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Stepside trucks: what's the point?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by petersharp, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    petersharp

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    So I have seen a few stepside trucks around, and was wondering - what exactly is the point of them? Why would you have one over a regular truck?

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  2. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    Some people like the looks I guess. I don't think that step is all that functional.:confused:
     
  3. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    Ive never had to use one.... Junk
     
  4. Jul 15, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    I thought every guy wanted a small box. :p
     
  5. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    so...just what qualifies you to make that claim? :confused: You've never even used one apparently, so that makes it junk? riiiiiiiiiiiiight:rolleyes:



    Its just a different bed style. Some folks don't need all the bed space (look how little the short beds are). Different strokes for different folks. Why'd the OP buy a double cab?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    "different strokes for different folks"

    i like that.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    My s10 was a "sport side" as they called it. My tacoma bed looked like a full size when I upgraded. I did use the step all the time however. I also think they look absolutely horrible. I would never buy a taco with one.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Cause IMO it makes the truck look hidious. and it makes no sense
     
  9. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    My dad's old electical contracting business bought stepside Chevy's in the 70's......for side toolbox mounting.....remove the fenders & you have a 4 foot wide bed & toolboxes.

    Nowdays it's just for looks
     
  10. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    Back in the old days the side steps were really useful for standing on when loading / unloading stuff (like hay bales out in a field).

    ... Or for rack or toolbox mounting, as mentioned above ...

    For non-working trucks, though, they mainly survived because some folks liked the look ...
     
  11. Jul 15, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    I've always liked they way they look. And as far as the purpose...the steps on the side serve as steps. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    ugly no matter what truck has it.
     
  13. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    a little broad eh?
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  14. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    ok well my comment was in reference to the current model trucks that are out kinda thought that was a given though. Old school trucks is a different story.
     
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    agreed
     
  16. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    I'd drive it. Well, on this particular one I would replace the grille. :p
     
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    They looked good on the 1st gen Tacomas in my opinion. Some do look stupid and ugly though.
     
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    ^Ditto. There's a Silver TRD OR First gen around where I live and it's a sexy little beast. I'd drive it with pride fo sho.

    Some trucks look horrendous with it though.
     
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    and you armed with ALL this experience and knowledge.:rolleyes: Of course it makes no sense to you...you have no idea why they were there in the first place.

    Hideous btw, would be a rattle canned truck with half-ass mods done to it.
     
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