|AMP Research is an American design and technology company, located in Irvine, California, that invents, builds and markets consumer products designed to improve the function and utility of cars, trucks, SUVs, bicycles and motorcycles. The company’s motto, ”Innovation In Motion” captures the eclectic mix of breakthrough products AMP Research has brought to the market since its founding in 1980. |
Amp Research supplies their products as an OEM supplier of unique car and truck accessories to Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Mercedes-Benz. Automotive accessory products designed, manufactured and marketed directly by AMP Research include the AMP Research PowerStep, BedStep, Bed X-Tender and the Moto X-Tender.
The AMP Power Step provides a running-board/step for light trucks and SUVs that retracts and extends automatically, using a patented, kinematically-engineered linkage and electric motor. The AMP Power Step extends when any vehicle door is opened, and retracts under the vehicle, for added ground clearance and reduced aerodynamic drag, when the doors are closed. By 2010, over 30,000 Power Step systems had been sold, both as line-installed OEM components on Ford and GM vehicles and through multi-step distribution in the automotive aftermarket under the AMP Research brand.
To make climbing into the bed of a pickup easier, the company invented the BedStep, a clever footstep mounted to the bumper/frame attachments at the rear corner of the vehicle that can be extended down with the flip of a toe to facilitate climbing up into or down from the pickup bed, and which retracts under the rear bumper, nearly out of sight, after use.
Click here for the Power Step Application Guide and here for the Bed X-Tender Application Guide.