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Installing AMP bed step on 2020?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by DIYDad, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Apr 16, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    Anyone install an AMP bed step on a 2020 CM?

    https://www.amp-research.com/amp-research-75309-01a-bedstep-rear-bumper-access

    From what I can tell, the unit includes parts that may have been necessary for earlier tundras, but may NOT be necessary for more recent trucks.

    It's been raining every time I had time to crawl under the truck, so I appreciate any tips from existing owners.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 16, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    https://youtu.be/2FKkYTwjKtQ

    Here's a video showing the installation of the AMP bed step. I don't have one my self but looking into it, I might get one... Looks really helpful!
     
  3. Apr 17, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    Thanks, that is helpful even if it is not on a Tundra.

    I'm still not clear on the point of removing one steel bracket and replacing it with one that looks so similar....

    I'll call tech support - there is snow in the forecast again tomorrow!
     
  4. Apr 24, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    I have a 2020 crew max and ordered the bed step. They sent me part #75316-01A which was definitely not the right part. Called Amp and they said i need part #75309-01A. Wondering how you made out getting it on. Im hesitant to order the new step. I had one on my 2013 tundra which I really liked and was a breeze to install. Any updates for the 2020 bed step?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    I have not had time to get back to it. It's been raining or snowing! whenever I haven't been working.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    I installed mine and definitely you need to remove the inside metal bracket and replace it with the one in the kit. It was a PITA to install.
     
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    What year is your ride? was the bracket you removed plastic or steel?

    Thanks,
    -Dan
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2020 at 2:33 PM
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    Yep! it was a PITA to install!!!

    I did get it done, but it took a lot longer than I thought - several hours.

    Looks good now and is easy to use. I hope it holds up, and I hope I never get rear-ended, I don't want to do this again.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    I installed one on my 2019 crew cab pro, took 30 minutes, i did not use the metal bracket that came with the kit, used my cutoff wheel matched up the new bracket , made three little cuts on the old bracket touched up the paint and done, works great.
     
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    I'm glad it worked out well for you. I kinda use the bed more now that i have it.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2020 at 10:31 PM
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    Yep, only way to do it.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2020 at 6:57 AM
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    I started to consider that about halfway into the job. By then, I was pretty much committed, but it's a not a bad idea!
     
  14. Apr 27, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Agreed. The instructions were clear as mud and it was a pain in the ass to install.

    I wasn't able to get a torque wrench in there to tighten one of the bolts.

    I just tightened it as much as I could with a small wrench that fit in there.
     
  15. Apr 28, 2020 at 5:44 AM
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    Doesn't Toyota make one? The AMP one seems kind of fragile.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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    I'm looking into this mod so this is good information to have!
     
  17. Apr 28, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    The Toyota one is made by Amp. Mine had Amp instructions and a Toyota PN on the box.
     
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    yes it is made by Amp, I purchased mine from a vendor here, Sparks Toyota, they had a good price and quick shipping, good people.....
     
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    Could someone post a close up of where this bar attaches? I did the hack like you where I left the OEM support bracket and cut off the corner to make room for this, and this piece isn’tlining up how I thought it would.

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  22. Nov 2, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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    The AMP instructions are absolute shit. I put this on my ‘21 over the weekend and spent more time figuring out what steps were missing than I did actually working.

    As far as that arm, I put it over that bolt just above your yellow circle, where the bottom of bed attaches to underlying steel. That bolt is long enough that I am going to try and find a nut to secure the arm to the bolt (bolt screws into an integral bolt, so can’t just screw it off and stack the arm like I would prefer). So far so good without it actually being secured, but I don’t wanna push my luck.
    The step is awesome. The AMP instructions are truly awful.
     
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    Thanks man! I had to loosen the bolt that it said “don’t torque.” I didn’t torque but definitely tightened it down but left it where that bar could swing just not enough apparently. Once I got it loose enough I was able to put it where it’s supposed to go and clamp it down with one of the nuts they included. Posting pictures in case it helps anyone else in the future! BTW cutting the OEM bracket was so worth it very glad I did it. Just used my sawzall took it nice and easy. Painted the cuts after this picture.

    edit: I didn’t think the instructions were completely awful especially after installing the rough country DS2 where the instructions basically were *parts list* “bolt on drivers side. Repeat passenger side” haha. But it definitely didn’t show a great picture on step ten. Always room for improvement haha.

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    I did but my step opens from the side not rear. I used all of my parts btw.
     
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