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Old 05-17-2013, 02:32 PM
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^^that's awesome, i may get on that too if i like the look and don't do a group buy. my bro in law lives in the city and will visit me in VA for memorial day. will tell him to bring me some running boards maybe?! haha
UMMM, isn't that what family is for?
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GREAT NEWS KIDS. received an email from winbo (manufacturer of my boards) and they confirmed that these boards fit the 2014. I repeat, they do fit the 2014 model. See below response from winbo
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Chunderboy, what's the quality on them compared to the Ionics? I'm just wondering if its worth the savings. Is the manufacturer of them Winbo? Are they reputable?
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Sorry, just looked them up. They look like they make another model that is more like the X5 style. More of an aluminum or brushed finish with raised rubber dots for grip.

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^^yes those are the ones mwhited posted great pics of in this thread a couple pages back or so. Can't believe we are up to 15 pages now! good options out there now.

The winbo x5 style ones we originally saw posted over on Australia Ebay, but now they popped up stateside as well. I'd prolly go for the deezee over those. Even tho more $$, but these ones chunder is installing caught my eye. esp for the price if can do local pickup.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:50 PM
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Re: Running boards

For those of us with short significant others - my wife is 5'0" and entry/exit height is still a little high for comfort. Plus, it's a pain to remember to use it and wait for it to lower. The running boards are a better solution, I've found. And they look cool, too.
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For those of us with short significant others - my wife is 5'0" and entry/exit height is still a little high for comfort. Plus, it's a pain to remember to use it and wait for it to lower. The running boards are a better solution, I've found. And they look cool, too.
I suppose there is something to be said about being the guinea pig...lol.. So, let me first start by saying this DIY project wasn't terrible just took 2 times of trying and literally thinking though my options in terms of how to attack it.. So, after literally looking at the parts, then the instructions and finding my own way to do it, it cut the time in half.

First off, do yourself a favor and separate all the parts into piles and count them through. There is a bunch of EVERYTHING, so make sure its all there. Also, I found that to get to the main bolt (that mounts to the frame) a real pain in the ass, so to save time (actually a decent amount) thread the bolt and washer through the bracket to the mounting bracket that does into the frame, then slide it into the frame for tightening...

As a side note, I do think that the brackets in this unit are a little more sturdy than the x5 look a likes bc not only do they mount to the frame with the main bolt (perpendicular to the ground) but they mount on an additional part of the frame (parallel to the ground). Very sturdy. Also, the quality of the boards are solid and heavy too (well made imho).

Now for the funny part; the boards for the different automobile makers are the same width, but not the same length, so, as you can guess, they gave me the boards for an RX350 and not the Jeep (they are going to deliver the right ones to my house and take the wrong ones back). The mounting hardware is for my jeep, but not the most import part. But even with with that issue, the boards mount flush to the brackets where there is no daylight between the brackets and the boards (just slightly different mounting points). They sat on the brackets and the looks of it are great. I have a bunch of pics showing not only the "finished product" but also the separate mounting points and all the hardware. Let me know your thoughts.

Lastly, I might actually plastidip the chrome parts of the board to make them all black.
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Sorry, just looked them up. They look like they make another model that is more like the X5 style. More of an aluminum or brushed finish with raised rubber dots for grip.

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Where did you find these???
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I just searched Winbo and they were on their site. I also saw them on eBay as well. I think they were under $300 shipped. They don't look like they mount as solid though from the pictures on eBay. Kind of what Chunderboy was saying above. I would have to see them in person before committing to them. It was shut in Brooklyn selling them. Might be the same guy as the others.
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I just searched Winbo and they were on their site. I also saw them on eBay as well. I think they were under $300 shipped. They don't look like they mount as solid though from the pictures on eBay. Kind of what Chunderboy was saying above. I would have to see them in person before committing to them. It was shut in Brooklyn selling them. Might be the same guy as the others.
Okay thanks, found them on there site. Have not looked on eBay yet. Wish I could see them installed before making the purchase.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:08 PM
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Re: Running boards

I'm liking the look of those CB! True Blue as well, just like mine. May end up pulling the trigger on these soon. Thanks for the write-up and pictures, they'll really help. Did you just call them and work out a deal for picking up instead of shipping them?
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I'm liking the look of those CB! True Blue as well, just like mine. May end up pulling the trigger on these soon. Thanks for the write-up and pictures, they'll really help. Did you just call them and work out a deal for picking up instead of shipping them?
Just communicated with them over ebay. But, the warehouse does have a phone number (and obviously an address), but i worked out the price first before I got that stuff.
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