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Running Boards - DeeZee and Others

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by Wightmn, February 14, 2011.

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  1. anomadtoo

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    I ordered the black on black DZ running boards in August 13 and took delivery of my 14 Black Sport in September 13. I was told the fit was just fine, and it was. Install took two hours tops. I ordered thru CAR ID.com. And as mentioned, I'll try to get some pics up this weekend.

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    DZ16201 Boards - http://www.carid.com/product.php?productid=4287355
    DZ16221 Brackets - http://www.carid.com/product.php?productid=4287357
     
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  3. anomadtoo

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    I can't upload pictures on here (not a paid member?) so if anyone wants pictures of the black on black DZ boards on a black 14 Sport just PM me with your email address.
     
  4. peterk9

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    Correct. You must have an Elite membership to 'Manage Attachments'. A paid membership will allow you to post directly from your computer/etc and will remove all the ads as well as support the Forum. You can also post pictures as a non-Elite member. Just go to the New Member Forum and check the 'Sticky' section;
    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25

    Peter
     
  5. 14xsport

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    so... i finally got around to installing them today. this is a '14 sport with the aforementioned brackets and blk/blk boards. i apologize in advance for the shitty camera phone pics and let me know if you want any additional pics/angles.
    (the manage attachment program has a limit on total size of attachements so I have added the last 2 pics to my post 259 below........Peter)
     

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    i hope the pics are resized for you, they are ginormous on my computer...
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The pictures are waaay too big. Have to use the L/R scroll to see them.
    Pictures should be approx. 800 X 600 at the most.

    Here are your last 2 photos.

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    so, installation was not too bad. i was impressed with the quality of the merch and everything fit together pretty well. i would recommend having a second person and a lift or jacks for the process ... pneumatics also made this go a little quicker. if you have any pointed questions, i'll do my best to answer.
     
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    sorry Peter. the other forums i visit automatically resize images and i'm a little too tired to start messing around with them.
     
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    Yup..just installed the DZ 16221 brackets onto my '14 Sport. Easy install. Opted for the black/chrome edge. Looks good with my Ruby Red explorer.
     
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    ok, I don't need to post pics as 14xsport has the same; thanks for posting.
     
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    Iconic or Westin Stylized Running Board

    Seems like everyone has gravitated to the Dee Zees. I like them but wish they'd integrate strip gap cover. I was looking at Iconic CXV, EGR (still has a gap) and Westin Stylized (Carid). I like the black. Has anyone ventured off the Dee Dee Ranch?
     
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    Looks good. Thanks for the update. Is there much "give" to board when stepping up or down? Do the brackets appear beefy and strong to last 10+ years? I'm not a slim man, and plan on stepping up/down with equipment to load the roof racks., car wash, etc.
     
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    What do you guys think about this running board? I thought it had more of the OEM look than the Dee Zee (IMO - not knocking the DZ guys)

    http://www.runningboardwarehouse.com/ionic-cxv-running-boards-ford-explorer-2011-2012.aspx

    Although there is a little drilling I thought it had a little more sturdier parts (from the video) and the look didn't seem to have the space between running board and body

    Thoughts? I would probably spring for this over the weekend depending on feedback here.
     
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    I think it is a very good looking product and good installation video. I doubt your would be that clean underneath though.;):thumbsup:

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    I just ordered it, should get there by this weekend. Lets see how it looks.
     
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    Im not liking the gap on the dee ones. I'm liking those ionic flush ones better. Look forward to seeing what you think of them.
     
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    Do they fit with the factory mud flaps is the question.
     
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    Yes absolutely, take a look at the first picture in the link. It shows lots of space for front mud flaps and in the back its not an issue.

    Agree?
     
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    Looks like it to me. I'd like to keep the front flaps on myself. By the way. The Iconic and westin "stylized" appear to be virtually identical. Send us a link when you get these bolted on please:thumbsup:

    These are on my short list, I like the thinner look too
    Iconic - yet to see anyone post
    Westin - yet to see anyone post
    EGR - yet to see anyone post

    http://www.carid.com/2013-ford-explorer-running-boards/westin-stylized-running-boards-16610801.html

    I'm hoping someone will give them a try.
     
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