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Old 05-21-2013, 08:07 PM
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Just looking at your first pic (mounting bracket) are you missing a bolt and washer? Just lookin' out for ya bro
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:33 PM
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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.
That looks very clean. Good job on the install man! So are you still waiting on the correct size to be delivered? Wonder if the ones for the WK2 (vs. RX350) will be a lil shorter in length? Hoping the splash guards will still fit with these boards installed.

Do you know what the change in length will be? Or is it just the mounting holes on the boards that will be diff
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:42 PM
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Re: Running boards

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That looks very clean. Good job on the install man! So are you still waiting on the correct size to be the. he splash Wonder if the ones for the WK2 (vs. RX350) will be a lil shorter in length? Hoping the splash guards will still fit with these boards installed.

Do you know what the change in length will be? Or is it just the mounting holes on the boards that will be diff
Thanks bro. As for the length, they will be the exact length of the ones on mwhites (see page 16 for his pics) . And yea, the splash guards will def still fit. If I am not mistaken, those go on the interior of the wheel well and will not impede on the mounting of the boards.
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thanks good to know. I guess the site does say 69". Do you think the step surface will have enough grip in the wet? Looks more plastic vs. rubber
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thanks good to know. I guess the site does say 69". Do you think the step surface will have enough grip in the wet? Looks more plastic vs. rubber
Yea, def. Plenty of grip on the top of the boards.
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I posted these several pages back but I'll post them again. I got them on eBay from SUV Warehouse for $295 in included shipping.
How do you like the running boards? I am trying to decide between the ones mwhited installed and the Mopar chrome tubes. They will serve function when loading the roof rack and washing/drying the roof. The main idea is the look and added protection from dirt being kicked up on the sides. Mwhited, do they stick out more than you like? That seems to be the only downside to them.

And does anyone have any feedback on the Mopar tubes...in almost every picture I see of them, they seem higher in the front than the back (at least when comparing it to the bottom side moldings) Also, how big is the gap between the truck and the tube? In some pics they looks very far "out" whiles others seem to hug the truck better.
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Re: Running boards

I have the Mopar chrome tubes, they were dealer installed and fit very well. The tubes run level with the bottom of the underdoor panel. They have been on the JGC for a year, I have absolutely no complaints on them. They look as good as they did the day they were installed. I weigh around 250 and they handle my heavy carcass quite well.
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The Mopar bars are very sturdy. The problem most people have, is the actual step pad is about 3" wide. That's OK for a pre-teen. The step pad should at least be as wide as the bars.
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I ended up with the same ones as mwhited. He was right about the very vague instructions. It basically says "use these bolts somewhere on the jeep to mount the brackets". Its up to you to figure out where they are supposed to mount. I only unwrapped two brackets at first and didn't realize that the two that were still wrapped were different. It left me scratching my head for a minute until I figured that out. The front ones are different and I had the rears unwrapped. The first board I put on was good quality, but the second one was iffy. The chrome strip on the side was bent, the rubber strip along the chrome was loose and the holes in the bracket are off. The passenger side is able to go pretty close to the body. Only a small gap towards the rear. The drivers side rear won't allow it to get any closer though. It has a good 1/2" gap at the rear. I'm going to take the board off and enlarge the slot on the bracket. As far as the chrome strip being bent up, I'm just going to live with it. Its bound to happen anyway, and what can I expect for $295 to the front door.
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Re: Running boards

I have 1100 mi on my 2014 Jeep GC Limited, Deep Cherry Red; just had a trim shop install a set of Westin running boards to assist my wife getting in and out. The new boards have polished aluminum (chrome?) trim on the outside and inside edge as well as a vinyl filler between the bottom of the Jeep's cladding and the inside polished strip. The polished edges really complete the look and accent the chrome strips along the top and bottom of the windows--looks great to us!

Oh Yeah, they help the wife, too....
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Re: Running boards

I just finished installing the Ionics on my GC. They're 69" so I just used my judgement and installed them the way I thought was most appealing. I matched each end up to the body lines as best I could

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I also folded the rubber molding under the car so it looks more form fitting.




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Not bad for $299 to my front door!
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I just finished installing the Ionics on my GC. They're 69" so I just used my judgement and installed them the way I thought was most appealing. I matched each end up to the body lines as best I could

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Front


I also folded the rubber molding under the car so it looks more form fitting.




Passenger Side




Driver's Side



Not bad for $299 to my front door!

I like it better than with the rubber on top. Looks like you changed my mind. You think you could post a full profile shot?
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