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Factory Running boards ?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Hiluxski, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Jun 5, 2017 at 5:18 PM
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    Hiluxski

    Hiluxski [OP] Well-Known Member

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    on 2018 Tacoma access cab TRD off-road 4 x 4 black
    IMG_2159.jpg I'm getting ready to order my Tacoma and I'm wondering if I should order the factory cast aluminum running boards . Option code (RB) retail $795.00
    Also looking for door ding protection.
     
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  2. Jun 5, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    Thangs and stuff
    no just order sliders
     
  3. Jun 5, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    over60

    over60 Over70 & still a "Grumpy Old Guy"

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    Damn, those are expensive....even in US $...!! I would NOT pay that much.... shop around after..... easy install...!

    I've got the running OEM boards on mine for around $500 CDN (dealer price)....they are not aluminum, but that does not matter...Steel is good too.

    I'd bet you could get those for around 300-400 US.... Non-dealer..!

    Good luck.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    PuyallupJon

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    I have them and don't like them. They don't sit in a good spot and just get in the way getting in and out. Rub dirt all over your pants.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    Drive on up to Seattle and I'll give you a good deal on mine.
     
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    The sky's the limit on aftermarket accessories, 800 is way too much.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    The hammer

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    If it's a 4X4 sliders may make more sense imo. I've seen some nice looking ones that can also be used as step for the kids.


     
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  9. Jun 6, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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    I've got the factory cast aluminum, picked them up on E-bay for $500 shipped and could not be happier with them. Won't rust, look sharp, and keep the truck cleaner. My JK is my off-road toy so sliders would be overkill for me. Added reason, my wife wanted and uses them.

    I'm in Iowa, they keep the salt/sand/snow off the side of the truck. I will admit it took some getting use to getting in and out of the truck, as mentioned it can dirty a pant leg. Once I "trained" myself to step out and not slide out it wasn't a problem.

    Lifesavers come in 7 different flavors for a reason...
     
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    I just ordered a set of 3' tube steel from Amazon for 103.00. Guaranteed for two years. Free shipping. Very small profile but that's what I like. Here is a link
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HA5OI0A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Hey everybody thanks for the great responses ! what about door ding protection? Will factory aluminum running boards help door ding protection as good as sliders?
     
  14. Jun 6, 2017 at 12:55 PM
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    I bought them when I first got my truck. They are built solids and look nice. A little pricey but well worth it.
     
  15. Jun 6, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    I bought the factory cast alum. running boards from Toyota for $750 after I bought my truck, they are great but they stick out a bit too far for me, they're wrapped up in my garage, so if anyone wants them pm me make me an offer, I'm in the west Los Angeles area., sorry for the hijack.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    Didnt realize how convenient the steps were for those "hard to wash" spots until i got rid of them. Them are definitely muti purpose.

    The factory steps attatch to the underside of the body where as sliders either bolt/weld onto the frame. So sliders would definately give you more protection. The factory steps should do fine against and door dings tho...
     
  17. Jun 6, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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    I have the second gen running boards. Think they look better and don't stick out as much but enough to protect from door dings

    20161210_155511.jpg
     
  18. Jun 6, 2017 at 6:42 PM
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    Gen 2 boards installed today.
     
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  19. Jan 31, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    not0ny, Did you had any installation issues for these side steps? coming from a second generation in to a third one.

    Thanks,
    Regards.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    Direct bolt on no installation issues
     
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