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Avid Step Bars vs NFab Step Bars - Picture Request

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by floridaoccifer, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Jul 27, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    floridaoccifer

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    Good choice on upgrading wheels!

    and...

    AUTOPARTSDEALER.COM SENT ME ACCESS CAB STEP BARS :(
     
  2. Jul 27, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    These are the 3" N-Fabs with the wrinkle black finish. Absolutely love them. I'm definitely going with the Avid light bar in the near future though :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Ah that sucks! :smack:
     
  4. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Yeah they are covering the return shipping and sending the rights ones out today.... DAMN IT!
     
  5. Jul 27, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    LOL you guys should have gone with AVID. Brandon is a former Toyota Master Tech and knows his stuff. Plus it's all hand crafted and quality assured. If ever there was a product I would bet my trucks body on was his sliders. With that said the steps are just as good and would last a lifetime.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Brandon is awesome and he was offering a great product at a great price BUT I am not in the position to spend an additional $200 to powder coat his product after spending $300 on the bars. I had to choose a product that was coated already and for $300 total I chose to go with GoRhino.

    I wish I could afford the AVID products but until he offers them as a finished product at a price point that matches the market I will have to pass. Besides, GoRhino offers a 5yr warranty on their products...
     
  7. Jul 27, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    This is my trucks Evil Twin!
     
  8. Jul 27, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Sounds like you need to find a cheaper place to have stuff powder coated... Or just spray paint it like most. Think of it this way, if you take the truck out and it scrapes or chips the powder coating at all, it's going to look like crap. Then you have to pay all that money to have it recoated. Spray paint costs $3.49 a can and looks just as good and in the long run it's cheaper than having it powder coated.

    But I understand you point of view, if you don't plan on running the truck on trails much. If you ever need the protection of the sliders his are way cheaper than others out there and better quality.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    I wish I could but this place is HORRIBLE on pricing for powder coating and I can not bring myself to spray paint something that is a major additions to my vehicle.

    As for the quality and craftsmanship, I know there is nothing better out there then the AVID products I just cant afford to go that route (right now anyway).
     
  10. Jul 27, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Lol I hear you on the spraypaint, but it's not as bad as it sound plus its cheaper to repair than powdercoating. I don't mind it i guess...

    Good luck man :)

    Stay safe.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    AND you get the sensation that you actually did more than just tighten a few bolts :D I ordered mine from Brandon a couple weeks ago...can't wait to get them in and get some bed liner type stuff on them.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    So far I am very impressed talking with Brandon... Just put my order in for sliders and the avid bar. :) I will probably have them both line-xed. :)
     
  13. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    this. it "costed" me $75 to power-coat my stuff
     
  14. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    I'm rocking AVID step rails. I love them. No regrets. I painted them myself. At first I thought it was going to be hard but the small surface area that you see once they are installed makes it easy to get and even coat.

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  15. Aug 7, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    After receiving the NFAB steps I must say that the quality is very nice. The powdercoat finish is beautiful and they fit wonderful. I ended up paying $296.00 out the door at 4wheelparts in Tampa.

    I still would have loved to get the AVID bars but once again until I find a cheaper powdercoating shop I am going to have to pass...

    Great pix everyone and thank you for input!
     
  16. Aug 7, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    And wheres the pictures!? Are they on yet?
     
  17. Aug 7, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    Yeah they were on 30 minutes after picking them up... I have been super busy this past week and have not had a chance to take any pictures. I will try and get some this week... I guess that is the hazard of working 2 jobs these days
     
  18. Aug 7, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Oh, I gotcha dude. Work comes first, just post some pictures up when you get a chance. Or I'll be over in 30 to check em out! ;)
     
  19. Aug 7, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    how much do you guys think it would cost to have the little stepping plate on nfabs linex'd or rhino'd?
     
  20. Aug 7, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    I just took the inlaws camera outside and snapped some pix for you Dr.

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