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Just installed Honda factory steps with only one slight difficulty. Be sure to dry fit the step brackets flat to the frame first, because the factory undercoat and seam sealants may interfere. My passenger side step bracket was held out at an angle because of this, and I cross threaded the top bolt on the step. The step is still rock solid because of the over engineering that goes into them to withstand a couple of people on them at a time.
 

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Put the steps on this past weekend and had the same experience on the passenger side. The drivers side went well except for the clearance problem around the gas tank bar. On the passenger side though it wasn't fitting flat and I started cross threading one bolt but couldn't figure out why at first. After taking that side completely back off it became clear and resassembling it went well after carefully scraping off a bit more of the undercoat. That one screw was a bit hard getting in all the way but ended up fine once I got it started straight. A nice addition :)
 

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Don't worry Chumsgum, i almost did the same thing as yourself. I started with the driver side first and took almost 2 1/2 hours to INSTALL one side! Since it was total darkness, i did the other side the next day. Funny thing was i was driving to work with one side step on :D

The passenger side only took 45 mins tops but i installed my side steps in early April and this link wasn't up yet :roll:
 
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