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Old 10-26-2009
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running boards!!

alright. i want to remove my running boards it isnt difficilt besides the forward bracket closest to the front. i can get at the nuts no problem(no pun intended) but the bolt head is in a little cavity i cant get at ??? is there a way to undo the nuts and not need to get at the bolt head?

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You can remove the bars without removing the 'bolts'/studs up front. Just undo the nuts and the bar is off up front. You don't even have to fully undo them...just loosen them some and the bar will slide out of the stud.


To get the studs out, you'll need to lift up your carpet where your feet would be while driving. Pop off the bodymount rubber grommet/cap, then snake the bracket out of the cavity.
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thanks a lot, il try that.
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i took mine off by 6 bolts either side. two up front and one in the back or something. i was under the truck and when i loosened the rear, then the front, i slid the nerf bar back and they came right out. no need to go into the cab or remove any grommets.
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the bolts up front are in a cage no need for a wrench
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i used a socket when i took mine out. i tightened the bolts down and left them there since i was afraid of loosing them
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i just left the front bolts hang there
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i just left the front bolts hang there
they can make a really annoying rattling sound if the nut isnt put back on ask my how i know LOL
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i just left the front bolts hang there
Me too and glad I did since I just put my rails back on
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mine dont rattle at all, i think its becaused there always encased in mud. lol
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LOL nice
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You guys realize you can remove the front mounting studs from the bottom right? You just lift up on the stud mount and fish it out the big hole in the crossmember. I bought my running boards off a brand new 09 Ranger and I personally removed them myself. This is how I removed the stud mount and reinstalled it in my 04. I remember thinking to myself as I was taking them off his truck, "great I'm gonna have to leave that mount behind cause it doesn't look like its gonna come out of the frame."
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yes i know but i have them still on just took off for painting lol
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I finally got them off, with my brothers help. I really like it better without them. il try and get some pics up soon...
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Stupid cap on 03 edge nerf bars fell off.. :( I like the nerf bars that come on it,but I am about to tear them off because one stupid plastic cap fell off that I will probably never find....

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