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help with oem running boards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by D Train, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    D Train

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    I recently bought oem running boards from toyota I like them and the look however I wish they'd sit a inch or so lower. Is there a bracket I can get or any diy fixes for them?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Same here, I bought the tube steps, they are too high and too much "inward" under the truck, leaving litle room to step on.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    spacers with longer bolts.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    any ideas where to get a spacer and bolt?
     
  5. Nov 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    have to fab yourself.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    You won't be able to do this easily..... you'll have to make specially designed spacers or specially designed elongated brackets.

    Here are some pictures of the overall design/brackets.
    This is a picture of one of the brackets
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    The running board structrue sits ontop
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    And the underside of it, looks like this
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    Adding spacers at the mounting point will somewhat move the running boards inward as well as downard,and you'll lose some structural integrity in the process. Not sure I'd wanna even try something like that.

    You're far better off buying another set of running boards or even tube steps that are down farther.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    recommendations for running boards that sit lower? I can't seem to find any doing internet search other than the powered ones that are a bit of overkill for me.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    Did you also search for nerf bars, side steps, step bars, tube steps, etc?

    Or how about some of the popular name brands like LUND, Westin, Aries, or any other Truck Accessories online store will have different ones.
     
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