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post #1 of 15 Old 02-28-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Installing Carr Steps on my 97 OBS

I looked at a truck that had them installed and I saw two screws that were drove vertically into the frame and that is how they were secured to the truck. Were those existing holes? Will I have to drill holes to mount these steps?

They seem to be reasonably priced and seem to fit the OBS which not all do.

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Nobody has installed them on their OBS?

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I have had them...they are JUNK...never again....The Mount to the bottom of the DOOR frame sill and will bend it all to hell after a while......

You must drill you own holes....

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Ya, I bought my truck it had them carr steps i took them off "JUNK"
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I have them on my truck and contrary to what the others say, I think they're nice. They're solid and don't bend under my load (~200 pounds). They do mount to the bottom of the door frame. The innermost mounts use self-tapping screws that come up along the door sill (where the wiring harnesses are) and the outermost use carriage bolts through a very beefy strip of metal. I had to drill 4 holes per step to make them work and they look great. Good luck.

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I have them on my truck and contrary to what the others say, I think they're nice. They're solid and don't bend under my load (~200 pounds). They do mount to the bottom of the door frame. The innermost mounts use self-tapping screws that come up along the door sill (where the wiring harnesses are) and the outermost use carriage bolts through a very beefy strip of metal. I had to drill 4 holes per step to make them work and they look great. Good luck.
Ditto here. I have installed Carr Super Hoops (the 20"-long ones) on my 1995 F250. my 1981 Bronco, and my FIL's 1994 F150. I/we love them, and they are a very high-quality product.

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I had them on my 97 f250, powder coated white, they looked good and functioned well, but I didn't like drilling holes in my door sills

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I have had them on several different pickups they are way more solid on a obs ford than anything else. I would go with nothing but I get tired of the complaining when other people get in my pickups.

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Maybe they should take their own cars then

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Another vote here for a PISS PORE step. It bolts the the pretty much flat sheet metal rocker that has no provisions for a 10" step to twist the crap out of it. I have seen quite few drecks with those steps that have cracks in the rackers that started at the holes drilled to mount them

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