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Running Board Opinions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by inlinejohn, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. inlinejohn

    inlinejohn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Keep my OEM:

    1) keep them silver?
    2) powder coat my OEM Matte Black ($275)?

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    OR

    3) Buy/Trade for a set of these:

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  2. 757southpaw

    757southpaw Well-Known Member

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    Take and leave them off!
     
  3. PreRunner

    PreRunner Well-Known Member

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    toss them in the trash they look ghey.

    whats the point of these stupid things anyway, are they for short people or something? cant wait for my non-gay avid offroad sliders to arrive.
     
  4. Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    x2!! I think it will look good with them off! :D
     
  5. Tacofanatic05'

    Tacofanatic05' #1 Member

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  6. inlinejohn

    inlinejohn [OP] Well-Known Member

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  7. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Door ding protection..... and for me, I can step on them and wash the roof & back window.

    :p:p
     
  8. Tacofanatic05'

    Tacofanatic05' #1 Member

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  9. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    The silver tube steps actually look 'good' with your truck because the truck is silver (duh). I wouldn't paint them black. They'll scratch up and the silver will come through.... and who wants to be bothered with touch-up? They probably won't stay looking nice as they do after you first paint them.

    If you're looking for a black look - get the OEM running boards.

    Or, since you mentioned rock sliders.... get the SQUARE double tube sliders because you can use them as a step.
    They don't list the square tube sliders for the 2nd gen trucks....but if you give them a call, maybe they make them but don't have them listed on the site yet.
    http://www.demello-offroad.com/
     
  10. Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    HAHA that sounds much easier than having to climb in the back of my truck! I climb in my bed to wash the top of mine!
     
  11. Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I have a tonneau cover - I got tired of dragging over a milk crate/chair to stand on. :rolleyes:
     
  13. inlinejohn

    inlinejohn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm liking these best...but maybe sliders too??

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  14. Snake~

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    I agree, they do look good as is. But I also think they would look good powder coated black. I tend to like contrast -- light colored truck, black accessories; dark colored truck, chrome accessories.
    2¢
     
  15. madmartigan

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    i have the 1st set you were/ are thinking about. i like them they match the theme of my truck. i havent seen anyone else with them not sure if thats a good or bad thing lol.
     
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    Do those N-Fabs require drilling? Can any idiot install them?
     
  17. MOT

    MOT Prez of @battleborntacomas and ASSHOLE!

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    N-Fabs FoSho!
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    what make/model are those boards?
     
  19. kris77

    kris77 Born in the Backwoods

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    ^^^

    Pretty sure those are the OEM Running boards
     
  20. Koov

    Koov MonStar

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    Personally, I like them. I think the grey and black match pretty nicely with the truck. As you can see I have them on my truck too. Having two little kids, they use them to step up into the truck. Plus with my topper, I use it to stand on when I wash my truck.
     
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