Air Bags by Firestone

Firestone Air Bags

The Firestone brand is internationally known and respected. They are the industry leader with a large base of customers they call loyalists. So whether you’re looking for OEM, aftermarket or industrial application solutions, you can trust Firestone’s quality, reliability and unparalleled service. It’s value for the long haul.




NW Running Boards is not a stranger when it comes to air bag suspensions for your truck, car or SUV. Are you interested in adding an on-board compressor? We have some reasonable wireless options that have pressure presets. If you go with the manual fill we have good ideas for valve location. Whether its a camper, boat or just a heavy load we can level your ride! Check the application guide here.



Firestone Industrial Products are engineered to meet the strictest local standards, globally. They engineer and manufacture each product to provide years and thousands of miles of trouble-free service. Our extensive product development process has resulted in applying automotive technology to our heavy-duty products. Our innovations span many additional technologies from electronic sensors to higher strength fabrics and compounds—in addition to rigorous testing unmatched by any other manufacturer. It’s an obsession with quality you can only expect from a leader. Visit NW Running Board just outside of Portland anytime to see for yourself! Are you from Tualatin or Sherwood Oregon? Visit our sister store





Firestone Industrial Products allow you to buy with confidence. No one has more stringent production and testing standards than they do. In fact, Firestone air springs often outlast other maintenance items on your suspension, such as bushings, shocks, leveling valves or regulators. It’s a commitment that they are willing to stand by. Not only do we have an industry-leading warranty, we also have the lowest warranty claim rates in the industry. Now that’s reliability you can count on.

Auto Accessories

Auto Accessories – Portland & Clackamas


Auto Accessories


Are you ready to personalize your Car, Truck, SUV or Van?

We offer the best auto accessories in the Portland metro area for your new or pre-owned vehicle. It is important that you only use automotive accessories that are designed to work with your vehicle. From custom trim to chrome the factory forgot! NW Running Boards is an expert at personalization and customization in our Clackamas Oregon store.

As a top accessories installer in the Portland Oregon area, NW Running Boards stocks accessories in our Portland warehouse. Located at 10325 SE HWY 212 in Clackamas Oregon NW Running Boards takes pride in its knowledgeable and dedicated accessories team, so stop by or call us to find an assortment of auto accessories for your new or pre-owned vehicle. We are happy to help you accessorize your car, truck, or SUV.

If visiting NW Running Boards in person doesn’t fit your busy schedule, then complete our online accessories request form and auto accessories specialist will contact you to confirm your request. NW Running Boards is an excellent source for car and SUV accessories.

Auto Accessories


Stop by or call us to find an assortment of auto accessories for your new or pre-owned Lincoln. We are happy to help you accessorize your car, truck, or SUV.

For that extra “BLING” for your Car, Truck or SUV , you have found the right place to get it. We offer a wide selection of Stainless and chrome auto accessories to add that little extra style for your vehicle. We have everything from door handle covers and tail gate handle covers, to wheel well trim and fuel door covers. Stop by our showroom and check us out.

Bed Liners by Bedrug

Are You Looking for Bedrug Bed Liners in the Portland and Clackamas Area?

Bedrug Bed Liners are for those who are not looking for a permanent bed liner. Bedrug Liner has the ability to handle any cargo without compromising the quality of the product. Whether you are hauling concrete or priceless antiques Bedrug is up to the challenge, and to back it up they offer a lifetime warranty.

The Bedrug uses closed-cell foam which is non-abrasive and will not scratch the finish of your truck and installation is done without drilling holes. Put simply, the Bedrug can be used for years and when removed, your bed looks like it did the day you bought the truck.



The Bedrug Liner Portland Oregon closed-cell foam which is non-abrasive and will not scratch the finish of your truck and installation is done without drilling holes. Put simply, the Bedrug can be used for years and when removed, your bed looks like it did the day you bought the truck.

Bedrug Liner – Features

Provides 3/4″ of impact absorbing closed cell foam to prevent your truck bed from dents and dings (and provides a cushioned surface for your knees!).

The 3/4″ floor and 1/4″ side walls provide an impact absorbing barrier for your cargo during transport. Cushions your valuable cargo and provides a smooth, comfortable, knee friendly surface.

The Bedrug offers 3/4″ of custom molded foam padding which completely flattens out the factory rib configuration. This provides a loading surface that is simply unmatched by any other liner. The true test is when you first kneel on the product! Bedrug is soft enough to sleep on yet tough enough to take on even the nastiest of jobs.

