Originally Posted by localboy808
For those that have a 2nd Gen Taco DBL Cab, I was wondering what looks better as well as provides some protection against door dings, a Tacoma Running Board or the Tacoma Tube step? I have a 2010 Silver DBL Cab and it looks like it needs something under the doors? Appreciate your input. Thanks
The running boards and tube steps look great below the doors.
However, IMO...they get in the way of getting in the truck. You either have to step over them and step into the truck...or, step on them...than slouch down to enter the truck so your head doesn't hit the top of the door opening.
Also...if you are just opening the door to reach in and get or put something in the truck...they again are in the way, IMO. I had this problem with a Tahoe I used to own. Although the tube steps did help entry to the 'Hoe because the door opening is large.
The rock sliders are a whole different animal. And if you do a lot of off roading, they could prove to be a valuable asset.
Having said all of this...I'd love to have a set of tube steps on my DC...but I'm not sure I want to give up practical entry for looks. YMMV