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N-Fab 2" or 3"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JTyfz450, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Mar 9, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    JTyfz450

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    I'm debating if I should get the N-Fab Step Bar with either the 2" or 3" main tube. I've seen plenty of 2" N-Fab steps, but not the 3". Pictures of the 3" on a Taco would help (I've seen the ones on the N-Fab website, but they aren't big enough to see detail). Personally the 2" has too much of a gap between the body and the step, but I'm also concerned that the 3" may look too bulky for the truck. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    3". go big or go home. :devil:
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    I could be wrong but I don't think they make the 3" for the double cab anymore.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    I checked the N-Fab website and they do.
     
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    I think I'll be going with the three. I was doing a bit of research and don't bash me if I'm wrong, but is N-Fab and Smittybilt the same company? I found this on the Smittybilt website regarding their step bars. The second bullet say's "N-Fab"???

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  9. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:29 AM
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    just wondering if these are really worth it? my wife is 5ft (on a good day):)
    and she drives our 2010 DBL cab with OME 886, Dakar leafs and 285's 3 days a week. She doesn't complain about it but I was just thinking about these.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:54 AM
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    are you talking about the predator step sides?
     
  11. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    I just had the same dilemma, 2" or 3". I just bought 3" nfabs from 4wheelparts.com and love them. I just prefer the looks of the 3" compared to the 2" I thought the 2" just looked a little bit small on the TRD Off-road, personal preferance. They aren't to bulky at all, and look great. They were NFab 3" wheel to wheel. $412 delivered to the door.
     
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    Not sure which ones to get. What is everyone's preference? Where is the cheapest place to pick them up? Thanks
     
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    I don't think they are the same company. I think N-Fab just makes their stuff and they throw their logo on it. Similar to how Cabelas Trail Gear 2 digital cut floor mats are actually Weathertech's with a sticker over the weathertech logo.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    I actually called Smittybilt and they told me they have a service contract with N-Fab where they manufacture the steps and Smittybilt sells it. Apparently Smittybilt does this for a lot of their products. Called N-Fab to verify and they said the same thing. N-Fab use the same materials and Smittybilt sells it for a cheaper price.
     
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    I have the 3" and couldn't be happier. They tuck in real nice. I might have a pic or 2 in my gallery.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    for all you guys with a truck that is not black, search here for "painted pinch welds" it will disguise that gap nicley

    i dont have steps but i think makeing that pinch weld black makes the truck look much better

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  19. Mar 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Went with the 2" N-Fab and I'm very happy with them. Got them off Amazon.com for $330. They were advertised as Smittybilts, but were in fact N-Fab. Here's a few pictures. Only took an 1 to install by myself.

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  20. Mar 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    I have a truck ordered and will be here in a few days. I too need a good closeup of the 3" from a few different angles.

    Is there any out there ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
     
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