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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.

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Chris
 

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

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ckostner said:
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 :thumb:.
 

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

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I'll see what I dig up :).
 

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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 :sosad: :eek:hno:. 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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I also added an aftermarket runningboards, Owen's Premiere, because of my 4 and 2 yr old kids, who kept on complaining because they are used to the steps on my Trailblazer. They are very happy now, and so am I.
 

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What brand of steps is that on Traverse? They look nice. Where did you get them?
Hi jagincal, they are Owen's Premiere runningboards specific for the Traverse. You can search their website. I got them here in Toronto, Canada for $400 plus $100 installation. I would imagine they will be cheaper there in USA.
 

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Hi Kittarg, I got the runningboards at Van and truckworld. they have a website so you can see if there is any close to you. The one that I went is at Midland and Lawrence, Scarborough.

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Anyone considering OEM steps, or any other expensive OEM part, should check at GMpartsdirect.com to at least see what a good price is. They want $400.40 for our Assist Steps P/N 19170424 (plus shipping, no tax in most states). I bought plenty of parts from these guys when I had a vette.
 

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:) I buy from them all the time great prices normally on big items smaller items I just negotiate lower with the dealership.

8) Steve
 

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Re: Assist Steps installation

Ok finally got the steps installed today. The directions from GM were pretty bad for a newbie. The bracket kind of pinches the body channel that was kinda weird. Using a bolt/u channel that does not self center was bad design. the other U bolt was absurd, with like 2 cents of engineering they could of prepped the frame a little easier and make it alot better. Anyhow, few bolts and its all on. Looks good and feels sturdy to my 220 lb self. Should be good for the long haul. And they better be for the price. Remember I paid 450 delievered, I would suggest noone pay anymore than that.
 

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Re: Assist Steps installation

ckostner said:
Ok finally got the steps installed today. The directions from GM were pretty bad for a newbie. The bracket kind of pinches the body channel that was kinda weird. Using a bolt/u channel that does not self center was bad design. the other U bolt was absurd, with like 2 cents of engineering they could of prepped the frame a little easier and make it alot better. Anyhow, few bolts and its all on. Looks good and feels sturdy to my 220 lb self. Should be good for the long haul. And they better be for the price. Remember I paid 450 delievered, I would suggest noone pay anymore than that.
Hi,
By any chance, would you still have the GM installation instructions? I was lucky enough to find a set of these that a fellow Traverse owner did not want and picked them up at a great price. But, of course, no instructions. If you have them and would be able to email them, i would be most appreciative.
Thanks,
Phil
 
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