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N-Fab-Merry F'n Christmas to ME!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by t-frax, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Jan 7, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    t-frax

    t-frax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally pulled the trigger and bought my N-Fabs. a late xmas gift to myself. Now the ones I got are SmittyBilt Nfabs. I contacted N-Fab and asked bout these Smittybilt ones and they said they are exactly the same. N-fab actually makes them and Smittybilt just slaps their branding on it and sells it. but they are genuine 100% N-Fabs.

    I got mine on 4wheelparts.com for only $250 (thats including tax) I got the gloss black powdercoat 2" main tube. i was gonna go for the 3" maintube but it was a bit more. i got free shipping to a local 4wheel parts store and just picked them up today. I gotta say after i finished installing it, they look damn nice and well worth the money.


    This is the label on the box with the part #
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    Box length is long.
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    They package it really good with bubblewrap and foam blocks
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    Getting it set under where it will be mounted.
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    Since i was working alone, i used a jack to help me.
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    each side of the n-fab has 6 holes. On the doublecab like mine, use only use 5 of the holes on each step. Thanks to Justin626 for pointing that out in a previous thread.
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    Left side installed.
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    as you can see there is a larger gab between the cab and step with the 2" maintube but still looks good. the very front end where the tube bends does fit up against the cab rather snug if not too snug where over time it will most likely chip the powdercoat.
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    Right side installed.
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    Right side back view
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    As you can see the step pad does have the geniune "N-Fab" logo. trust me when i say the metal step pads on the nfab are way better than those plastic ones. and the grip is sturdy.
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    Full side view
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  2. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    tex

    tex Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done. Great pics.
    I want some of those for my truck but a lift is coming first.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    tdm156

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    I have had those in my cart there for a while just have not pulled the trigger yet. They really do look great! Now I am tempted again
     
  4. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    neontrail

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    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
    very nice!!!!!!!
     
  5. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    t-frax

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    thanks guys, yeh i had it in the cart for over a month deciding and deciding. then when they had 20% off, i just went for it. it almost impossible to find a better price than that.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    those look great man!
     
  7. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    t-frax

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    it has a torque spec? i didn't even know. in fact mine had no instructions whatsoever. i just tighten them as much as i could without causing damage. locktite sounds like a good idea. the lock washers it came with seem good quality.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    lookin good!
     
  9. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    Delmarva

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    looks great... mine are shipping right now... 3" tube, wheel to wheel, painted speedway blue... can't wait to get them... :D
     
  10. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    That looks good man n-fab makes a solid product the light bar is the $h!t.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Wow those are nice! Think you just changed my mind from nerf bars to n-fabs!
     
  12. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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  13. Jan 7, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    PaulVthe3

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    Very nice! do they have a matte finish?
     
  14. Jan 7, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    i think if you order directly through n-fab.com they do, you just provide a color code for them. but i think their standards gloss black, textured and stainless steel.

    well hopefully i didn't do any damage to the threads. i think i tighten them just enough without damage. just hand tightened. besides my click torque wrench broke a month ago so i wouldnt even be able to torque it to specs anyhow. guess a new digital torque wrench is next on the list.
     
  15. Jan 30, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    Justin626

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    Lookin' good, t-frax!:thumbsup:
     
  16. Jan 30, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    I finally got mine and installed them day before yesterday! Very pleased. Purchased through Performance aka 4 wheel parts shipped to the store here for free! The ones I received were a gloss black.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    did you get the 3" or 2"?? did you also get the 20% off?
     
  18. Jan 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    2" and got the discount....I paid $246 delivered to the local 4 Wheel Parts Store
     
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