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2017 Tacoma TRD Off Road running board questions.......

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by raccoonrough, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Sep 20, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I hope this is the right place to post this?

    I just purchased a 2017 Tacoma TRD Off Road - double cab - long bed in Quicksand.
    I didnot get factory running boards. I am now trying to decide what make and style of running board I would prefer.

    I am also currently switching out what little chrome parts are on my Tacoma for black. Trying to do a subdued or simple Tan/Black scheme.

    I am looking for something functional but not huge in the way of running boards.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or pictures of what you have done?

    Thanks

    Edit: Also, I have plans to put the following additions on my build as time goes on.

    - Baja basket over the cab.
    - KB Voodoo Rack - High / Long
    - Pro grill
    - Switching out the chrome bumber caps for black ones (once I find black ones)
    - Have not decided on front bumper/bar yet.

     
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  2. Sep 21, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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    RebelliousOne

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    check out Amp Research running boards....
     
  3. Sep 22, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yikes, a bit too expensive for me. I am thinking something not as wide, simple, and protective to the sides of the body from rocks and such.

    I was considering these........
    - N-Fab (Black) wheel to wheel nerf bar
    - N-Fab (Black textured) wheel to wheel bed access nerf bar
     
  4. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    I've got a pair of predators to get rid of... I'm in central Texas..
     
  5. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:06 PM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay. I am now considering one of these two options.........

    #1 - Tyger Auto TG-AM2T20048 Textured Black Star Running Boardsj
    https://www.amazon.com/Tyger-Auto-T...automotive&vehicleId=2&vehicleType=automotive

    OR

    #2 - N-Fab (Black textured) wheel to wheel bed access nerf bar
    https://runningboardwarehouse.com/s...ma/2005-2017/double-cab/vg-nfb-t0690cc-6.html

    Any Suggestions on these running boards?


    Also, I am considering the Tyger Auto – Textured black with light mounts Bull Bar for the front of my Tacoma. Anyone have experience with this front bumper guard?
    https://www.amazon.com/Tyger-Auto-T...6308049&sr=1-1&keywords=tyger+bull+bar+tacoma
     
  6. Sep 30, 2017 at 10:47 PM
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    raccoonrough

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    Does anyone know where I can find instructions on installing the Tyger Bull Bar? It seems odd that there is not even a youtube video of someone else installing one on a 3rd Gen Tacoma?

    I think I am ready to pull the trigger and get the Tyger Bull Bar and Running Boards.
     
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  7. Sep 30, 2017 at 10:55 PM
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    My Predator bars are sold....
     
  8. Dec 17, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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    Raccoonrough, did you get the Tyger running boards? I’m thinking about those, too, so interested in your impressions. Thanks!
     
  9. Dec 17, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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    Why wouldn't you get a set of sliders? I have a set from Mobtown and they look and fit great.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2017 at 10:34 PM
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    You can get the black rear bumpers at Rock Auto for around $50 each. My truck is Red and Black - I got the OEM Black Running boards. Have the Pro Grill installed as well and a TRD Skid Plate with Black TRD Letters installed. Pro Grill took me about 40 min to install after seeing several install videos.

    TRD Pro Grill 10.jpg
     
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  11. Dec 17, 2017 at 10:53 PM
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    IMG_20150523_144619_401.jpg I have the Nfab (not bed access) on my 15 TRD Pro. They work fine for parking lot protection and will work as mild sliders (dragged them a couple of times on our Arizona trip). They are body mounted so not true sliders. I like that I can get in and out of the truck without dragging my leg on them. Got them mainly because my Lady is short. Would not recommend them for serious wheeling, but they are fine for light stuff. Just make sure you get them from Nfab, and not the China knock offs which are junk. Had mine for 3 years and they are doing fine.
     
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    Bob, which model Nfab is that? And how far out from the body do they extend? I’d like step help but not if it means dragging my leg against them every time I exitnthe cab. Thanks.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    Rob, I am not likely to do heavy offroading. That said, I’m not opposed to sliders. All the ones I found online were expensive and had crazy long lead times. I am hoping to get something soon. Anyway, thanks for your suggestion. I will look again.
     
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    I ordered the IONIC STAINLESS BLACK 5" NERF BARS for my 2017 TRD ORSB MAGNETIC GREY, from
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    My BAKFlip MX4 bed cover is coming on the slow boat...I live in Hawaii where shipping kills us over here! But got the BAKFLIP from ************************ and the guy Morie is cool, he fedex it free to CA and put on ship to HI free delivery, just gotta pick up at Hilo Port.....can't wait.
     
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    No photo of the rear black bumper end caps? I want to replace the chrome ones on my black Tacoma
     
  16. Jan 10, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    Not sure what happened. THis was suppose to be on there too.

    Back Taco.jpg
     
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  17. Jan 10, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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    The matte black looks awesome with the red. I guess I could try the matte finish bumper caps on my black truck, but I may have to eventually have them PTMed.
     
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  18. Jan 10, 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    Yeah they do look good with red. They may look good with black to. See if someone will photoshop it for you.
     
  19. Jan 10, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    I actually took some photos at my local dealership. The shiny black looks best (more $$), but the matte may look fine until...83652E35-16C1-4F3C-8025-05AA7FED4FB9.jpg4F2B46FD-6B10-4EA2-808D-271EEA60A489.jpg811E2FA4-A711-4D48-8F18-392408DC05D9.jpg
     
  20. Jan 10, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    Looks great. The painted black look great too. The matte black ones are cheaper I know that - like $50 each is what I paid for them. So far they have been really great.
     

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