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Too cheap for electric ones but ready to admit im going to need something lol. I generally don't like how they look so that being the case do you guys have any input on some that are tucked away? something semi hidden? Probably have to be rocker mounted but thats not the end of the world. 

Something along these lines 

https://realtruck.com/p/go-rhino-rb20-slim-running-boards/v/gmc/sierra-2500/2024/

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The more "hidden" a set of steps are, the less useful they're likely to be for helping get into and out of the truck itself. Also, you may want something that protrudes a touch more simply because you're in the rust belt. My 2015 had steps on it from day one (the wide chrome ones) and the rockers and such were pretty much perfect after 100k of New England driving (road salt and sand in the winter, sand and gravel the rest of the year on the secondary roads).

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When I test drove an HD truck before ordering one, I knew I needed running boards to get in and out. My previous 1500's did not need running boards. I liked the look of the high clearance running boards but did not think they were a good fit for getting in and out and read that kicking the truck with boots on getting in would be a problem.

 

I went with the the GM 6" black running boards and they work out well for myself and my GF for getting in and out.

 

 

2024 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 with ARE cap.jpg

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I didn’t want them at all but everyone else in my family needed them so that’s that. I’m cheap so I went with best best deal on Amazon with the best reviews and the individual step style which I prefer. These have held up well now through two winters. 
 

in other news, Wisconsin is about to get hit by a blizzard, it’s not in the news but I just did a full spring cleaning of my truck so I know it’s coming haha

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The stock AT4 boards are pretty tucked away and looked like a good option. I put Bulletproof Bumper running boards on, they are a local company with a terrible website and bad ass products but I am not sure if you can find them in the US.

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I have the same Rino RB20's that you linked in your opening post.

 

No regrets at all. I wanted something that was tucked in close to the body and didn't effect ground clearance, and low profile.

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14 hours ago, bdallas said:

I have the same Rino RB20's that you linked in your opening post.

 

No regrets at all. I wanted something that was tucked in close to the body and didn't effect ground clearance, and low profile.

thats exactly what im after. ill gladly give up a little convenience for something that doesnt make the truck look low. good to hear youre happy with them, thats likely what ill get. thanks man

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On 3/11/2024 at 6:06 PM, TeamSaris said:

Too cheap for electric ones but ready to admit im going to need something lol. I generally don't like how they look so that being the case do you guys have any input on some that are tucked away? something semi hidden? Probably have to be rocker mounted but thats not the end of the world. 

Something along these lines 

https://realtruck.com/p/go-rhino-rb20-slim-running-boards/v/gmc/sierra-2500/2024/

How about a set like these from a 2020

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On 3/17/2024 at 6:03 PM, 07HD said:

How about a set like these from a 2020

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That’s what came on my truck and they work really well as steps, while not hanging excessively low or out. There’s an all black version of those, too. The chrome ones are probably going to be easier to find and less expensive as take-offs because of the current broad preference for all black styling. In ten or even twenty years the chrome ones will still look like new. 

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26 minutes ago, Another JR said:

That’s what came on my truck and they work really well as steps, while not hanging excessively low or out. There’s an all black version of those, too. The chrome ones are probably going to be easier to find and less expensive as take-offs because of the current broad preference for all black styling. In ten or even twenty years the chrome ones will still look like new. 

 

I have the all black version of these steps on my truck and can attest (also) to working well as a step and being of a good overall size and position.

 

The chrome ones will not, however, "still look like new" in any areas of the rust belt. I had the 6" square chrome version on my 2015 and the driver's side step was showing signs of corrosion eating through from the underside after only half a dozen reasonably mild New England winters. Don't get me wrong - I don't expect the all-black ones to fair any better, and actually expect that they'll be worse overall. The reality is that they are made to bare minimum standards and simply won't hold up over time if you're driving anywhere that has to treat the roadways in the winter.

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3 hours ago, ember1205 said:

 

I have the all black version of these steps on my truck and can attest (also) to working well as a step and being of a good overall size and position.

 

The chrome ones will not, however, "still look like new" in any areas of the rust belt. I had the 6" square chrome version on my 2015 and the driver's side step was showing signs of corrosion eating through from the underside after only half a dozen reasonably mild New England winters. Don't get me wrong - I don't expect the all-black ones to fair any better, and actually expect that they'll be worse overall. The reality is that they are made to bare minimum standards and simply won't hold up over time if you're driving anywhere that has to treat the roadways in the winter.

Good point. I’m in the Pacific Northwest where we don’t have much salting of the roads. 

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On 4/13/2024 at 12:47 AM, A Chap said:

I have some Go Rhino running boards, up a little higher and tucked away.  Nice and solid. 

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those look awesome. thats going to be what i do. thanks for the pic man

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On 4/12/2024 at 9:47 PM, A Chap said:

I have some Go Rhino running boards, up a little higher and tucked away.  Nice and solid. 

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Did you go with the the bed liner coat or the black powder coat? And did you get the B20 or B30?

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