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running boards on or off??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cole47, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    cole47

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    i plan on doing some work on the taco this weekend i have my bilstien 5100s that have been in the garage for about a month now that i plan on putting on this weekend, and i was wondering if i should take the running boards off or leave then on??? im 6' 3' and i have never used them and i dont ever plan on using them....what do yall think?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    If you don't use them i would take them off. It will also look like you have more lift with them off. Just my .02
     
  3. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    well i think they look kinda weird....because its not the bar its just the"running board" but never rele thought about takin them off till now
     
  4. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    Off...off with the mudflaps as well!
     
  5. Mar 13, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    if i take off the flaps my truck get dings from stuff my tires kick up??
     
  6. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    yeah I know that is the age old problem. I have not taken mine off yet for the same reason. But I was thinking of getting that new clear bra stuff, you can buy it in sheets, and cutting itout for the bottom of the panels...I think that would work out great.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    yeaa where can u get tht stuff??
     
  8. Mar 13, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    I say off! I never cared for the look of running boards on our trucks.
    I gotta do something to protect my rockers, there getting chips and scratches.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Take them off! Looks way better and higher without them
     
  10. Mar 13, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    there comin off tomaro :thumbsup: if it isnt raining
     
  11. Mar 13, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    yea im tryin to find the stuff that hendooman was talking about... but im def takin em off...i got the 5100s i need to put on too but there callin for rain till monday so yea...the 5100s been sittin in the garage for over a month now i needa get off my ass and put them on
     
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