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Aries Debuts Powered Running Boards


Aries, a manufacturer of Jeep, SUV and CUV accessories, announces the release of its all-new, U.S.A.-made ActionTrac powered running boards. These off-road-ready steps are the next generation of power running boards, featuring an innovative step-within-a-step design, smart sensors for added safety and no-drill installation.

Unlike any other power running boards on the market, ActionTrac boards feature a step-within-a-step. They operate with integrated smart sensors that automatically deploy the power step 8-inch when the door opens. That’s up to 15-inch below the doorsill, depending on the application. The main housing offers an additional non-skid stepping surface on top, providing easy, two-step entry and exit. This is especially useful out on the trails on larger, lifted trucks and Jeeps. When the door closes, the power step is retracted and concealed within the housing for a sleek, contoured look. The smart sensors also detect any obstructions to avoid damage and pinch hazards.

ActionTrac powered running boards are also unique in their ease of installation. They mount using pre-existing factory holes, eliminating the need for drilling and reducing installation time. The use of factory mounting points also eliminates the need for alignment on the pivot points and the risk of binding.

For long-lasting resilience on the road and in the field, ActionTrac retractable running boards are constructed from powder-coated aluminum. The aluminum is 6061-T6, making it very durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant. The housing keeps the power step dry in wet, muddy conditions and seals the internal components off from water, dirt and other off-road debris. The motors within the steps are water-resistant and the wiring harnesses are waterproof. This also makes cleanup very easily. Simply spray them down with a hose and let air dry.

Aries ActionTrac powered running boards are available for the Jeep Wrangler JK and JL, with select applications of pickup trucks and SUVs coming soon.

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