AMP Research Deployable Steps

AMP Research Deployable Steps automatically extends outward when the door opens and immediately retracts when the doors are closed. These Deployable Steps are practical, easy to install, and enhances the use of your truck or heavy-duty vehicle. The steps are powered by an encased-motor that is attached without fuss beneath the vehicle. This makes it simple and easy for the step to react quickly as you get in and out of your vehicle. The steps are activated by an electric pulse from the vehicle’s door sensors and elongates to a reliable stepping height in roughly one second. Moreover, the Deployable Steps retracts tidily behind the vehicles OEM rocker panel.


  • The AMP Research Deployable Steps automatically extend out and downward when doors are opened, withdraws quickly when doors are closed
  • The Deployable Steps apparatus goes from completely retracted to completely extended in a matter of 1.3 seconds or less after the door is opened
  • AMP Research engineers created a "Kinematic-lockout" function that takes away strain on the motor and gears when withdrawn
  • Full Cab extended running board
  • No skid surface
  • Deterioration resistant hardware
  • Highly durable aluminum construction takes weight up to 600 lbs
  • Improved with heavy-duty, weatherproof motor including anti-pitch technology
  • Kits includes OEM quality wiring harness, electric drive motors, mounting hardware, full-length running boards, instructions
  • 3 year restricted warranty

As mentioned above, the AMP Research Deployable Steps are full-length, power-deployable running boards that expediently withdraws beneath the truck when not being used. When the doors are closed, there is no indication the Deployable Steps are even installed on the vehicle. In fact, the Deployable Steps makes vehicles more useful and easier for drivers and passengers as well. It's easier to get in and out of the vehicle; therefore, those who may have trouble entering and exiting high ground vehicles will find the AMP Research Deployable Steps quite useful.

In addition, for those who take ventures off-road, there will be zero ground clearance dilemmas. In addition, dissimilar to stationary Deployable Steps, the AMP Research Steps do not gather dirt, debris, and mud. If anything, Deployable Steps are ergonomic, sleekly designed, durable, and reasonably priced. They easily enhance the appearance of any vehicle that has them installed.


During the last several years, automakers have been motivated to create Deployable Steps or running boards that would provide heavy-duty vehicle owners with more comfortable and easier access to their vehicles. With the pinnacle of light-trucks, particularly SUVs and pickup trucks becoming more popular during the 1990s and early 2000s, adaptability became vital and automotive accessory designers were motivated to create a retractable Deployable Step that would give consumers an option to the "factory look" running board.

Previous tries at developing Deployable steps failed in good design and due to pricing points, weight, and design goals. The AMP Research designs were created in 2000 with the purpose of offering aesthetically pleasing, sleek construction, with a unique and technologically advanced alternative to what was already on the market. Nonetheless, it wasn’t until 2002 that commercial production of Deployable Steps by AMP Research materialized. The initial OEM application of AMP’s Deployable Step technology was a year later with the 2003 Dodge-Ram pickup truck.


Different from the pickup trucks of years ago that were primarily used for agricultural and construction purposes, a minimum of 25% of end-users today purchase pickup trucks mainly for business purposes or because they like them. With so many different effects awarded vehicles today, pickup trucks can look just as good as a well-designed car! The same with SUVs, before they were mainly used for work purposes; however, this trend is altering as many consumers purchase SUVs for business, large families, and road trips.

Individuals born between 1946 and 1964, known as Baby Boomers, are a huge percentage of the U.S. population, with a substantial amount of purchasing power. This group of people, and most with children, are an important consumer for AMP Research Deployable Steps since safety is a big concern with them. When the door is opened, the Deployable Steps offer assistance comfortable enough for individuals of all heights and ages. In addition, those who may have restricted physical capabilities can securely and safely go in and out of the vehicle as well. Moreover, women are attracted to the safety and comfort the AMP Research Deployable Steps for their children, older people, and themselves. Actually, women are driving pickup trucks and SUVs more frequently now for family, work, and leisure.

The first groups of Baby Boomers are starting to retire. Though the economy has not allowed them to spend as they wish, they are still a large population with the most disposable income. There has been an apparent trend with this group in investing more time and resources to improve the quality of their life and their favorite pastimes. For example, Baby Boomers love to accessorize their vehicles with the convenient and reasonably priced gadgets. With the time and funds, accessorizing their vehicles is quite popular amongst this demographic. They have refurbished the look of their vehicles to suit their lifestyles and personal taste. This is one reason why the AMP Research Deployable Step is so popular. If anything Baby Boomers are practical. They like the features of the mechanism, the comfort, safety, and the added style that it gives their vehicle.


Light trucks, particularly SUVs and pickup trucks, cost more today than before. Therefore, owners want to purchase top-quality automotive accessories to enhance the value and appeal of their vehicle. The AMP Research Deployable Steps offers enthusiasts and aesthetically aware heavy-duty and SUV owners a choice of a revolutionary designed Deployable Step that complements their valuable vehicle.

AMP Research, currently owned by Lund International, has proven that uniqueness in advancement in the automotive accessory industry works with the proper talent, intelligent design, top-notch quality, and reasonable price. With a fantastic team of engineers, AMP Research designed Deployable Steps to give consumers another choice in comfort design and to increase the usability of their vehicle.

AMP Research Deployable Steps have stood the test of time. They are the Deployable Steps that consumers think about when it comes to improving the usage of their vehicle such as entering and exiting. With the smart and sleek design of the AMP Research Deployable Steps, the company proves once again that it has what it takes to give the public what the want for their vehicles, great design, durability, aesthetic appeal, ergonomic qualities, and affordability. Everything a consumer looks for in automotive design!