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Best "looking" Side-Steps/Nerf Bars/Sliders that are bolt-on?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ChaseUA, May 15, 2010.

  1. May 15, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    ChaseUA

    ChaseUA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking for something in black for my Access Cab. I am wanting something that will be a simple bolt-on with no drilling or welding required. Would like to keep the cost under $400 if possible.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. May 15, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    IMO Bolt on, Shrockworks..
     
  3. May 15, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    Don't have a set myself yet...but I have heard good things about the step bars and sliders from http://www.avidoffroad.com/

    I'm unsure if they make them for your specific truck, you could always fire them an email
     
  4. May 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    Just waiting for my order to arrive from Shrockworks... they're bolt on, but you need to drill 3 extra holes in the bottom of the frame rail on each side.

    IMO i think they look great! But if your strictly out for looks and not function maybe a cheaper set of running boards would do?
     
  5. May 15, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    I am still waiting on mine too, how long have you been waiting Gylar? I ordered the Kickout, you?
     
  6. May 15, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Janster

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    I personally like the OEM running boards for my street queen. I use them primarily for door ding protection and to stand on them when I wash the truck. I have double cab ones on my access cab - which does require some drilling. :D But you can get the access cab variety (they just won't be as long)
     
  7. May 15, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Capita

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    I have Shrockworks and am 100% pleased with them. You do have to drill holes but it was very easy. These sliders are solid. I bought a hi-lift style jack and use it to change my tires, get un-stuck, etc. I also use them as a step as well. Love these sliders and would highly recommend them
     
  8. May 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    Sounds good on the shrockworks, but I'm not sure if I want to drill the 3 holes. I am wanting something strictly for looks as I will not be going off roading.. the most my truck will see off roading is if I am headed to a boat launch and/or lake.
     
  9. May 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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  10. May 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    I actually like the looks of these, as well as the Predator ones available on the trdparts4u.com, but I want to see them installed. I've seen a couple of photos but none really show how the gap appears from a distance?
     
  11. May 15, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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  12. May 15, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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    I ordered mine April 9th, so May 21 would be about 6 weeks. They told me between 6 - 8 weeks for delivery so any day now they should be shipping them out! You ordered yours with a kickout? Really!? I had asked the guy about getting a set with a KO but he said hes only done it for a handful of customers. He had no pics on how they looked or turned out... So i decided not to go that route. Make sure to post pics so i can see how yours turned out. On second thought, hopefully i don't see 'em cuz i may end up kicking myself for not going that way! ;)


    BTW -------> Capita, looking thru your threads (and Neubs) about the shrockworks sliders really helped my decision. :thumbsup: Thanks!
     
  13. May 15, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    $167 shipped from an ebay seller. Clean, simple, easy to install.

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  14. May 15, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    That is awesome! I really found Neubs thread very helpful as well. He swayed my mind into getting them. I love these sliders. Best thing I added on my truck
     
  15. May 15, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    I got the westin platinum series chrome running boards but I know they are offered in black. Look around and you can get them for 300ish off of the internet as long as you look up the free shipping discount code for the website. They dont need holes drilled and mount firmly on and not even a scratch on the pair iv had for 8 months. The steel under the chrome keeps any knicks and dings from showing up. Excellent product and really quick and easy install
     
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    At least take a look at thw hinter side steps... pics in my profile... 145 shipped
     
  18. May 15, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    I just bought some black running boards from 64wildcat. They haven't come in yet, but they looked pretty good in the pictures that he had. I'll post some pics when I get them and put them on.
     
  19. May 15, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions...
    Are the N-Fabs a straight bolt-on, or does it require additional drilling?

    Still considering the other options as well but I like how "flush" those look. Then again perhaps its just because its the only one pictured directly from the side?
     
  20. May 15, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    The N-Fabs are straight bolt-on. Look under the cab for a bunch of existing bolt holes covered by plastic caps.
     
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