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Old 06-24-2011, 09:07 PM
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Well I went to get in my truck this afternoon and saw this:



It didn't make me happy but I wasn't too upset. Why well, I'm not sure why, but I thought my sides steps came with the truck. My truck is an '09 with only 13,000 on the odometer so I figured I'll take it to the dealer and let them take care of it under warranty; no big deal. I thought they were factory because I can't find a brand mark of any kind.

Well now I'm not sure they did come with the truck. I can't find them on my build sheet and they don't look like any others I've seen on the site.



They do look like the Outland Side Steps but not exact:



The Outlands are not listed for 2009's but I have an early build '09 so maybe.

They also look similar to a few aftermarket steps but with no brand name on them I can't tell.

Does anyone know if these side steps ever came on a 2009 either from the factory or the dealer? It would be nice if they were so I can get them fixed under warranty. Either that or any ideas as to which company might have made them?

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Old 06-24-2011, 10:16 PM
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I know the feeling...I have Big Country nerf bars on my '09. Back drivers side pad keeps popping up out of the whole....I emailed Big Country over 2 months ago and haven't heard jack from them.
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I saw a 3rd GEN Ram in the city yesterday with a similar style. The pads where all cracked and one was missing, plus there was a ton of rust underneath them. Those aren't Mopar brand.
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Those are the EXACT bars on my 09.

They are mopar.


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I have the same bars, but I have not had an issue with them...yet.
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They look like the ones I had on my '98. Only mine where black. I ordered them from Mopar. I dont remember if they had a name on them or not. They rusted off after 8 or 10 years. I had the truck for 14 years.
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i wish i could figure out what brand mine are, they dont have any brand name on them, and i havent seen another set like them either.
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Those are the EXACT bars on my 09.

They are mopar.
That's them!

Do you have a fairly early '09 build? I don't know if you bought yours new; if you did were they on the vehicle when you bought it or did you have the dealer add them?
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I have the same bars, but I have not had an issue with them...yet.
I notice you have a 2008 did yours come with the truck?

Most of the Dodge side steps I see on the 4th gen Rams are straight not the curved so I'm wondering if these were a holdover from from the ')*'s that went on the early '09's.
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Fairly early? Yeah...LOL sept 2008. I bought the truck "used" technically. A used car dealership owner in watertown NY bought it new in Alexandria Bay NY at FX Caprara Dodge. Being the owner of a new used car dealership called Farr Auto Sales, Local to Watertown/Fort Drum Area, he covered the truck with his vinyl's advertising his dealership. When the truck got to around 42,000 miles, in november of 2010, he got a brand new one, go his vinyl's removed from this one, and put it on his lot for $26,000. I walked in with cash+trade equity, walked out with the truck for $21,000 out the door. Because the vehicle was never officially registered, I took it to my dodge dealer who was able to get me the lifetime powertrain warranty coverage at dealer cost. Farr Auto Sales worked that into my deal.

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I notice you have a 2008 did yours come with the truck?

Most of the Dodge side steps I see on the 4th gen Rams are straight not the curved so I'm wondering if these were a holdover from from the ')*'s that went on the early '09's.
Thats exactly what they were. I have never seen a 2010 or higher with this style bars on it.
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