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Power Steps brands?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Tsm503, May 26, 2024.

  1. May 26, 2024 at 10:28 AM
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    Tsm503

    Tsm503 [OP] Nothing to see here

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    Looking to invest in a rugged long lasting power step for my 2021 DC. Any recommendations on a brand that will not go to crap. Any price
     
  2. May 26, 2024 at 10:37 AM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I've had my Amp steps for about 8 years.
    I've had to replace the gear on one side about 2 years ago.
    Other than that they've been good, a little noisy though.

    If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have bought them.
    I have a lot more door dents since installing them.
    I didn't realize how much the tube steps protected against door dents.
    I even park away from other vehicles.
    But in the work parking lot there is always some a-hole that parks next to me and slams their door into my truck.
    I probably would have replaced the OEM tube steps with something else, but something else that was stationary....YMMV

    I see you have a DC.
    I also wish I would have held them to the truck and chosen my own length instead of cutting them where the instructions state to cut them for the DC.
    I would have had them a little longer..

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  3. May 26, 2024 at 11:01 AM
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    Tsm503 [OP] Nothing to see here

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    Thanks for your insight, didn’t think about the dents from the inconsiderate. You just changed my mind, currently have the GoRhino RB20 steps. Thinking I’ll stick with these for now.
     
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  4. May 26, 2024 at 11:07 AM
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    Saltyhero13

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    The motors are wear and tear parts so regardless of brand you'll have to replace them eventually. The harsher the environment the more frequent they go out.

    When I was shopping for motorized steps I noticed the installation, trouble shooting, and parts catalogs used many of the same illustrations across the various offerings so I suspect they are just licensed and branded through a white label company with some cosmetic differences.

    The situation with the current market may be different now but that was the case with the older offerings. They had some cosmetic differences but core parts were the same. The only one that had a different design were the Ares (I think that was the brand) steps that tucked into a canister.
     
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  5. May 26, 2024 at 2:09 PM
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    I have had Amp steps for about 10 years on 2 different trucks and really like them. I haven't had to yet, but my local truck accessory dealer can get any part I need to replace on them. Pricey but worth it in my opinion.
     
  6. May 27, 2024 at 6:26 AM
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    I have the powerstep XL, I like the fake rock rail protecting the mechanism, it was pricey, but wife is happy and makes life easier.

    Functionality, it's great, wife loves it, the XL extends out further so you just literately step into the truck, the fake rock rail has protected from the rocks, it's been on trails and they helped, not that I would go rock crawling with them, also installation was bit of a pain, XL is not plug and play like the standard one.

    Aesthetically, I'm slightly disappointed, I couldn't find pictures of anyone with the XL on a Tundra, so I've only had reference of F150 Raptor, but on Tundra they kinda hang lower than I expected.

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    you can see from side profile that it hangs lower than I'd like:
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    vs this was the only reference photo I had, which I thought was same as my original steps which tucked up high.
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  7. May 27, 2024 at 10:48 AM
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    Have the AMP steps on my 2016 Crewmax. Winters they barely work as the linkages get clogged with road salt , sand, ice , etc.. Silicone spray is recommended by them for lube. Been on about 7 years. Replaced module, & drivers side motor assembly . Now they are permanently in the down position as I need to free up the linkages at some point..I'd probably not get them again..
     
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  8. May 27, 2024 at 2:25 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    When the motors started to fail did they just quit working or fade out slowly?
    Today the driver's side didn't go down.
    I could hear it clicking at the motor but no movement..

    I'd like to ditch these and get some nice stationary steps, but with a 2.5" lift/level the 5' wife would have to step up higher to get in and out..

    Thanks.
     
  9. May 27, 2024 at 3:09 PM
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    Yup, mine just made clicking noise. Lucky it was still under warranty, and replaced..
     
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  10. May 27, 2024 at 3:22 PM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    Thank you..
     
  11. May 29, 2024 at 10:53 AM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    Thanks for starting this thread..
    After the driver's side motor quit Sunday this thread gave me the kick in ass to order these.

    Go Rhino Dominator D1 Side Steps | RealTruck

    My Amp steps;
    Dr side motor out, pass side motor getting louder, might as well replace it too.
    2 motors and a gear (for pass side, I already replaced the dr side gear) for my current Amp steps would cost over $300, and then I'd have to replace them again later.


    Looking forward to less door dents..:thumbsup:

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    Only posting this in case someone finds it later in their search..
     
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  12. Jun 10, 2024 at 10:23 PM
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    Thanks everyone for your valuable input on Amp electrical steps. After reading about noise, repairs, return problems and appears I decided to exchange my steps for a new set of Morimoto LED headlights.
     
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