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Keep or Remove Step Bar?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ThePoogna, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    ThePoogna

    ThePoogna [OP] Active Member

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    I have these chrome step bars on my truck and they never really bothered me before and I personally never use them I just keep them on for passengers. Now that I have my lift installed I cant really make up my mind on whether or not I want to keep them. Ive had people tell me to take em off so itll look cleaner/make it look taller and others will say to keep them because it fills out the void under the truck. I know ultimately its up to me but I just wanted to see what you guys thought.

    I could either ditch em and make some money off of it
    Keep em
    Or plastidip them

    P.S. The bars are unfortunately welded on, if they were bolt on I would have taken a side off for comparison.

    Thanks

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  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    Ditch em'

    Nice truck, btw!
     
  3. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    BackwoodsTaco

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    I like them on a 1st gen but the 2nd gens look better with out the IMO. Nice truck :thumbsup:
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    jimbo06

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    I have a silver truck to and im goin to spray bedliner on mine i hate the chrome
     
  5. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    TastyHuman

    TastyHuman Oh. Bummer.

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    The step bars aren't all that useful as steps but they do two things well. They really help minimize door dings (like that lady who *slammed* her door into the side of my truck and only managed to put a step bar shaped dent in the edge of her door) and they cut down on rock damage from gravel roads. I say keep 'em.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    ThePoogna

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, and Tasty you make a good point!
     
  7. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    DNG

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    If you have the $$$, I say swap them out for some sliders. They'll provide the same purpose for your passengers and it'll make your truck look better, IMO.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    eh2win

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    they dont look bad and if you paint em black they match your wheel set up :)
     
  9. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    Take them off and get a set of sliders.
     
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