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GETTING INTO YOUR TRUCK SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST. AMP Research™ has released the PowerStep XL™, an automatic, electric-powered running board designed for lifted trucks. The board has been integrated into a custom rocker rail, creating a seamless look while providing a 3” lower stepping surface than the original PowerStep™ that makes accessing lifted trucks easier. Get in and out of your truck with ease. The Powerstep XL instantly extends when you open your truck door, and then hides itself safely out of sight when the door closes for improved ground clearance, aerodynamics and appearance. Its handsome design, all-weather performance and legendary reliability set the industry standard.

Designed and built in America, AMP Research PowerStep XL running boards are the real deal. By every meaningful measure, it’s the best-built, best-performing and best-selling product of its kind. With an integrated LED lighting system and available stainless-steel trim accent strips, the AMP Research PowerStep is clearly the quality choice. There’s only one PowerStep and it has the AMP Research name on it. The AMP Research PowerStep is designed, engineered and manufactured exclusively in the USA and is backed by a no-nonsense, an industry leading, 5-year/60,000 mile warranty.

Key Features & Benefits

  • PowerStep XL Is Built Into A Custom Rocker Rail
  • 3” Lower Stepping Surface Than Original PowerStep
  • Makes Accessing Lifted Trucks Easier
  • Includes Detailed Installation Instructions & All Mounting Hardware
  • Integrated LED Lighting System
  • Exhaustive Testing – Proven to Perform
  • 5 Year, 60,000 Mile Warranty
  • Kit Includes All Mounting Hardware
  • Note: XL Version Is For Lifted Trucks Only

High-strength, U.S. certified aluminum-alloy is used to manufacture our die-cast linkage components and then anodized and Teflon coatings are applied to a military specification to resist corrosion. Precision-fit, zero-maintenance stainless-steel pivot pins rotate on self-lubricating composite bushings. Components are subjected to and pass a battery of environmental and durability tests including brutal 1,000-hour salt spray tests.


To meet the quality standards of GM, Ford, Chrysler, Mopar, Toyota and Nissan, AMP Research is ISO 9001:2008 with Design certified. Covered by 16 patents, the AMP Research PowerStep features weatherproof OEM-quality motors, wiring harness and sealed connectors. The AMP-designed electronic controller employs pressure-sensitive, pinch-proof safety technology. Extruded 6063-aluminum step boards have two internal ribs for added stiffness and rigidity and are given a high-traction powder coat finish maximum grip and durability–and a 600 Lb load capacity for each side. Each AMP Research PowerStep kit includes two full-length running boards assemblies for both driver and passenger sides, two electric motors, electronic controller, wiring harness, all necessary mounting hardware and an integrated, low-profile, LED light system – all standard.

The AMP Research PowerStep has been tested and proven in long-term, real-world, driving conditions performing flawlessly in snow, ice, dust, mud and dirt. The lightweight, yet rock-solid running board and rugged die-cast linkage components are crafted in the USA of aircraft-quality aluminum, black-anodized and Teflon coated for maximum corrosion protection. Precision, stainless-steel hinge points and bearings ensure trouble-free action. And the heavy-duty electric motor is designed and tested to provide reliable, maintenance-free operation for decades.

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