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running boards VS. truck steps???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bowhunter11199, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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    the title says it all. what do you guys think? either the carr hoops or just some running board for 150-200( both black )
     
  2. Jan 25, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    I went with the westens nurf bars. I love em! Chick on the camra icon under my profile for pic. :)
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    ya the only thing is that with my extended cab the nerf bars would be way short and i think when they are short( like standard cab bars) they look gay. sorry if this affends anyone this is just my thoughts
     
  4. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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  5. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    mabey... any pics?
     
  6. Jan 26, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    anyone else?
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    I like nerf with the flat steps. Thinking of doing som myself. They really looked good on my 4 Runner.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    I am having this same debate, and I am leaning towards rock sliders instead of step bars. I don't off road that much, but I do think they look cooler, and the protection will be there if needed. I have researched this issue quite a bit, but I am still unclear on something: can you get straight bolt on sliders? or do the all have to be welded, or do frame drilling?
    I was reading one thread, (forget where) where the guy had bought sliders (allpro) that didn't fit and had major grief making them work...
    i would rather not have to drill or weld to my frame, in case I want to return it to stock...ideas?
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Sliders - as they offer a step and rocker panel protection AND keep grocery carts and door dings at bay!
    I am working on a removable slider where the attachment tube (welded to the frame) accepts the slider tube in a sleeve.

    SM TRUCK 09.jpg
     
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    Unfortunately I think they must be welded or bolted (with drilling). If you ever wanted to you could grind them off and repaint that part of your frame. It's not that big of a deal really. But if you got a pair you like what would make you want to take them off?
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    ya same here but i really dont want to weld cuz im only an ok welder. i wouldn't mind frame drilling but i dont want the frame to start rusting from the inside out so...
     
  12. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Buy the sliders n have a muffler shop weld for you
    Just my .02
     
  13. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    what do you guys think? pretty good price and they are black powder coated:D.

    http://www.trail-gear.com/rock-sliders (scroll all the way to the bottom one called Welded Tacoma Rock Sliders
     
  14. Jan 28, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    I have those and have installed another set on my brothers 08 tacoma with no regrets (ended up welding them on though.)
     
  15. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Running boards = farm truck!
     
  16. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    running boards( like the ones i have the ling to)= badass 4x4 truck!:p
     
  17. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Just put Truck Champ chrome Nerf Bars on my 2010 DC TRD Sport truck the other day. Love them and they were fairly cheap. I saw them for $160 brand new and shipped to your door on eBay.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    bolt on or weld?
     
  19. Jan 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    bolt on, 24 bolts, took about 30 minutes to install.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    i think i still like those sliders:D
     
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