AMP Research PowerStep Running Boards Review
More AMP Research Truck Solutions
More Truck Solutions from AMP Research
Although the PowerStep is what AMP Research is most known for, the company does offer some other very useful and thoughtful parts for truck owners. While the PowerStep will aid in getting in and out of the truck, AMPís BedStep is designed to help get in and out of the bed of the truck. Utilizing stock frame mounts under the rear bumper, the BedStep is designed to work with or without the tailgate open to offer an easily deployable, non-slip step that will support up to 300 pounds.
The BedStep features aluminum alloy components and stainless-steel pivot pins for durability and stability. The maintenance-free, self-lubricated bushings help ensure it will provide great all-weather performance. The non-slip composite step is large enough to two large boots, but small enough to completely tuck out of the way when not in use. The BedStep features easy bolt-on installation and comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
The install for the BedStep is very straightforward and can be done under a half hour (or less). Once installed, the step provides a quick and easy way in and out of the bed for loading gear, whether it be lumber or supplies from Home Depot or dirt bike and gear for a morning ride. The BedStep has a suggested retail price of $211.94.
AMP Research also offers an option for more truck bed real estate with its BedXTender HD. This updated version of AMP Researchís previous design provides up to an additional two feet of enclosed cargo area with a truck tailgate down, all while keeping things secured in the bed of the truck. Constructed of lightweight-strong 6063 T6 alluminum alloy tubes, the BedXTender is held together via glass-reinforced nylon composite uprights. Itís available in black or silver powder-coated finishes, and the BedXtender is easily removable when not in use.
There are three model options that include the Max, which features a traditional rounded corner design; the Sport, which features a more V-shaped design to work with trucks equipped with some tonneau cover rails; and the Moto, which features a staggered V-shape design for smaller truck beds hauling larger items such as dirt bikes and motorcycles.
We installed the Max on our Tundra. Having previously owned a truck with a bed extender, we didnít realize just how much we missed it until using the BedXtender. While it does provide some additional storage space, we found it very useful for added peace of mind when heading out for a dirt bike ride. Even though we have a full-sized bed on our Tundra, our dirt bike would have to be angled properly to fit in the bed with the tailgate closed; if we wanted to just run it straight, the tailgate would need to be down. With the BedXTender, we could just load it straight, toss in our loading ramp, gear and fuel, and not worry about having to tie down every item. While it does provide a little more space, it also provides that security that nothing will go sliding out of the bed. Itís also durable yet lightweight, so even when weíre not using the BedXTender itís easy to just store in the corner of the garage. The BedXTEnder from AMP Research has a suggested retail price of $233.24. For more information about any of AMP Researchís products, check out the companyís website at http://www.amp-research.com/.
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