I also purchased the boards from Carlisle. I have the stock satin boards and brackets on my truck, and purchased the boards unpainted, so I could have a set of yellow boards. The price was OK, at $125/pair unpainted.
I took a glance at mine, and put them into storage. They came with some blind mounting studs that push into the plastic board, and would appear to expand once in place. Sure hope so, because they didn't have much holding them in place, and unless they lock in in some way, would be impossible to remove if any corrosion set in.
They also came with the non-skid unattached, which is great. I can paint them first, then attach the non skid. The non-skid appears to have less texture than the stock ones - quite shiny in appearance.
Now that you have concerns with yours, I'll pull mine out of storage, and have a
closer look at them.
Hopefully I can report back on them in a couple of days. Mostly, I want to make sure I can mount them.
The EBay info said Carlisle was an alternative supplier - looks like this is an attempt to recoup some of their development costs.
They were VERY slow delivering the product, and their feedback indicated that. I didn't leave any negative feedback on EBay, because I didn't want any retaliation.
ADDITION: Mike must have been typing at the same time. I think he's describing the stock boards. The Carlisle set don't have a pop riveted lower reinforcement. Not sure the Carlisle unit will be as strong - definitely wouldn't want to use it as a step.
WOW_FCTR said:I'm just curious as to why the seller of the boards would not supply the mounting hardware as well....did you ever ask him why he didn't?