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Need Pics or Advice (2 Different N-Fab Step bars)?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chatapuggy1, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    chatapuggy1

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    OK, I am ready to order me up a set of Step bars in Textured black asap! I called N-Fab just a bit ago because I was confused as they list 2 different parts that both seem to fit. They guy told me I was correct, that this one:
    05-10 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab Wheel to Wheel
    T0678CC
    Fits and it has a 2" main tube which most people seem to favor on the Tacomas and it fits 5' and 6' beds

    This one also fits:
    05-10 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Wheel to Wheel
    T0580CC
    But he told me it has a 3" Main Tube and it fits only 5' beds which doesn't seem to be as popular, but the 3" thing isn't listed under the description.

    Does anyone have either of the two and could possibly post a pic so I can get an idea of the differences?

    4Dr DC Short Bed
     
  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    BTW: N Fab told me no additional charge for textured black.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    Here are my N-fabs with the 2" main tubes. Hope this helps.

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  5. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Looks great, I do like the 2" tubes! Thanks.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    if you wheel get the three it may offer almost like a rock slider look and protection
     
  7. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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  8. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    there is no way i would count on these as a rock slider or for protection " except mabye a shopping cart"
     
  9. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    I would like to see some with a 3" tube....that one has too much gap btw the tube and the truck, IMHO.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    I do notice the gap, and they market it as "high and tight on the cab" but it could just be the view as I am not looking at it directly side on....But it would be nice to see a 3" tube also, I am liking the 2" though
     
  11. Oct 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    not many people have the 3" tube. delmarva had the 3 inch on his blue taco. there should be pics on here somewhere. if you don't have a lift they might look a little big. they are about $75 more expensive.

    the cheapest i can find right now is autoanything.com $296 shipped but on backorder til oct 25th which i bought. i'm thinking about switching and getting the predators from www.dealeraccessorywholesale.com for $300 shipped and they are available now.
     
  12. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    Too bad the 3" bars are only available for the SB, they look a lot better than the 2" bars IMO. Guess I'll have to find some 3" bars from somewhere else for a DC LB.
     
  14. Oct 16, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    See, now I am actually liking the 3", much more high and tight, they look a little smoother like the other brand I cant remember that don't have the pleated metal for better grip on the steps, those were my first choice, but no grip on the step was a deal killer....
     
  15. Oct 16, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    I have a set of the 2". I like them.
    Let's face it though, They are protecting minimally and are for looks and step convenience.
    But from what I remember they cost alot less than sliders and dont have to be welded to 09 or later (pre drilled holes for screws under truck). put mine on by myself with a broken rib in 30 min. I don't advise that BTW.
    It really depends what your using the truck for, I don't off-road so I have a trd sport and some cosmetic protective after market parts.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:15 AM
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    You should also check out the Avid steps. They are very much like the N-Fab, and a lot cheaper...
     
  17. Oct 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    those 3" look great. now i can't decide if i cancel my 2" and get the 3"????? :help::goingcrazy::annoyed:
     
  18. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    I know, I was digging the 2" but the 3" looks alot tighter and cleaner than I expected, I just have to get over the differences in the two different sizes of tubing. I did like the Avids at first, but since the primary reaason is that my wife needs an extra step to help her get in the truck, with no actual cleated step and just tubing, that was a deal breaker.....
     
  19. Oct 19, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    I wanted to go with these but they are not finished and don't have the pleated metal for better grip on the steps. Unless you use a rattle can they wind up costing the same.:(
     
  20. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Thanks guys, I went ahead and ordered the 2" in textured black, will post one I get them in and put them on.
     
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