Unique, finished look. From wheel to wheel.
We offer 4" wheel-to-wheel oval side bars on select models for regular cab pickup trucks and others (regular cab available in black finish only).
Each wheel-to-wheel side bar features an extra step pad in the rear to allow for easy access to the truck bed or truck bed tool box.
The 20° bends and seamlessly blended end caps offer a superior, finished look to competitive straight tubes and plastic end caps.
More features and benefits
When you start and end your day turning the ignition of your truck, unreliable footing is not an option. You need a step that can bear weight with ease, provide comfortable footing and look good all at the same time.
ARIES 4" wheel-to-wheel oval side bars are sleek, strong and custom-fitted to be a highly functional extension of your pickup truck. For a variety of makes and models, 4" wheel-to-wheel sides are a step up.
ARIES 4" wheel-to-wheel oval side bars are unique because of their extra step pad. Each side bar is made to span the length of your truck's wheelbase and is fitted with an additional step pad in the rear for utility purposes and an enhanced appearance. The extended step of our wheel-to-wheel side bars allows for a sturdy foothold and easy access to the truck bed.
Wheel-to-wheel side bars are not only available for extended cab and crew cab trucks, but also regular cab pickups as well. This provides a particularly unique customization option. Whether you are looking for easier access to your cross-bed toolbox or simply a convenient step up into the truck bed, 4" oval wheel-to-wheel side bars help maximize the functionality of your regular cab truck (NOTE: regular cab applications are available in the black finish only).
Compare wheel-to-wheel to other ARIES side bars
|4" wheel-to-wheel ovals||Big Step™ 4" round||6" ovals||Pro Series™ 3" round|
|Specialty||Superior finished look from wheel to wheel||Showing off larger trucks||OE style with lightweight design||Extra strength and durability|
|Material options||304 stainless or carbon steel||T6 aluminum alloy||Aluminum alloy or 304 stainless||Carbon steel|
|Finish options||Polished stainless or semi-gloss black||Textured black powder coat||Semi-gloss black or polished stainless||Textured black powder coat|
|Tube profile||4" elliptical||4" round||6" oval||3" round|
|Tread type||Raised, custom step pads||Raised, custom step pads||Extra-wide, non-skid step pads||Raised, custom step pads|
|End caps||Seamless, welded||n/a||Hard ABS plastic||n/a|
|Installation method||Vehicle-specific brackets||Vehicle-specific brackets||Track mounting system||Vehicle-specific brackets|
|Warranty||Limited lifetime or three-year||Five-year||Five-year or limited lifetime||Three-year|
Something else that sets ARIES 4" wheel-to-wheel oval side bars apart from all others is their blended end caps and OE-style bends.
Rather than capping our side bars with a plastic cap, we offer a blended end cap for a smooth, seamless appearance. This blended cap also works better to protect the inside of the tubes from corrosion. Because there are no edges or seams, moisture cannot penetrate to erode the side bar from within.
With 20° bends on the front ends, our wheel-to-wheel ovals offer a unique alternative to the straight tubes offered by competitors. These 20° bends are meant to mimic the style of popular original-equipment side bars, and they help to incorporate the side bars into the layout of the vehicle, contouring to its body shape and rocker panels.
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ARIES 4" wheel-to-wheel oval side bars are also fitted with custom, raised step pads to provide a wide stepping surface. Each step is custom-positioned to perfectly match the layout of each vehicle application.
The raised design of the step pads makes them more comfortable compared to the depressed style, and they offer more surface area for improved safety. The polypropylene construction will not crack over time, and because it has a textured grip, the surface is highly resistant to slips and skids, even when wet.
Like our standard-length 4" oval side bars, our wheel-to-wheel ovals are made with strong 4" elliptical tubing and are available in two different finish options to give you the freedom to customize. We offer a polished stainless steel option and a black powder-coated carbon steel option.
Our polished stainless side bars is made from 304 stainless steel, meaning they have a relatively higher nickel content. This allows them to be a "true" stainless, being truly rust-resistant and long-lasting in spite of the elements. For added flash and a clean accent on your truck, we finish them off with a mirror-like polish.
Our black 4" wheel-to-wheel side bars are a high-strength option. They feature carbon steel construction and are finished in a durable semi-gloss black powder coat. This powder coat finish is polyester-based to easily resist rust, chipping and peeling.
Materials and finishes
Installation of ARIES 4" oval wheel-to-wheel side bars is quick and easy with vehicle-specific mounting brackets and no drilling necessary.
Each set of side bars is specially designed for a particular make and model. This not only means that the step pads are positioned for optimum functionality with the placement of the vehicle's doors, but it also means each side bars installs with mounting brackets that are engineered for a custom fit. The brackets use pre-existing holes in the truck's frame to eliminate the need for drilling and speed up the overall installation process.