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Nerf bars vs. Running boards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by JasonJump, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    JasonJump

    JasonJump [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what is the difference that I am missing, other than the obvious nerf bars seem to be round or oval, running boards.... flat..... can anyone shed light on to why running boards seem to almost be double the price? Thanks :confused:
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    nerf bars very easy to manufacture

    running boards require more steps and labor to manufacture

    hense, cost more
     
  3. Jan 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    85GT 79FJ40

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    My truck had the factory nerf bars on it when I bought it. They were off within the first 24 hours! I like functional sliders and the factory running boards on my wife's 4 runner and even my FJ40 but the nerf bars just looked really stuck on.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    JasonJump

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    Thanks, would you say running boards are better ground clearance, or more functional than nerf bars? Or you just like the looks better of running boards...?
     
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