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Nerf Bars... With or Without

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by L_Jackson, Jan 4, 2008.

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With or Without

Poll closed Jan 14, 2008.
  1. With

    76.1%
  2. Without

    23.9%
  1. Jan 4, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    L_Jackson

    L_Jackson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys, just got these in last night and can't make up my mind if i like them or not..... can you guys tell me what you think? thanks!!!

    put up 4 pics with and 4 without.

    with1.jpg
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    with3.jpg
    with4.jpg
     
  2. Jan 4, 2008 at 8:20 AM
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    L_Jackson

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    Pics above with....

    These are Without

    without1.jpg
    without3.jpg
    without2.jpg
    without4.jpg
     
  3. Jan 4, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    rhoppas

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    I like the looks of them with your bull bar. However, they take away from the look of your lift. The truck appears shorter with them on...
     
  4. Jan 4, 2008 at 8:54 AM
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    MKW

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    I would take the brackets off and cut and weld them back together making the bars closer to the truck. IMO, most all nerf bars are too low. I like the looks of them on your truck, but they need an "adjustment".
    Mike
     
  5. Jan 4, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    deer_pop

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    I think the nerfs look good with the bull bar. Nice combo.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2008 at 9:52 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i voted w/o, just because i think it'd look better w/ sliders or like someone else said, the bars pulled up. that was one thing i liked about the westin's i had was that they mounted straight off the frame and were closer to the body
     
  7. Jan 4, 2008 at 9:58 AM
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    Burns

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    I normally don't like nerf bars, but they look on your truck with the bull bar. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jan 4, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    IMO, most nerf bars are too high and useless as steps. I've seen lots of others complain about the same thing too.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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    Without. They add too much of a "minivan running-boards" look. If you're set on having something there, powder-coated black would probably look better.

    Not for anything but the fact that you asked us for our opinion means that you don't like it. Just a bummer that you spent the money.

    Pull 'em off. You'll be happier.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2008 at 12:27 PM
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    L_Jackson

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    thanks for the input guys!!!!

    i agree with all of you haha

    i like 'em from the front view and rear, but from the side, NO. i think they do take away from the lift and make it look shorter...... but they match the bull bar well......

    tiger, these are too low i think, not to high.... low because they make the truck look lower, but are actually VERY functionable as a step....

    i wish i could modify them to bring them up some, but don't have the tools to modify the brackets....

    i don't know... still wishy washy....

    thanks guys!!!
     
  11. Jan 4, 2008 at 12:51 PM
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    kilo

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    I voted with, but would use some rock-sliders. Something a lot stronger and thinner in diameter. Then it wouldn't take so much away from your lift.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2008 at 1:33 PM
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    deer_pop

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    Just curious...what make are the nerfs? Nice to know they are functional as a step. That is what I will be looking for.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    What exactly are you looking for in the nerf bars? Do you need a step?

    I've grown to dislike the look of nerbars. You need some rock sliders instead. They'll make the truck look more rugged.

    I've been somewhat shopping around for rocksliders and haven't found exactly what I'm looking for yet - but the NFab truck steps look better than tube steps (in my oppinion)
    http://www.n-fab.com/products.nerfsteps.asp
     
  14. Jan 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    with definitely. they compliment your bull bar nicely.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    I'm not a big fan of nerf bars but they do look ok on your truck, especially with the bull bar. I know you are vertically challened:) So if I was you I would decide whether or not to keep based on functionality vs looks.

    Does it make getting in and out any easier?

    If you don't need it for getting in and out, why add more weight to the truck? I suppose you could say the same for the bull bar too. IMO, if it doesn't have a function, make the vehicle safer, go faster, stop faster or handle or perform better, there is no reason to add heavy weight to a vehicle.

    Personally I would go with the short nerf bars (not sure what they are called) instead of the full length running board type.
     
  16. Jan 4, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    wow, thanks for all the input!!!! i think i'm gonna put on the drivers side and run it a couple days.....

    i can't quote people on here so i'll just answer ya'll....

    chad,
    it does make getting in easier, i short and round so getting in is easier, and it is a good step, getting out i just hop out so it doesn't really matter.

    janster,
    yeah, lookin for a step and just some extra chrome on the side..... i think the sliders look good on trucks jacked up a little more, a 6" lift would go good with those.... maybe that or if i had a dimond plate tool box in the back, i'm not 100% rugged looking.

    deer_pop,
    don't buy any yet, i "might" have some for sale!! :D j/k i don't know who makes 'em, but got them off ebay. you can try this ebay item number 310007907163 don't know if it will still be active or not.

    kilo, yeah, it wouldn't take away from the lift as much, but i don't think i want to go that rugged. if it was a 4x4 and i went off road definately.
     
  17. Jan 4, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    kilo

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    I understand, doesn't matter if you offroad or not, here are some at a great price, that you can adjust to what angle you need and steel use as steps and still get the look that you can offroad, why, because your truck looks like it could go anywhere.

    http://images.google.com/imgres?img...um=1&hl=en&rls=GSPA,GSPA:2005-47,GSPA:en&sa=N
     
  18. Jan 4, 2008 at 4:07 PM
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    I voted "with"....Great looking truck btw.:)
     
  19. Jan 4, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    I think they look good especially including the bull bar, however I think you need a roll bar or light bar or something of the same finish towards the rear of the vehicle to balance out the look. Just my .02.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    Add some nice looking lights to the bull bar ........and a light bar if you get one......you have a polished metal on black theme. keep rolling with it, it looks good.
     
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