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AMP Research was founded in 1980 by motocross hall of famer Horst Leitner. Leitner still serves as the company's CEO today and is responsible for all of AMP Research's technological innovations from the very first motorcycle engines and suspension systems to the world famous PowerStep running boards. Leitner was a top ranked motocross competitor in his youth, competing in the FIM Motocross World Championships, winning 4 gold medals as well as the Austrian National Motocross Championship. Following his racing career, Leitner pursued a career in engineering. It's easy to see why Horst Leitner is the perfect CEO for an aftermarket manufacturer. Having technical expertise is one thing, but being able to augment that with field experience is a truly rare trait. Thanks to Leitner's leadership, AMP Research is an industry leader today, supplying OEM parts to General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz.

Commitment to Innovation

AMP Research derives its competitive advantage through constant innovation. Company founder and CEO, Horst Leitner, is a celebrated engineer who has always pushed the envelope of design. Leitner has been credited with designing the world famous ATK 560, 604, 407, PBH and ADB Avenger motorcycles. He is also responsible for inventing the link-less suspension system seen on today's KTM motorcycles.

The prevailing philosophy at AMP Research is to find simple and elegant solutions to complex problems. The PowerStep is a perfect example of that philosophy in action. This innovative running board solves the problem of providing access to your lifted truck or SUV without impairing the vehicle's clearance, aerodynamics, and appearance.

Commitment to Quality

AMP Research is ISO 9001:2008 certified, meaning that they meet the strictest international quality standards. AMP Research subjects its products to 35 different quality control tests, ensuring that no lemons get through. So sure sure is AMP Research in their quality that you are covered by a whopping 5-year/60,000 mile warranty on all PowerStep orders.


AMP Research produces three main product lines today: the PowerStep, BedStep, and BedXtender.


The AMP PowerStep is the most iconic product from AMP Research. This state-of-the-art, electrically powered running board is designed to unfold whenever you open your vehicles door and then retract out of sight and out of mind as soon as you close your door. Despite being electrically powered, the PowerStep is 100% weatherproof! The PowerStep solves the problem of getting into your lifted truck or SUV while still allowing you to keep your vehicle's stock appearance, clearance, and aerodynamics.


The AMP BedStep isn't mechanically powered like the PowerStep, but it doesn't need to be. This small step unfolds and retracts with a simple tap of the foot. Despite its simple design, this bed step has a weight capacity of 300 lbs. Like with the PowerStep, retracting the BedStep brings your car back to its stock appearance and functionality.


The BedXtender is the most convenient way to extend your truck's bed by 2 feet. Just pop down your tailgate and attach the BedXtender and your cargo will be protected. The BedXtender has a dual role though. You can flip it to attach to a closed tailgate, in which case the BedXtenders will act as a makeshift toolbox to keep all your tools and cargo from shifting around in the bed.

AMP Research in Canada

If you are looking for practical solutions to some of the everyday problems faced by truck and SUV drivers, look no further than AMP Research. TDot Performance is proud to carry all brands from this innovative manufacturer at the lowest prices in Canada. Whenever you order from us, you enjoy free shipping while never paying any customs duties or brokerage fees.