Denali - Step Bar Removal - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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Denali - Step Bar Removal

Have any Denali owners removed their step bars? If so, what was involved? And do you have any after-pics?


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Yes, did it by myself. Just crawled under and unbolted them, piece of cake. I forget what size socket is needed, but it's easy to figure out once you're under there.
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Fantastic! So much better, can't stand those damn things...lol. Good for nothing but dirtying up your pants!

I assumed it was nothing but a few bolts holding it in place. Thanks for confirming!
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Fantastic! So much better, can't stand those damn things...lol. Good for nothing but dirtying up your pants!

I assumed it was nothing but a few bolts holding it in place. Thanks for confirming!
They also protect against door dings. Only reason I leave them on.
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when you remove the steps, make sure too remove the retainer nuts, that way in case you want to bolt something back up you will have them, plus they will not be rattling around in the frame/body
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Fantastic! So much better, can't stand those damn things...lol. Good for nothing but dirtying up your pants!

I assumed it was nothing but a few bolts holding it in place. Thanks for confirming!
Agreed, they're too high to be useful and only good at getting the back of your legs dirty. Just plain awkward, even my wife commented on them without me saying anything. They ended up in the attic like a week after I bought the truck. :D

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when you remove the steps, make sure too remove the retainer nuts, that way in case you want to bolt something back up you will have them, plus they will not be rattling around in the frame/body
Easier to just reinstall the bolts into the clips and tighten them up, that way you won't lose them and they won't rattle. Removing those clips isn't as easy as you might think and if you're not careful they can pop into the frame where they will live and rattle for an eternity.
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I had mine removed before it even left the dealership. I had AMP Research Power Boards installed. They go low enough to make them usable and if you install the switch like I did you can keep them from deploying or have them deployed with the doors shut.
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Very quick and easy to remove. Here is mine with the ZR2 Rock Sliders and All Terrain wheels.
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