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Step bars

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Bacon Wrapped Narwhal, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Oct 1, 2017 at 4:31 PM
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    Bacon Wrapped Narwhal

    Bacon Wrapped Narwhal [OP] Member

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    Anyone have any opinions on either the Steelcraft XTX 400:

    https://www.realtruck.com/steelcraft-black-stx400-step-boards/R185735P2017Y608MA.html

    or the Aries 5.5" AdvantEDGE?

    http://www.autoanything.com/nerf-bars/aries-5.5-inch-advantedge-side-bars

    I like look of both and the aluminum construction for corrosion resistance. I'm not looking for sliders, just something to help the shorter people in my life climb up into the cab. Particularly wondering why the Aries is more expensive, and if it's worth it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 9, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    Blato

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    I am in the market for some new side bars and have been doing a lot of research (more than I should). I have not seen too many posts about those specific SteelCraft bars, but I was considering either of these models. Just thought I would share to give you some more options.

     
  3. Oct 11, 2017 at 9:02 PM
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    markmizzou

    markmizzou Well-Known Member

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    A back step for when I get older, N-fab step bars , Carhartt seatcovers, 4Runner wheels, Topper, and "tats all folks"! --for now!!
    The N-fabs are great -- not as much step in area, but as I have discovered -- when you have a precise spot to put your foot one tends to be more careful as to where/and how you place "it". They are a slip resistant raise metal surface as well. I almost busted my but slipping with snow under my feet with the kind with the hard plastic black surfaces under foot!
     
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  4. Oct 11, 2017 at 9:04 PM
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    CarverLB

    CarverLB Who Dat?!

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    I like the N-Fabs too. I had some on my '12 Sport.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 5:25 AM
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    jp_flynavy

    jp_flynavy Well-Known Member

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    I have the Shark running boards that came off 3rd gen. Work on 2nd gen too. Double cab only.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Oct 13, 2017 at 4:35 AM
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    Bacon Wrapped Narwhal

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    Thanks for the reply! The Lund ones look great and are really popular here on TW.

    I ended up choosing the AdvantEDGE for the look and the aluminum (my last set of tube steps rusted out). Just waiting on a sale now.

    BTW, nice looking truck!
     

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