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Hello all.
My issue is I’m short person and getting older by the day. I am considering running boards, I use to think they were lame. Now I am thinking that they COULD be useful.
What is everyone’s thoughts, do they get in the way, issues with ice in the winter, will I be able to reach the windshield?
Do I want lights or no lights.
Are the lights LED’s, is the running boards “plug and play” or do the cut into the factory wiring?
Anyone have any pictures of there Passports with them installed?
Anyone wish that they didn’t install there running board?
 

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I am 5’ tall and was climbing in and sliding out of my Passport before I got the running boards. And I opted for the the black slimline. There are many who suggest the more rugged ones for traction with snow.
 

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I am 5’ tall and was climbing in and sliding out of my Passport before I got the running boards. And I opted for the the black slimline. There are many who suggest the more rugged ones for traction with snow.
Is the Slimline Honda OEM? Who else makes more rugged running boards?
 

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Is the Slimline Honda OEM? Who else makes more rugged running boards?
The Honda Dealer OEM I went to had three options, slim line, rugged and the LED lit ones. The LED would have been nice. However, the lights are amber colored and all other lights were white. I can’t post a photo because no matter how many times I shrink it down they are too big. See if you can zoom in on my profile photo?
 
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The Honda Dealer OEM I went to had three options, slim line, rugged and the LED lit ones. The LED would have been nice. However, the lights are amber colored and all other lights were white. I can’t post a photo because no matter how many times I shrink it down they are too big. See if you can zoom in on my profile photo?
Good info, thanks
 
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I just installed the Die-Cast boards and mud flaps in under 2 hours. Easy jobs. The DC boards are the best I've ever seen on a vehicle. I understand why they are pricey. Go for it.
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I just installed the Die-Cast boards and mud flaps in under 2 hours. Easy jobs. The DC boards are the best I've ever seen on a vehicle. I understand why they are pricey. Go for it.
Mike
I agree the die-cast are solid! Not sure how much they help me getting into and out of vehicle if that is the purpose for Gary. I have to put one foot side ways on the running board while I swing my other foot into the the drivers seat at the same time bending my back. I call it Passport Twister. But they do look sharp!
 

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My Elite came with the slimline boards and mud flaps. We had them on the 2012 Pilot we traded for the PP and were used to having them. My wife finds them helpful in getting in and out of the PP.
 

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I am tall and do not need them but my wife is short and is wondering if they would help her getting in the car. For those in that five foot range, do you like having the running boards and do they definitely help access. Thanks for sharing your experience.
 

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I am tall and do not need them but my wife is short and is wondering if they would help her getting in the car. For those in that five foot range, do you like having the running boards and do they definitely help access. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Your wife, like mine, are good candidates for a set of running boards. My wife finds them helpful.
 

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I agree, they are helpful. They allow a shorter person to drop their butt into the seat rather than on the edge. Over time, dragging one’s butt across the seats will breakdown the edge.
 

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I agree, they are helpful. They allow a shorter person to drop their butt into the seat rather than on the edge. Over time, dragging one’s butt across the seats will breakdown the edge.
Exactly. I noticed that same seat wear on an earlier CRV with the front seat passenger sitting on the right seat edge then fully sliding into the seat. Within a few years, that seat edge will flatten and bend losing its ability to provide the lateral support for the passenger. The use of running boards will help the passenger to reach the seat over the edge.
 

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On some past autos, Tacoma, Ridgeline, F-150, etc. I've opted for the aftermarket step nerf bars that I've installed myself after ordering online. They are somewhat simple to install and for me, they serve the same purpose as the way more expensive, running boards. They never seemed to detract from my autos' looks either.

Besides my chrome ones way back on my '97 Ford F-150, I've always gone with the black colored ones. One of the PPorts I saw at a dearship had the OEM running boards already installed. When I went to step in, I found they more hindered my access than being useful. And I don't really need them to step in or out of my auto. Seems when they are there, one tries to use them anyway and that becomes a different dance altogether, LOL.

So I may wait for some time then check to see if AutoAnything has the Nerf Step Bars for the PP. Maybe the ones' they have for the Pilot may already fit this PP?. Not sure. But not in a big hurry for that accessory. Pls post any pics of running boards or aftermarket items here. peace, .e
 

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I selected the package that included hitch and running boards (no lights in them). I'm 6"3' so I don't really need them. I just thought they look really cool. Some trucks have a handle to help you get into the car. My car doesn't have those. I haven't figured out yet what to hold on to when using the running boards to get in.
 
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