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Good sidesteps for my 2011 DC...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KDOG, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Oct 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    KDOG

    KDOG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Getting that ol' itch to dress up my truck. The first thing I would like to add is some side steps. I have no idea where to look or what brand to buy. I'm a fan of the brushed aluminum look. So throw out suggestions! Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    RideFast

    RideFast on the flats.

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    Do u go wheelin? If do look at some sliders. Just maybe u can use those to step up
     
  3. Oct 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    Avid off road sliders may work for you they are 300 or so or less. I have the eom step bars. They are not good sliders because they do not attach to frame
     
  4. Oct 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    RideFast on the flats.

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    10-4 on sliders keeping others from hittin the rockers. My brother has sliders on his Tacoma and they are scraped with white paint from a grand am bumping him in a lot!
     
  5. Oct 19, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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    Another vote for sliders...Ive got some Avid Offroad sliders being made right now...cant wait...theyre pretty popular on the forum...happy hunting
     
  6. Oct 19, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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    Well I don't "hardcore" wheel but I've been known to make sure the 4 wheel drive works occasionally ;-). So Ill keep looking ..
     
  7. Oct 19, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    If you don't want sliders, N-fabs are really nice. But if you're on a budget, Aries has a nice tube steps for under $200. That's what I currently have on my truck now.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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    bjboucher

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  9. Feb 14, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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    Going crazy trying to decide. But anyway, what vendor seems to be trusted here?
     
  10. Feb 14, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005W35V0E/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have these in my bathroom closet waiting to install. Happy medium between sliders and steps, if you're ok with the look. Long lasting, durable, and no maintenance worries like sliders, have conveniently placed steps like step rails.

    They aren't "real" sliders because they bolt onto the body, rather than welding on to the frame. +1 for me, because I'm not a welder, nor do I want to share the fate of some of my ex-Navy welder buddies, hallowed be their names.

    Still, I like how they look, and I'm anxious to get the snow to melt so I can put 'em on in my drive.

    Here is a whole thread on them, polluted a bit by someone's bad experience on Amazon. (In the spirit of pollution, I ordered through amazon, and my stuff arrived quite happy.). Your mileage will, of course, vary. Price is right, and they look very good, and they are steps.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/309620-body-armor-rock-steps.html

    edit: I bring in the amazon link only 1) for reference and 2) because I get free shipping with Prime membership. Saves $50 or $100 depending on where you're buying from on the steps.
     
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  13. Feb 14, 2014 at 6:04 PM
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    OOOOOOHHH! Those look NNIIIICCCEEE! Hmmmm....
     
  14. Feb 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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    Just be aware that you can get lower "steps". These are priced right, and fit the bill for me for looks and a boost for the chicks (recently divorced).

    They have a limited structural protection above stock, but they are not rock sliders "proper".

    I don't know how low you're trying to go. Prom-date or trying to load granny (bless her heart)...

    You decide! Be your own adventure!!!

    Or, I'll shoot some pics this weekend when the snow melts.


    AND YOU STILL decide!

    Haha!

    Yes, I drink in the evenings....
     
  15. Feb 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM
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    Was really looking at the Body Armors but I think I will get some that have a lower step. Decisions, decisions.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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    I don't wheel particularly hard. No rock crawling etc. More like trail wheeling. So I don't need anything redonkulous. I do however prefer them to be frame mounted rather than rocker panel. I kinda like the Avid step bars. I see they come bare so Ill have to paint them which isn't a problem. I kinda wanted that dull, brushed aluminum look. I don't think there's paint out there that color/finish that will look good so ill have to stick with black.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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    N-fabs are popular for steps. I'm awaiting sliders eventually but these N-fabs will do for now. Great for steps and much better looking than traditional nerf bars.

    MB wheels 16x8 Faulkens.jpg
     
  18. Feb 16, 2014 at 6:56 AM
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    I do like them...been looking at their page also..Rubbin' the chin and drummin' the fingers....
     
  19. Feb 17, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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    KDOG

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    Anyone have the Raptor series 4" bars available at Auto anything? The description says frame mounted but a chat rep says rocker panel mounted. I think he is mistaken since they have a 500 lb rating.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    KDOG

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    Bump. Will order a set tomorrow. Starting to look hard at the Avid's step bars. They are $275 before shipping of course. Having a hard time deciding. Auto Anything has a set of Westin 4" oval bars for 212 shipped. As well as the Raptors I mentioned for the same price. Hmmmm....
     

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