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I'm buying a 2005 3500 Crew Cab from my Dad. It has 35" tires on stock wheels. I replaced the drivers seat foam and cover (they don't make the exact fabric anymore ). The seat was destroyed, likely from sliding out of the drivers seat. I also find the truck hard to get into, especially with the herniated disc in my back.

I want to get some nerf bars / running boards, steps, etc for the truck to make it easier to get into.

I need suggestions, as I'm finding this extremely difficult to search for. I don't want to spend tons of money (over $500) on running boards either as the truck needs several other things (shocks, bed-liner etc)
I have white boards that I removed from my Ď18 Limited. Took off with 300 miles on the truck.
Brackets & bolts included. You would need to install your own rivnuts.
Local pick up would be the best. Pic shows what they look like on my truck. Sorry, canít edit the photo orientation.

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How hard are they to install? The install sounded kind of difficult and I don't drive the truck all that often. Also aren't they like four times the price of regular ones?
I didn't find them hard to do on my 08. Worst part was pulling Speedo cluster to get to the wiring behind it for the control connections.

My 06 I bought with them and the 18 I let the dealer do. Turned out the 18 had to have air tank relocated some so I'm glad I let the dealer do it. Getting lazy in my old age but really didn't have a 1/2 day to mess with it.

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I decided I'm going to go with the rugged sturdy amazon ones for now. Maybe someday I'll get the cool electronic ones though. I have always wanted them, but I'm going to put the extra money into new struts, and maybe some bed liner and a coolant flush.
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Link to the units you bought?...thinking of replacing mine...Thx

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I had some issues getting them on, probably due to tolerance stacking. Still it was a bit frustrating. I had to modify the mounting hardware for the right side which I installed first there was just no way it was going to fit without cutting the bracket. So 40 minutes when I should have been finishing that side suddenly because 3 more hours trying to figure out WTH was wrong. The end result was pretty good though.
They would have been a pretty easy install, directions were good except for the part where the bracket was hitting the gusset which isn't supposed to happen. The other side was a close fit in the same spot, but it went together.
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Bought Iconic brand running boards for just over $200 when they were on sale. Easy install, less than an hour. I like them.
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How often do you use the step part for access to the bed of the truck?

The ICI's look nice too because there is a step to assist in getting things out of the bed.
Mine are only cab length, do not extend to the rear wheel. I also have a hard non-folding tonneau so... I don't think I'd use longer boards for bed access; I would be afraid of scratching the bedside.

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