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Automatic Retracting Step
PowerStep XL Running Boards automatically deploy when the door opens and will retract after a 3 second delay when the door closes.
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Lowest Deployed Step
PowerStep XL Running Boards drop 4" lower than the other PowerStep boards, making them perfect for lifted trucks or vehicles with higher ground clearance. Also, most stationary running boards rest 1-2 inches below the body and are often too far from the ground for many passengers.
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Excellent Ground Clearance
The PowerStep XL Running Boards tuck into the rock rail when retracted, providing excellent ground clearance and light rocker panel protection while driving, and the functionality of a perfectly placed step when deployed.
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Wide Step Surface
The board width is a massive 6 inches and perfect for any type of footwear.
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Integrated LED Lighting
All PowerSteps Include two pair of LED lights to illuminate the running board and ground below to maximize safety when entering and exiting your vehicle. The lighting will activate when the steps deploy and will shut off when the steps are retracted!
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600 LB Load Capacity
From the brackets to the boards, each PowerStep XL Running Board features a 600 LB load capacity - that is twice the weight capacity as most other steps!
  • Lowest deployed power-retractable running boards
  • XL boards extend 4-inches lower than original PowerStep
  • Premium, single-motor design automatically deploys and retracts boards
  • Corrosion-resistant cast aluminum construction
  • Anodized, then finished with a military-grade PTFE coating
  • 6-inch wide, cab-length step area
  • Textured, slip-resistant step surface
  • Integrated LED lighting illuminated steps for safe entry
  • Optional Override Switch is available for manual control
  • Includes vehicle-specific installation guide, mount kit, and hardware
  • Mounts to vehicle's rocker panel
  • Connects to OBDII port using patented Plug-N-Play module
  • Professional installation is recommended
  • Find your AMP Research replacement parts here
  • 5-year limited warranty

AMP Research is the leading provider of power-retractable running boards, making waves with its original PowerStep™. While providing sufficient assistance for most individuals, AMP Research offers this beefier, lower-hanging iteration, the PowerStep™ XL!

This heavy-duty PowerStep™ retains the same general design as AMP's conventional retractable running boards with a few improvements geared toward oversized and heavily lifted applications. The upgrades include a rugged housing that the boards retract into, providing a more robust appearance for lifted rigs, as well as boards that drop an additional 4 inches lower than other PowerStep™ models, making it easier to get in and out of your ride!

Like all other PowerStep™ variants, the XL is manufactured entirely from durable die-cast aluminum, ensuring maximum strength and minimum weight. All aluminum components are anodized and coated with a military-grade PTFE (Teflon), preventing surface corrosion. Due to the 6" wide PowerStep™ XL's rugged alloy construction, these steps can withstand a whopping 600 pounds, far heavier than traditional side steps!

For added convenience, these steps feature bright LED chips integrated into the central rail, casting a vibrant glow onto the step surface and surrounding area to ensure sure-footed entry, no matter the time of day. For the ultimate blend of styling and convenience for your lifted pickup, check out the AMP Research PowerStep™ XL.

AMP Research is a RealTruck® company, so when you order a pair of PowerStep™ XL running boards from us, you're ordering directly from the manufacturer. Like all PowerStep™ products, the PowerStep™ XL is backed with an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty.

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Spec Sheet
Step TypeElectric
Step LengthCab Length
Step Width6 Inch
BrandAMP Research
FinishTextured Black
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty
California Residents: Prop 65 Warning

Order Notes

Cleaning your PowerStep

In adverse conditions, debris such as mud, dirt, and salt may become trapped in the running board mechanism, possibly leading to unwanted noise, or binding.

Prepare for cleaning

Manually set the running boards to deploy: The running boards can be manually set in the deployed position by opening the door, and then place your foot on the step. Leave firm pressure with your foot on the step while you close the door. This will leave your steps in the deployed position.

How to maintain your steps:

Using a pressure washer to clean the front and rear linkages which are all 4 hinge points for your PowerSteps. Avoid spraying the motors directly.

After washing, apply silicone spray (dry Film lubricant) only, to all 4 linkage arms and all pivot pins, some of these pins will be located up high on the linkage arm as well. Then cycle the door to work the lubrication in to the hinge points.

Do not apply silicone, wax, or protectants like Armor All® to the running board. Do not lubricate with any greases, oils, WD-40, or penetrants.

This cleaning should be done periodically, or when debris such as mud, dirt or salt becomes trapped in the running board mechanism.


RT Explained - Best Steps for a Lifted Truck


The AMP Research Power Step XL features a simple bolt-on installation using existing holes in your vehicle's rocker panels. All hardware, wiring, and vehicle-specific instructions are included; however, professional installation is recommended. For any additional questions, contact the experts.

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5-Year Limited Warranty

  • What is Covered: All defects in materials or workmanship on select AMP Research branded products properly installed per provided instructions except those listed below under the Three Year Warranty. This warranty does not apply to any product from AMP Research direct or indirect subsidiaries.
  • For How Long: This warranty, and any implied warranties including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, lasts five years from the date of purchase. The warranty expires if the product is removed from the original vehicle or if the original vehicle is transferred to another owner. The warranty is not transferable from the original purchaser.
  • What These Warranties Will Not Cover: These warranties doe not cover any damage, defect, or malfunction caused by misuse, abuse, accident, improper installation, modification, improper or inadequate maintenance, or on-road and offroad hazards. Incidental and consequential damages are not recoverable under this warranty. Some states or providence do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
  • What AMP Research Will Do: During the applicable warranty period listed above, AMP Research will, at its option, either repair or replace any defective product at no additional charge. You must pay any labor charges associated with removing or reinstalling the product. If a specific product has been discontinued, AMP Research may, at its option, replace your product with a current product of comparable function and value.