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Running boards reviews and installation

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by LEwell85, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Sep 26, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    LEwell85

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    Hey guys new to forum just bought a 2013 Sr5 access 5spd. I stand only 5'1 and was looking to put some running boards on the truck. Any recommendations?looking for ease of installation, no drill instal etc? Thanks for your help
     
  2. Sep 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    HIYota

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    I don't have any reccomendations but as for ease of installation it's pretty easy. Just a couple of bolts no drilling.

    Edit: Oh and welcome to Tacomaworld!
     
  3. Sep 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    LEwell85

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    Thanks HiYota. Any recommendatikns in brands?
     
  4. Sep 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Honestly I don't...I had Westins that I destroyed offroading. They were nice but I got rock sliders after that. Try this link and maybe you'll see a style you like. I also got a military discount for recent purchases.

    http://www.autoanything.com/nerf-bars/10A50172.aspx
     
  5. Sep 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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    Ok awesome thank you.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    I've been happy with the oem running boards but I don't off road. I'm mechanically challenged and it was an easy install, if I remember correctly there were either 3 or 6 bolts per side, no problem with holes not lining up. I previously had a 2002 tacoma with the oems and after 9 years I had no regrets. If you go oem check with tw vendor and there are several online vendors, shop/price them.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    oem plastic running boards, look and work good. bolt on in about 1 hour or less both sides.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    LEwell85

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    I'll check oem out too. I had a scion tc that i used some oem parts for and i liked them alot didnt think to check into them for truck stuff. Learn something new everyday. Thanks for the tips.
     
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