ARIES Unveils Next-Gen Powered Running Boards

ARIES Unveils Next-Gen Powered Running Boards


 ARIES Unveils Next-Gen Powered Running Boards

ActionTrac™ Boards Feature Unique Step-within-a-Step™ Design, No-Drill Install

Eau Claire, WI — February 21, 2018 — ARIES, a fast-paced innovator of truck, Jeep, SUV and CUV accessories, is thrilled to announce the release of its all-new, USA-made ActionTrac™ powered running boards. These off-road-ready steps are the next generation of power running boards, featuring an innovative step-within-a-step™ design, smart sensors for added safety and no-drill installation.

Unlike any other power running boards on the market, ActionTrac™ boards feature a step-within-a-step™. They operate with integrated smart sensors that automatically deploy the power step 8” when the door opens. That’s up to 15” below the doorsill, depending on the application. The main housing offers an additional non-skid stepping surface on top, providing easy, two-step entry and exit. This is especially useful out on the trails on larger, lifted trucks and Jeeps. When the door closes, the power step is retracted and concealed within the housing for a sleek, contoured look. The smart sensors also detect any obstructions to avoid damage and pinch hazards.

ActionTrac™ powered running boards are also unique in their ease of installation. They mount using pre-existing factory holes, eliminating the need for drilling and reducing installation time. The use of factory mounting points also eliminates the need for alignment on the pivot points and the risk of binding.

For long-lasting resilience on the road and in the field, ActionTrac™ retractable running boards are constructed from powder-coated aluminum. The aluminum is 6061-T6, making it very durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant. The housing keeps the power step dry in wet, muddy conditions and seals the internal components off from water, dirt and other off-road debris. The motors within the steps are water-resistant and the wiring harnesses are waterproof. This also makes cleanup very easily. Simply spray them down with a hose and let air dry.

ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards are available for the Jeep Wrangler JK and JL, with select applications of pickup trucks and SUVs coming soon.




About ARIES: ARIES, a CURT Group brand, is a fast-paced marketer and innovator of truck, Jeep, SUV and CUV accessories. From automotive enthusiasts to professional builders, our products are built for the champions of individualism, innovation and attitude. We offer the perfect combination of unique style and durable construction, specializing in custom-fit grille guards, bull bars, side bars and running boards, as well as Jeep Wrangler accessories. ARIES products are made vehicle-specific for a custom fit, and they are available for a wide variety of makes and models sold in North America.

About CURT Group: CURT Group is a leading sales, marketing, engineering and distribution company of towing products and truck accessories for all types of vehicles, from passenger cars to commercial trucks. Our family of brands includes CURT, ARIES, LUVERNE Truck Equipment, RETRAC and UWS. We are a team of more than 1,000 associates world-wide, with manufacturing plants in Wisconsin, South Dakota, Florida and the Philippines, and 10 regional warehouses across the United States and Canada. We stand for EXCELLENCE in our products and our associates. We aspire to be the industry LEADER by recognizing that the customer is KING and our associates are our greatest ASSET.


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