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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone got running boards on their GLC. If so how do you like them and can you stand on them while getting out of the car?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 05:47 AM
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I have them on mine and they are more for looks than practicality, help when fitting roof box.

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Had them on my loan GLC and hated them over winter, pain to get in and out of in bad weather without getting dirt on you trousers. Must admit that they do look really good and would make washing the roof a bit easier.

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I have them and imo they greatly improve the look of the car. I don't stand on them but the missus does as she has a foot problem and they help her get in and out of the passenger side, ( she doesn't drive it, has her own car to get scratched ).

I've had mine right through the winter and not a single instance of dirty trousers but you do need to be aware of them.

They significantly reduce the amound of crud and gravel being thrown up on to the bodywork and along with mudflaps keep the car much cleaner.

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My legs are short and I will be wearing out that seat booster very fast. Looks like I will be able to stand on it like a step to get in and out.

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My legs are short and I will be wearing out that seat booster very fast. Looks like I will be able to stand on it like a step to get in and out.

Thanks all!
My missus is only 5'1"

The only thing that bothers me about her standing on it is that the steel will most likely scratch though seems ok so far.

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Side steps look good, but a waste of effort.
Hard to use to get in and out. On uneven ground you have to step out further to get foothold - would be ok if you had a ‘go go gadget’ leg that was telescopic !!!
Trousers get wet, yes you can wash front half of roof easier, useless to wash rear half of roof.
Looking to remove from my wagon.
Wife has GLC Coupe and we deleted them on build state - best decision, much easier to get in and out.
I use a small plastic 2 step stool to clean both roofs, purchased from auto shop. Safer and easier.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 12:05 PM
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Can also stand on rear tyre and hold roof bar whilst cleaning roof.

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 04:27 PM
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My mate has a 2015 GLC without sidesteps and I meet up with him most Thursdays to fly fish for trout, country roads often muddy takes the same route as me and the difference between our cars is marked. Mine with steps and mudflaps arrives relatively clean but his always has loads of mud spattered halfway up the doors.

That for me makes them well worth having and a bonus that I like the look as well.

I've driven all over Oz Techno, probably lucky but seen very little mud just mostly dust which gets into everything anyway.

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Agree Lons, added bonus. Have them on this car and will be on next and NEVER caught trousers on them.

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