Raising side steps? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Exterior Discussion Body and Accessories Talk

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 90
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question Raising side steps?

I've searched and didn't find anything, so here goes. Has anyone tried to raise the height of the stock side step bars? I like the way they look but would like them to only drop about half as much as they do. I'll find time to crawl under there and look eventually but I'd thought I'd ask the group first. I just prefer when side bars are closer to the body of the vehicle. Thanks for any feedback.
Simon
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-15-2014, 05:51 PM
Premium Member

 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Arizona
Posts: 317
Thanks: 3
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Shouldn't be too hard. Drill new holes a couple inches lower than the current ones. Then if the mounting brackets are too tall, chop off the top portion.

I was going to do the same thing with some N-Fab steps that I got, but after having AMP steps on my last truck, I just can't bare the sight of visible steps lol

Last edited by x96535; 03-18-2014 at 04:49 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 90
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That sounds like the way to go, so I guess I'll be the first and give it a try. As soon as I can find time I'll work on it and take some pics.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-18-2014, 04:28 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Springfield, VA
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Modded my running boards/steps.
I have done this with my factory tube steps and Owtcast has a thread in one of the mod sections, however his pics are no longer there. I had to cut the tops off of mine, but X96535 gave you the exact method I used. Brought them about 2.5 inches closer to the body. Definately worth the labor for the end result.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-18-2014, 05:20 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 90
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thank you both for the information. It's good to hear someone did it and it worked. I'll try it and take pics as soon as I can find the time. At least this won't cost me any money. It seems like everything else I do to this thing is $100+!
Thanks again,
Simon
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-18-2014, 05:51 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Springfield, VA
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Raising side steps?-img_94961.jpg
Crappy picture, but you can see how much higher than the normal "chin-up bars". Only drawback is all the ice and snow that hang up on there. Look forward to checking out some pics of yours when done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 90
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the pic, that's the look I'm going for. Did you have to trim the plastic covers?
I wonder what the drop is on the brackets for the molded style side steps that come on some trucks. The brackets look like the same design but shorter. Maybe an easy replacement to raise ours?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-20-2014, 02:25 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Springfield, VA
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Good question on the different brackets; I couldn't tell you on that one. I left the plastic bracket covers off because they looked too bulky. I just hung the metal back on and called it a day. Definately don't miss the plastic. I also had to re-do the rivet nuts on the bottom of the aluminum bars because most of them were spinning inside the tubing. I replaced every single one. Nice and strong now!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors