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Hello Everyone,
I am thinking to buy running boards. Any one know any good aftermarket company that will come out with a better looking, rugged & cheaper running boards for RL or m I stuck with factory ones?

I like the cast Iron ones but I don't want to spend over 1200 CAD for those and I don't really like the plastic ones.
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I bought an aftermarket set made by Blackhorse. They are marketed for the Pilot, but fit perfectly.

The metal for the tubes is a little thinner than I would prefer, but they hold my weight just fine. I did spray some fluid film into the tubes through the bolt holes. I'm not the seller below. This is the same as the set I purchased. These were easy to install and can be installed without help.

Black Horse 2016 2017 Honda Pilot Black Side Steps Running Boards 9H1403A | eBay
 

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I bought an aftermarket set made by Blackhorse. They are marketed for the Pilot, but fit perfectly.

The metal for the tubes is a little thinner than I would prefer, but they hold my weight just fine. I did spray some fluid film into the tubes through the bolt holes. I'm not the seller below. This is the same as the set I purchased. These were easy to install and can be installed without help.

Black Horse 2016 2017 Honda Pilot Black Side Steps Running Boards 9H1403A | eBay
Thanks Buddy
Unfortunately they don't ship them to Canada but as you said Pilot running boards fit RL. so that is true for only these ones or any running boards available for 2016 pilot will fit RL

I found these ship to Canada and they look better than the cast Iron ones in my opinion
Black Horse 2016 2017 Honda Pilot Vortex Running Boards Side Steps VO HOPI16 | eBay
 

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Thanks Buddy
Unfortunately they don't ship them to Canada but as you said Pilot running boards fit RL. so that is true for only these ones or any running boards available for 2016 pilot will fit RL

I found these ship to Canada and they look better than the cast Iron ones in my opinion
Black Horse 2016 2017 Honda Pilot Vortex Running Boards Side Steps VO HOPI16 | eBay


Ladhark, I can only speak from experience on the set I installed. However, the bracket mounting gholes and distance apart are exactly the same. It would seem to me that any that fit the Pilot 2016/2017 would fit the Ridgeline 2017 as well. But, I cannot make any absolute statement in that regard.

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I bought an aftermarket set made by Blackhorse. They are marketed for the Pilot, but fit perfectly.

The metal for the tubes is a little thinner than I would prefer, but they hold my weight just fine. I did spray some fluid film into the tubes through the bolt holes. I'm not the seller below. This is the same as the set I purchased. These were easy to install and can be installed without help.

Black Horse 2016 2017 Honda Pilot Black Side Steps Running Boards 9H1403A | eBay
Would really love to see some pics.
 

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Hello Everyone,
I am thinking to buy running boards. Any one know any good aftermarket company that will come out with a better looking, rugged & cheaper running boards for RL or m I stuck with factory ones?

I like the cast Iron ones but I don't want to spend over 1200 CAD for those and I don't really like the plastic ones.
Experienced Members please advice me
The Honda ones are cast aluminum, not cast iron. These ones any way:


https://www.amazon.com/Honda-Ridgeline-Black-Running-Boards/dp/B01HIXHRGQ/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1473360580&sr=8-17&keywords=honda+ridgeline+running+boards

So many aftermarket running boards rust like crazy. I would like to know if the mounting brackets are steel or aluminum.
 

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The Honda ones are cast aluminum, not cast iron. These ones any way:


https://www.amazon.com/Honda-Ridgeline-Black-Running-Boards/dp/B01HIXHRGQ/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1473360580&sr=8-17&keywords=honda+ridgeline+running+boards

So many aftermarket running boards rust like crazy. I would like to know if the mounting brackets are steel or aluminum.
Ross, I understand your concern.

The brackets are magnetic. I assume they are steel. The brackets are completely painted. I do not see any rust yet, but they are new. Time will tell.

I have a friend with Westin tubes on his truck. They are about 7 years old. No rust on those yet, but I have seen plenty that have. Hopefully, the fluid film will help.
 

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Ross, I understand your concern.

The brackets are magnetic. I assume they are steel. The brackets are completely painted. I do not see any rust yet, but they are new. Time will tell.

I have a friend with Westin tubes on his truck. They are about 7 years old. No rust on those yet, but I have seen plenty that have. Hopefully, the fluid film will help.
I like your Black horse Running boards problem is neither Amazon or ebay are selling them in Canada for some reason.
Hard Time finding one.
 

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Ladhark, take a look for this brand Kasei

They appear identical to what I have and are available in a chrome/stainless finish as well as black. I see them through Amazon for the Honda Pilot 2016 in the US. I can't swear that they fit, but would be surprised if they didn't.
 

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Hello Everyone,
I am thinking to buy running boards. Any one know any good aftermarket company that will come out with a better looking, rugged & cheaper running boards for RL or m I stuck with factory ones?

I like the cast Iron ones but I don't want to spend over 1200 CAD for those and I don't really like the plastic ones.
Experienced Members please advice me
The die-cast running board ( 08L33-T6Z-100 ) is priced at $1365 CDN PLUS 13% Ontario tax = $1542 !! :surprise::frown:
https://www.honda.ca/ridgeline/parts-accessories
http://honda.acc-acc.ca/web/accessories.php?webaccess=307C4F5 &type=changeVeh&vehid=169&styleid=833&noheader=true

I'd just ordered one from "bernardiparts.com" for $474 + $119 shipping USD + custom duty ( maybe not ! >:) )-->> $593 USD + duty.

about under $800 CDN !!! almost half the price !!!

08L33-T6Z-100 | Honda Running Boards - Black (Ridgeline) - Bernardi Parts

That's the lowest I've found doing extensive research and being in Canada we pay the price ! ( still way cheaper than "STEALERS" !!

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Hi UnicornKaz

I was very interested with the die-cast running boards as well, very low profile and does not jut very far out from the body of the Ridgeline when the doors are closed. Problem is, they cost an arm and a leg here in our beloved country Canada ($1300 not including tax). Then I read your post that you bought these at "bernardiparts.com." My question is, did you end up paying import duties?

Also I wonder if you installed these yourself and if so are they pretty easy to install? I wanted to save some money and not end up going to the dealership for these boards.

Thank you kindly.
 

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nope...I got lucky that time (YMMV)...and these are heavy stuff too. :grin:
Even if you get ding for duties...what is the set percentage for them to charge ? of the above price ? ( not sure of current price)

Still way cheaper than $1300 + tax ! :nerd:

Not too hard to install at all...instructions are straight forward. :nerd: :smile:
 

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I just removed the factory running boards from my 2006 (I'm tall enough that I don't ever use them). I like the look of the truck better without them, but I was surprised by one thing (and that one thing is why I haven't yet listed them for sale): The metal/rubber cover design of the boards really blocks a lot of tire and road noise from the cabin. I'm gonna have to think about this a bit!
 
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