Only time mine got any use was when I had very small grandkids.The running boards look great but are useless as...
When you plant your foot to get in, you lever it against the running board and it make entry clumsy at best. My 02 is plain, but my wife's 03 has the RBs. She hates them as much as I do. Bush guards in the front are usually just a bolt-on and don't really do much one way or the other. Mostly appearance. If you hit something you're going to bend an attachment point anyway. Might get less damage if you hit a small deer or a dog; anything bigger and big repairs.
LOL- good one!I'd never put running boards on a Santa Fe. They're ridiculous and make entering and leaving the vehicle harder, not easier. Running boards that are gonna be that low to the ground make no sense whatsoever and look dopey. And a brush guard??? Uggghh. These are mini SUVs...commuter cars...you're not gonna go rock crawling with them. It's like putting combat boots and shoulder pads on a 14 year old girl.