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Smittybilt or n-fab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by t-frax, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Nov 15, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    t-frax

    t-frax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Which would you buy? N-Fab or Smittybilt that look like nfab? both are almost identical. At 4wheelparts.com right now there is 10% site wide (probably wait it out til the 15% rolls around again) they have the smittybilt one right now for $251.99 and the N-fab one for $287.29 plus a $25 gift card. the only main difference between the two is the main tube. the smittybilt is only 2" and the nfab is 3".

    This will be my christmas present to myself :D. so which would you choose based on brand, design, price, etc. All input is appreciated. thanks.

    N-Fab $287.29 plus free $25 gift card. free ship
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    Smittybilt nfab $251.99 free ship
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  2. Nov 15, 2008 at 9:15 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    N Fab hands down.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    t-frax

    t-frax [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yeh i was leaning towards N-fabs due to their rep. i know smittybilt is a quality brand but i guess why buy an imitation of n-fabs when i can have the real thing for a bit more. and i guess since it does have a free $25 i can use on something else, my cost on the nfabs would only be $262.29 which would then only be a $10 more diff than the smittybilt.

    oh yeh and with the 3in vs 2in main tube, is there a huge difference in look and function?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2008 at 9:41 PM
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    Justin626

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    I definately love my N-Fab's. But I'm sure either one will suit your needs just fine.:)
     
  5. Nov 15, 2008 at 9:54 PM
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    Justin626

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    N-Fab light bar
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  6. Nov 16, 2008 at 5:28 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I like the 3" tube better than the 2" (if it helps at all) -- fills the bottom better
     
  7. Nov 16, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    soulreaper

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    i'm lookin at 4wheel parts and it says the nfab bars dont fit
     
  8. Nov 16, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    N-Fab....post a pic when you're done. I wanna see too.
    Good Christmas Present choice for yourself!:thumbsup:
     
  9. Nov 16, 2008 at 9:40 AM
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    MannyECG

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    I got the N-Fabs for you DC. Very pleased with them, no problems at all.
     
  10. Nov 16, 2008 at 9:59 AM
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    soulreaper

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    i guess i should have said it different 4wheel part web site says they don't fit for the 05-08 tacoma or pre-runner i checked on the website and it kept coming up as they do not fit
     
  11. Nov 16, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    Justin626

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    Just call N-Fab direct. Missy is real helpful.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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    soulreaper

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    i'll give her a call tomorrow and see what she can do my dad wants a set for his truck i want some too but being laid off from my job i don't have the funds to get mine right now
     
  13. Nov 16, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    t-frax

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    sounds like N-fab it is. as far as the price....is that a decent price for them? i've checked other places and seen them like almost $400 for them.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    w8n4mud

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  15. Nov 16, 2008 at 8:00 PM
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    kristopherl

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  16. Nov 17, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    soulreaper

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    well i called 4wheelparts and they have the nfab light bar, and steps i got a price on a package deal for 2 sets of steps , 1-light bar, and 4 8" procomp lights tax and shipping for 1050.00 flat i am still waiting for a call back from missy at n-fab to see what price they will give me for the light bar and the steps
     
  17. Nov 17, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    soulreaper

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    well i called and she was out to lunch so its been an hour now i will call her in about 15min's and see about the price on th light bar and the steps
     
  18. Nov 17, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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    soulreaper

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    called about the bars and they said i will get a better price going thru 4wheel parts
     
  19. Jan 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    skichiiwa

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    i personally like the look of just the black bar.
    I guess I agree the nfab is more functional but does not look as clean, smooth as a black step nerf bar.

    is the step only used as a step? or does it have other protective qualities and uses?
     
  20. Jan 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    HBMurphy

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    I liked these a lot when I first bought my truck. Unfortunately I read too much on this and other boards and ended up spending way too much on enhancing clearance. These bars can save you a lot of money!!! ;)
     
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