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Old 07-01-2013, 05:07 PM
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I was wondering how these install? Do they bolt to the cab mounts? Also how far off the ground are they? And how far do they stick out from the lower part of the truck? I am going to order a set soon but none of the dealers around me have trucks with them installed , thanks
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I'll try to get those measurements for you after I put my daughter down to sleep (8pm EST).
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I just installed the stainless wheel to wheel part # 82213268 and my dealer sold them to me for $440 + tax ($476.** OTD). I went with this one vs the other that was listed (don't have PN but it ended with an AB) because dealer said it is definitely compatible with the front molded splashguards. Well, they were 1 inch too long (with one side being 1 3/8" longer) and that really makes me wonder just WTF are these accessory idiots thinking...1 inch shorter makes it work with ALL the other accessories and doesn't hurt functionality one bit. Anyhow, they were easy enough to cut with a cut-off disc, literally took 30 seconds each side, the measuring and re-measuring took 30 minutes! They bolt on VERY easily with the Rivnuts taking the most time to set in place but not long, just need to use a torque wrench or you could have a big problem. If I didn't have to cut them the whole installation would have taken about 30-45 minutes. Dealer was going to charge me $95 for 1 hour labor and while that was tempting I am weird and really love installing stuff like this, even when it's 100 degrees outside...

I have yet to take a photo or do any measurements on ground clearance and the like, I will try to do that tomorrow if I get a chance...I do like that they protrude a lil bit past the tire edges which will help blocking the low-car doors in the parking lots. Kids love being able to climb in without a struggle now.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:23 PM
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Ok, took a couple snapshots of truck with w2w stainless steps. I did not have my trusty measuring tape with me but as for clearance the fuel tank bottom front edge hangs down about 1/2" LOWER than the bottom of the actual tube of the side steps, probably almost exactly the same level as the bottom edge of the mounting bracket (best as I could eyeball it). So, while technically these steps do lower the ground clearance at the midpoint, IF you drag these steps on something then you better stop if you want to keep your fuel tank intact, so the ground clearance is technically a non-issue methinks.

There is a photo with a closeup of the endcap next to the molded splashguards. 1 inch off the tube made a perfect gap.

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I measured 11 5/8 from the ground to the metal bracket of the step, which is the lowest point. It looks even with my skid plates and definitely higher than the lowest point under the engine and the rear differential. My fuel tank is definitely higher (I have the 32 gallon tank). Will post pictures shortly.
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Here are some photos...

This shows the clearance. To the left is the skid plate. The blurry brackets right in the middle are the bottom-most pieces of the step.



Down the side. I have stock Laramie fender flares.



Front wheel clearance.

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Just a note for guys with the flares and mopar tubes, normally you have tu cut an inch or two to fit the molded mud flaps but I'm too lazy and in case I wanted to sell them I flipped the right to left and left to right to avoid cutting






hope it helps others out
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Just a note for guys with the flares and mopar tubes, normally you have tu cut an inch or two to fit the molded mud flaps but I'm too lazy and in case I wanted to sell them I flipped the right to left and left to right to avoid cutting
Unfortunately that won't work for the wheel to wheel model that I got but these are also more oval or even "flat" or rectangular as seen from the perspective of walking up to the truck. The backside of these are a bit rounded, and the bottom edge hangs down about a half inch further than the bottom edge of the outermost edge from the truck body. Hope this makes sense. They are truly stainless as opposed to aluminum (not sure of the grade) and should take a beating and stay shiny. They are polished nicely, not dull but not too mirror-like.

Those cab length look good even backwards. They are a bit higher too. At first I didn't think I liked these being lower but they are just fine really unless you are going to rock crawl and that's not happening with me sans any fuel tank shielding...
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Any info on how these mount to the truck? are they just bolted. the factory ones seem bolted and like rivitted. Looking to add wheel to wheel to mine, right now they stop at the cab
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They work very well. Excellent slide free surface and allows for reaching into the very front of the cargo box where everything usually ends up, due to braking.
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