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Got a bum knee....any advice on getting in and out?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by packfan88, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    packfan88

    packfan88 [OP] Very Nice !

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    I recently had a meniscus problem and it may require surgery down the road. I had osteo arthritus at ag26 and ten years later its starting to affect more and more joints.

    So as of now with a standard height, its not too tough getting in and out. The Westin step bars offer no help cause they ar so tight to the rocker its almost like rock rails. If i step on them, I have to crouch down to get into the truck and its more uncomfortable then just climbing in.

    Im 5' 8" tall and once i ass a bilstein 5100 and aal lift, is it going to be real tough to get into? Is there a known step bar that rides lower then Westin so you can actually use them for getting in and out?
     
  2. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    How about stock side steps?
     
  3. Jul 27, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Oh... nevermind then :eek:
     
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    If you just want steps and not sliders , check out some Nfabs
     
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    Did you really ask for... "any advice on getting in and out?"
     
  7. Jul 27, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    You didnt say which knee, either.
     
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    I have nfabs and have had knee surgery they still require you to duck to get in but If you step on them with left foot and grab the oh shit handle with left hand you can slide in pretty easy and painless
     
  9. Jul 27, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    My left knee is bad so I wear a knee support and deal with the pain, yukedy, yuk!
     
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    They're expensive, but how about some AMP Research power step bars?

    Or maybe re-evaluate if you REALLY need that lift.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    i suggest you take a look at the avid step sides.
     
  12. Jul 27, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    Larger tires and stock height on my '05 TRD was fine after a hip replacement. Is a TRD higher than an SR5?
     
  14. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    packfan88 [OP] Very Nice !

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    I wont reply to all the questions seperatley, but

    first off I shoulda said I HAVE osteo arthritis. its basically degenerative joint deisease and i wish it would be one of those things that "went away". but it wont. it will just get worse irregardless of my lift or step bars. its just one of those..... it is what it is things.


    its my left knee that sucks right now. but I have had a couple surgerys on my right foot and my right hip is pretty crappy. i just deal with it. i see people much worse off in life so i dont get myself down or look for sympathy.

    if the nfabs require a duck motion after stepping up on them to get in, I might aswell keep the Westins (althought the nfabs may fit my shoe inbetween the rocker better... i dont see the value in that).

    I re-evaluated it, and yes....i really do need that lift :)


    Is one higher than the other? TRD vs SR5? no clue.....maybe one of the super techs will know.

    I checked out the avid bars and they are nice. I think they are goign to put me in the no mans land i describe below.


    I think my best approah will be to install the billy lift and see exactly how much of a problem I will have. I might be right in that no mans land where the proper step would be like 8 inches off the ground and render a step up useless (thats unless I want my ground clearance to be that of a Camry). Lets say the step in 6" below the rocker ...i might still have to duck into the cab. very awkard movement and just beggin to damage oen of my other shitty joints.

    Thanks for the advice.


    Amp research electric bars
    around $1200 i think ($1,000-$1,200)

    http://youtu.be/LazGQDxsPd4
     
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