Trucks are truly a must-have for anyone who wants to make big trips or haul a lot of cargo. If you're one of the millions of truck owners across the country, then you've probably heard of side steps for lifted trucks. This is a valuable addition for most any truck but almost essential for lifted trucks to make it easier for drivers and passengers to get in and out.
Typically, you’ll find flat running boards or tubular nerf style bars on the market. Spyder Industries uses a unique square tube design with individual drop steps – in single, double, or triple step configurations - depending on cab style and length desired.
In this case, your choice of side steps for lifted trucks really comes down to length and what you feel will work best for you and your truck. Here are the main things you should know about the differences.
Cab length steps run the length of your truck cab only, with a step below each door. Trucks with ‘Regular’ cabs will be shorter with a single step on each side of the vehicle. Longer cabs with multiple doors on each side will have an individual drop step for each door. Generally, cab length side steps are less expensive than their wheel-to-wheel counterparts making them a great choice if you're not concerned about reaching into your truck bed from the side all that often.
Another option, if you’re looking for the best side steps for lifted trucks, is wheel-to-wheel. We call them a triple step. This option extends beyond the cab all the way to the rear wheel opening. This will give you an extra step to more easily access the front area of your truck bed, which can be very convenient for those with a toolbox or are often loading and unloading from the side. Wheel-to-wheel steps are worth the extra money for people who need easy and efficient access to the truck bed such as contractors or landscapers. If you want to invest in the strongest, most rigid steps for lifted trucks, then S/I Steps by Spyder Industries are the steps for you.