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Running boards/nerf bars?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DaytonLax14, Dec 5, 2009.

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Did you keep the running boards on?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Dec 5, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    DaytonLax14

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    My 98 came with them, but I noticed some people have taken them off. What do you do and why?
     
  2. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    Running boards are for old people. So are Nerf bars. I personally have never liked the look of either. They make the truck look...suburbanized.

    If you like the look of them, than get something that can actually be functional, like rock sliders.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Bite your tonque there little weeeee man........ :p:p:p
     
  4. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    People take them off for a variety of reasons. You'd have to ask every person individually.....

    I had a set of nerf bars when I was YOUNGER on my 96 tacoma. I started offroading with my truck and WHAM - got high centered, bent the livin shit outta the nerfs. Sooo, I took them off and got some rock sliders. I must admit, the nerfs did take a lot of offroad abuse before they caved in. As I always say....you're better off having 'something' there or else your rocker panels are taking the abuse.

    I'm OLD now....and I have running boards on my 07. I don't offroad and I bought them to help protect my truck from door dings & I use them as a step to reach my windows.

    But if you ever plan on offroading - I highly recommend taking them off and getting rock sliders. I've seen a lot of people go offroad and rip their nerfs/running boards off.

    If you don't go offroad....perhaps they just don't like the way they look and want to change?
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    HAHA whoops Janster... 42 isn't old though.

    I've just seen too many 60-75 year olds with stupid F-150s and running boards or nerf bars because otherwise they wouldnt be able to climb into the truck (when the obviously don't use the truck at all and just want it for the image).

    Just a little bit of a sore spot for me.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    It has nothing to do with age. My faince and our kids have a little trouble getting in the truck without some sort of step. Especially if she is wearing a skirt.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    im a big fan of the nerf bars vs running boards
     
  8. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    Oh, I forgot to mention that I removed my running boards in favor of some rock sliders.

    Try to remember that not everyone uses their trucks for rock crawling.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Neither, just don't like them at all. Just "MY" opinion. It's "your" truck though, so you do what you like...:D
     
  10. Dec 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    it make the truck look lower to the ground, thats why i dont want them
     
  11. Dec 5, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    yeah i think i'm going to remove them.

    should i take the mud flaps off as well?
     
  12. Dec 5, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    yeah take the flaps off too. even if you just pull the fronts it'l look much better
     
  13. Dec 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    i took both sets off. time to do the nerf bars
     
  14. Dec 5, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    im 45,old people actually take them off cause they can't get their walker close enough to the truck:stirthepot:
     
  15. Dec 5, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Just messin with ya!! :D

    I think when people get their first pickup truck - they rush to their local accessories place and load up on the typical mods. Nothing wrong with that. It's human nature to *personalize* your truck & cars.

    When I'm 75 years old, I'll consider it damn good If I can still climb up into an F150 sized truck even with the help of nerf bars. My mother-in-law who's 75 & 5' tall frail & skinny little body has trouble getting into my truck - she can't get in it by herself.

    I would tend to believe - when you get that age, you desperately try to hold onto your youth by forcing yourself to climb into big trucks because YOU STILL CAN.
     
  16. Dec 5, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    :thumbsup:

    Now, that was funny!
     
  17. Dec 5, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    Yeah, I'll be 47 in a few weeks. So when I'm "really" old and can't walk or drive my truck, I'll have a highly modded, 2 stroke engine on my wheel chair. When that day comes, I'll finaly eat my Taco.......:D
     
  18. Dec 5, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    Rock sliders are cool (because they are functional as real protection) and anything else is corny.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    if you wheel, get sliders. if you dont, get nerfs.

    might wanna check out the price on sliders vs nerfs though. some sliders can be had for relatively cheap (sub $250.)
     
  20. Dec 5, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    Get whatever suits your purposes the best.
     
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