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Best running boards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dee_bo, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. dee_bo

    dee_bo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello I'm looking to buy and install some running boards for the 2007 Double cab I recently purchased. With so many stylses and material...which ones are the best value and durable. Granted they are likely mostly for looks/show.

    I found of bunch on this website:
    http://www.runningboardwarehouse.com/doublecab2005-current.aspx

    Also what's a good bringe to pay? I'm leaning towards the "oval tube-steps". Thanks
     
  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight East Bound and Down

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    the toyota running boards were the best. IMO
     
  3. pataco

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    what r u looking to get out of them?to use as a step or protect the rockers from road debri.i had the black factory ones(sold them on this site) and they r to close to the body to use as a step.good for washing the roof though and keeping road debri off the rockers.the tubes might b better as a step.or u could always go with sliders.
     
  4. dorkman

    dorkman Well-Known Member

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    I like my factory ones to protect the rockers and from door dings. Only reason I got them. They look pretty decent. The lady uses them as a step, better than nothing.
     
  5. Gsquare

    Gsquare The G stands for smooth

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    If you like boards, here are the installed Ionic's from the site you posted:

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    They are actually funtional as a step, provide a little extra door ding protection since they are wide and offer a tapered look from front to rear.
     
  6. grdnrxr

    grdnrxr Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about boards this time instead of tubes..

    I would like to see more photos.

    Also, Did the factory ones have a chrome strip before?
     
  7. pataco

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    my factory ones had no chrome on them.
     
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