AMP Research PowerStep and PowerStep XL Installation Videos

Date posted: December 2, 2015

Looking to install AMP Research PowerSteps yourself? You can do it, and we’ll help with instructions and videos. Of course we offer PowerStep instructions and PowerStep XL instructions on the website, but we now have two installation videos that’ll walk you through the process.

First up is the PowerStep video, which shows how to install the boards on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JK). The second video showcases a PowerStep XL install on a 2015 Ford F-150. And while your vehicles may vary, much of the installation is the same no matter which vehicle you choose.

Be sure to consult the instructions for precise installation details.


Installation Video: AMP Research PowerStep – Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Installation Video: AMP Research PowerStep XL – 2015 Ford F-150

New Product: Aluminum Alloy Fuel Door for Jeep Wrangler JK

Date posted: November 23, 2015

AMP Research Aluminum Alloy Jeep JK Fuel Door (brushed aluminum)
AMP Research’s latest new product is this aluminum alloy fuel door for the 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler (JK). Made from durable aluminum alloy, the fuel door replaces the entire “bucket” on a stock JK. This isn’t just a door cover or a bezel—it’s entire unit.

AMP Research Fuel Door on blue Jeep Wrangler JK
The door itself has a patented cam hinge that ensures rattle-free driving whether on or off the pavement. The unit installs easily, and provides a great look to compliment the Wrangler’s rugged style. Plus, the product is available in either black powder-coated or brushed aluminum finishes.

AMP Research Aluminum Alloy Fuel Door in Brushed Aluminum

Learn more and see more photos on the Aluminum Alloy Jeep JK Fuel Door product page.

AMP Research’s 2015 SEMA Show Vehicles

Date posted: November 2, 2015

AMP Research Toyota Tundra

It’s that time of the year again: the SEMA Show is on and there are a host of vehicle’s showcasing AMP Research products. We’re displaying a few trucks of our own, too. Take a look.

Read the rest of this story…

REBATE: Get up to $100 Back on AMP Research Products!

Date posted: November 1, 2015

AMP Research Promo Q4

Waiting for that perfect time to buy AMP Research products? Well, now is it as we have promotions going on that allow you to get either a $100 or $50 pre-paid American Express card after the purchase of AMP Research products! Specifically, buyers can get $100 back on a set of PowerStep™ electric running boards, or $50 back on your choice of a BedStep®, BedStep2™, or BedXTender HD™.

This promotion won’t last forever, though. You’ll need to buy between November 1 and December 30, 2015. To learn more, visit


Visit AMP Research at the 2015 SEMA Show

Date posted: October 2, 2015

Lund International booth at SEMA Show 2015

The SEMA Show is the pulse of the automotive aftermarket. It features 2,300 exhibitors, 60,000 buyers, 3,000 members of the media, and has an overall attendance of more than 135,000—and it’s right around the corner. The show runs November 3–6 in Las Vegas, and it’s open to the trade only.

Since AMP Research is part of the Lund International family of brands, we will be with Lund International, located in Upper South Hall, booth number 31027. We’ll be there along with our other brands including AVS, BushwackerLUND, Rampage Products, Stampede, and TonnoPro.

If you’re going to be at the show, be sure and stop by to see the latest new products from AMP Research and our new, innovative accessories from all of the above-mentioned brands as well. Our booth hours are 9–5, Tuesday though Thursday, and 9–4 on Friday. We hope to see you in Vegas!


 AMP Products on Chevy

New Product: AMP Research BedStep2 for 2015–2016 Ford F-150

Date posted: September 29, 2015

AMP Research BedStep2 for 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150

AMP Research has released a new BedStep2™ for the 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150. The BedStep2 is a deployable side-mounted bed access step that mounts behind the vehicle’s cab allowing easy access to bed-mounted tool boxes, fifth-wheel hitches, and cargo—and extremely handy thing to have.

The BedStep2 can be installed on either side of a pickup truck and easily mounts to the vehicle’s underside. Made with high-strength aluminum-alloy components and precision stainless-steel pivot pins, the BedStep2 has rock-solid stability and durability. Equipped with maintenance-free self-lubricating bushings, the BedStep2 works great in all kinds of conditions. Plus, its military-spec, corrosion-resistant, anodized and PTFE-coated finish will look great for years.

With its easy deployment, a wide step, and 300 lb. capacity, the BedStep2 is a great addition to the latest Ford F-150. This step will fit both 5.5-foot and 6.5-foot beds, but the long bed will require an installation kit (part number: 10-79412-01A).

The BedStep2 is invented, engineered, and built in the USA and carries a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.

AMP Research BedStep2 for 2015 and 2016 Ford F-150

Employee Profile: Anthony Smith

Date posted: July 28, 2015

Anthony Smith from AMP ResearchMeet Anthony Smith, AMP Research’s Engineering Director. He has a passion for engineering, loves to surf, and is a key part in our company’s innovative products. He’s worked here for 16 years and has had his hands in everything the company has produced since: AMP Research PowerSteps, BedXTender, and AMP Research fuel doors. The first product he worked on, however, was one of our early BedXTender designs and fuel doors. However, he notes that once the company started developing our iconic PowerStep, most of his time has gone to that.

