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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by colin1, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    colin1

    colin1 [OP] New Member

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    new owner of 2012 tacoma double cab long bed....what is the best option for running boards.... the oem ones, or are the westins ok?...and can u install the oem's at home...thanks in advance!
     
  2. May 8, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    zachc113

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    Welcome to TW!! I guess it all depends on what you want. I would think either the westin or oem would be nice and yes it should be an easy job to do at home. You may want a partner to help hold them up instead of trying to use a jack ad solo the job.
     
  3. May 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    rtrudel35

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    I went with the powder coat black Westins and really like them so far. Super easy to install and only took me a half hour by myself. Look pretty sharp.
     
  4. May 8, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    Irish020

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    Might just be able to cut you a deal...I have them on Craig's list for $175 right now..but for a TW person we could negotiate....
     
  5. May 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    mcdee

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    I purchased oem running boards from trdparts4u, boards came attached to brackets-removed plugs and tightened 6 bolts per side-easy with 2 people 15-30 minutes tops.
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    06TACOFIREMAN

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    the best option is none :) makes your truck look like its sitting higher. but if you need them id go westin
     
  7. May 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    I took a print out of the price to the dealership from trdparts4u.com and asked them to price match what I could get the black OEM running boards for online. They happened to have a set in stock and priced matched the internet price. Saved me from paying shipping and didn't have the dealership markup.

    Heres the P/N: PT767-35113 (Set of Black Tube Steps for Double Cab Long Bed)

    Installation was very simple. I used a jack stand with a rag to align and hold up one end while I started the screws on the other end. Dont tighen till all the brackets are screwed in and you aligned the boards. Took about 15-20min to install.

    I perfered the OEM running boards cause I liked the wider step but they dont stick out too much.

    Picts of them on the truck in my photo album.

    Welcome to TW!
     
  8. May 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    These are the tubular style factory ones. I like these a tad better. They are bolt on. Very easy to do

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  9. May 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    colin1

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    Thanks all...
     
  10. May 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    jpaw30

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    anyone seen any for reg cabs?? I have a 2wd and would like a pair to paint to act as a slight sideskirt look.
     
  11. May 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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