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Running boards/steps suggestions?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Gus, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Jul 22, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Gus

    Gus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Considering running boards or steps...been reading alot that some of these are kind of flimsy but I don't plan to put much weight on them. May use them to reach the roof when drying off or waxing! Any suggestions are appreciated!
     
  2. Jul 22, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    kasnerd

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    Don't. Most are flimsy, ALL are mounted to sheet metal underneath and in PA they are gonna corrode. Weld on sliders are good. You can get them made more like a running board for your needs. Most any reputable fab shop can do this. Its a fun DIY project if you can weld.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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    Thanks. Yes, was thinking about corrosion here in PA with the amount of salt they dump on the roads...
     
  4. Jul 22, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Any idea what custom sliders would cost? Bare bones, nothing fancy, just straight sliders?
     
  5. Jul 22, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    400-1000+ depending on use. I would guess you would be 400+custom drop and labor, 600ish? Might be able to do something LESS beefy because you aren't holding the truck up or bashing rocks. Custom fab would have no idea. The fancy retractable running boards are 1000+. Its gonna be stupid expensive, so brace yourself. Best of luck.

    edit: whoops, thought was replying to OP.

    Basic sliders depending on where you are, check the for sale section here as well as the vendors. There are deals to be had sometimes and others have a discount code for TW peeps.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    Interesting, thanks!
     
  7. Jul 31, 2020 at 7:49 AM
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    I have the OEM running boards (PT212-35055) that are aluminum (IIRC) with a composite cover for the top. They don't flex or bend at all and I weigh about 250lbs. I have had them since 2016 and I live in Iowa. They usa a good amount of salt and brine used in the winter, I don't know how that directly compares to PA but corrosion is a huge factor here as well. They still look great and on the bottom of the running board I do not apply any corrosion inhibitor. HOWEVER I do use Fluid Film on the mounting location where it mounts to the body every year before winter. They still look fantastic and the bolts come out with ease as well.

    I got the running boards from my local dealer for around $275. Sometimes dealers are cheaper than others and even cheaper than online sometimes.

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    My truck came with them and im debating taking them off and selling them. Im 6'3 and I don't need them, and when I get out it's annoying bc I just graze my calf on it. Any downside to not having them? Truck is also lifted.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2020 at 9:51 PM
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    4 inch lift - complete blackout, n-fab step bars, Black Horse bull bar, 20 inch light bar, anytime fog lights, added led day running lights, Fuel wheels and Falken Wildpeak tires ,custom fit seat covers, Gatorback mud gaurds
    I like my N-Fabs, 3 inch main tubes, sturdy and sprayed with bed liner, no corrosion.62315482-B95E-43AD-95D5-2F57B594F376.jpg
     
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  10. Aug 14, 2020 at 8:21 AM
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    I like the look of these. Will these fit the 3rd Gens (2016+)?
     
  11. Aug 18, 2020 at 8:15 AM
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    I don't know.....I think toyota makes some very similar though for the 3rd gen.
     
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    stay tuned. :]

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