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Body Armor Rock Steps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dxpsman, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Jan 8, 2014 at 8:05 PM
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    ffmedic51

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  2. Jan 8, 2014 at 9:58 PM
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    dxpsman

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    AFE MACH Force-Xp 3" Cat-Back Stainless Steel Exhaust System w/Black Tips, Complete OME 3" lift, debadged, Body Armor 4x4 side steps.
    So I called Body Armor 4x4. They don't have a relationship with my company, and don't sell direct. The guy referred me to a distributor I work with (KeyStone), who dropped a hint that they might be purchasing the company, but don't sell BA products yet. So dead end on awesome pricing.

    With that said, I like the way they look. If they turn out to be garbage a couple year's down the road, then $300 is a small price to pay. Will be purchasing these probably by end of month. OME suspension/wheels/tires (not to mention the truck purchase) in 45 days has put a pretty harsh beating on my wallet.

    I'll keep you guys posted.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2014 at 3:57 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    The more I see those steps, the more my Tacoma weenie gets excited. I like the clean look of them vs the bulkiness of true sliders. Granted they probably don't provide the surface area protection of true sliders, door dings, or even a jacking point. It's a step above the N-fabs I have. I know Body Armor doesn't have rave reviews here but I do have their rear bumper and love it.(Can't say the same about their ugly front bumper though.) Please give us a review of the steps when you get them.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2014 at 4:28 AM
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    08 sr5 4x4 3"lift with 33's and sounds
    I have them on my truck and I love them. I also have their rear bumper too and love it. The steps are heavy duty built and I have caught them up and they didn't bend or anything
     
  5. Jan 9, 2014 at 4:32 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Good to hear. Do you have the LED's and if so, how do those work ?
     
  6. Jan 9, 2014 at 4:34 AM
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    I think those would get destroyed at the first rock. It keeps emphasizing steel but no wall thickness is said and it says it mounts to the rocker panels which I'm guessing is where the factory steps mount, in which case it would damage the rocker with the weight of the truck on them which is ironic since that is what they were made for, sub'd for a review..
     
  7. Jan 9, 2014 at 4:36 AM
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    Didn't get the leds I bought the steps off someone but I'm looking into seeing about the leds
     
  8. Jan 9, 2014 at 6:51 AM
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    I think I'll get these. DO they come black? How about if it will fit a DCLB?
     
  9. Jan 9, 2014 at 6:55 AM
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    Yes black and I have dclb and they fit fine
     
  10. Jan 9, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    i want these so bad
     
  11. Jan 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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    For the LED's could I change them pretty easily to red ya think?
     
  12. Jan 9, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    I like the LEDs... I wonder how they'd look in amber so they could be hooked up to the parking lights?
     
  14. Jan 9, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    cant tell in any pics how far they stick out from the truck...really like them though
     
  15. Jan 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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    I originally wanted these. But I bough the Iron Cross ones (similar look). I wished I would have went with these. These my brother has on his tundra, they're built MUCH stronger than the iron cross ones.

    So I'm either going to try and sell what I have and get sliders or these.
    Body Armor STILL doesn't have that "light kit" available. But you can make one up simple enough.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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    I saw the iron cross on another tacoma in town last week, didnt know what they were until you mentioned it.

    good to hear that these are sturdier.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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    They have the same size as like the OME ones from Toyota which in my opinion were too close to the body. You can't get a good bit of your foot on these, especially if it is icy or wet and always wondering if my foot is going to slip out.
     
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  18. Jan 9, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    Those might serve well as snow scoops for those of us who live in snowy country.
     
  19. Jan 10, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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    Those look great. I was going a different direction but the price is right... Decision Time.
     
  20. Jan 25, 2014 at 6:53 AM
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    Update: Ordered these things through Amazon (via Anything Powersports). Package came in completely thrashed. Rails punched through the box and were clearly dragged across pavement or otherwise beat to hell. I'm not saying it's particularly the seller's fault; UPS has a habit of bashing packages around. But you'd think they'd ship 70 pounds of rail in more than a single layer of bubble rap and a flimsy box.
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    Sent a complaint through Amazon, and almost immediately received a reply to send pictures, as well as a phone number to contact. I called, and spoke someone relatively quickly, advised I would forward over pictures and asked if an RGA could be initialized. I was told it could take up to 3 business days for approval but she'd "try to expedite it". This was Thursday.

    Since then, I have been entirely unable to get in contact with the company via email or phone. The phone goes directly to voicemail as well, so that's promising.

    Anyways, I'm pissed. /rant.
     

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