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Good site to purchase side steps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sccxvely, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    sccxvely

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    Hello everyone, i'm a new member on the site. I just purchased a 2012 tacoma double cab 4x4 yesterday. I'm a previous owner of a bmw 335i and jeep srt8. I was very active on both forums and will continue to do the same on this board.

    I've been researching the Aries/Westin brand side steps and was wondering what site would be a good one to order either of these steps from. I'm looking for black ones, not chrome. Also, i'm looking for the blacked out toyota emblem and blacked out tacoma badge.

    Thanks in advance guys! :drunk:
     
  2. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    thanks guys!
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    I think a black set of these would look much better. The westin stuff is rather cheap.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    sccxvely

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    are the Nfab steps similar as the avid ones?
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    Yes....I have Nfab and they are great!
     
  8. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    I have the trd sport model with the long bed. which one would i have to purchase? i believe the bed length is 6.5 ft and i see for that bed i need the three step bar. however, i don't want the 3 step option for bed access. am i able to use the 6 foot bar instead?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Wish I could help but I have no clue brother. I have a short bed. There are a lot of people on here with long beds with the Nfab's...I hate to be one to say this, cause I hate when people automatically throw this in...but it's the best option since I don't know. Try searching....or google. Google something like, "tacoma long bed nfab tacomaworld" or something. Good luck!
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    so nfab over avid? i see nfab has a flat surface to step on whereas the avid ones don't.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    You could go either way. I just have experience with Nfab side steps but I have an avid lightbar and Brandon is truly exceptional at what he does. Pure quality! Can't go wrong either way IMO.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Avid love mine
     
  13. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    is there a flat surface to step on with the Avid bar?
     
  14. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    No it's all tubular that's actually y I like them more looks way better. I got mine linex love it. Ill try an remember to take a pic. If u pm me 2moro I'll send you one
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    I went with Avids. No flat step, but you can stand on them for sure. Get lots of compliments on the look. Hear good things about both, so you can't really make a mistake.

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  16. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    Just ordered my avid's. Brandon is great, take a look at their website.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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    If you don't mind "used", check out the 2nd gen market forum. Bought my westin steps from another TW member and loving it.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2012 at 5:06 AM
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    Avids here too, side steps and bumper bar. Great stuff for the $$$!

    sccxvely - Avid gives you precut pieces of adhesive backed 3M stair tread material for the steps that are cut to fit and they work just fine.
     
  19. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    Thanks for all the input guys. I'll probably go with Avid.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    avid for the win!

    their quality is amazing and their price is better than anywhere. build times can sometimes be a little slow but its WELL worth it!
     
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