WHAT MAKES A GENUINE AMP RESEARCH POWERSTEP

 

INVENTED, ENGINEERED AND BUILT IN AMERICA. ONLY BY AMP RESEARCH.

Designed and built in America, AMP Research PowerStep™ running boards are the real deal. By every meaningful measure, it’s the best-built, best-performing and best-selling product of its kind. With an integrated LED lighting system and available stainless-steel trim accent strips, the AMP Research PowerStep™ is clearly the quality choice.  There’s only one PowerStep™ and it has the AMP Research name on it.

5-YEAR/60,000-MILE WARRANTY

The AMP Research PowerStep™ is designed, engineered and manufactured exclusively in the USA and is backed by a no-nonsense, an industry leading, 5-year/60,000 mile warranty.

U.S. CERTIFIED ALUMINUM

High-strength, U.S. certified aluminum-alloy is used to manufacture our die-cast linkage components and then anodized and Teflon® coatings are applied to a military specification to resist corrosion. Precision-fit, zero-maintenance stainless-steel pivot pins rotate on self-lubricating composite bushings. Components are subjected to and pass a battery of environmental and durability tests including brutal 1,000-hour salt spray tests.

OEM QUALITY

To meet the quality standards of GM, Ford, Chrysler, Mopar, Toyota and Nissan, AMP Research is ISO 9001:2008 with Design certified.

Covered by 16 patents, the AMP Research PowerStep™ features weatherproof OEM-quality motors, wiring harness and sealed connectors. The AMP-designed electronic controller employs pressure-sensitive, pinch-proof safety technology.

Extruded, 6063-aluminum step boards have two internal ribs for added stiffness and rigidity and are given a high-traction powder coat finish maximum grip and durability–and a 600 Lb load capacity for each side.

Each AMP Research PowerStep™ kit includes two full-length running boards assemblies for both driver and passenger sides, two electric motors, electronic controller, wiring harness, all necessary mounting hardware and an integrated, low-profile, LED light system – all standard.

PROVEN TO PERFORM

The AMP Research PowerStep™ has been tested and proven in long-term, real-world, driving conditions performing flawlessly in snow, ice, dust, mud and dirt. The lightweight, yet rock-solid running board and rugged die-cast linkage components are crafted in the USA of aircraft-quality aluminum, black-anodized and Teflon® coated for maximum corrosion protection. Precision, stainless-steel hinge points and bearings ensure trouble-free action. And the heavy-duty electric motor is designed and tested to provide reliable, maintenance-free operation for decades.

AMP RESEARCH PRODUCT TESTING

AMP Research products undergo a battery of tests to ensure reliable, trouble-free operation.

Painted Parts Testing
1.     Film Hardness Test
2.     Impact Resistance Test
3.     Chipping Resistance Characteristics
4.     Adhesion Test
5.     Humidity Resistance Test
6.     Corrosion Resistance Test
7.     Scab Corrosion Test
8.     Filiform Corrosion Test
9.     Acid Resistance Test
10.   Alakai Resistance Test
11.    Gasoline Resistance Test
12.    Engine Oil Resistance Test
13.    Windshield Washer Fluid Resistance Test
14.    Rust Preventative Wax Resistance Test
15.    Antifreeze Resistance Test
16.    Thermal Cycle Test
17.    Xenon Weatherometer
18.    Resistance to Warm Waster

Hardware Parts Testing
19.    Salt Spray Testing

Plastic Parts Testing
20.    Thermal Cycle Test
21.    Chemical Resistance Test
22.    Weatherability and Light Resistance Test
23.    Salt Spray Test
24.    Moisture Resistance for Plastic Parts
25.    Falling Ball Impact Test
26.    Scratching Resistance Test
27.    Step Pad Extraction Force

Assembly Testing
28.    Durability – Vibration Resistance
29.    Durability – Cyclic strength
30.    Vehicle Car Wash
31.    Stiffness
32.    Strength
33.    Road Load Durability
34.    Vehicle road interference evaluation
35.    High-cycle fatigue testing