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marcusmerriman
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Joined: 28 Sep 2006
Location: Rochester, NY

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:40 am    Post subject: Running boards Reply with quote

Have a 95 GC ltd, 5.2. Been in FL all it's life, now in Rochester, NY. Have been looking for running boards for rocker protection (from salt, etc.) - any recommendations out there as to brands you are happy with?
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nixt
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Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta/Athens, Georgia

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd ditch the idea of running boards. They just lower ground clearance, get in the way, you can't hi-lift from them, and from my experience in Colorado, they collect road grime and every time you get out of your vehicle they leave a big spot of dirt on the inner side of pants near your ankle. You being from New York, I would expect that you would end up with the same problem. Chech out 4wd hardwear, quadratec, Kevins, and some other places to get some real rocker guards. Some of the applications can even double as steeps. Some even act as a sealed air tank as secondary air. Plus very few running boards can support the whole weight of the vehicle whereas running boards can. I believe that olympic (check on that it may be tomken) makes extendable boards that can be used as steeps when the need arises and still function as full on rocker guards. But that's just my down South- only see snow when I travel- type of observation.
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unforgiven
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Joined: 17 Jun 2006
Location: great white north

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, yeah they can be messy in the winter... i took mine off last winter (in canada) idunno who makes em but they seem to be a factory fit almost. at least for my 97 gc laredo.
if you were in canada i'd say hey let's work out a deal but shipping to us would likely be a bitch, these run from front plastic bumper to rear plastic bumper and yes they do give it a lowered look as well, by about 2-3 inches. and also acts like wheel flares as well.
good luck on yer search
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nixt
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Location: Atlanta/Athens, Georgia

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if strictly running boards are what you're after; don't overlook JC Whitnet, Summit racing, and stylin (or is it styling) concepts. I know most of their stuff is strictly asthetic, but it's where I got my reciever hitch plug bottle opener for tailgating.
-nixt
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JKS disconnects & Garmin GPS
Heavy duty OME Suspension kit
with 2" coil spacers for 3.5-3.75 total lift
235/85R16 Goodyear MTR's Measure a true 32"

Life has No Value,
But Death Has Its Price.
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