Been a minute since I posted any updates - ordered the rock slide engineering sliders with auto steps, just arrived at my parent's place today. Will post photos of install / finished product when I have time to get back to CT.
finished product - from start to finish was about 6 hours, biggest headache for me is actually the interior plastic and carpeting. hate working around these items but finally done. in terms of quality, very high quality and look awesome. excited to have purchased these - more photos to come.