I have a 2010 DC TRD Sport and I am looking at installing some type of side step or sliders on my truck, more for my g/f to get in and out of the truck (she is petite LOL). Searching on some past threads, it seems side steps are fine if you don't plan on doing any serious off-roading (e.g. they are stump catchers), and sliders are good to act as a "side step" and for offroading protection.
If I went with sliders, are the bars slippery? Can there be a material (ex. those stick on sand-paper like things you see stuck on stairs) added on the sliders where the doors are, to make it slip resistant?
My last thing would be slider/sidestep construction: I am interested in something that won't rust(including the brackets and bolts).
I don't do any serious offroading now but I do take my truck in fields to hunt and such. Down the road, I may take it serious offroading.
Thanks for any recommendations.