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HSEkingMK



Member Since: 09 Jul 2019
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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey
Running boards

Hey guys I’m getting mixed opinions on adding running boards. Some people are saying you have to drill the chassis and others are saying you do t have to drill. I really want to add some running boards but the idea of drilling chassis is putting me off. I’ve got a 2012 HSE SD4 of this makes any difference. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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bxzx16v



Member Since: 11 Jul 2013
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England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

No drilling required it's fastened with rivets.

Mark 2009 FL2 TD4 SE (Sadly gone)
2007 FL2 TD4 GS (The wifes)
2012 FL2 SD4 SPORT LE

Post #374790 9th Jul 2019 5:48 pm
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westville



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Fuji White

By running boards do you mean side steps? If so you will find loads of posts on here.
To fit side steps you do not need to drilla nything BUT you do need to have rivnuts for the bolts on the steps - again a search will put you right. 2013MY Fuji White GS

"Fiat Lux" a philosophy not a car

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HSEkingMK



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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

So the kit comes complete and all o have to do is bolt to the chassis?

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Markduc



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Well yes but you have to fit rivnuts, they need a tool to fit them

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CJOver



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Santorini Black

The bolting points are already drilled in the bodywork but they have not installed captured nuts to bolt to, hence the need to install rivnuts. MY14 HSE Lux Santorini Black
MY11 HSE Santorini Black Gone
MY08 SE Blue, Gone
Alfa Romeo GT Gone
Alfa Romeo 156 Space wagon Gone
Volvo V40 Gone
Volvo 480ES Gone
VW Sirocco GTX Gone

Post #374817 10th Jul 2019 9:24 am
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DarrenW



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Santorini Black

If you do decide I have a nutsert gun you can use.
The only thing you have to do is cut some slots in the plastic cull covers for the brackets to come through. You won’t see these even if you decide to take the side steps off. MY06 FL1 TD4 2 door red (gone)
MY56 FL2 SE TD4 black (gone)
MY13 FL2 GS TD4 Santorini black

Post #374838 10th Jul 2019 10:11 pm
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westville



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Here's the LR Fitting Instructions for running boards - I've had several sets of OEM and generic boards they all fit pretty much the same way

http://www.freel2.com/gallery/albums/userp...Fitting.PD 2013MY Fuji White GS

"Fiat Lux" a philosophy not a car

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Boxbrownie



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I’d definitely try a FL2 with side steps/running boards before fitting them to yours, I find they hinder access as my legs bash against them, the FL2 is low enough not to need them for most people.

I like the look of them though, ours came with them but I took them off to repair them (the fixing rivets had corroded away) and really didn’t like the look without them. Regards

David

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Post #374858 11th Jul 2019 11:05 am
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westville



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In the end I decided the steps were'nt for me an I fitted side rails (which I have just taken off an will be selling) I liked the look better Sad

 2013MY Fuji White GS

"Fiat Lux" a philosophy not a car

Post #374859 11th Jul 2019 11:18 am
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bxzx16v



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I took my side steps off as they weren't worth it imo , swapped over the sill covers from the FL2 which mine were going on so win win Thumbs Up .

Mark 2009 FL2 TD4 SE (Sadly gone)
2007 FL2 TD4 GS (The wifes)
2012 FL2 SD4 SPORT LE

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