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Negotiated running boards with my RTL-E. They installed them today, but put the die cast running boards on instead of the standard ones I ordered. They said I could live with them a couple of days and if I want the ones I ordered, they would replace them. I kind of like the looks, modern, but it just wasn't what I was expecting, and what I had on my old Ridgeline. Anyone know anything about the die cast? Will they hold up as well?
 

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Haven't seen the die cast before but they look tough. I've got the lighted running boards and they don't look as good (in my eyes).
 
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The die cast are discussed in another thread as the preferred ones.
 

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Negotiated running boards with my RTL-E. They installed them today, but put the die cast running boards on instead of the standard ones I ordered. They said I could live with them a couple of days and if I want the ones I ordered, they would replace them. I kind of like the looks, modern, but it just wasn't what I was expecting, and what I had on my old Ridgeline. Anyone know anything about the die cast? Will they hold up as well?


The one with chrome looks better with your trim. Just saying.
 

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I got the die cast because I don't like chrome. Had them for several weeks and the only drawback is getting out of the vehicle. You have to make sure you step over them or they scrape the back of your leg


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Yes. I have a 4 year old and 2 year old grandsons. They really need the running boards but I'm concerned these are too rough. Any bare skin (like a knee or shin) is going to be a pretty good scrape.
 

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Those textured ones don't mix with shorts. After my test drive, I got in and out a dozen times checking stuff out. I scraped my calves so many times on those things! If I wanted running boards, I'd get the smooth ones. Just food for thought
 

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I made the switch to the non die-cast running boards and I'm very happy, for two reasons:
- at least for the E model, I think they look much better. Also, I had a gen 1 truck with the Honda running boards, and these are more streamlined. They look really good.
- more importantly, they are much safer. In the 48 hrs the die-cast were on my truck, I had already scraped my leg twice, and the Honda technician checking me in scraped her leg pretty badly. I have no doubt my two little grandsons would have drawn blood on the die-cast. I do appreciate that for some models, they will look good, but be very careful getting in and out if you have any exposed skin.
 

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i have die cast on my G2 and didn't want them. Came on the truck when I bought it and the dealership would have charged 4 hours labor to remove...


so if anyone in SoCal wants a set of die cast, hit me up
 

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i have die cast on my G2 and didn't want them. Came on the truck when I bought it and the dealership would have charged 4 hours labor to remove...





so if anyone in SoCal wants a set of die cast, hit me up


Holy crap they have slow workers. There are 12 easily accessible bolts holding it to the body. How many hours do they charge for an oil change?
That would even be inexcusable if they were the lighted ones.
 

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"i have die cast on my G2 and didn't want them. Came on the truck when I bought it and the dealership would have charged 4 hours labor to remove..."

I arrived at the dealer this morning at 7:25 and left at 9:15. They removed the die-cast, and installed the running boards with lights (I requested they upgrade me to the ones with lights, for my trouble, and split the upgrade cost with me... they said OK).
 

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Hi



Anyone who have installed the Running Board on their RL2 (die cast/chrome/lighted....etc) know the ground clearance before and after the installed?



TIA :)


Technically no loss of ground clearance. The cast boards themselves are about an inch lower than the frame and the brackets hang down more than that. But the brackets at their lowest point aren't quite as low as the other stuff under the truck.
I suppose if I'm going over something large on one side only there would be a loss but in that case I'd rather hit the step than my rocker panel anyway.
 
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