FYI most running boards i see advertised on Amazon say that they will fit 2009 to 2017 rams, that is not the case with my 2017 big horn. The front mount on each side is different and won't fit the mounts off my old 2014.
For the 2016 model year, ALL 1/2 pickups were mandated to have a brace added to the body & frame, basically what it does is keep the front tires from pushing up through into the cab & pinning your left foot & leg between the floor board & dash during an Off Center Crash
if your Ram has it on both sides, that is something new for 2017
Most newer nerf/side step bar companies have made changes to their products to accommodate the brace.
The braces are mandated before a vehicle is sold by the dealerships
After that whether or not it stays or goes is up to you
I cut the wire ties & unbolted the brace, then i put on my nerf bars