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Rocker panel "nipples"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IggyB, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    IggyB

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    So what are those multiple black plugs running the length of the rocker panel used for?

    Looking to get a 2012 and noticed them at the dealership.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Bfoster133

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    mounting OEM step boards i think
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    theduck911

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    Plugs? Are you referring to the ones on the under side of the rocker panel (facing the ground)?
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    IggyB

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    Yes, those. They felt rubbery. The Taco nipples (you heard it here first!)
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    steve o 77

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    hmm, do they get hard in the cold?

    jk

    I think they're drain holes but im not sure.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    BUZZCUT

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    ^^^this
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    Rocketball

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    If there are 6 (for a double cab) on each side (2 front, 2 middle, and 2 rear), they're for mounting OEM running boards. Many after market tube steps and running boards are set up to use them as well.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    True
     
  9. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    They are for the running boards for sure. I have them and they sit right up against them so it doesn't rub the paint.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    I think they are for running boards or something.....
     
  11. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Thanks guys, now I know.
     
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