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Old 11-03-2013, 05:16 PM
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amp step reliability?

Hey guys, have not been on in a while. I was just needing to know the reliability of the amp electric steps. I was recently in a motorcycle wreck and had my right arm amputated, so I have to put some kind of steps on my truck now because I cant get in it . I hate the way running boards look so I figured the amp ones are my best bet.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:22 PM
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No experience, but I haven't read any hate mail about them either. What do you think about single steps? Something like this (similar to your OBS):



Sucks to hear about the loss of your arm. Glad you're otherwise in one piece and are looking for ways to continue as you have been. I hate to hear about these things tearing men down. Keep strong and you'll get it all figured out.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:31 PM
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sorry to hear about the arm. the only thing bad i have ever heard about the amp steps is when snow and ice collects. guy at work put them on his wifes hummer and she burnt the motor up when they tried to close
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:35 PM
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sorry to hear about the arm. the only thing bad i have ever heard about the amp steps is when snow and ice collects. guy at work put them on his wifes hummer and she burnt the motor up when they tried to close
I can see ice being a problem. One WD40 should be able to correct.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:42 PM
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I've been looking at single steps to but I still like the stepless look tho. And thanks, it's kinda hard to deal with, expecially since it was not my fault. The woman turned in front of me and I t-boned her at 60mph. There's no reason she should not have seen me. I was less than 100ft away when she turned. Me and the bike ended up 76ft on the other side of the car. I am greatly appreciative to be alive but it has really changed my life. Anyway, sorry for ranting on about it.
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I havnt had any bad experience with them and their customer service is great.. but... if it gets extremely cold where your at it they may stick...

that being said you may be better off with some kind of tube steps... but.. they also get slippery when they are wet.
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Sorry to here about the accident. I had a similar one when I was 19 but luckily walked away with just a broken collar bone. Good luck on the recovery process and I hope you make the dumb B!TCH pay through the nose. She should even have to cover your side steps because it is directly related to the accident that you now need them.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:48 AM
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I had them on my 2000. They are a good product.
But like any moving component you have to keep it serviced.
Oil them eveytime you service the truck and you will be fine.
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I would invest in possibly beefing up the one on the a-pillar. A left arm pull up puts stress on those plastic mounting tabs.

as for the steps, they are great... there are issues with the connectors they provide so solider in where possible and keep the open/close paths clear.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. And I may talk to my lawyer and see if I can get her to pay for them. Never thought about that. As for my pillar, it does not have a handle on it.
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