Bedrug 3/4″ foam floor and plastic fiber surface is the best anti-slip material on the market. Bedrug grips and absorbs your cargo to hold it place during transport. Additional features include:

  • Rugged Construction Handles Heavy Cargo
  • Bleach, Oil Even Battery Acid Washes Off
  • Comfortable Knee Friendly ¾” Cushioned Floor
  • Anti-Skid Surface Prevents Cargo From Shifting
  • Engineered for Exterior Use
  • Stain & UV Resistant
  • Easily Cleaned With Just Water

Backed with a lifetime warranty and we are so sure you’ll love your new Bedrug we back it with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Bed Rail Caps

Bed Rail Caps for Pickup Trucks

Bed rail caps for pickup trucks, along with tail gate caps and bulk head caps offer complete protection as well as a nice finished look to any truck bed. These Dee Zee Caps come in several styles, such as Brite-Tread, Black Tread, Hi-Luster, Stainless Steel and ABS Plastic. All the bed rail caps are vehicle specific, they are also offered with or without stake hole pockets.

Bed Rail Caps
Bed Rail Caps
Bed Rail Caps
Bed Rail Caps

Bike Racks

Bike Racks For Your Lifestyle

How to Choose a Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack ???

Yakima Bike Racks
Thule Bike Racks

Benefits of a hitch-mounted bike rack:

  • Largest variety of styles of bike racks
  • Rear position makes hitch-mounted bike racks the most aerodynamic bike racks
  • Hitch-mount rack height makes it easy to load and unload your bikes
Bike Racks

When choosing a bike rack that is compatible with your vehicle and bikes, it is important to consider four simple points:

  1. Vehicle compatibility
  2. Bike compatibility
  3. Vehicle accessibility
  4. User compatibility
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Vehicle Compatibility

What you need to know about your trailer hitch and vehicle to choose a bike rack that is compatible with your setup:

Q.What size receiver opening do you have?

  • Most hitch receivers are either 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ or 2″ x 2″
  • Bike racks are designed to fit 1-1/4″, 2″ or both sizes of receiver
  • If you need to find the right trailer hitch for your vehicle, use our hitch fit guide

Q.Does your hitch receiver have a 1-1/4″ opening? If so, what class receiver is it?Guidelines, unless otherwise specified:

    Class I

  • 2,000 lbs towing capacity, 200 lbs tongue weight (information can be found on a sticker on the hitch or stamped into the hitch)
  • Carries up to 2 bikes
  • Class II

  • 3,500 lbs towing capacity, 350 lbs tongue weight
  • Carries up to 4 bikes
  • Class III

  • 3,500 lbs – 12,000 lbs towing capacity, 350 lbs – 1,200 lbs tongue weight
  • Carries up to 5 bikes
  • A Class II only bike rack will not fit a Class I receiver hitch.

Q.Does your vehicle have a rear-mounted spare tire?

  • A vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire often requires a bike rack with a longer shank
  • The shank is the square tube of metal that slides into the hitch receiver
  • The right size shank will prevent damage to your vehicle and bikes
  • To determine the minimum required length for your bike rack’s shank, measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch receiver to the outermost edge of the spare tire

Q.Do you drive a vehicle with low clearance?

  • Ensure that the bike rack will have adequate ground clearance to avoid damage to the bikes and the rack.

Bike Compatibility

Bike racks come in a variety of styles. Consider what style bike rack would be most compatible with your bike frames and transportation requirements.

Dual-Arm Bike Racks

Bike Racks


  • Two cradles hold bike frame, providing even support
  • Most compatible with standard-frame bikes (for example, mountain bikes and road bikes)
  • Also compatible with alternative-frame bikes (for example, women’s and children’s bikes)
  • For best fit with alternative frames, an adapter bar may be necessary
  • Capacity: up to 5 bikes
  • Some bike racks include anti-sway straps or cradles
  • If bikes tilt while cradled (for example, with alternative-style frames), ensure that bikes have adequate ground clearance
  • Consider using an adapter bar to level the bike while it is mounted on the bike rack
  • Additional points of contact with bike frame to hold bike more securely
  • Prevent rocking during travel
  • Reduce bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact

Arm Spacing

Widely spaced arms

  • Provide extra support for bikes
  • Ideal for carrying larger bikes
  • Smaller bikes (for example, children’s bikes) can be difficult to load

Narrowly spaced arms

  • Compatible with a wide range of bike sizes
  • Loading smaller bikes can be hassle free
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Single-Arm Bike Racks

