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Side steps or no??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by powell0892, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:23 PM
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    powell0892

    powell0892 [OP] Active Member

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    I have the OEM side steps i really dont mind them they kind make my truck look lower though and are a pain for people getting out of my truck but im tall so i dont have to worry about it but whats yalls opinion do you like them or no? I could always sell them for more stuff to put into the truck
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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    Ese Loco

    Ese Loco Taco Man Sam

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    i've been thinkin the same thing, they help shorter people get in but i really don't have a problem and if anything they can fuck you up getting out
     
  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I don't like the looks of them.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    powell0892

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    HAHAHA :laugh: you have no idea how embarrassing it is tripping over those things when you get out!!!!
     
  5. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    Brunes

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    I've never liked side steps...I've got rock sliders on mine. But those are more protection than steps.

    Junk'em and get something else...imo
     
  6. Jul 24, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    Thanks guys im hoping somebody will swap OEM roof rack with my OEM side steps
     
  7. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    flyingface

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    I've actually been thinking about getting some OEM black side steps for the GF who doesn't like to jump...and no she's not fat...
     
  8. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    dman597

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    It all depends on what u use your truck for. i have a 4 year old so i needed steps so he can get in to the truck. i got westin nerf bars for the dealer ship. my uncle owns rhinolinings of de and he said to go with chrome or the stainless finsh because there has been alot of rusting issues with the westin black. but in 7 years when the warenty is up i am going to put sliders on the truck and do more off roading.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    XC4ME

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    I have the black Westin nerf bars also. I like how they look and they help my wife (5ft) and grandson get in.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    littledvl

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    Same here, my gf dosn't like trying to get in when wearing a skirt, steps would help but I just hate the looks of them. Maybe ill get some n-fabs or something along those lines.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    usctacoma

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    i dont like them nor do i need them
     
  12. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    I've never been a fan of running boards, steps, nerf bars, what ever you want to call them. I'd sell them if its really not that big of a deal. Or put on some rocksliders and then you will kinda have a step and you wont have to worry about door dings or anything. Just my thoughts.
     
  13. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    skistoy

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    I like nerf bars for a couple reasons:
    1. Parking lots, for idiots who love to open their doors into your truck
    2. helping people get in/out of truck
    3. helps to block things kicked up by your tires
    4. gives me something to kick off the snow from my shoes when getting in
    5. dont need a ladder to wash the top of my truck
    6. gives me something to grap on when crawling under truck
    7. plus if they didnt look good, the above reasons wouldnt matter - haha
     
  14. Jul 24, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    Yea, I do like that too. :)
     
  15. Jul 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    carmellocafe

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  16. Jul 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    I'm diggin my RBP/nerf bars....

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  17. Jul 24, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Monarch

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    It's a matter of personal taste and necessity.

    I shopped around until I found something that I liked, something that would get the job done and something that suited the paint scheme for my truck.

    http://monarchrifle.com/dougs_tacoma.html

    I'm happy with the Carr steps.
    Time will tell how well they will hold up to our Canadian weather.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    MUDFISH

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    My 4 year old couldn't get into the truck so I was pretty much forced to get something... I hate the look of running boards so I got the N-Fabs...

    I love them...

    I'd ditch the stockers... sell them on Craigslist or something...
     
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