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Show off your nerf bars/step/running boards/sliders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by usadventure, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Oct 4, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    usadventure

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    After researching Tacomas for awhile (thank you everyone on TW), I am picking up my 2013 DCSB V6 TRD Off Road MGM today! Very exciting!

    Now, I am looking at buying some nerf bars/step/running boards and could use your help. If you have some pics show them off here and let us all know what you have, include brand/model, if you remember.

    Also, how long before the black powder coat corrodes and rusts due to road salt? Here in Colorado they use mag chloride. Are there better coats to deal with road salt or is stainless the only way to go?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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  3. Oct 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    usadventure

    usadventure [OP] Active Member

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    Those are nice. Who makes them?

     
  4. Oct 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I went with stainless steel nerf bars. I didn't want to have to deal with repainting or having to see rust.
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  5. Oct 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    Thanks, I am leaning towards stainless for the same reason. May I ask what brand you purchased and how much they were? I have seen a wide range from $250-700.

     
  6. Oct 4, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    I bought mine about 5 years ago and they were just under $350. They are Hunter brand.

    The poster above me looks like NFab steps and you can get them in stainless as well. Avid Off Road makes similar step bars but I'm not sure he will do stainless.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    Crom

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    Rock sliders and tube steps are worlds apart. As long as you know that, you're fine. I chose rock sliders because I off-road in my truck and needed the protection ASAP.

    Mine weld to the frame. They are about 40lb each and provide excellent protection IMO. Mine are Stubbs HD-SKO sliders.

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  8. Oct 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    Those are very cool looking.

     
  10. Oct 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    SmittyBilt Black Nerf Steps - says it fits 05-11, but they fit my 12 no problem.

    Got em on Ebay for like 350$...
     
  11. Oct 5, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    Great choice on your truck. I have the same thing in a 2012.

    As Crom said, do you want sliders or not? If so, have a look at the Sliders thread. My guess is most of the manufacturers can work in stainless steel if that's what you want. I ordered a pair of mild steel Famous Fabrication sliders that I hope just arrived at my local Fastenal. I plan to paint them with spray-on bedliner, so when they get scraped up, it'll be easy to blend in new paint with the old.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    That sliders thread is a good one, thanks for pointing it out. I like the simplicity of sliders and the black would look good on my truck.


     
  14. Oct 5, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I think black accessories look fine with MGM.
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    My Famous Fabrication sliders should arrive Monday, so I'll have photos of them installed later in the week.
     
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