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  • Bike frame is supported by single cradle
  • Can easily accommodate both standard- and alternative-frame bikes
  • Some alternative-frame bikes with large-diameter tubes may require a bike adapter bar
  • Capacity: up to 5 bikes
  • Easy loading
  • Cradle styles

Single, rotatable cradles with individual top plates

  • Cradles rotate to keep bike wheels level, providing excellent ground clearance
  • Hand knob lets you secure bike frame to rack by tightening top plate
  • Accommodate most styles and sizes of bikes
  • Simple loading
  • Bulky cradles can make it difficult to secure bikes with small crossbars (as found on children’s bikes)
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Single, fixed cradle with single top plate

Bike Racks
  • Single top plate secures all cradles simultaneously
  • Top plate must be removed to load and unload any bike
  • Alternative-frame bikes often tilt when cradled from a slanted cross tube
  • When tilted, bikes require adequate ground clearance

Wheel-Mount Bike Racks

  • Wheel mounts cradle bike tires, securing bike to rack
  • Adjustable wheel holder easily accommodates the widest range of bikes regardless of size, frame, suspension or wheel size
  • Extremely easy loading and unloading
  • Capacity: 2 bikes
  • Add-ons for 2″ receivers can raise rack capacity to 4 bikes
  • Eliminates swaying with unique holding method
  • Bikes are secured with a wheel or frame clamp
Bike Racks

Wheel-Frame Clamps

Bike Racks

Wheel clamp

  • Clamps down on bike wheels
  • No frame contact
  • Great for bikes with suspension

Frame clamp

  • Large hook clamps to crossbar, holding the bike frame in place
  • Simple to secure
  • Straps secure wheels in cradles

V-Shaped Bike Racks

  • Use a strap to secure bike wheels to the cradles
  • Adjustable cradles accommodate all styles of bikes, regardless of frame or size
  • Capacity: 2 to 4 bikes
  • Less sway protection than some other style racks
  • Simple loading
  • No contact with the bike frame
Bike Racks

Vehicle Accessibility

Varying levels of rear cargo area accessibility are offered by different types of hitch-mounted bike racks.

Swing-Away Bike Racks

Bike Racks
  • Rack swings bikes completely away from vehicle
  • Unlimited access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Bikes can remain on the rack when the swing feature is in operation
  • Easy to operate, usually by removal of a pin and clip

Parallelogram Bike Racks

  • Entire rack extends away from the vehicle
  • Limited access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Rack remains behind vehicle, but rear hatch or door can be opened
  • Bikes can remain on rack while it is extended
  • Rack arms remain parallel to the ground, keeping bikes upright when rack is extended
  • Operated with the pull of a switch
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Tilting Bike Racks

Bike Racks
  • Rack tilts down at the base of the rack
  • Limited access to the rear of the vehicle
  • Rack remains behind vehicle, but rear hatch or door can be opened
  • Bikes must be removed before tilting
  • Operated with pull of a switch or removal of pin and clip
  • Fixed-Position Bike Racks
  • Bikes and rack must be removed to gain access to the rear of the vehicle

User Compatibility

Choose a rack with features that make it convenient and easy for you to handle.

How easily can the rack be installed?

  • Most racks are simple to install
  • Heavier racks may be more difficult to install and carry
  • Steel models are heavier than aluminum models
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How often will you use accessibility or folding features?

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  • Features are operated with a pin and clip or with a switch
  • See individual product descriptions and/or video reviews for information on specific features
  • Switch
  • Easy to use
  • A pull of the lever operates the bike rack’s feature
  • No loose parts
  • Pin and clip
  • Pin secures mechanism in place
  • Removal of pin allows for feature to be operated

What type of anti-rattle device does the rack use?

  • Anti-rattle devices eliminate rattling and jostling of the rack in the hitch during transport.
  • Twist-knob anti-rattle device
  • Extremely convenient
  • Simple knob twist gives the bike rack a snug fit within the hitch
  • Does not require tools
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Bike Racks
  • anti-rattle hitch bolt
  • Bolt threads through hitch and receiver
  • Tightening the bolt creates stability
  • Requires wrench (often included with bolt)

Does the bike rack offer an integrated locking system?

Several bike racks come with integrated locking mechanisms to prevent theft by securing the bikes to the bike rack and/or the bike rack to the trailer hitch.

  • integrated cable lock
  • Bike rack will have an integrated cable that secure bikes to the rack
  • Lock stored on bike rack when not in use
  • See individual rack descriptions for more details
Bike Racks
Bike Racks
  • Lockable cradles
  • Available on single-arm bike racks
  • Outer-cradle top plate locks bike into place, preventing removal of all bikes from the rack
  • Hitch locks
  • Included with some bike racks
  • Secures bike rack to the vehicle
  • See individual bike racks for details
Bike Racks

How much space is available to store the rack?

