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Question on Nerf bars

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jtbrown54, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Jul 10, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    Jtbrown54

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  2. Jul 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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    I've seen people with 2015 trucks install NFAB's but if in doubt give NFAB a call or an email. Wheel to wheel will be slightly longer (run a little farther back) compared to cab length that stops before reaching the rear wheels.

    Also I believe you can get a better price for those on Amazon. Just make sure they are genuine NFAB and not smittybuilt if that is important to you.
     
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Aren't they the exact same steps? Just rebranded?
     
  4. Jul 10, 2015 at 11:51 AM
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    From what I've read the smittybuilt are made in China and some members have had fitment issues with them where the points you bolt up don't line up with the holes in the frame. Some have had no problems with them so I guess just luck of the draw on the smittybuilts whereas the NFABs are apparently made in the US and haven't seen anyone complain about things lining up.
     
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  5. Jul 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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    SixthSnail

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    Smittybilt bought the design off nfab and mass produced them in China. NFab, according to them, makes theirs in the U.S. I used to have these. Wheel to wheel has the bar going all the way to your rear tire. Kind of gives the appearance of sliders with steps attached. Can length only shows under your doors.
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2015 at 1:42 PM
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    Harry

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    And only appearance, no protection whatsoever. Those mount to the cab instead of the frame.

    Non-issue if you never off-road your truck, but any steps that mount to the rockers instead of the frame will just act as damage multipliers if they take a hit.
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2015 at 1:47 PM
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    Exactly. That's why mine are gone and I'm investing in some sliders.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2015 at 1:48 PM
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  9. Jul 10, 2015 at 2:10 PM
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    had a set of these on my pro, after 4 months, mounting brackets all rusted, and large sections of paint coming off, i took them off, still in garage,, i do live in pa. not in a warm all yr around climate,, i did get a full refund , from where i bought them , and got to keep them
     
  10. Jul 10, 2015 at 10:41 PM
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    Definitely get the N-Fab ones if you go this route (Smitty Builts appear to be junk)....have them on my 2015 DC TRD Pro, so yes they will fit 2015's. Less than a half hour install. Not like sliders, but they will take some abuse. A friend of mine trashed his in Death Valley this winter (twisted up the steps pretty bad) but did 0 damage to the vehicle so they do offer some minimal protection. Mine were more for my Lady to be able to get in and out of the truck. Been on since November with no issues, but I'm in Cali so don't see the mid west / east coast salt and stuff as they mainly use sand here with very little salt.
     
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