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Avid or N-Fab Side Steps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 12Tac, Apr 20, 2012.

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Recommended Side Steps?

Poll closed May 20, 2012.
  1. N-Fab

    32 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Avid

    30 vote(s)
    46.9%
  3. Other

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. Apr 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM
    #1
    12Tac

    12Tac [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Guys & Gals,

    Considering side steps for my 2012 double cab, long bed. Who do you like best?

    Avid
    N-Fab
    Other?


    12Tac
     
  2. Apr 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    captain.cardinal1

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    try pro 4R wheels, bfg ko2
    Just ordered my nfabs 359$ line x Louisville. Installed. Should be here Monday.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    nwb3160

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    i ordered AVID last week and doing black powder coat
     
  4. Apr 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM
    #4
    medic2230

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    Someone mentioned on here that I believe it was the smittybuilt one's were N-fabs and were cheaper than if you bought them from N-fab.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2012 at 2:40 PM
    #5
    Relik

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    I went with Nfab from above site. Avids is round step, so didnt want any issues getting in, epecially since some of my passengers wear heels :D. Even in rain with Nfab the flat surface and grip holes, still can become slippery if not stepped on right. I might get some grip tape/paint to touch it up. I've only had positive comments on my N-fabs too...

    If you go Avid I would definitely add some grip to step. I've seen it done in here...here's a pic of my nfabs...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Apr 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    John3

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  7. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    stmcg21061

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    I got the avid side steps a few months ago. They look great and were really easy to install. There customer service was great too!
     
  8. Apr 20, 2012 at 6:04 PM
    #8
    jtav2002

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    I have nfabs. would have went with Avid if they had the flat area to step on. since they aren't for my use I didn't want someone slipping or something.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    12Tac

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    Leer 100XR, custom surveillance cameras, FN BFD wheels (Winter - Blizzaks), FN Konig Coutersteers (Spring, Summer-Toyo AT2), NFab side steps. Various counter measures.
    Thanks for the feedback folks. I'm ordering a set of N-Fabs next week.

    By-the-way...when I've not done business with a company in the past, especially over the Internet, I do a little test. If they have contact info on their site I'll often shoot them an email to 'test' their customer service. Even ask a few obvious questions they may have already posted in the FAQ. If I get a fairly prompt response with good information, nice reply etc., I'll likely do business with them. Sometimes I get nothing back or "its on our website." I won't do business with them.

    The N-Fab folks (Lance) emailed right back and answered all of my questions. Seems they understand service and value a potential customer. Hence my willingness to do business with them and share a good experience with others.


    12Tac
     
  10. Apr 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    NFab's or keep her nude [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    LUSETACO

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  12. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    BostonBilly

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    subd I looked at sliders but I am not a big offroad guy just casual hunt and fish trails
     
  13. Apr 21, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    N Fab For sure! I love mine
     
  14. Apr 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Eman5pt0

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    i ordered N fab
     
  15. Apr 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    tango down

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    i got avid step rails, but i am going to call them sliders to piss off people
     
  16. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    neonlazer

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    If you must have the flat steps(slightly ugly IMO :) ) then N-fab..if you can do without flap steps..Avid steps and Line-x them. If you have people in heels getting in..I would say either would be very smart to step on..since they ain't that big lol
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    wiscdave

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    are either solid bars? Hollow tubing just rusts out after a couple years up here...sucks but you can't treat it for rust till its gone..
     
  18. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    That's why I got the stainless Nfabs , now I think I'm going to get them powdercoated black
     
  19. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    speedracercjr

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    Nfab for sure

    IMG_1045.jpg
     
  20. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    Why would you need solid bars? Unless horrible welding leaving an opening in the pipe..then line-x it and you won't have a single bit of metal showing at all. lol
     
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