Bike Racks
  • Most styles of racks have a folding component that make storing the rack convenient
  • Some racks fold up so they can be easily stored in a trunk or garage with limited space
  • Some have removable arms, for compact storage
  • See individual products for their folding and storage potential

Will you be towing as well as using a bike rack?

A variety of towing bike racks allow you to tow a trailer while carrying your bike rack

Vehicle Clearance

To determine the amount of clearance your vehicle requires, you need to measure. This requires a measuring tape and a straight edge, such as a dowel rod or a yardstick.

Step 1

Hold the dowel rod or yardstick vertically against the back of your spare tire, making sure that the end of the straight edge extends lower than your hitch pin hole.

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Step 2

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Use the tape measure to find the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the straight edge (in inches). Be sure to form a 90-degree angle between your tape measure and your straight edge. This measurement is the minimum clearance your bike rack will need to clear your spare tire.

Billet Grilles


There are many ways to reinvigorate the appearance of a vehicle, be it a truck, van, car or SUV……but you surely would not want to end up purchasing a very expensive styling accessory just to discover that it can do very little to enhance the appearance of your vehicle right? With a billet grille alone, you can already make your vehicle an eye-catcher. Some of the brands that are available are Paramount Restyling and T-REX.


Billet grilles are custom grille inserts that may be used to cover or to replace the existing or the stock grille insert of a vehicle. As their name implies, billet grills are machined from a single piece of billet. The most popular billet material used in the manufacturing of billet grilles is billet aluminum, although it is not unusual for one to find billet grilles made from stainless steel or ABS plastic. But from whatever billet material they are made from, they are guaranteed to be stronger than custom grille inserts that have been cast or forged.


There are two general types of billet grilles available in the automotive parts market today: the bolt-over type and the replacement type. Bolt-over billet grilles are easier to install, since they would simply snap on the existing grille insert with the use of hidden bolts, clamps and brackets. Replacement billet grilles, on the other hand, would require the removal of the existing insert, add to that some drilling and cutting. These added installation procedures, however, are worth the trouble since replacement billet grilles offer a rather seamless integration with the vehicle’s front fascia. Whatever you choose, NW Runningbords can install your custom grille while you wait.

Brush Guards

Brush Guards



Here at NW Running Boards located just out of Portland Oregon, our digital shelves are stacked high with the top name grille guard and bull bars in business, including grille guards and bull bars from Aries, AVS, DeeZee, Steelcraft, Rampage, Go Industries, Go Rhino, Smittybilt, Nasta, Putco and Westin. What’s more, a grille guard or bull bar can give you both piece of mind and stylish looks. That’s because grille guards and bull bars not only protect your vehicle and look great, but they also safeguard your most precious cargo: you and your passengers. All of our grille guards and bull bars boast heavy stainless steel construction and are available polished or powder coated. Most grille guards and bull bars use bolt-on installation and it often takes less than 60 minutes to be up and running.

Brush Guards


Brush Guards


Brush Guards provide customized front end protection for the headlight and grille areas of your truck or SUV. All of the Brush Guards we offer are vehicle specific and are installed on your vehicle with a no drill application. There are several styles of Brush Guards such as Stainless Steel, Chrome Stainless Steel, and Black Mild Steel. If you are looking for an aggressive look that also provides the protection you require than a Brush Guard is exactly what you are looking for. We have available models from Westin, Warn and Smittybilt. air bags firestone OR, bed rail caps OR

Bug Shield

Need a bug shield? We try to stock most bug shields needed for any type of vehicle. AVS, EGR and Lund Bug shields are the best in the business and they all come with a lifetime warranty. They offer great protection against rock chips on the hood of your car as well as adds a completed factory style look, that is both stylish and protective for your vehicle.

Every car parts and accessories manufacturer seems to have their own bug deflector ideas, so there are dozens of different styles from which to choose. Because you don’t want your new bug guard to take away from your ride’s sophisticated style, you want to choose from our selection of custom-fit bug shields that are chrome-plated, smoked or even printed with your favorite logos. That way, you get protection plus good looks. The AVS Bug Deflector II and the Lund Bug Deflector, for example, features a low-profile design that shields your hood without severely altering your ride’s frontend style.


Another thing you want to consider before making your purchase is the ease of installation. Some deflectors require drilling while others install easily with 3M tape. Take a look at the WeatherTech Stone and Bug Deflector, for example. This bug deflector boasts an easy, no-drill installation using 3M tape or fasteners that use existing holes, depending on your vehicle.

