After 3 weeks of driving and loving the new truck I did break and purchased a set of Genuine GM side steps. I wouldn't call them running boards. I had to wait to see some on other new trucks to figure out which ones I wanted to add. It sure did make the entering and exiting easier on me and all other passengers young and old alike. Man I tell you things have come a long way. I remember back in the mid 80's putting on the aluminum tread plate running boards that attached to the rocker panel lower pinch weld and you had to drill holes in the new back side and edge of the rocker panels. That was the slickest thing at the time. These took 15 minutes to install and the nuts are built into the rocker panels and have push pins in them from factory. 8 M 8 bolts and done per side. about 20 minutes with a helper. I done it inside today it was raining. Have a Great Day. From -8* to 60* in 1 week. Mud is my biggest thing now. trucks stuck in mud are always worse then snow. Snow and ice melt when they enter final vehicle assembly. Mud dries and needs pressure washed off of everything. Engines, transmissions on cab over trucks. Frames, tires wheels everything on all other trucks. Mud is really bad because it is frozen down a few inches.