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post #171 of 180 Old 10-06-2016, 11:32 AM
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I don't think you could cut them down AND have them look nice. The end you cut will be straight and the other end rounded. It is just aluminum and plastic so the actual cutting would be easy... the appearance would the issue if it was me. The boards are 105" long, not sure how much space you have between your wheels.

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post #172 of 180 Old 10-06-2016, 12:40 PM
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Yeah.. i see now. The Arch Amazon set up I went with, they had 'end caps' which were removable. 2 screws/remove/cut/ replace end cap. By your pictures, Quest4adv, may be able to fit them on their 136"
Just gotta measure.
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Got a link for those you used?

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Here's the link to the discussion thread.
http:///www.promasterforum.com/forum...ad.php?t=43065

All the links to the products are in there.
Its a long thread but very easy to read and follow.
BUT.... now it seems that the boards and mounts in this thread are cheaper!
Look at sonic6 photos andyou can see that the boards dont come closeto the rear wheel.
That make me believe that they will work on a 136wb.
Its my guess that they will.
Ill measure for you.
My boards are aprox 90incheson my 136wb.
Aprox 10inches to the rear wheel from the end of the board. So, you can probally do with a 100 inch board.
Sonic6 says his are 105, so you're probally SOL.
Unless contact the MFGR and beg for a pair that'll work for you.
Good luck

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post #175 of 180 Old 10-09-2018, 03:12 PM
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I needed some way to step up for my 118" WB Promaster. Found these for a very reasonable price. Just installed them myself in about an hour and a half. Seem very sturdy. I did reinforce the drivers side since it will get the most use. The passenger side has three mounting points so it is very sturdy as is.
See: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Running-Boa...72.m2749.l2649
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post #176 of 180 Old 10-09-2018, 03:55 PM
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I needed some way to step up for my 118" WB Promaster. Found these for a very reasonable price. Just installed them myself in about an hour and a half. Seem very sturdy. I did reinforce the drivers side since it will get the most use. The passenger side has three mounting points so it is very sturdy as is.
See: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Running-Boa...72.m2749.l2649
How much of the width is useful going in and out?
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How much of the width is useful going in and out?
After testing them out, I think I would have tried to purchase the 6 inch deep steps instead of the 5 inch deep steps. However, the 118 inch wheel base van has fewer choices to buy. I find the steps useful, but they could be positioned lower and be more helpful. Compromise is the thing with any van though. The steps positioned a more of a midpoint between the ground and entry step of the van would put the running board too close to the ground and invite potential damage to the step should you drive over something tall.

Where the running board is positioned now makes it easy to step up into the van, but the landing in the van seems oddly too short. Picture a stair case at home each step is roughly 7 inches tall. Suddenly the last step would only be 5 inches. It would feel odd on that last step. That is how it feels with these running boards. Exiting, the step is positioned almost too close to the van making you turn your foot to fully step onto the running board. Again, moving the running board out might help you exit, but then it would stick out and again expose itself to damage by perhaps hitting the curb.

This kit has all you need to install them. You'll have to drill some holes in the pinch weld area. I would always worry about something clamped on that piece of metal coming loose. A little undercoating spray would seal the area around the holes.The kit has slotted brackets so you can level the brackets. The hardware is anodized and come with nyloc nuts. There really isn't a multitude of ways to mount these easily.

All in all, I'm happy with the running boards. It will take getting used to. My knees are happier!
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post #178 of 180 Old 10-29-2018, 06:31 PM
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Looking on Amazon at the Carr's steps...
Confused by their descriptions... The front pair say they are 20 inches, and the single slider one is only 11 inches? That's not right, is it? In either case, Amazon says they don't fit the 2018 3500 159 inch extended ?

If you have them installed, what model number is the shorter front ones, and the longer slider door model? Or a link to the proper ones, please?

I think I would prefer the hoop II model as opposed to the super hoop models...
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Also considering the 6 inch iBoard style in black...
Are they still one of the better options, quality and price-wise?

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Ok, I went ahead and ordered the iboard ones from eBay...
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