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Factory tube steps? Good look or not?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by marks vikes, May 4, 2010.

  1. May 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    marks vikes

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    I haven't seen many posts of tacos with Factory tube steps. WHY?
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  2. May 4, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    topgun155

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    I like the truck better without. It almost gives you the look of a lift without them.
     
  3. May 4, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Blue

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    ditch em. like topgun said if gives your truck a some what lifted look
     
  4. May 4, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    skistoy

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    Because they are fugly.
     
  5. May 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    PreRunner

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    they are really oversized and stupid looking

    i got some avid offroad sliders and had them line-x'd and they are the mother fucking bomb.

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  6. May 4, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    Who cares how they look, they don't even provide a step. They sit right under the sill. When you take a step on the steps, you halfway think of just stepping up higher an additional 2" to reach the sill.

    I used to have them and ditched them after a few weeks.
     
  7. May 4, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    this. You step on the step then you have to fall into the truck. I hit my head about 3 and a half times before I took mine off.
     
  8. May 5, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    Janster

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    I used to have tube steps (on the 96) and I've personally grown to hate them. I like the OEM running boards better simply because they're black and sit up close to the body. But that's me....
     
  9. May 5, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    I think they look OK but you can get after market step bars cheaper.
     
  10. May 5, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Munkey

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    I have the OEM tube steps and really like them. Don't care what others think, it's my truck not theirs.
     
  11. May 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    X2, Love my OEM Tube steps and the best part is they protect the doors/rear quarters from door dings. They look awesome to me and that's all that matters!
     
  12. May 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    jorgipogi

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    What I don't like of them is that they don't come in black.
     
  13. May 5, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    n2advnture

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    I've had the OEM tube steps for a few months now and plan on taking them off. I find myself never using them and the back of my pants (at my calf) are always dirty from rubbing against them while getting in and out.

    Off they come!
     
  14. May 7, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    Shades_Of_Red

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    Sure they do. Well not if you buy them from Toyota.100_0442.jpg

    I'm going to be selling these in the near future.
     
  15. May 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I say if you like it then go for it. Its your ride so do what you want IMO.:cool:
     
  16. May 7, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    whitebread

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    I got mine because when my truck was two days old somebody put a nice parking lot dent in the door, which wasn't cheap to fix. The OE ones stuck out quite far and seemed to provide good protection from swinging car doors. Despite the comments above I do use them for getting in and out...my wife also finds them useful as well (probably much more so than I do).
     
  17. May 7, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    ShadowFalken

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    I did not get factory steps on mine, but I do have a set of stainless Raptor tube steps. Do I think they look great? No. Do I think they look better than door dings in my truck from stupid people? YES.

    Most cars will his the tubes with a door before my truck. They are also a better place to knock snow and dirt from shoes before getting in the cab. (better than the door sill)

    edit: Dang whitebread! great minds think alike!!!!!! LOL
     
  18. May 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    waynesworld

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    i wouldn't mind getting a set of those on my tacoma 2 protect the sides from dings .i will have 2 do sum research 2 c which 1 looks better:cool:
     
  19. May 7, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    skistoy

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    Go with a set of Predator Running boards. Mine came with the truck when I purchased it new. I have them and they are very functional and have the heavy black liner spray.

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