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Old 08-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #41
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Nice! And looks like you got caught in this rain shower too. I'm supposed to be getting my NFabs on Tuesday...can't wait.
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Nice! And looks like you got caught in this rain shower too. I'm supposed to be getting my NFabs on Tuesday...can't wait.

Thanks! Yeah its been raining all day... You will LOVE the bars and super simple install.
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Looks good man, for sure. And I think what you paid, is pretty good for them...with the finish and all. And you got to pick them up! Def. the ones I plan to get in the future!
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Ok, ignorant question. How do these differ from the Predator tube steps from the factory?

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Ok, ignorant question. How do these differ from the Predator tube steps from the factory?

Don't know...they look very similar to the NFabs or other makes except for Avids. Maybe price?
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another pic of my NFABs
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #47
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In that case I'll join in too. Here's my N-Faps.

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It looks like the NFabs, Smittybuilts, Predators are painted or powdercoated and have a flat grate over the tube on the step part. The Avids are raw metal and don't have flat grate over the tube on the step part. The Avids are cheaper but then you have to pay to have them painted or powdercoated unless you just spray them with a rattle can. You also have to be comfortable with 3M tape on the step instead of the flat grate. Even if you are comfortable with it you might have a woman or kids that aren't. I have absolutely no first hand experience with any of this - just my observation from reading and looking at pics. Anyone with first hand experience is welcome to contradict any thing I've said.
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Thanks! Yeah its been raining all day... You will LOVE the bars and super simple install.

Which size bars are these? the 2" or 3"? Look great and that price is great. Going to try to do the same here in the Orlando area. Wife is asking for some.
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yup N-fab, smittybilt and predators are all the same. can't wait to order mine
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:16 PM   #51
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Which size bars are these? the 2" or 3"? Look great and that price is great. Going to try to do the same here in the Orlando area. Wife is asking for some.
Yup, I got them because of the wife too. Mine are the 2" main tube. I believe you can still find some in the 3", but it was like $75+ over the 2" tubes I think. That wasn't a big deal for me.
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From what I have found (when calling around) it appears that the 3" tube for Nfab has disappeared. The only bars I could find were 2"

The predator bars are 3" and have a removable step plate. I wanted these but thanks to an internet mishap I ended up with the Nfab and I must admit I LOVE THEM.
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I am also looking to buy steps/sliders:

I looked at the Avid and N-Fab. Here are my findings:

While the Avid's are less expensive, they are not painted - I do not want to rattle can them and powder coating runs about $100.00 for both per the local shop. So thats $330.00 and $100.00 = $430.00, plus shipping - less any discount $50.00 if you call Brandon $380.00, plus shipping - around $80.00 -

Total price $460.00 without discount add $50.00 = $510.00

Or the N-Fabs (includes a 5 year warranty on finish and a little step)

$443.80, plus $80.00 N-Fab = $532.80
Avid =$460.00/$510.00

Difference is $72.80 or $22.80 without discount.

My opinion is that the N-Fab is a finished product with a better warranty. The Avid's can save you money on he DIY painting...about $75.00 = I am guessing $25.00 for materials like paint and sandpaper.

My verdict - N-Fabs - Finished product and better (written) warranty.
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I am also looking to buy steps/sliders:

I looked at the Avid and N-Fab. Here are my findings:

While the Avid's are less expensive, they are not painted - I do not want to rattle can them and powder coating runs about $100.00 for both per the local shop. So thats $330.00 and $100.00 = $430.00, plus shipping - less any discount $50.00 if you call Brandon $380.00, plus shipping - around $80.00 -

Total price $460.00 without discount add $50.00 = $510.00

Or the N-Fabs (includes a 5 year warranty on finish and a little step)

$443.80, plus $80.00 N-Fab = $532.80
Avid =$460.00/$510.00

Difference is $72.80 or $22.80 without discount.

My opinion is that the N-Fab is a finished product with a better warranty. The Avid's can save you money on he DIY painting...about $75.00 = I am guessing $25.00 for materials like paint and sandpaper.

My verdict - N-Fabs - Finished product and better (written) warranty.
Not sure where you are getting your NFabs but that is a HORRIBLE price. I picked them up LOCALLY for $300.00 out the door (doublecab black gloss powdercoated)
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These are the 3" N-Fabs with the wrinkle black finish. Absolutely love them. I'm definitely going with the Avid light bar in the near future though
Man, these look awesome! I've been thinking about going with this finish. Where did you end up ordering these from and how much? Thanks!
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Man, these look awesome! I've been thinking about going with this finish. Where did you end up ordering these from and how much? Thanks!
I got mine from performance4trucks.com. I think they were right at $400 including shipping. That was the only place I could find the wrinkle black finish when I was looking.
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Holly crap. So step bars are running hundreds over what I am buying Hybrid sliders for in the Relentless GB. I'll stick with sliders.

The step bars look good, but I would never spend so much on steps that aren't good for 4x4 (bottom out, rocker panel damage, no high reach use).
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I got mine from performance4trucks.com. I think they were right at $400 including shipping. That was the only place I could find the wrinkle black finish when I was looking.
Great! Thanks!
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Good choice on upgrading wheels!

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AUTOPARTSDEALER.COM SENT ME ACCESS CAB STEP BARS

Dood, same thing happened to me!!! Ordered N-fab from 4wheelonline and got the access cab bars. Spoke to Nfab first and got things squared away (2 phone calls and 2 emails - done in about 20min). Then called 4wheelo/l and was told to go online and fill out return request form and they would call me monday since the return dept is closed already.
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When I was looking for a set I came across 4wheelonline, but then I also saw they had a lot of mixed reviews (mostly negative) so I just bought from someone else instead.
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