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Need to install stepping bars. anyone done this before

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JUJtacoma2010, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    JUJtacoma2010

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    I just bought my tacoma double cab and need to install some type of stepping bars( whatever this thing is called) so my kids and wife can easily get in the truck.
    Has anyone got this done? whats the cost like? Can the dealer do this? I am just scared they will charge a ton of money
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    NeoMoose

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    It's UNBELIEVEABLY easy. You'll have 4 bolts on each bar (2 on each end) that match up EXACTLY to already threaded holes in your frame. Crawl yourself under there and get it done for free in 20 minutes.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    topgun155

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    Do it your self. But if I remember right there are 6 bolts for the double cab. 2 in front, 2 between the doors, and 2 at the back.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    Danosabre

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  5. Feb 9, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    NeoMoose

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    it's a super easy install. lay those bars under where they go in your truck. crawl under. look at the holes, see where they line up, go to work. you're done in 2 beers.

    grab a buddy to hold the other end and it'll be 20x easier.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    skistoy

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  7. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    rex99

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    yeah the dealer wanted to charge $400 for the steps, then another $400 to put mine on!!! took me a little over a half-hour to do myself
     
  8. Feb 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    JTDTacoma

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    The holes are already pre-drilled under the truck. All you need is a socket wrench. Simple to do.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    saf023

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    You can buy the TRD accessory step bars for about $320. Installation is quick and easy. Your dealer probably wants more than $320. Tell them you found the step bars from a dealer on the internet and ask your dealer if they will match the price.
    Here's a dealer, for example, selling the step bars...

    http://www.toyotapartsstore.com/defa...sort=3a&page=4
     
  10. Feb 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    eordonez

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    most side steps are pretty easy to install, depends on what look you like, there could be tube step oval or round or maybe running boards :notsure:
     
  11. Feb 9, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    JTDTacoma

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    My wife and kids like these. They are Go Rhino Dominator II steps. Also I'd recommend the N-Fab steps which are similar. The step is low enough so they are very functional as a step. Double Cab part number for the Go Rhinos is D24429B. Do a search and you should be able to get them for $320 or so. Also, they use the factory holes and attach with 3 bolts per side (included).

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  12. Feb 10, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    JUJtacoma2010

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    You guys are just awesome. I love this forum. I will go ahead and order one from ebay from truckgeardirect for like $150 including shipping.
     
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