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Nerf steps useful for getting *out* as well as in the truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JonF, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Nov 24, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    JonF

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    I'm shopping for some side steps and am going to get either some NFab's or just simple common stainless round step/nerf bars. Since i don't have any currently and don't know anyone with a tacoma with step bars, maybe my question is silly but do you use the steps for getting *out* in addtion to getting in the vehicle? When getting in, its easy to put your foot facing inward on the step but when getting out, it seems that it may be less easy to get your heel on the step since they seem to be tucked in kinda tight to the body and your leg interference may not allow you to get a good foothold. Without a truck to actually see in person, i just can't tell how much space there is and the pics i see online never show the right angle.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2009 at 12:58 AM
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    With the N-Fabs, I can use the step to get out too (heel fits). I often don't, because I have long legs and can step down without much problem.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Check out Avid Off Road, Brandon makes some really nice steps and they are a good price too.

    I use my sliders every time i get in or out of my truck, not steps but the same idea.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    Nerfs only muddied the back of the calf getting out. Stepped over them getting in. It is a big step up but nerfs didn't seem to be helping.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    T@co, you mean yo used them gettin in but couldnt get a good angle on them getting out to use them? This is what i was suspecting.
     
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    dont even use mine.
     
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    I have the tubular nerfs. I use them to get in, but my calf hits it getting out. I want to get a set of N-fabs that tuck up much better than the big round nerf bars.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    They are no good IMO for getting in-so close to getting in without them it didn't matter. Clumsy using grab handle & stepping up on nerf without hitting head on door frame in process of twistin around to get in seat conveniently. No help exiting truck. No good for jacking. Not real strong protection for wheeling. Plusses are that they look kinda cool, maybe keep some door dings from happening if your truck is lifted & having them on the truck instead of taking up space somewhere in the garage since you already have them is also a plus.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    I never use mine except for when I wash the roof. More for looks...
     
  11. Nov 27, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    Yeah mine are for looks at to take the rocks when I wheel my GF uses them to get in and out though.
     
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    @OP

    Being a man with big feet, I find nerf steps (factory or aftermarket) useful. However, my gf on the other hand with her 4" heels always told me otherwise. just my $.02
     
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    mine are on for the wife and kids, it helps them step up into the truck
     
  14. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    Neither I nor my wife use them to get in and out. I use them when I'm washing the roof and for door ding protection. That's about it. I'll be getting the Nfabs or similar eventually.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    Ive never use my steps for getting out, only in. With the factory ones, it does take a little getting used to because it makes the truck wider when exiting, but not enough for me to use the step when leaving it. However, I do use the step a lot to put stuff on the roof rack. For what its worth, I do like the OEM style more so than other ones similar in style. If I were looking for rock sliders than I would go another route. They are strong enough to take a good beating.

    I agree with WilsonTheDog...I use them when I'm washing the roof and for door ding protection.

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  16. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    I bought a pair (from Packerfanxd no less), installed them then took them off and sold them about 2 months later. They were awkward to use, didn't use them getting in or out and used to burn my leg on them (I'm in AZ and stuff gets hot here). Never again.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    I've had them on several trucks. Really only needed them on my F250. I did use them to get in and out, and I'm 6'3". But, that truck also had a 6" lift. I agree with most, they are mainly for looks.
     
  18. Nov 29, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    i use my nfabs to prevent door dings
     
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    use mine all the time, only way my mom can get in the truck.
    really useful with door dings, and for knocking off the snow from the boots in the winter.
     
  20. Nov 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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