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Cast Aluminum Running Boards

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Winch, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. Mar 14, 2021 at 9:43 AM
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    Winch

    Winch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys if you have these maybe you could give me your opinion as I'm thinking about buying these........
    1. Would they support my weight of 250 lbs standing on them to reach the roof like when you want to wash/wax the truck?
    2. Do they make it easier or harder to enter/exit the truck?
    3. Are they of good quality?
    4. Where to purchase? $750 list yikes.
    TIA
    Winch
     
  2. Mar 14, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    I put 2nd generation Toyota OEM ones on mine, I think that they look cleaner and are considerably cheaper than what you’re considering. Search here and you’ll see lots of pics of 3rd gens running 2nd gen boards. They work ok as steps but they do sit a little high. I love how they hide the pinch welds. They’re basically a metal core with a plastic wrapped outer covering.
    I weigh 220 and they don’t show any signs of straining when I stand on them whatsoever. 02FD77D8-D715-4363-A00A-8E054E89A0F7.jpg
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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    PuyallupJon

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    I have the cast aluminum. Well worth the money spent. Love them.
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    I had these they looked nice and sleek on the truck but ended up putting back the factory tube steps that came with my truck since I have a long bed and these stopped at the end of the cab and didn’t extend to the front of the bed like the tube steps. Also to note these were like 3-4 times heavier then the tubes I don’t think these are entirely made of aluminum. These also sit higher then tube steps.
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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    Shellshock

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    They support my 250lb self on them and are rock solid.
    I really like them. They also help keep so much stuff getting thrown up on the sides and windows of the truck from the road
    Mine still look like new after 4 years

    I’d go through parts.toyota.com - showing me 17% off so they are $619
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2021 at 2:03 PM
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    oconnor

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    I have them as well but don't like them (stored for now). They are solid but IMO too high to help shorter people get in and too wide to easily step over getting out. They do cut down on the crap thrown up the side of the the truck.
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    ^ ^ this...

    Also tried them and sent them back. Was looking for an in-between step and tried these. Much closer to my expectations. Kept them on. Also have flaps to curtail the road grime.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2021 at 2:26 PM
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    Fatback17

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    Have these on both our trucks, rock solid, high quality, textured for non slip, good step for getting in & out and they look great!
    No sign of wear on the 5 year old set on my daughter's 16.
    Well worth the $$. Highly recommend!!
     
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  9. Mar 14, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    Looking around I see them much cheaper but shipping is high. You might try getting a local dealer to price match Conicelli Toyota or Bam Wholesale, they're both around $580. Good luck
     
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  10. Mar 14, 2021 at 2:44 PM
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    I really like mine!

    1. Would they support my weight of 250 lbs standing on them to reach the roof like when you want to wash/wax the truck? Yes
    2. Do they make it easier or harder to enter/exit the truck? IMO, easier in, a little harder getting out but I got used to it quickly
    3. Are they of good quality? Yes
    4. Where to purchase? $750 list yikes. I got mine from my local Toyota dealership at cost (supposedly) when I purchased my truck. Perhaps one of the posters on this thread might be looking to sell theirs l?
     
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  11. Mar 14, 2021 at 3:33 PM
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    I just bought a set NIB for $500 on FB. Pickup tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback!!
     
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