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OEM running boards ... your opinions please!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boser65, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Aug 19, 2007 at 6:12 PM
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    boser65

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    I am thinking about purchasing the Toyota OEM boards (black) ... like the idea of having protection against rock chips, and the idea that they protrude enough to prevent door dings from small cars ... but I am not sure how they will work in the winter. Will they just be a snow/ice trap and promote corrosion?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2007 at 7:01 AM
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    boser65

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    I guess that nobody has the OEM running boards ... so there is my answer.

    So, which brand of nerf bar has three supports on each side?
     
  3. Aug 22, 2007 at 9:02 AM
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    sgoveas

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    I've ordered the running boards for my truck, my friend has them on his and he has no problem with them in the winter. He had them put on, then the underbody sprayed so that the mounting points would be protected.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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  5. Sep 11, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    sportnobadges

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    Just me, but I don't like the looks of the oem boards at all.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Janster

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    A lot of people have them.... do a search. If you look in the blue bar towards the right - you'll see SEARCH. Type in "OEM Running boards" and you'll get lots of threads.

    I just installed a set of Double cab running boards on my access cab.

    I'm gonna guess and say that these running boards will protect your rocker panels from road debris, cinders, rocks, salt, etc. The only additional corrosion (I'm guessing) will be to the running boards themselves....
     
  7. Sep 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    gupster88

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    i have oem Westin running boards. they protrude out enough to stop a door ding if the door is low enough. but most arent. i have heard them stop rocks and road debris before.

    mine are chrome, which i hate. im thinkin about either removing them or getting black ones
     
  8. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    AFTaco

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    Heres my lighted OEM running boards: [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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