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I'm fitting the "freedom" running boards from direct4x4, I know they're not OEM but the use the same fixing points and can be stood on, they are also £200 cheaper than OEM. My motor will be (tomorrow) GLC 250d AMG Line Premium.
I'll upload some photo's when I've done.
 

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Thanks for sharing, I assume the material is the same as OEM? The OEM seems like aluminum over hard impact-resistance plastic? MB doesn't seem to have a all metal/extruded aluminum running board. Waiting to see the pictures of the running boards you install.
 

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Update... I bought and personally installed the OEM running boards on my GLC300... and the main reason was for my 5 year old to have a proper step down/up to get in/out. But I've got to admit, they look sharp with the 2017 5 spoke wheels and reflection off the canvasite blue colour.
 

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We have a new 2017 GLC300....White w/black interior....we have ordered the running boards and have an appointment next for installation. I understand them to be sturdy and able to hold my weight....175 Lbs. Is this true? Also, we bought the basic MB cross bars for the top. We will slide Dakine pads on the cross bars and use them for our stand up paddleboards. Planning to use the step to help out when strapping them down. Any advice or points of caution in this plan. Thanks.
 

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Hi
Have done the same use the running boards for
Putting the bikes on top of the car.
Also fitting splash/gards/Mud flaps to keep the
Running boards clean and they finish the car off
With the black wheel arch trim
 

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That's actually really smart to use the splash guards to help maintain the running boards. Thankfully running boards aren't a pain to clean but anything that helps maintain them for longer is always appreciated. Do you have some pictures of it ?
 

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Curious to know if anyone has installed the aluminum OEM running boards on the GLC300? If so, what do you think of the running boards and are they useful, or more cosmetic?
I did installed on mine. It’s more cosmetics than practical. The car is too low to have this extra step. If try to step on it, your head is way up above roof. So basically is kind off in your way when you getting in or out. But looks cool.
 
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