The 10 Best Running Boards For The Silverado

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Whether you have mobility issues that make it difficult to get in and out of your vehicle or you just enjoy having a really jacked-up truck, these running boards can make it easier for you to climb into your Silverado. In addition to offering a stable foothold, they can also help keep the cab clean and protect the paint from scrapes. You may want to get a professional to install them, however. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Tyger Auto Risers

2. MaxMate Custom Fit

3. APS iBoard

Editor's Notes

August 27, 2019:

The AMP Research PowerStep are the only powered models on this list, as it's hard to justify the exorbitant price tag when so many other stationary models are just as effective at a fraction of the cost. However, they are undoubtedly convenient, and they won't disrupt the clean lines of your truck when not deployed. It's up to you how much that's worth to you.

We liked the Tyger Auto Risers because they're attractive, durable, and relatively inexpensive. They still offer plenty of ground clearance, making them a smart choice for anyone who occasionally takes their truck off the beaten path.

Many of the options listed here are relatively easy to install, but you should still defer to a professional if you're not confident in your mechanical abilities. If you do decide to put your boards on yourself, however, a good floor jack will certainly come in handy, even if your truck is already pretty high off the ground.

Special Honors

RBP Stealth The dual magnetic motors on these models allow them to deploy smoothly as soon as the door opens or closes, and they have resistance sensors that shut them off in case of an obstruction. There are also built-in safeguards against overheating, helping to extend the life of your investment.

Tough Country Deluxe The 12-gauge diamond plate decking on these rails reduce the likelihood of slipping, even if the rest of the board is covered in mud. They're available in multiple custom colors, so you can find one that really makes your truck's exterior pop.

Aries ActionTrac Anyone with mobility issues should consider these retractable units, as they actually feature two steps, making it incredibly easy to climb into the cab. They can drop down up to 15 inches, making them a smart choice for especially jacked-up trucks.

4. Tac Side Steps

5. Off Roader Eboards

6. Ajaa Hex

7. Auto Dynasty

8. AMP Research PowerStep

9. Oedro Multilayer

10. Auto Dynasty Nerf Bars

Quincy Miller
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