Cargo Carriers

Thule and Yakima Cargo Carriers

Cargo Carriers

When you are going on a road trip, the only way to go is with Thule and Yakima Cargo Carriers. Thule helps you keep all the space and leg room you need in your vehicle for those long trips while providing a hard shell protection and security for all of your gear.

Thule and Yakima Carriers protect your gear from all the elements while still offering a sleek aero dynamic design.

What Do You Want to Carry?

The first step when choosing a roof-rack system is determining what it is that you want to carry or, more precisely, how you intend to use your rack. If you’re a contractor, for example, and you may end up using your roof rack for work equipment, then Rhino-Rack’s Heavy-Duty square crossbars will likely be a good choice. If, on the other hand, you wish to carry only a couple of bikes, then any bars will suffice.

Most Thule and Yakima Carriers and accessories will fit nearly all square, round, aero and elliptical bars on the market. But if you have a specific idea of what you want to transport, then you may want to consider choosing your carrier first so you don’t run into any compatibility issues.

Cargo Carriers

Typically, if your crossbars measure up to 50″ long, you can carry the following:

  • 1 – 4 Bikes
  • 1 – 2 Kayaks
  • 1 – 8 Pairs of skis
  • 2 – 4 Surfboards, or
  • 1 Cargo box with enough room to fit 1 bike beside it

If you use bars that are between 53″ and 60″ long, you can carry approximately:

  • 1 – 5 Bikes
  • 1 – 2 Kayaks
  • 1 – 10 Pairs of skis
  • 2 – 4 Surfboards, or
  • 1 Cargo box with enough room to fit 2 bikes beside it

If you use bars that are longer than 60″, you can carry approximately:

  • 1 – 6 Bikes
  • 1 – 2 Kayaks
  • 1 – 12 Pairs of skis
  • 2 – 4 Surfboards, or
  • 1 Cargo box with enough room to fit 1 kayak beside it

Always be aware of weight limitations. The maximum capacity of your roof-rack system will be dependent on the lowest-rated part of the system. So, if you have a roof-mounted cargo box that has a weight capacity of 150 lbs, roof-rack crossbars that are rated at 200 lbs, and these are on a roof rated at 100 lbs, then you cannot load more than 100 lbs.

Driving Lights

Driving Lights

NW Running Boards carries Piaa, Vision, KC Lights and Hella in stock. Find the driving light that fits your needs and your budget.

We have some very reasonable priced LED lightbars!

Driving Lights


PIAA’s new 410

Driving Lamps are absolutely sensational! Now you can replace your factory fog lamps with a driving lamp that clearly outshines them all. The new 410 Driving Lamp features PIAA’s new Intense White beam color and is specifically designed to fit in a square opening in your bumper or grill, such as the Ford Super Duty and a variety of other vehicles.

Driving Lights

540 series

Driving Lights

Big, bold design in a small package. Ultra thin housing allows for easy installation. Designed specifically for small, mid-size trucks and SUVs. Unique black mesh style lens cover offers additional protection while enhancing your vehicle’s appearance.

rs800 Halogen Shock Lamp


Whether you’re racing across Baja or simply traversing your favorite back road, the RS800 Halogen Shock Lamp offers unmatched durability. It’s indestructible, with its high impact resistant polyamide housing, unbreakable polycarbonate hardclear-coated lens, and stout mounting system. Even better, the Shock Lamp features computer-designed Multi-Surface Reflector with Twin Color Dual Beam H4 bulb. The result? Legendary PIAA illumination in a package engineered to perform anywhere – in any conditions. Designed specifically for race applications, the PIAA Shock lamp is not sold as a complete kit. See details below. Not recommended for highway use.

Driving Lights



Driving Lights
  • Reflector Facing LEDs Minimize Draw and Maximize Output
  • Computer Designed Reflectors Offer Precise Beam Control
  • Select SAE Compliance for Street Legality
  • 6000K White Color Temperature to Replicate Daylight
  • Driving
  • Fog
  • Backup / Flood
  • Rectangle: 6″, 10″, 18″
  • Cube: 3.5″
  • Modular up to 54″



  • Reflector Facing LEDs Minimize Draw and Maximize Output
  • Computer Designed Reflectors Offer Precise Beam Control
  • Select SAE Compliance for Street Legality
  • 6000K White Color Temperature to Replicate Daylight
  • Driving
  • Fog
  • Backup / Flood
  • Round: 2.75″, 3.5″ 5″, 6″, 7″