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No such thing as wheel to wheel steps for a Taco?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by akjone02, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    akjone02

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    I've been searching online for days trying to find a set of running boards, tubes, whatever for my Tacoma that will give me a step at the end for reaching into the bed. So far I've had absolutely no luck. They exist for many other models of truck but I just can't find them for the Tacoma. All I can find are ones that are cab length.

    I've got the 2010 access cab. I prefer the look of a straight bar or running board vs one that has "steps" that come down at each door, but at this point I just want to find anything. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    I have heard of people putting DC bars on access cabs for the extra length, but I dont have first hand exp with it.
    I think I read "Janster" has done that but not sure.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    I want the same thing.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    I wanted them also, but finally gave up..... I know they make them for other trucks, just never found any for a tacoma.
     
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    I recall a picture on their site of a 'wheel to wheel' NFab with a third step that would work for a long bed DC. Not sure if this is what you're looking for with an access cab.

    I have a DC with a short bed and the 2-step NFabs I got are pretty much 'wheel to wheel' but there's really no space in front of the wheel opening to speak of.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    I have OEM tube steps made by DeeZee, They extend wheel to wheel on my DblCLB
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    Can you stand on the rear of the tube steps and bounce a little bit without bending them? I've heard some tube steps are kinda weak at the end.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    These are very strong, they will never rust (aluminum), plus they look the best. I stand on the ends all the time because i am short , no bending/flexing.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    I was about to say, sliders. But ya already said it. haha

    I'm with you those steps look not so good on the truck.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    I don't think those look too bad at all. I'm a truck newb, but the "sliders" you're talking about would have to be welded on right?

    Edit: I suppose I should add in that, yeah, I'd be interested in those if you're trying to get rid of them.

     
  11. Aug 4, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Most manufacturers have both. I like the looks of the sliders better. I emailed Avid about this and am waiting for a response. I'll let you know.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    This was the reply from Brandon Of Avid Offroad I would e-mail or call them. I think there is a promotion running on the sliders.

    Hope this helps

    Alan

    Yes, the sliders would work great as a step at any point along the side of the truck. They are 7 inches wide and go from wheel to wheel. Here are a couple pictures of a set on an access cab. This truck is owned by a TW member. These are the weld on sliders but the bolt ons look exactly the same.
    Thanks
    Brandon
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