Here is an option that I would like to purchase but at $1000 it is a little on the high end and not affordable (at least for me). You should be able to find something similar in the $400 to $600 range that will protect your truck for off-roading, serve as a High Lift jacking location and also serve as a step. If you go with a stock step, while cheaper it will do little to protect against side impacts nor will it allow you to lift the truck from this location. Current stock jacking locations are inconvenient at best or completely inadequate if you get a flat while offroading.
+05 Tacoma Double and Xtra Cab, Slee SliderStep
Part #: SOF1111 - $945.00
2005+ X-Cab and Double Cab Tacoma Trucks
(Does not fit Double Cab Long Bed Trucks)
The Slee-Slider for the Tacoma consist of a 2"x3" (.120 wall) rectangular tube with 4 2"x2" outrigger legs. The legs attach to a 3/16" thick L shaped frame plate that covers the side and bottom of the factory frame. The plate is form fitted to the frame and allows for mounting to existing hole locations on the frame. The side plate is secured to the frame in 5 spots using 1/2" grade 8 bolts. These bolts are mated to 2" square plates on the inside of the C frame. The front end of the slider is further secured by an angled plate mount that attaches to the factory cross-member. To further secure the slider to the frame, 4 additional holes can be drilled (per slider), and supplied countersunk bolts can be installed for a total of 10 fasteners per slider. Utilizing the counter sunk bolts and L shaped frame brackets allow for a completely flush bottom profile on the sliders.
The sliders are finished with skid-resistant powder coat finish. The pre-treatment includes baking to remove all oil, phosphate washing, sandblasting before the is applied.