Steps, Nerf Bars, & Running Boards

When you looking for something to help you get in and out of your vehicle easier, there are a variety of options.

Running Boards

Running boards offer a solid step with a more traditional look.  Many vehicles come factory with running boards, but for those that don’t, there are lots of aftermarket options.

Nerf/Step Bars

Step bars (also known as nerf bars) are a great alternative to the traditional running board.  They are also vehicle specific but have more of a round bar style with either step pads on top or steps that drop from the bottom of the bar.

Step Bar Size & Style Options

Size (Diameter) 3in 4in 5in 6in
Lengths Cab Length Wheel to Wheel
Finish/Color Stainless (Chrome-like) Black Powder Coated


As with any vehicle specific product, pricing varies depending on the vehicle, bar size, and brand desired.  However, typical pricing for installed 3in step bars is below.

Remember that these are approximate and prices may vary.

  • Black 3in are $250 installed
  • Stainless steel 3in are $350 installed


The main difference between the black and stainless step bars is the length of their respective warranties.  The black are only warrantied for three years, but the stainless steps have a lifetime warranty.

Other Step Options

There are a few other options if you would like something outside of traditional running boards or step bars.

  • Powersteps
  • Single hoop steps
  • Rocker panel bars with steps