BROOMFIELD, CO -
Now you see it…now you don’t. The new Bestop® Powerstep™ is the
only full-length running board that disappears under the truck when not in
With the doors closed, there is no visual cue Powerstep is installed on the
vehicle, retaining the clean, uncluttered style. Powerstep is hidden and
protected under the truck, flush with the rocker panel, virtually eliminating
clearance issues for those who venture off-road. While stowed, the
Powerstep is also up out of the way of road grime so you won’t soil your
pant legs as you brush by.
Open the door, however, and the
Powerstep extends to greet you in
just one second. Powerstep can
extend to the optimal ergonomic
height for proper entry and exit
without sacrificing ground clearance. By placing the step at the optimum
height and distance from the door opening, Powerstep provides a natural
step similar to steps found in your home.
The Powerstep is activated by an electronic signal from the truck’s factory
door sensor switches, so operation is automatic. Though elegant in
operation, Powerstep is built to rugged standards and can handle up to
600 pounds per side. The full- length step features a no-slip surface for
sure-footed access regardless of weather.
A heavy-duty weatherproof motor features anti-pinch technology for an
extra margin of safety. All components are OEM quality and corrosionresistant
for long service life. The Powerstep is designed to operate
normally in all weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. It has
been tested in conditions ranging from a sweltering +200°F to a frigid
The Powerstep is engineered, designed and manufactured by the people
at AMP Research, a technology-driven company located in southern
California. In a strategic alliance, Bestop will brand, market and distribute
the Powerstep for AMP in North America.
Fit, form, and function: They define the Bestop f3 Method. Adhering to
these principles means producing aftermarket truck accessories that
install like OE, offer refined vehicle-specific engineering and reliably serve
a practical purpose. It’s the way Bestop has done business for 50 years.
Bestop Inc. is part of Decoma International owned by Magna International,
one of the largest automotive parts manufacturers in the world. Bestop
manufactures aftermarket soft tops, accessories and hard tops for small
sport utility vehicles and functional accessories for pickup trucks. For
more information on the Bestop product line, call (800) 845-3567 or go to