I am disappointed that the mounting kit does not allow the boards to fit tight to the rocker panels. This accounts for a gap of roughly two inches between the boards and the rocker panel. Since the doors on my Toyota Highlander are built into the rocker panel it would be easy to move the mounting brackets up and this would allow the utilization of the entire running board as a step to access the vehicle. I feel this is just poor engineering on the part of DeeZee. Some people might like this look where the boards are mounted similarly to nerf bars, but I do not. They should offer both looks for a true option. The boards mounted tightly to the rocker panels would provide a factory look that would be much cleaner.