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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Assist Steps installtion

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Well I asked my dealer again for a better price than the $550 they originally quoted, and they gave em to me for $450. So I ordered em up, figured I couldnt beat that anywhere else factoring in shipping.

Now the question is has anyone installed them? I assume its not too terribly hard, but ya never know. I am a pretty handy guy, always do my own maintenance, from oil changes up to replacing bearings on a crank shaft in a Buick GN. So any thoughts on how the install went would be great. I will get to it next week after they come in and follow up with my experience as well.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 09:28 PM
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You might be able to look underneath one that already has these installed to see what you're up against.

Let us know how you did with this.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 11:20 PM
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I recently installed a set of aftermarket SS tube running boards on our Traverse. It was easy and took about 1 hour. The holes are already under there and there was no drilling involved, at least for the product I installed. They are 3" SS tubes and cost me $259 from Running Board Warehouse.

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I see your point but it's too cold to crawl under the car with a digital camera right now.

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Hey,
Well I asked my dealer again for a better price than the $550 they originally quoted, and they gave em to me for $450. So I ordered em up, figured I couldnt beat that anywhere else factoring in shipping.

Now the question is has anyone installed them? I assume its not too terribly hard, but ya never know. I am a pretty handy guy, always do my own maintenance, from oil changes up to replacing bearings on a crank shaft in a Buick GN. So any thoughts on how the install went would be great. I will get to it next week after they come in and follow up with my experience as well.

Thanks
Chris
I've installed them and it's not to big of deal. You just have to have a good and dry place to work and allow a good amount of time, 1.5 to 2 hrs will be good. Follow the instructions and be careful of the "U" shaped bolt the you have to push and pull through two small holes in the body that has insulation behind it, once you get the bolt through put your bracket on and one nut to hold it so it does not fall off or into the body. That is the hardest part, the rest is making sure everything is flush with the car and level. Good luck .
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Hay can you post a whole full side profile picture so we can see how they look on.

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Hay can you post a whole full side profile picture so we can see how they look on.

Thanks.
I'll see what I dig up .
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Re: Assist Steps installtion

Nice steps. What brand are they, and where did you get them? If you don't mind me asking, how much did they run you?? I maybe a canidate for steps if I want our children to be able to get into the Traverse on their own before they are 5yrs old!!

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They are GM accessory brand. I paid $550.00 at my Saturn Dealer in May of 07' when I had my 1st OUTLOOK. Then when I got the 09' I just took them off of the 07' and installed them on the 09' right in my heated garage. If I were to do it again I would put Never Seez on the threads of the bolts, I live in the rust belt . We like them alot and our 2 youngest kids use them. If it was'nt for the kids I would not have bought them, so you could say it was for the kids .

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