Raptor Running Boards...are they backwards?

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Someone ****ed that one at the factory. 100% guy is on point.
 

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Only benefit I can see the "stock" way is preventing rock chips more.

I would agree with that. But design wise, they were on the wrong side. Also, IMO, they look much better once he actually switched sides.
 

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4runners actually have very similar side steps…. The tapered edge goes to the front… Looks like it flows with the vehicle much better. If I had a Brahptor, Id flip them for sure!

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My 20 doesn’t have the cut out around the vents. But the vents are more in the rear which still makes it look wrong. The number of them will line up with the door after being swapped. Plus the Raptor logo would look better up front as a fender badge would IMO.
 

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Someone ****ed that one at the factory. 100% guy is on point.
Yep. I'm sure the vendor put the L/R stickers on the wrong parts, no one in Incoming Inspection caught it, and no one wants to change it because they're stubborn.

I guess having them backwards technically offers more stone protection instead of the taper, but I'll probably flip mine. The taper still offers plenty of protection from flying coffee cups and straws when I'm navigating the Starbucks parking lot.
 

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As he said, "so weird"! That definitely looks like a major snafu from the factory. The "after" definitely looks NORMAL. The "before" just looks WRONG. Ford? What say you.
 

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Well I finally got around to doing this and Im not so sure theyre going to stay switched for long. It appears that the tapered end in the front now is longer than the squared part now in the rear. This makes the taper go farther past the door jamb in the front and stopping right at the jamb in the rear. Not so sure I care for it.

It appears to have lined up better the way it was originally. Will give it a few truck washes to grow on me or see if it matters when Im crawling around on the boards. What say you all???

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Hmmm..didn't even notice that aspect. I think the holes lining up with the doors Trump that IMO. Now I'll have to check that out on mine.
 

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