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Running boards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by deadbolt, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt [OP] do w3rk!

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    hey guys
    Ive decided to get some running boards for my truck. The dealer wanted 350 for them and wanted like 200 for installation which is ridiculous. Is it easy to install? and are there other choices for running boards? let me know. Thanks!!
     
  2. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    The running boards or the tube steps? Either one is easy to install. Your dealer is trying to hose you with a 200 install fee.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    200 is definitely a rip off for the install
     
  4. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    Yea it was a crazy fee. I could only imagine how much they would charge for engine work. hah! Are there any tutorials on this site?

    I like the look of the running board because my truck is white and i plan to put some black wheels. Not to fond of the silver on the tube steps
     
  5. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    If it is anything like my x-sp running boards, the hardest part is squaring up the front to the back. There should be three brackets that bolt to pre-tapped holes underneath the cab, and then it just a matter of setting the board down on the brackets and tightening up three bolts, one per bracket.

    Ask to see the boards before you buy and look at the install sheet.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    You could also get a set of used tube steps and have them powder-coated black. That would look good on a white truck.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    that could be a good idea. How much did you get ur tube steps for if i may ask.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    also $350 seems a bit high for the steps. I found some for about $307. It depends on where you live about the shipping and tax, but it is probably worth checking out.
    http://www.trdparts4u.com/MC-CEII-DF.aspx
     
  9. Jun 16, 2008 at 5:23 AM
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    I bought my truck last week and the stealer wanted $660 for tube steps installed. Unfortunately for him a Brother works in the parts area and steered me clear. The dealer cost was $250. I bought from a Rhino Lining dealer for $330 installed.

    You can get the tube steps in black, stainless or chrome. They are easy to install. I took the actual running boards on and off my 97 Tacoma several times.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    I can't remember off the top of my head. I bought them a month after I bought the truck. Dec 2004, I think. I want to say somewhere around 275 ish.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    You've probably already bought and installed them by now, but in case you're still looking for answers...

    I bought the Toyota PT212-35055 Double Cab Running Boards for my 2008. These are the standard style, not the tubular stye. I showed my dealer an Internet price of $298.95 and he matched it. It took about 20 minutes for me to install them (and that included taking time to talk with a neighbor). Tools required were a Socket wrench, 3" extension, 13mm and 7/16" sockets, a torque wrench and a slotted screw driver.

    Aside from the practical value, I like the looks.

    Bill
     
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