Anthony went to school for mechanical engineering at California State University, Long Beach, but had other interests in art an mathematics as well.

“I think diversifying your studies is healthy for the creative side of engineers,” he said. “I think advanced mathematics helps develop a person’s creative problem solving skills, and studying fine arts helps develop an awareness of form, visual balance, and overall aesthetics.”

Leading the Engineering Team is no small task, and Anthony pushes for innovation and quality with every product AMP Research produces. One of Anthony’s big strengths is in kinematics, which is the kind of mechanics that focuses on motion. Considering every product AMP Research offers has some form of motion, he gets to exercise this discipline often. He admits, however, that product design, another area of his focus, is probably the most fun. But there are a lot of moving parts in creating and producing product, and it all needs to be carried out to produce a quality product.

So what’s the best part about working for AMP Research?

AMP Research PowerStep

“I like the challenging opportunities that AMP Research and Lund International bring. With a family of product so large and enough resources to tackle the challenges, it’s nice to be a part of such an atmosphere that breeds innovation.”

Another thing Anthony mentions is the diverse group at AMP Research and Lund International has as a whole.

“There are a variety of passions—sports, hobbies, family, whatever the love might be—it is encouraged, and there is a lot of positive energy that spills into the work we do,” he said. Anthony said the feedback from the customers pushes the company and its employees to make the product great.

“We love our products, but we also love the community we feel with our customers.”

Outside of work, one of Anthony’s passions is surfing. The amazing photo below shows him riding a wave in Tavarua, Fiji in April, 2015. He says he draws passion from his love of surfing.

We’re proud to have Anthony on the AMP Research team and in the Lund International family of brands. His work and passion speak for themselves both on the job an on a surfboard!

Anthony Smith surfing

New Product: AMP Research PowerStep XL

Date posted: July 21, 2015

AMP Research PowerStep XL

AMP Research has added a new model to its lineup of PowerStep™ electric deployable running boards. The PowerStep XL™ features an additional 3-inches of drop compared to standard PowerStep boards, which makes them ideal for lifted vehicles. This 3-inch drop comes courtesy of an integrated aluminum rail that not only looks great, but also offers additional durability when the steps are retracted. The PowerStep XL also features easy installation with hassle-free plug-and-play wiring. Simply attach the boards and plug the wiring harness into the vehicle’s OBDII port.

The PowerStep XL allows easier entry and exit of lifted trucks, yet still retracts and stows neatly along the vehicle’s rocker panels. Already an award winner, the PowerStep XL won Best New Exterior Accessory at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where it was first shown to the public.

Like other PowerStep models, the PowerStep XL features an integrated LED light system for excellent low-light visibility. The rails are constructed of sturdy 6063 marine-grade aluminum and wear an attractive, corrosion-resistant black textured coating. For extra strength, the boards’ components are made from die-cast aluminum alloy with an anodized PTFE-coated (polytetrafluoroethylene) military-spec finish for excellent corrosion resistance. Precision stainless steel pivot pins ensure rock-solid stability with a 600 lb. capacity, and maintenance-free, self-lubricating bushings ensure years of all-weather performance.

Invented, engineered, and built in the USA, these premium boards are backed by a five year/60,000 mile limited warranty.

For a list of applications, visit our PowerStep XL page.

AMP Research PowerStep XL retracted

AMP Research and the World Famous KROQ

Date posted: January 7, 2014

KROQ Install

A few weeks ago we outfitted a GM Dually for the guys over at The World Famous KROQ radio station. The link below has a rundown of the parts installed and a quick little video from Lightning showing you the PowerStep, BedStep and BedStep2 in action!

World Famous KROQ

AMP Research partners with WD40 and SEMA Cares

Date posted: December 18, 2013

This custom, one-of-a-kind Ford F-150 is an OFF-ROAD BEAST and could be yours for just $50!

The WD-40®/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 has high performance parts from more than 20 aftermarket companies, making it the ultimate off-road vehicle. Including parts and labor, its value is estimated at $80,000!

Purchase your raffle tickets now – proceeds will benefit three important SEMA Cares charities!

• Designed by Chip Foose, painted with BASF Onyx HD paint by LGE-CTS Motorsports
• Features a Whipple supercharger, Gale Banks Straight-Shot performance system
• Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system that gives the 6.2L V8 more than 600HP
• Converted front Raptor suspension
• ICON Vehicle Dynamics 3.0 coilovers and upper uniball billet arms and ICON rear triple bypass shocks with
ATLAS 3.0+ leaf springs
• Boatec Raptor fiberglass hood, fenders and bedsides
• Baja Forged front and rear bumpers by LGE-CTS Motorsports
• custom bed cage equipped with Bulldog LED lighting and a WARN winch
• Katzkin leather interior
• Clarion sound system installed by Audio Innovations
• Falken Wild Peak A/T 37×12.5R17 tires
• 17” x 9” MHT Fuel Maverick wheels in a matte Graphite finish

To view all Prize Package Details, including all products and services, visit: SEMA CARES TRUCK RAFFLE sponsored by WD-40®