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Old 01-20-2013, 07:48 AM
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My driver side factory step pulled out a little on me. If the expanding nuts are not installed right, they will pull out over time.
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Mine's a '12 CC.

I've got Westin 3" Round bars, e-series, IIRC.

I wonder if the Westin bars that aren't curved don't go to the body mounts?
That looks like it might be the case.
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That looks like it might be the case.
Agreed.

Here's a pic of mine (looks just like the youtube video).

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emjohn4 which step bars do you have with that mounting. I looking for bars that dont hang low and are close to the body.
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emjohn4 which step bars do you have with that mounting. I looking for bars that dont hang low and are close to the body.
Westin, 3" round.

They were the first "mod" and my favorite. Truck only lasted 6 days with out them.
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Here is a picture of the front mount, I have the factory steps that end at the back of the crew cab, they don't go all the way to the rear wheel, so there are only 2 mounts, are these different from the 2012?. If you notice they are also attached to the lip of the rocker with 2 torx screws(black) also. They seem to be quite stable.2013-03-27 18.21.42.jpg
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Mine's a '12 CC.

I've got Westin 3" Round bars, e-series, IIRC.

I wonder if the Westin bars that aren't curved don't go to the body mounts?
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That looks like it might be the case.
I can confirm this, I did quite a bit of looking and found a few mfr that use the same exact setup right down to the pictures in their install insrtuctions. Seems like quite a few are using the same factory in China to make these. I can tell you for a fact that Westin and Raptor Series are exactly the same, the mounting brackets are IDENATICAL. If you want the heavy mount with the body mount tie-in you will have to go with the curved style. If in doubt on bracket design, most mfr have install instructions on their websites, check before you buy. The westin/raptor etc design, in spite of being a Chinese product are very sturdy, and because they utilize the upper portion of the rocker in addition to a "nut Plate", are usable even if your rockers are damaged by Mopar accessories steps.

In order to install mine, I had to chisel the flange off the nutcerts and fish them out of the rockers. In spite of the fact that they were COMPLETELY expanded/collapsed they still cracked the sheet metal of the inner rocker. It is clearly a design flaw and not an installation issue. In my opinion, welding in nuts/inserts is not advisable as their is no way to properly apply rustproofing afterwards. in my case I removed the nutcerts by carefully chiseling the flanges off and fishing them out of the rockers, then liberally coated the area with POR 15, paying extra attention to forcing it into all the cracks.
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