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Nerf Running Board Advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Messmed1, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    Messmed1

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    Ok, so I'll admit I'm looking for a pair of non-drill, stainless steal/not black powder coated, nerf side step bars but I'm looking more for looks than useabilityand to protect it from other people throwing open their doors and dinging mine. I'd like to keep the price down but I also don't want to have to replace them in a year or two due to rust. I'm still shopping around where I live but I'm also looking online so any site that you've personaly delt with or ebay seller you really like would be a great help. Thanks!!
     
  2. Aug 14, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    Try runningboardwarehouse.com, I bought and installed a pair of Nasta stainless tubes on my truck about 2 years ago. They are no drill, all stainless, including stainless hardware, reasonably priced. :D
     
  3. Aug 15, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    get a set that mount to the body of the truck and not the frame. I bought a round stainless frame mounted set for cheap on ebay and just now found out that the body mount style stick further out from the vehicle thus protecting it more from door dings.

    one of the reasons I bought them was for door ding protection.

    an issue with the body mount type is if you get in a minor accident or go off roading and hit the bars on something there is a possibility of messing up the body of your truck at the spot that the bars mount to it. the frame mount bars would most likely not mess up your truck frame before the bars crumble on themselves...

    edit... actually the mounting hardware for the body mount type bars may crumble before transferring destructive pressure against the truck body so there might not be any worries there. just something to think about
     
  4. Aug 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    my stock running boards are great they keep me from getting door dings
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  5. Aug 15, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    I'm kind of in the same boat...thinking about N-Fab, but I don't know how much 'ding' protection they will give me. Looks like they will mount pretty tight to the body.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    Don't forget to check out avid off road for theirs!
     
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