALL where to even locate this??? I don't care the price at this point I just want to find two of them...

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