Ok. I'm sure some are tired of my paint thread so I'll start another discussion. I like this forum out of the 5 I'm on because it's not divided into so many sub forums that the topic is missed by most. A lot of the same people contribute to multiple forums as well. I hope to see them here as well. My driver side factory running board has some significant wear and those that follow my threads know im a bit particular about appearance. Also on my previous rangers I've scoward the salvage yards and u pick lots to find the original screws, fasteners, and body parts to bring my trucks back to as close to original as possible. Even when I do upgrades I like them to appear as if it came from the factory in this manner. I will eventually be starting a project build thread which will cover suspension lifts, tires, v8 doner cars/ vs coyotee engine swap etc...once my ranger paint job reaches conclusion. My goal is to build a very comfortable all terrain truck. Stuff im sure has been covered in numerous past threads im sure... But for now...knowing I want to eventually take the truck offroad, are running boards a hazzard or a blessing when offroading a lifted truck? Also, there are newer trucks with running boards that retract under the body and deploy when the doors are opened. Has anybody tried to incorporate this on their rangers? Or do most just scrap the running boards for a smaller stirrup step? Or get rid of them all together? I'm short in stature as I've stated in other threads( 5' 9") and no spring chicken. Lol. I'm interested in opinions, pics and any suggestion. Oh and, anyone know how to add your signature to your posts? Thank you for reading.