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nerf bar recommendation

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tangov559, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Oct 7, 2017 at 2:52 AM
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    tangov559

    tangov559 [OP] Active Member

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    hello,
    01 doublecab here. looking for any recommendation on nerf bars. not much off roading right now. thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2017 at 5:52 AM
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    Crow_of_judgement

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    Check out truckgeardirect.com i had there nerfbars on my last truck and there pretty good quality
     
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    Hi Tango,

    Welcome in! Just wanted to present another option I found in lieu of nerf bars that serve as sliders as well. My kids had a tough time getting into the truck and got the Demello Rockcrusher Sliders. They have bolt on and weld on options, serves as a great step up and keeps you off the rocks (and shopping cars/car doors wont ding you either :thumbsup:)

    Not affiliated with Demello, just a happy customer. Good luck with your choice and post pics!!

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  5. Oct 7, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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    I'm not sure what a nerf bar is or does but get some sliders! Tons of good vendors on TW. I had mine made local so lots of options.

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    thanks for all the response...much appreciated.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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  8. Oct 16, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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    IMO, don't get anything that's mounted to the cab (oem style running boards/nerf bars) if there is ANY chance you'll go off road with it. I've seen people royally mess up their vehicle hitting their running boards on a rock.

    You don't even have to be rock crawling or hard off roading for a rock or a log to flip up and tag you real good. I went wheelin with a friend with a nearly identical truck but he's got factory running boards (I don't have anything, yet). We were seriously on a nearly flat fire road, and I tagged my rocker panel with a log that got flipped up by my wheel, he (luckily) managed to avoid it, but I'm pretty sure if he would have hit it the way I did, it would have caused more damage than what I got - I just dented my rocker panel, he probably would have tore off a chunk of the running board.

    For the same price as (or even less than) most running boards, you can get a set of bolt on or weld on rock sliders that work just as well as running boards, but are nearly indestructible if/when you go on the dirt.

    Trail gear has a bolt-on rock slider for like $300, and it's frame mounted and will support the weight of the vehicle.

    The double cabs and extra-cabs have the same length needed. Usually 78-80" depending on brand.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    Thanks for all the responses... I saw some nerf bars that had 3 pionts of attachment to car but while driving only. Any recommendations of which specific ones do?
     
  10. Oct 19, 2017 at 4:54 AM
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    Where are you located? I just took mine off. I dont need/want them anymore.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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    I didn't like what bars were offered for my extended cab because they only extended under the driver and passenger door. the look I wanted was full wheel to wheel bars so I order these which were originally for a 2010 tacoma and fabricated my own brackets and bolted straight to the frame.nerf.jpgnerf 2.jpg
     
  12. Oct 19, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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    Also, I just spent practically a week shopping for running boards. let me save everyone some time by suggesting you click on the link below. what took me hours with other sites only took a few minutes with these cats. you actually get a live person on the phone and they unlike the others, can tell you the dimensions of each and every running board you choose. no joke !
    Running board warehouse. they probably located in the USA ,,,, not China.

    www.runningboardwarehouse.com
     

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