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N-Fab Step Bars - Decisions Decisions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by sprouse70726, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Jun 25, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    sprouse70726

    sprouse70726 [OP] Active Member

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    I have been looking at step bars for my truck for a while and I think I've decided on the N-Fabs. Now I'm trying to decide if I want to color match them to my truck, Silver 08 double cab, or just buy them as is in glossy black. It cost about $90 dollars more to for another color other than black. Do any of you guys have any good pictures of your silver double cab Tacoma with N-Fab steps? I've looked on the web and haven't found quite what I"m looking for in order to make up my mind.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    sprouse70726

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    After finding the member galleries I was able to find a picture:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 25, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    ^I think Stainless would look better.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    the color matched looks sweet on LIFTED tacos. maybe somone on here can photoshop it for you
     
  5. Jun 25, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    Imrubicon

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    Shhh! the wife thinks I dont do mods on trucks anymore
    the black ones but I have a red Tacoma
     
  6. Jun 26, 2008 at 5:15 AM
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    I was thinking black because I may smoke the headlights and go with the black grillcraft grill. I haven't decided if I want to go black / silver or chrome / silver with the truck so I've been trying to find pictures of both here on the forums. This is my first new truck and I finally have something nice that I can work with. This is also the first mod I am doing to the truck so I trying to think ahead and make sure I don't want to change it later. All input is appreciated.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2008 at 5:24 AM
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    Personally, I hate chrome/silver. Black looks so much better. I have the Radiant Red and am slowly converting all the chrome to black.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2008 at 5:42 AM
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    I perfer the black / silver too. After seeing a picture of the black n-fabs on a silver truck I'm pretty happy. Now I just need to find a good price. The best I've found so far is about $430 shipped for the black high gloss. The flat black is $90 more, ouch.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2008 at 5:13 AM
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    Update: I just ordered my steps from performance products for $420 to my door. This is for the black 3in steps. I'll post some pictures as soon as I get them here and installed.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    kristopherl

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    What about the Bonded Chrome.... looks more like a matalic grey
     
  11. Jul 3, 2008 at 9:44 AM
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    Here is a quick PS.... best i can do with such a low res image...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jul 3, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    Are you going to get the 2" or 3" pipes?
     
  13. Jul 3, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    I went for the 3in steps. I figured biggers better... Guess we'll see after I install them.
     
  14. Jul 4, 2008 at 6:03 AM
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    a lot of people say 3" only looks good if you have big tires and a lift. I don't have that yet but I'm saving up anyway for the 3" white powdercoat and just get the wheels and lift later.
     
  15. Jul 4, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    I think I read that these don't mount to the frame. Is there a way to get them so that you can mount them to the frame? I'm not too thrilled about mounting them to the body.
     
  16. Jul 4, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    I'm not sure if it's possible to mount them to the frame but their website states that "Most N-Fab Nerf-Steps have a 445lb weight rating, which is the highest in the industry." I'm not sure if this applies to the Tacoma or not. I hope so because I've already ordered them. Everybody I've talked to that has them loves them, and I've heard alot of good things about n-fab backing up their products. If you find out if it's possible to mount them to the frame I'd like to know.
     
  17. Jul 4, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    Johnson8537

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    If you decide you don't like them maybe we can work our a trade for my Black Westons? My Westons have under 1K miles on them I just really liek the look of the N fabs and didn't know about them when i ordered my westons.
     
  18. Jul 4, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    Punisher

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    No problem with the way they mount to the body.

    Very solid.
     
  19. Jul 4, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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    kristopherl

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    It would really suck if that cab seem bends from the pipe. I wonder why they desided to go with a cab mount rather than a frame mount.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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