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Same here...order placed. Black powder-coated for my R1S :like:
 
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I know there have been some people asking to see a full installation video. Well good news, it just went live on our site! Check it out for a full step-by-step walk through of installing the running boards. We also show you a few of the tips and tricks that we use when installing along with the steps to get the tightest fitting underbody panels around the mounting brackets of our premium stainless steel running boards.

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I know there have been some people asking to see a full installation video. Well good news, it just went live on our site! Check it out for a full step-by-step walk through of installing the running boards. We also show you a few of the tips and tricks that we use when installing along with the steps to get the tightest fitting underbody panels around the mounting brackets of our premium stainless steel running boards.

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Video is really nicely done.
 

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Agreed. That is the most straightforward removal of the plastic trim panels I have seen to date. Ready for my install!
 

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Video is really nicely done.
Indeed, good installation video.
Agreed. That is the most straightforward removal of the plastic trim panels I have seen to date. Ready for my install!
Thank you guys, we appreciate the nice feedback!

Also wanted to let you know that all three of your orders have shipped, so you should be receiving them soon. Thanks again!
 

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I received my order last evening and started my install today. First, I have to say that it was very well packaged. Since I have watched the installation video, I didn't have to read the instructions into details. I took my time and didn't try to be hurry; I guess I used less than four hours to unbox, get all the tools together and install.

I'm actually very happy with the quality and the looks.

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Looking good @BeanEW! Just received my order today so I'll post pics as well once I have them installed. Any other tips or tricks you recommend from your intstall?
 

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Looking good @BeanEW! Just received my order today so I'll post pics as well once I have them installed. Any other tips or tricks you recommend from your intstall?
DrG, if you have watched the video, you should be fine. For me, I would say do not over tighten the 10mm bolts (3 on each side) because they just hold the plastic trim panels. I think I over tighten them. The other is I only have T55 and don't have TP55. I tried using my impact driver with T55 and it was slipping because they were very tight. I then used my breaker bar and it worked fine.
 
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I received the running boards yesterday and I installed it today. They look really solid. Nicely packed and it was shipped asap per my request.

Installation took 3.5 hours. Instructions and video are superhelpfull. I could have done this under 2 hours, if I had impact wrench. It is very hard to work with tp55 without that. Even though I got torx bits , but manually it was very hard to do it. Also I saw it getting free at one point. Anyone who wants to do it pls make sure you have all tools. FYI, I am not a DIY person. If I can do it, anybody can do it. Cutting panel was easy. Taking panel out first time was very hard. You need to make sure flat head driver is not only long but head is wide enough. In some panels it was hard to put it back, but still not a big deal.

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