In SUVs there are different styles to tune the vehicle. One of these styles is the off-road design. And here are nerf bars (also called sill protection or flank protection) very popular. There are components that are suitable for real use in the offroad area, which means that they are designed for tough and extreme requirements. No wonder that many quads are equipped with the practical parts or retrofitted.
Assembly of the steps
The installation of running boards with flank protection is often coupled to another component and, of course, always dependent on the vehicle type. For example, the running boards with flank protection from the supplier Atlas for Fiat Fullback can be installed without much effort. Again, there are manufacturers whose treads can not be mounted on the original mounting points and require much effort. Here you have to read what the provider mentions in this regard for a procedure.
Advantages of running boards
Many steps are equipped with expanded metal. This offers the advantage that you can cede the shoes before boarding and thus do not get dirt, dirt, mud and snow in the vehicle interior. In such running boards, the steel pipes are usually provided with a robust coating, so that they can withstand extreme demands. The grid-like shape prevents much mud or snow from depositing on the running boards. This variant also facilitates the loading of the roof, because you can safely stand on the steps and so better approach the roof.
There are many providers. One of the best-known suppliers of running boards with flank protection is the manufacturer ATLAS already mentioned above. This offers running boards with flank protection, which are suitable as practical access aids in the offroad area. The running boards are made of high-quality coated steel. It is quite practical, however, that the running boards with flank protection offer good protection of the vehicle side. This sometimes includes (depending on the size) even a protection for the wheel and fender. For example, Atlas offers its treadboards with flank protection for the Toyota Hilux VIGO with double cab from year 2012 to 2015. The running boards are coated in a matte black. The dimensions are 72 x 72 x 330 cm. However, the running boards bring a proud weight of 39 kg on the scales.
Another manufacturer is Hansen Styling Parts, This manufacturer offers polished stainless steel running boards for example for the Dodge Nitro, for the Nissan Qashqai J11 from year 2014, the Nissan Qashqai J10 from year 2007, for the Hyundai Santa Fe from year 2006 and for many other SUVs. The manufacturer also has treads made of aluminum, for example for the Suzuki Vitara from year 2016. The diameter of the stainless steel tubes is 75 mm. The tread is provided with plastic applications. Another provider of treads is KfzLM, The treads consist of ABS. The manufacturer offers treads, for example for the Chevrolet Captiva from year 2006.
Only a few suppliers offer running boards with flank protection with a parts certificate, which is why a single purchase is necessary for operation in traffic. Hansen Styling Parts is one of the few suppliers to offer a TÜV approval certificate for its treads. We hope you the info report to the term Flank protection / sill protection - Nerf bars (also called rock slider) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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