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Today we are going to install E-Series Tube Steps from Westin, part number 23-2900, and we are going to install this on a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup crew cab. The body brackets will actually mount to the body bolts right here - one at the front of the cab here, and we are looking underneath the passengers side of the vehicle - and then the last one at the back of the vehicle, this one right here, it mounts up there. The bolts in the centers come out, and they get replaced by new bolts that come with the kit. Okay, we will start off with the rear passenger body bolt. Then we will take a bracket and our hardware and run a bolt right through and thread it into place. We are just going to snug them down for now, and we will tighten up everything as our last step. The front bracket actually gets a spacer on top, and the long bolt goes through just like before.
All right, next we will attach our center bracket. And what is going to happen is we are going to use the center hole, here - not the slot, but the center hole. You have to be able to get this T-bolt inside. And there is a hole right behind the sticker, so we have to pull off the sticker, put the T-bolt into it and out the hole, and then put our center bracket into place. Make sure the bracket fits along the body panel like this. Again, we will leave everything loose and then we will readjust it when we put the tube on. All right, next we are going to install our bracket that goes from the frame to the bracket right here. It is going to fit just like this. Then we will install hardware in the frame, also. And this bolt right here with the block welded to it will simply fit inside with a twist, and then we can attach our hardware. Install the bolt with the thin washers, then the lock washer and the nut.
At this point we can install the tube steps onto the brackets that go to the body mounts. So, let us just hold it up in the air and start threading them in. All right, next we will do the center bracket right here. And we left the tube loose so we can move this around and get our center bracket lined up. We will run our flat washer, lock washer and bolt and just thread it into place. And with that, we can start snugging down all the bolts. All right, once you get those bolts torqued down, go ahead and hand tighten the rest of the bolts that go to the body and the brackets and to the step itself. Then you can go ahead and repeat all these same steps on the other side of the vehicle. So that covers it for our install of part number 23-2900 from Westin.