Prior to 2003, if you wanted a running board on your truck
(to make ingress and egress easier), you ended up with something
fairly ugly that also happened to hurt your fuel economy. The
fuel economy hit was because the traditional running boards of the
time just stuck out into the wind 100% of the time; acting as
parachutes dangling off the side of your truck.
But that all changed in 2003 when Amp Research provided the Lincoln
Navigator with the very first Powerstep. This was (and still
is) provided as an OEM part built to last the life of the truck.
These Powersteps can be found as original equipment on many
full size trucks and SUV’s now, as they solve the problem of
climbing in and out of a tall truck; while also tucking up out of
the wind when not in use. The Amp Research Powerstep is the
definition of a “have your cake and eat it too” kind of
The Powerstep works like it sounds. When you open the door to
your truck, the step automatically and almost...