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Looking for suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stiroe, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jan 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    stiroe

    stiroe [OP] Member

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    WeatherTech Deflectors and floor mats Westin 4" SS Side Steps TonnoPro bed cover aFe pro-Dry AF
    Just recently bought a 2013 SR5 4x4, and I'm looking for side steps and bull bar. I have been looking around at this site and all others, autoanyhting, carid, amazon, ect...
    I want to get stainless steel and looking at ovals rather than straight steps or running boards. Should I go OEM for re-sell value? Or does that even matter (due to most trade-in value doesn't increase on options). I was looking at Steelcraft cheap and still look good, Aries are ok but not sure of the look. I like the Go Rhino's but bit expensive. Westin I just don't like the name every where on their products. Any suggestions would be great... I need to get side steps soon got 2 boys, 5&6 yrs old and don't want them to keep grabbing at the seat belts to get them up in the ride. Thanks for the info.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    The OE tube steps are OK for kids, but my foot didn't fit on them. They also started to rust out on me in less then 2 years so I would avoid them.

    I strongly suggest checking this out http://www.avidoffroad.com/#
     
  3. Jan 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    stiroe

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    The Avid steps wouldn't work with kids all I see is feet and legs going through the open space causing unneeded crying. I guess is the size a big deal between the 3, 4, or 5" oval bars? Any experiences with different brands that maybe helpful? Thanks again
     
  4. Jan 2, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    kingston73

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    I've got some 4 inch oval steps I'm looking to sell if you want used, they're black but are stainless steel underneath.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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    jerzeyjoe

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    Got mine on Ebay. Not a name brand Stainless oval. I thin k I paid about $120.00 shipped. Brand new. Have them now for about 5 years. No rust and my 4 year old uses them without a problem.
     
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