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Are Step Sides obsolete now?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 07TacoRidah, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    I was looking at all the tacomas, now and before, it's only the 1st gens that have a step side and even at that, it's a very few amount. No one like them anymore? less demand? less useful?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    I don't think any of the manufacturers have one. I guess Ford was the last one with the 08 F150s.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    imo,they looked goofy.so i told toyota to stop production and they did.jk
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    lol, I liked them on the first gen taco's. they looked badass dropped to the floor. say la v (I don't know how to spell it).
     
  5. Jan 7, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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  6. Jan 7, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    Mr_Torque

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    The previous generation Tundra could be had with one. I traded in a 2000 Silverado Short Bed Sport Side 4x4 for my Tacoma. I would love to put a stepside bed on my truck.


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  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    Toyota Truck

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    Never liked them I am glad they got rid of them. If I ever need one I'll use my tire.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    I'm not sure how good they would look on a 2nd gen Tacoma, but I think they didn't look good on the old Tundra's.
    However I think they look good on other trucks, like GM 1500 pick-ups.
    I think the lack of demand and orders is probably why car companies have stopped offering them as a option.

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  9. Jan 7, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    07TacoRidah

    07TacoRidah [OP] SHHHH, this is interesting

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    I think it was the design that made them that way, if you look, the Tundra has small steps, basically not worth putting on in the mold, with the 1500, they took out the back steps, it's just rounded out.

    I'm still a fan of step sides, wish I could have gotten a 97 taco step side instead of the 07 I have.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    sliders = better (and essentially provide the same function)
     
  11. Jan 7, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    I think they look retarded, and serve no purpose. Tire is there, great step. Get some sliders and they're way more useful.

    Also the previous Tundra looks so so horrible. Was looking at one today at a light... god aweful ugly.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    i have a 03 taco with a step side bed the looks of it is what gets me looking just diff an i love it i get asked all the time about it an people like it too an u dont see very many of them around here. The dealer went to east coast miami. to get mine. becasue no one had a 4x4 v6 with a 5 speed with the step side bed. i know have 67,xxx miles on it an hope to have it till the wheels falls off.
    i love the looks of the bed. but thats just me
    and i dont think a step side bed would look good on the 2nd gen taco's tho o well
     
  13. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

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    I just took mine off tonight and think the truck looks much better without them. Now, I just have to find something to do with them...
     
  14. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    lmfao ... right.

    those step side tundras look like complete ass btw. if i was going to have a stepside, it would be a late 70's early 80's GMC.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    I see by your build that you are calling your running boards step sides. You should list them on Craig's list for a couple hundred dollars and someone else will be happy to buy them and put them on his truck. Hell, someone on this board might want to buy them.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Shit, I misread the title. I was referring to the side steps on my truck. My bad!!
     
  17. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Sforza- you were just ahead of me! Yeah I put out a feeler on them but haven't had much luck so far. Thanks!
     
  18. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    I like the retro look of a stepside. It used to be that all pickup trucks were stepsides. You can put less cargo in a truck with a step side bed, but with those dinky little five foot beds that the double cabs use, it is not more than a trunk anyway.
     
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    The only step side I hated was the first gen tundra
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