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N-Fab nerf bars...any good at protection from door dings?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JKD, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Aug 29, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    JKD

    JKD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at the N-fab nerf bars. I like the style, and I like the functionality of the step.

    What I'm wondering is, as tucked up as the main bar is, do these steps/bars offer any protection from door dings?

    If not, would there be a better choice (tube steps, running boards, etc.) to try and keep some of the errant doors away from my nice paint?
     
  2. Aug 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    that is a good question.I HATE DOOR DINGS!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Aug 29, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    i am ditching my nerf bars soon for n-fabs
     
  4. Aug 29, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    wilikilia

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    The stock OEM side steps offer the most protection i think since they stick out so damn much. I went with the Smittybilt Sure Steps on my taco though since they were only $130/pr. It'll protect against door dings from smaller cars but not really for bigger cars(that is until I lift my Taco :) I think I initially looked at N-fabs but they were expensive.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    This is a good thread, waiting to hear from the guys w/ NFabs before I buy a set.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    mwild

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    i have them on my dc an i lick them alot. their sercive is great to the powercoat started to chip on mine and they replaced them within a week for free.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    Reviving this terribly old thread because I'd like to get some more opinions...wasn't really answered at all. Had the black OEM boards on my 07 and they were certainly good for the door ding protection but not sure what to get for the new truck. The Nfabs look good but they dont look like they extend out past the doors at all.

    thanks
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    mcampos0

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    If your looking for max protection then get the sliders. I have the predator running borads which are the same design and they wont protect your truck against trucks and some cars. And dont get me started on rocks they will bend like nothing. All in all they are good looking and do what they are intented for.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    Unless your truck is lifted they won't help. They are too low to stop doors and shopping carts.
    :mad: (experience...)
     
  10. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    The bar is too close to the frame , the door projects past the plane on the main bar , so no , no protection
     
  11. Jan 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for the insight guys!
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    No........well maybe from a lowered sports car but otherwise no. They do not provide that much protection in my veiw.
     
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