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Smile My running board discovery.

I was trying to figure out if the boards from PromasterWorld are worth the high cost. They wanted a little over $700 for full length boards shipped.

Then I did some research.

It seems that the actual boards are made by Westin.
The brackets are the tricky part. I'm not sure who makes them. I don't think they are made by Westin. Maybe Luvern? I'm not sure.

Here's what I did. I bought the same Westin boards from Amazon for around $200 shipped.
They are both full length 93" black boards. The brackets I got were also from Amazon and made by Owens. They are no drill (they use existing holes in the chassis. No clamps). They cost me about $120.
I'm pretty sure they will work together. I will know when I get them on Wednesday.
Total for full length boards on both sides is $320 plus some tax.
I'll keep you guys updated.

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please do! i need some good running boards

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ok.. i will wait to order mine too till you report back.
I was all set to order the Promasterworld ones today, but I'll delay that or skip them all together depending on how your brackets work out.
Thank you for this news
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I thought both of you would appreciate it.
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Ionic Running Boards

Has anyone installed these? If so, opinions on them? Are they a no drill install?They are lifetime warranteed and the price seems great.


http://www.runningboardwarehouse.com...Wheelbase.aspx
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I'm very happy to say that my running board discovery has worked out perfectly. I only installed one side so far cuz it started raining, but I will post pics soon. The boards are strong,and no drilling was required. Total cost was about $330.
In my opinion this is the best option out there.
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I'm very happy to say that my running board discovery has worked out perfectly. I only installed one side so far cuz it started raining, but I will post pics soon. The boards are strong,and no drilling was required. Total cost was about $330.
In my opinion this is the best option out there.
Thanks for sharing the info, looking forward to a photo
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Here is the drivers side. I will raise it up about another inch. Pretty easy to install. It took me about an hour and a half, but I assume the next one will only take a half hour.
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Hey Arch, this looks awesome!

Could you please share the model numbers for both the running boards and brackets?

This will be one of the first things I do to my new promaster.

Thanks!
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Arch.. thanks for the report..
Now can you please give links to the exact boards AND brackets that you ordered for your van?
I wonder if they make a short one for the drivers side.
And if there's an optuon for the 136 wb.
thanks again
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