ARIES has released its new ActionTrac powered running boards. These off-road-ready steps are the next generation of power running boards that feature a step-within-a-step design, smart sensors for added safety and no-drill installation, according to the company.
ActionTrac boards—made in the U.S.—operate with integrated smart sensors that automatically deploy the power step 8-inches when the door opens. That’s up to 15-inches below the doorsill, depending on application. The main housing offers an additional non-skid stepping surface on top for a two-step entry and exit. This is especially useful out on the trails on larger, lifted trucks and Jeeps, according to ARIES. When the door closes, the power step is retracted and concealed within the housing for a sleek, contoured look. The smart sensors also detect any obstructions to avoid damage and pinch hazards.
ActionTrac powered running boards mount using pre-existing factory holes, eliminating the need for drilling and reducing installation time. The use of factory mounting points also eliminates the need for alignment on the pivot points and the risk of binding, according to ARIES.
The new power boards are constructed from powder-coated 6061-T6 aluminum, making them durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant. The housing keeps the power step dry in wet, muddy conditions and seals the internal components off from water, dirt and other off-road debris. Water-resistant motors and waterproof wiring harnesses within the steps also make cleanup easy—simply spray down with a hose and let them air dry.
ARIES ActionTrac powered running boards are available for the Jeep Wrangler JK and JL, with select applications for pickup trucks and additional SUVs coming soon.