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Rhino! Hitchstep or good olde Hitch Ball

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bounrith, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Jun 21, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    bounrith

    bounrith [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anybody got one? I'm getting my truck repair next week and after that want to install this ASAP...so to deliver some space and a single point of impact if someone rear-end me again.

    Being a street truck...I'm thinking of Rhino! Hitchstep...unless I take my baby to rock climbing later.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    w8n4mud

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  3. Jun 21, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    The ball is cool if you tow, but if you want protection then you must use the 3 foot Go-Rhino Rear step. Ive been struck twice (lightly) in the rear. Both times they've left no damage to my truck...just their paint on the step. If you look closely you can still see some white paint I couldn't get off. I found mine on Amazon for about $70. I think the retail is about $100. Good luck. Waiting for a bull bar next...randy ellis bull bar not the tub kind you find on all the other tacomas. Good Luck!
     
  4. Jun 21, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    it's in coma

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    :)^^^^looks awsome, i would love to have one just for when i parallel park in downtown... too bad i do not have the towing pckg. :(
     
  5. Jun 21, 2008 at 11:52 PM
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    bounrith

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    I am also in the market for a bull bar also...maybe sooner than later. Is this the one you are getting?
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    I don't mind the Westin but don't want their logo so prominent in the front.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    That's the one. It comes in black as well. I'm leaning towards that color so it doesn't blend in too much. I was told that lights can mount on top or on the bottom. I was thinking of putting in rectangular lights on the bottom in between the bars for added protection. Besides I don't want to cover the grill.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    dbbd1

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    I have the Randy Ellis light bar up front too and a home-made hitch step (the wife had the GoRhino hitch step, then proceeded to use it- to park by braille, then I just made my own)
     
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