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NFAB step owners. Pls help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LEX, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    I'm embarrassed, but I can't figure out how to mount the steps. The instructions I got are faded to shit. All I can read is "remove factory hardware"

    Could someone possible take a pic of where they mount? Thanks
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    Real simple. Under your truck one screw by the front two in the middle two at the back.. There phillups (cross tip) and should be plastic take those out then the bolts that came with your NFABs should go in there place.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Found it. Thanks so much.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Just got some Smittybuilt steps, but they are actually Nfabs as they say Nfab on the step... Double cab and extra cab are actually the same thing, i called because the box said "double cab" and i have an extra cab.

    Instructions say to start with the middle bracket first, finger tight only, then attach the front and back mounting points. front bracket only gets one bolt and the middle and rear use 2. Torque to 15 ft lbs. Small end of the bar to front and the instructions say mounting bracket bent flange should face rear but mine actually face front and the representative said don't worry about that. Oh and mounting goes bolt, lock washer, flat washer...
     
  5. May 13, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    Can anyone measure from the door sill to the step on NFabs or Smittybuilt (I understand from posts on TW they are the same thing with different label) steps B 4 I pull the trigger and need to know if they will help the situation. Thanks.
     
  6. May 13, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    5 5/8" from top of step to underide of door / top of sill

    [​IMG]
     
  7. May 13, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    Cool ! Thanks. I'll have 2 C if 5 5/8" inches is enough for her. I'll just lie and tell her it's 6" - been doing that for years anyway:D Peter North - were you a porn star back in the day ? If not maybe a name sake.
     
  8. May 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    You heard of me ?
     
  9. May 13, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    You're my hero. ;)
     
  10. May 21, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Just wanted to thank you for the measurement - it helped me make the decision. Pulled the trigger today - got the powder coat though.
     
  11. May 21, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. May 26, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Got them today. Ordered 5/21 Sat. Shipped 5/23 Mon. Delv 5/26 Thurs. AutoAnything.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Got mine on today. Ordered Smittybilt - the steps have NFab embossed on the steps. No reason to pay extra for NFab, they are the same. I never read directions so I always get into trouble. I put them on by myself. Use a couple of milk crates to hold them up. Once you get one bolt in the middle bracket you are good to go. Don't forget to take all the plugs out first. Ask me how I know.[​IMG] There is only one hole in the body for the front bracket even though there are two holes in the bracket. The front of the passenger side tube hit the seam on the body so I used the two extra washers for spacers.
     
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