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Oem tube steps vs n-fabs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by p0ms, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Oct 4, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    p0ms

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    WTB a set of tube steps for my 08 double cab short bed taco to help my gf get into my taco.not plannin on a lift but am debating between getting the oem tube steps or some westins, n-fabs or some other brand. was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on which set actually helps as a "step"
     
  2. Oct 4, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    IB Slingin

    IB Slingin Well-Known Member

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    My wife uses my N-fabs all the time.....they work fine

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  3. Oct 4, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    David Tarantino

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  4. Oct 4, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i say if you can afford them...go for the n-fabs. pricey, but they look very nice, are built really well and are functional too.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    p0ms

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    hmm im liking how the n-fabs look just wondering how the black will look on my indigo ink. oh and would my mud flaps get in the way?
     
  6. Oct 4, 2008 at 5:17 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    black will look awesome with the indigo ink, and im pretty sure your mudflaps will be safe too.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    p0ms

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    thanks for all the replies...now the question is wheres the cheapest place to order some n-fabs? performanceproducts.com?
     
  8. Oct 4, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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    TexasJay

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    The N-Fabs look great. I've seen them around more and more.

    Jay
     
  9. Oct 4, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    JTDTacoma

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    Another option are the Go Rhino Dominator II steps. They are 2.5" diameter. N-Fabs come in both 2" or 3" diameter. These also have a removable polished step that I liked. I was looking for N-Fab but found these at truckcandy for around $330 shipped. Plus they arrived in 2 days! Easy to bolt on, took about an hour at most. I imagine the N-Fabs bolt on the same. They are perfect for steping around if you don't want to use them, or stepping on if you do. They don't get in the way.

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  10. Oct 4, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    kristopherl

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    NOOOOO go to StallionCustoms.com there is a ToyotaNation discount.. I got mine through them and it was $85 cheaper than everyone else. I talked to Missy at N-Fab and she said she new about the offer. She said jump on it because it was a great deal and they don't match price. I should be getting mine any day now
     
  11. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:22 PM
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    p0ms

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    did you guys go with the 2 inch? or 3 inch?
     
  12. Oct 5, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    I went with 3".. a lot of people would say 2" but I like the look of the 3" particularly after I get my lift and wheels
     
  13. Oct 5, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    was wondering if anyone knew of a cheap place to order the oem tube steps too?
     
  14. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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    I went with 3". Definately the way to go IMO.:)
     
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    i have sent you a pm...let me know
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    i'm looking for oem tube steps too! anybody got?
     
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    i like these better
     
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    Hi i'm having trouble finding the right tube step for my 2010 double cab long bed Tacoma, by right: i mean one that reaches all the way past the second door. I don't want a gap between the end of the tube & the back tire. So far from the photos I've seen that the OEM & the Hunter reach all the way back, but I can't seem to find where to buy them in black, I found the Hunter at Truckgear.com but they are out of stock. Oh! which is the N-fab? Can someone please help me find where to buy these, i would really appreciate it & can't wait to get them on my truck. :confused:

     
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    The N-fab part number for DC long bed is T0589CC.
     
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