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post #1 of 22 Old 11-01-2011, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Retractable Steps

Just purchased a 2005 Excursion with fixed steps. I'm considering replacing the steps with the AMP or Bestep electric retractables. Does anyone have any experience with installation or quality issues for these?
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I've had AMP steps on my truck for over two years with no problems. They see mud, dirt, and gravel at the farm too.

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I have AMPS on mine and love them. Just remember though, if you get that darned door switch failure the steps wont work when that door is opened. Install was really easy, the instructions for tracing the wiring harness for the trigger wire is very good. Just be sure to read the correct diagram since there are a few different ones.
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I had the AMP/Bestop stpes on a 2005 Ram - they were simply the best mod I ever did. They were incredibly durable, even caked with a lot of snow/ice or mud they never failed to work. Cannot say enough good about them.

I had a buddy install them. Mine were the old style were you had to solder pins in, but I understand they stopped doing that and started shipping with inline plugs. That would make the install very user friendly.

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I have AMPS on mine and love them. Just remember though, if you get that darned door switch failure the steps wont work when that door is opened. Install was really easy, the instructions for tracing the wiring harness for the trigger wire is very good. Just be sure to read the correct diagram since there are a few different ones.
What did you do about the motor where it hits the AC lines on the passenger side?


To the OP: I've had them on my Crew Cab for years, love them! One of the best purchases I have made. I loved them so much, I put them on my Excursion just last week.

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These things are sweet! I couldn't imagine my truck without them. Shure does help throwing the wife up and in.



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Thanks for the feedback guys, my new AMP powersteps are on the way and should arrive Monday. If I hustle maybe I can get the steps installed in time for the Thanksgiving. I'm sure my vertically challenged mother in law will appreciate them.
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Thanks for the feedback guys, my new AMP powersteps are on the way and should arrive Monday. If I hustle maybe I can get the steps installed in time for the Thanksgiving. I'm sure my vertically challenged mother in law will appreciate them.
Been watching this thread with interest, as my wife is 4'12", and getting into the Ex is interesting for her. I'm a little confused reading the posts, one says AMP or Bestep, another mentioned them together as if they were 2 models from one company like Ford/Mercury. Is one better than the other, and where did everyone end up purchasing them from? I like to support .org sponsors, as long as their pricing is competitive, of course.

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If you deside on Amps we are a direct dealer for them..PM me if I can help.

We also have whats needed to fix the Excursion handling issues..

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I bought mine through Amazon for about $1100. Shipping tracking indicates a Florida dealer. I expect delivery Monday afternoon and plan to install Tues of next week. If I learn anything not covered in the installation instructions, I'll post the info.
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