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N fab step bars vs Predator step bars for my 10 tacoma? What r the pros and cons?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by carri016, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. carri016

    carri016 [OP] Member

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    Can't decide on between N fab or Predator step bars for my 10 tacoma. What r the pros and cons? Anyone have pics?
     
  2. Bagman

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    I have the N-fabs. I like the clean look and they've held up well.
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  3. carri016

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    Nice truck! R those 2 or 3 inches? how much did u pay for them?
     
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    They look like the same ones i was gonna get, i think it's $480 for the pair, pretty reasonable
     
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    I have the 3". I think I paid around $450. They were on sale at the time if I remember correctly.
     
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    I put on the Go-Rhino steps. Went stainless steel because I didn't want to have to worry about rust or chipping. I think the 3' looks better than the 2'. 3' hids the welds better IMO...

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    If you go with Nfabs, get the Smittybilts. They are exactly the same (the step plate even says Nfab) and they cost about $100 less.
     
  8. Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Don't taze me bro!

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    What is the general consensus for cheapest place to get these? I missed out on a local deal for $160 months back and am still kicking myself for that one.
     
  9. carri016

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    Anyone have pics of the Predators? What's the difference between the N Fab's vs the Predators?
     
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    Here is a pic of my 2013 DCSB with Predator Side Rocker Rails. Does not appear to be much difference between the N Fab's and the Predators...

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    I believe the only real difference between the two is that N-Fab offers the option of 2" or 3" main tubing and the other only offers a 2". I have the 3" on mine. The 2" look too small on our trucks IMO.
     
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    neither are sliders......lol jk jk.. they look at a lot alike.. guess it depends on your pocket book and how unique you want to be
     
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    Hey Lex...I have the 2" and agree with you...they do look small. Can you post some pics of the 3" rails on your truck? Would like to see them...

    Thanks
     
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    I only have my phone on me and just took this. Might be too dark, but here you go.
    They also tuck in closer to the body than the 2"

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    Thanks Lex...good looking truck. The rails look good and I like the way they are closer to the body.
     
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    I went back and did some checking. These are the ones I have. Ordered the Smittybilts from Auto Anything. "NFab" is embossed on the steps.
     
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    Nice truck!
     
  18. carri016

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    Anyone know the most affordable place online that sells the Tacoma Predators?
     
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    If you have a 4wp local to you, see what they have to offer. Picking them up from their store alone will save you a lot from shipping costs.
     
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    http://www.autosportcatalog.com/ is the cheapest I found the 2" N-Fab. I think they look fine as far as 2"-3" goes. Paid like $275 for mine but it takes about a month to get them for some reason.
     
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