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Old 02-19-2012, 09:08 PM
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Has anyone had issues on their 2011/12 rams with peeling running boards . I am off for the week and decided this morning to do a complete clean on the truck (still not finished). So I cleaned the running boards on the bottom and to my surprise they are pitting and there are bubbles everywhere. My truck gets washed by hand no car washes once a week regardless of the weather. Being the 1st winter I had the truck I surprised this happened so fast. I know it wasn't caused by stone chips because I have flares and oversized mud flaps. There are also a couple spots on top of the boards aswell. Thanks for the responses

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I do remember seeing a few threads on this a long time ago. Members were having issues with both the boards and rims pitting and rusting. Depending on the dealership I know a few got them replaced under warranty. Thankfully I haven't had this issue with mine.
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Ok thanks. I have talked to my dealer and they said no problem to replacing them,I just dont want to have the same issue with the new ones. I rustproofed the inside of them when I first got them and the bottoms aswell. Any ideas how to prevent this from happening further? Thanks
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I know of a lot of factory running board not holding up very long, and from multiple manufactures, either rust spotting or peeling. That's why I didn't get factory steps and went with aftermarket ones(steelcraft-stainless steel) they have been great so far and were cheaper than factory ones.
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I know of a lot of factory running board not holding up very long, and from multiple manufactures, either rust spotting or peeling. That's why I didn't get factory steps and went with aftermarket ones(steelcraft-stainless steel) they have been great so far and were cheaper than factory ones.
Just put some mopar all black steps on mine last week, they are aluminum tubes.
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Well I went to the dealer and they decided to order me a different set of steps like the ones on the laramie long horns. They will be black and are aluminum so they should hold up allot better plus they seem like they protect the doors a little bit more than the tube steps.
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I have a 2010 with some peeling as well. Out of warranty, so I'm waiting until they get a little worse and then replace them.
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get them powder coated, only way to solve it.
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