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sliders, tube steps or nothing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Dec 4, 2008.

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what steps do you like

Poll closed Dec 9, 2008.
  1. tube steps

    30 vote(s)
    26.5%
  2. sliders

    71 vote(s)
    62.8%
  3. nothing, keep original

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. other, please specify

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:25 PM
    #1
    vtragweed

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    as you can tell i like doing polls to see what other people prefer, sliders look cool and everything but they are very expensive for (shrocks), so for the person that doesnt off-road unless you count the field or groomed trails so are sliders really worth the money or just get a nice set of tube steps, or keep it plain, money is an issue here so if you go with sliders its gonna take awhile to save up for those.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    Blu08Taco

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    If you're off roading, sliders. I'm getting tubes steps b/c my Taco is a street Taco. :)
     
  3. Dec 4, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    I just bought sliders (haven't mounted them yet) but I did it mainly for a HiLift jack point. I'll wheel it as soon as I find out where I can go, but I'm not gonna do crazy wheelin' like silverback07. That's why I opted for All Pros. Little cheaper, no 10-week lead time, and they can be somewhat used as side steps too... :)
     
  4. Dec 4, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    Dude, I love it. All your gear looks exactly the way it should!
     
  5. Dec 4, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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    -TRDMAN-

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    Sliders!!!!! No question about it!!!
     
  6. Dec 4, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    The allpro sliders rock!! They look better than the nerf-bars.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    slimcubby

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    Sliders for sure... I ordered the trail gear ones from ebay w/ 25% off! Can't wait to get them in the mail and weld those puppies on! :)
     
  8. Dec 4, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    sliders are steel tube configured in any number of ways that run along the base of the body of your truck from wheel well to wheel well...they are normally used for offroad trucks to prevent large objects from slamming into the body and making the doors impossible to use...however lately a more urban application has presented itself as when they are mounted out correctly they will successfully stop many car doors and shopping carts from banging your truck
     
  9. Dec 4, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    yeah but you added some mucho important info
     
  10. Dec 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    now heres one for yall, who makes the best bolt on sliders for the money? shrocks are 600 delivered to me anyone know how much all-pro, demello, or trail gear lets here some opinions
     
  11. Dec 4, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I bought All Pro sliders. Just over $500 shipped to me ($399 + shipping). Now I just have to find a good welder and have them welded on... :)
     
  12. Dec 4, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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    TG are going to be cheapest...then all-pro...demello and shrock will be a tossup as to whos the most expensive...if you have an offroad shop or a metal fab guy nearby you might look into custom jobs...my custom ones were $375
     
  13. Dec 4, 2008 at 9:05 PM
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    hey, silverback. Try lin-exing them. Looks great and holds up well. I had mine done for 90 dollars.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2008 at 10:38 PM
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    Tube steps look like ass after a while. The plastic on them curls and looks like trash. I hate them. If I had the cash I'd get sliders. Since I don't I have factory running boards installed. Don't add much to the look, but they help protect the truck on road driving from salt and extra debris that the mudflaps miss.
     
  15. Dec 5, 2008 at 5:49 AM
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    I like the sliders also, but as posted before, finding a good welder is going to be the trick. Not telling the wife about them yet though :)
     
  16. Dec 5, 2008 at 6:15 AM
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    Man I want some Shrockworks, that said I'll also say, do I need them at this point in time? well not really. Am I still Paying for my truck? Yes. Will I need them when I'm finished paying for my truck and wheelin the hell outa it because i can afford to fix things I break? Hell Yea.

    To sum it all up the factory steps do nothing, Shrockworks protects the entire side of my truck. I want'em.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2008 at 6:53 AM
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    warchi81

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    How about the factory running boards? Are they worth it? I like the look of them better than tubs steps. Is there any thing similar that is better quality.
     
  18. Dec 5, 2008 at 7:02 AM
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    They work great for me right now to have access to the roof rack, they also kinda work like mudflaps for the side of my truck since i just deflapped. My girlfriend uses them every time she gets in my truck so she likes them. As far as taking the force of a rock or any other pressure greater then a human foot there not going to protect much.
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  19. Dec 5, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    +1.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2008 at 7:06 AM
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    warchi81

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    I think I'm sold. I don't do any off roading and like the access they give you to the roof. Is factory the way to go or is there any aftermarket ones that would suffice. I think they are like $250 from toyota
     
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