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Door Sill Protectors worth it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jaymay82, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 3, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    jaymay82

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    I am thinking of getting the OEM Toyota door sill protectors. How do they fare? Do they peel or are they durable for everyday activity?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    the OEM ones are purty but worthless.

    they fail to protect the sill edge...where most of the wear occurs.

    get the AVS ones. inexpensive, easy to install...and they wrap down over the sill edge.

    do a search here...lots-O-pics
     
  3. Jan 3, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    I only bought mine because they say TACOMA on them...
     
  4. Jan 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    Any pics of the avs ones installed?
     
  5. Jan 3, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    I just noticed this today! Mine came with the factory ones.

    I once bought a F250 from a farmer and the driver's sill looked like bare polished steel with feather-edged paint around it from him getting in and out so much.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    G Tek Fab

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    Just the thread I'm looking for!

    My name is Greg and I've been doing a line of "wrap over the edge" door sill protectors for the 2007+ Tundras for just about 6 years now and recently someone came to me about doing them for 1st and 2nd gen Tacomas.

    I fabbed up some prototypes and sent them out to him and he said they fit perfect. I later found they needed some minor tweaking.

    I'm now looking to send a few more sets to some Tacoma owners to make sure these do in fact have a satisfactory fit.

    If all works out I will be looking to become a TacomaWorld site vendor. :)

    Here's what I have for the Tundra. I've done tons of these for tundra owners.

    16gauge diamond plate and non diamond plate aluminum powder coated "Carbide Texture Black".

    They install with strips of 3M acrylic foam tape same stuff used to attach badges and emblems.

    Mods.. I'm not looking to sell these until I procure vendor status. I'm just looking for figment subjects. Thanks!
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    I'd be interested in those Carbide black ones. Those look pretty sweet. The previous owner on my truck climbed in and out a lot it seems and actually wore the paint down on the edge.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    ^ 2x same thing here...
     
  10. Dec 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    I'd like some raw one's for thr DC
     
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    I'd rock those in the black coated diamond plate. Seems like these sell well over on tundrageek but do they show any signs of rubbage or anything of that nature near the edges over time?
     
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    Yeah, I bought some from g-tech for the Tundra. They where great. Looked good.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    Rubbage on the DSP itself or the vehicle edge under the DSP?

    These are powder coated with a textured material so they will hold up better and longer than the stock paint.

    Awesome thanks! ^^^

    Guys I'm not selling these here now as I'm not a valid site vendor but I would like to send some sets out to you guys for fitment. Just pay for shipping. Of course you would be able to keep them too. :)
     
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  14. Dec 9, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    I'd be willing to pay for shipping, assuming it's not like $50 or anything. Are these ready for test or are you still sort of getting measurements and all that good stuff?

    I think they would sale pretty well up here. Good luck getting this setup and being able to become a vendor.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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    I'd be interested in the Non Diamond Plate Carbide Texture Black for a DCSB.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    G Tek Fab

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    We'll I believe the DC would require 20" for the front and 16" for the rear doors. I'll have a batch of these ready to go by the end of next week.

    I could use some length measurements on other cab configurations.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    I have the oem ones. They work pretty good. If I didn't have them my dogs with scratch the crap out of them!
     
  18. Dec 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    Id be interested in being a guinea pig for ya, and I have a Double Cab 2013. Could u have them powdercoated white as my Taco is Snowy?
     
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    I am also interested. I would like the Non Diamond Plate Carbide Texture Black. Where do we sign up to pay for shipping?
     
  20. Dec 9, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    The white powder coat I use is a match to the Tundras "super white". How close is that to the Tacoma color, or is the tacoma same color as the tundra?
     
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