Motorized Entry and Exit for Our 2018 Ram 3500
Motorized entry and exit for our ’18 Ram 3500
The next chapter of our adventure to customize Mike Sutton’s ’18 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab is a precursor for another modification. In this case, we’re taking baby steps on upgrades that will be necessary down the road. But in actuality, they’re not baby steps at all. The AMP Research PowerStep is a great addition to any pickup at stock height that didn’t come with a step, and it’s a great replacement for the unsightly, boring factory versions many trucks are equipped with. They are even more useful if you’re planning to lift your truck, but we will get back to you later on that one.
Making the choice to install a PowerStep can be motivated simply by the inconvenience of entering or exiting a vehicle without it. The electric-powered running boards make it much more convenient to get in and out of your truck with the opening of your door. As soon as you pull the door handle, the step drops into its full, extended position and is ready for up to 600 pounds of weight handling. When the door is closed again, it tucks back up nicely under the vehicle, which cleans up the overall look.
The AMP Research PowerStep has an industry-leading 5-year/60,000-mile warranty and is made in the U.S.A. Some of the features that make this running board different from others include a low-profile, integrated LED light system, maintenancefree self-lubricating bushings for all-weather performance, precision stainless-steel pivot pins for rock-solid stability, as well as weatherproof OEM-quality electric motors, drive system, and wiring harness. Follow along with the install and check out the website in the source box to pick up a set for your truck.
1. Our kit for this installation includes the running board assemblies, two motorized linkages for driver/passenger sides, idler linkages for each side, a wiring harness, STA controller, OBD II plug, four LED lamps, and all the miscellaneous hardware needed.