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Stupid question - running boards.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JohnnyK221, May 24, 2009.

  1. May 24, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    JohnnyK221

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    Just about ready to order the Toyota black running boards (PT212-35055) & the wife insists that I make sure of this before hitting the checkout button: You can actually use these boards as "step-ups" into the truck, correct? (The wife is short and needs them to get in/out of the truck.)

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  2. May 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    jolayiv

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    That's what they are for.
     
  3. May 24, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    mws4ua

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    My signature used to be "there are no stupid questions, only inquisitive idiots." Maybe I had it wrong.


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    Yes, you can use those to step up into the truck.
     
  4. May 24, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    VancityCK

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    I use mine all the time to stand on to wash the roof, get in, etc. I weigh about 200 lbs, and they feel just fine with my weight on them. My girlfriend doesn't even make them flex.

    I ordered them when I ordered my truck, and was impressed with how they look. They aren't bling, but do add a nice highlight to the already sweet-ass lines of the truck.
     
  5. May 24, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    I am sure these will work, but I have found that some of these that are too close to the truck are more difficult to use than others. I have Westin tubes that stick out further from the truck and are quite easy to use as steps. These look too close to the truck to me.....does this make sense?
     
  6. May 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    They also help prevent rock chips...
     
  7. May 24, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    Thanks for all the replies.
     
  8. May 24, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    Has anyone ever noticed the lines of those running boards MATCH the lines of the rear bumper? It's sort of sweet in a sick sorta like minded way.
     
  9. May 24, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    Jazzfan

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    I would go for some Nerf bars instead. Just my .02
     
  10. May 24, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    maybe some lines imprinted into the driver's forehead to match would be even sicker neater.
     
  11. May 24, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    If you do any kind of off-roading, I'd consider sliders instead. They're much tougher than running boards or step boards.
     
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