This gorgeous set of six brackets is the result of a collaborative effort between Sinister Kustoms and Simple Engineering. They will lower the running boards approximately 2″ and tuck them toward the body by about 2″ also. The visual change from a side view is that the running board goes from having the bottom of the board aligned with the lower edge of the body to the TOP of the board aligned with the lower edge of the body. This will result in the running board being tucked out of the way, so it doesn’t hit you in the back of the calf on entry and exit from the truck. Your copilot will appreciate it too.
Since Lonnie is the person who originated of the Dropped and Tucked brackets, it made sense that we would use his design criteria and his welding fixtures for creating a totally new set of brackets. Our new brackets fit his original fixtures and meet the additional requirements of one bracket that fits all locations. Another requirement of the new design was that the running board be adjustable “in and out” to meet the variety of distances between the board and the body that various SSR owners wanted.
The new steel brackets are laser cut out of 3/16″ plate and precision bent on a CNC press brake. The accurate replication of a great design is then powder coated gloss black. Once you compare the OEM brackets with the new ones, you will understand that this is truly a better quality product.
Photo credit and many thanks to SSRFanatic @PokerGuy!
✅ NOTE: OEM brackets and running boards shown for reference only.