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Learn about ActionTrac™ Powered Running Boards

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Get easier access into your lifted truck or Jeep

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No-drill brackets and no-splice wiring

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Next-generation power running boards

ActionTrac™ powered running boards are the next generation of automatic, power running boards. They are unique from other power side steps because they feature a patented step-within-a-step™ design -- two steps in one.

ActionTrac™ running boards also feature no-splice wiring and a no-drill bracket installation on most models, as well as powder-coated aluminum construction, making them the perfect side steps for offroad trucks and Jeeps.


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Key features of ActionTrac™

ARIES ActionTrac™ retractable running boards two-step access


The patented two-step design provides easier access, especially on large vehicles.

ARIES ActionTrac™ powered retractable running boards - two-step

Up to 15" drop

The power step drops 8" when the door opens and up to 15" below the doorsill.

ARIES ActionTrac™ power running boards housing on Jeep JL


The streamlined install requires no drilling for the brackets and no-splicing for the wiring.

ARIES ActionTrac™ powered steps with anti-pinch control module

Control module

The integrated module automatically detects obstructions and eliminates pinch hazards.


ActionTrac™ powered running boards in action


ActionTrac™ running boards are ideal for offroad trucks and Jeeps because they feature a durable powder-coated aluminum build and mount high-and-tight against the vehicle.

No-drill, no-splice install

ActionTrac™ boards are engineered for an easy installation, mounting with no splicing required for the wiring and no drilling required for the brackets (some Ram models require drilling).


ARIES ActionTrac™ Powered Truck Steps 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Automated, patented step-within-a-step™

The step-within-a-step™ design of ActionTrac™ powered running boards makes them the perfect lifted truck steps. There is one 4" non-skid step on top of the main housing and one 3" step that deploys automatically as needed.

When the door opens, the control module deploys the electric step 8" below the top step and up to 15” below the inside of the doorsill, depending on the model. This provides safe, convenient access to the vehicle, especially on larger trucks, Jeeps and SUVs that are built for offroading. It is also ideal for families with young children and for elderly passengers.

When the door is closed again, these lifted truck steps retract, providing plenty of ground clearance for the offroad trail.


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ARIES ActionTrac™ power steps offer two-step access on Jeep Wrangler JL

Benefits of a step-within-a-step™

ARIES ActionTrac™ power steps - child - 2014 Ram 1500

Easier entry

The two-step design offers easy access for all passengers, including young and elderly.

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Shielded components

The housing keeps the foldout step, pivot points and electronics protected from the elements.

ARIES ActionTrac™ foldout running boards for rooftop access Jeep Wrangler JK

Roof access

The 4" top step provides a convenient step up for reaching items on the roof.

ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards on Jeep JL rocker panels

Side protection

The contoured design helps protect the vehicle's rocker panels from road debris and door dings.


ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards on a white Jeep Wrangler

Extra vehicle side protection

With the innovative step-within-a-step™ design, ActionTrac™ powered running boards offer a uniquely contoured look against the vehicle. Rather than folding up underneath the vehicle, the power steps fold into the housing which provides additional side protection for the vehicle.

ActionTrac™ running boards contour to the rocker panels, helping to block small stone and other debris kicked up by the tires from scratching and marring the vehicle’s finish. Additionally, when the vehicle is parked, the running boards provide an extra defense against door dings from other vehicles.


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Control module for safety

Each set of ActionTrac™ powered running boards is equipped with an integrated control module for safe entry and exit. During operation, the control module detects any obstructions in the path of the power step. This immediately pauses operation, eliminating the risk of pinch hazards and avoiding damage to the steps from rocks and other obstacles.

For additional safety, the main housing has built-in LED lights that illuminate the power step upon deployment, providing convenient visibility in dark conditions.


ActionTrac™ powered running boards are designed to offer a custom fit on your truck, SUV or Jeep Wrangler. They install with vehicle-specific brackets and use pre-existing holes in the vehicle to eliminate the need for drilling (some Ram models excluded). Unlike other power side steps, ActionTrac™ retractable running boards also do not require alignment and will not bind during operation.

ActionTrac™ running boards are also the easiest to install power steps on the market in terms of electrical. They connect directly to the vehicle's battery in a self-contained system that requires no splicing into factory wiring.

ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards on an offroad Jeep Wrangler JK
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Weatherproof build

Just like your truck, Jeep or SUV, these power running boards are built for the off-road. They are assembled right here in the USA with extruded 6061-T6 aluminum, making them highly durable, yet lightweight and corrosion-resistant.

For added protection against corrosion, scratches and marring, they also come with a durable carbide black powder coat finish.

Maintenance-free operation

ActionTrac™ powered running boards operate with single rotary motors, contained within the main housing of each board. These single motors allow the electric steps to remain quiet and maintenance-free, while still offering fast, smooth operation.

The motors, pivot points and all of the electrical components are shielded within the main housing of the boards, keeping them well protected against the elements and ensuring long-lasting reliability.

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