ROC Rank: 6k Comma Club
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: 70 Square Miles Surrounded by Reality
Model Year: 2006
Color: Billet Silver / Gray
Re: Running Board Install Cost by Dealer(s)
Hard to believe dealerships charge that kinda jack to do easy installs like this. They have the people to do it, they have the right tools, they have the know-how and would be very easy for them to do the install...throw the truck on the lift, lift it up, put the running boards on, and that's it. It should take a knowlegable "service tech" about 15-20 to put them on....and about 1/2 of that time would be taking them out of the box...!
Anyway, as noted above this is an easy install. I guess you can decide if the rivet nuts are needed or not. I used the $1.87 rivet nut tool and installed mine myself. I would say the hardest thing was to get those rivet nut things to expand and seat right. It takes a little elbow grease and a little patience. Other than that...it's nothing but lining up holes, putting the bolts through, and tightening the nuts. Definitely not worth paying $200+ for somebody else to do it. Even at $99...IMHO that is still expensive...unless you don't want to do it yourself...which then it would probably be reasonable...I dunno.
I installed my own hitch and harness too...and the running board install was much easier...not that the hitch/harness install was all that hard either....
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