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Go Rhino Xtreme Hitch Step

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Teufel Hunden, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Sep 12, 2008 at 6:13 PM
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    Teufel Hunden

    Teufel Hunden [OP] No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

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    Has anyone used or know anything about the new Go Rhino Xtreme Hitch Step? http://www.gorhino.com/xtreme-hitchstep/xtreme-hitchstep.html
    I would like to know how if this version seems strong enough to stand up to small rear-end hits like the regular Go Rhino Hitch Steps. And I'm also interested in knowing if the version with the back-up sensors is any good. They are a little expensive, so any information that anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 13, 2008 at 12:28 AM
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    MikeS.

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    Looks sweet! Wish I had seen that 3 months ago when I bought mine.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    w8n4mud

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  4. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    bounrith

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  5. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    bounrith

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    As you can see it did a good job...but the bumper did go in a little on the right side...but you would have to look hard to find that and it could be from a previous rear-end by a brand new Tundra.

    That was done by a 4Runner. If it were a smaller car, I believe the hitch step can take greater impact and suffer less.

    The guy paid me just a little over the cost of getting a new one and I have one ordered already. He did try to stop though, so it helped everyone involved.

    I rather not go to the repair shop.

    Notice also that I have the hitch lock from Home Depot to secure the hitch.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    Teufel Hunden

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    Undercover tonneau, OEM tow package with hitch, OEM retractable roof rack, Front window tint (legal), WeatherTech FloorLiners, Door sill protectors, Tacoma bed mat, Rear leaf spring TSB, OEM DRL mod, Door edge guards, AFE Pro-Dry S Air Filter, Removed secondary air filter, Smoked LED 3rd brake light, Romik running boards, Go Rhino hitch step, Extra set of D-rings mod, Bed cargo net, TRD wheel locks, OBX sport pedal covers.
    Thanks to everyone for the great information! It seems the Go Rhino hitch steps really do protect in a small collision! Does anyone know if the new Xtreme Hitch Steps will also protect like the regular ones do? The link the the Xtreme Hitch Steps are in my first post in this thread. They have a different design, so I'm not sure if they will be as strong as the tube style hitch steps.
     
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