The AMP Research PowerStepT can do both, and still allow you to maintain the convenience and safety of full-length running boards that automatically deploy for optimal ingress and egress. Reducing the overall weight of your vehicle can also help improve gas mileage. AMP's high-strength aluminum steps weigh 10-20% less than typical OEM running boards or aftermarket steel tube steps.
They are activated by your truck's factory door sensors and extend within a few seconds when you open the door. Closing the door automatically retracts the PowerStep into the rocker panels, eliminating the drag produced by traditional stationary running boards. AMP's PowerStepT technology has been utilized as a factory option since 2003. The AMP Research PowerStep extends out and down when you open your doors and retracts in and up when they close.
Boards extend 10 to 12 inches for a comfortable, natural-feeling step area. Keeps your full ground clearance when retracted.Steps made from high-strength aluminum. Holds up to 600 lbs. AMP PowerStep bars extend fully in one second. Motors are weatherproof and durable. Works in extreme heat, ice, and snow conditions.
Optional "Plug and Play" feature allows you to power your running boards through your vehicle's OBD-II port.