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steps or sliders?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chaos316, Nov 29, 2011.

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Steps or sliders

Poll closed Dec 29, 2011.
  1. N-Fab 3"

    8 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. N-Fab 2"

    6 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. Sliders

    71 vote(s)
    72.4%
  4. Avid

    13 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM
    #1
    chaos316

    chaos316 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im getting either steps or sliders for christmas. I do not do much offloading if none. but do sliders also work good as steps? i really don't know, because i have never seen sliders in person up close. and if you guys have any suggestions on what brands on steps or sliders please share. i know the steps i want are either 3" n fabs or the avids.

    Heres a pic of my truck to help:
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  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    chaos316

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    well i would but i think i heard that sliders also help in parking lots with door dings and shopping carts
     
  3. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    arrrghhh

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    I would get steps if you don't wheel.

    I have sliders, and while they do help getting in - they're not NEARLY as nice as a pair of step sides. I'd rather have the rocker panel protection - but if you don't wheel, step sides all the way.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    chaos316

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    well is there any specific sliders that stick out far enough to work good as steps? or any specific steps that stick out far enough to work good when in parking lots?
     
  5. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    jeff b

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    Sliders are good hi lift points and will help with door dings when mall crawling.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    chaos316

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    well if you live in a town like i do, theres not many good places to go off-roading
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Mitch

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    I'd go with sliders. Dual purpose. if you go offroad they are protection, but they also protect from door dings.

    I went with sliders and plan to use them as a step if necessary
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    chaos316

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    do you guys have any suggestions as to what brand and type of sliders?
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    Mitch

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    Can't beat the price or the quality
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    OP, keep in mind sliders need to either be welded to the frame or holes drilled into the frame to mount them. Steps bolt on in minutes.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I'm also looking to get a set of sliders, what is a great strong and sturdy bolt on ones? Not going to be doing an extensive amount of wheeling, but would like the protection just in case.. Thanks
     
  12. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    whoa you have to drill holes to bolt them on? now I'm really leaning towards the n-fab 3" cab to cab ones. what do you guys think
     
  13. Nov 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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  14. Nov 29, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Aren't sliders that attach to the frame more sturdy? Could you lift the truck up by ones that connect to the cab?
     
  15. Nov 29, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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  16. Nov 29, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    If you want protection and something to jack on, get weld on or bolt on sliders. There are plenty of vendors on here, just pick your style or price range.

    If you want something that looks like a slider but don't want to weld or bolt to the frame, get the avid bolt on sliders. They are like a running board, don't expect them to do anything but act as a step and prevent parking lot damage.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    SalemCBR

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    I feel like putting steps on there 1st off, lets everyone know you don't take your truck off road. Number 2.) Say maybe someday you get a while hair and want to go offroad.... Now you're limited on clearance. I say put wide sliders on so they work well as a step.
     
  18. Nov 29, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    depending on how the slider sits, they can kind of be a pain in the ass getting in and out of the truck. I stained a set of dress paints b/c I stepped to the ground and my leg rubbed against my sliders...

    If its strictly a street truck i'd get the avid steps
     
  19. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:08 AM
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    ecr6cyl10

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    IF you don't do much offroading get steps, I just ordered my Avid Step Rails last Sat.
     
  20. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    I just picked up sliders from Avid for my 2012 Taco access cab. Here is how it was explained. The bolt on sliders, will habndle about 400 pounds of weight due to the mounting to the running board mounts. The weld on will handle the more serious off roaders & protect the under sides of the cab better. The sliders from Avid, definitely stick out far enough to be used as steps as well. I will post pics of mine later today. Have to wait for the sun to come out to take the pics.

    It prety much comes down to how serious of a wheeler you are & how high is the truck. Is it high enough that you need steps?
     
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