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To buy or not...EBAY nerf/step bars?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by MemphisTaco08, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Hey folks, was looking for some cheap/reliable/durable nerf bars and found the following on EBAY.

    1. Anything I should be worried about or is stainless, stainless?

    2. My other question is for anyone that has installed nerf bars, does it look like these will require drilling? Seller says no, but would feel better getting opinions from someone on here. I don't mind spending extra for "drill free" to save a headache.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Nerf...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories


    Thanks folks
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    These look exactly like the ones I've got, stainless steel and all. I think I paid a little more though. That seems really cheap for stainless steel. There are different grades of stainless but most hold up fine on a truck. If you're using this on the ocean it might be a different story. Be weary of steel/chrome, that will rust! Take a look through my gallery if you want to see some installed. Our cabs have holes pre-drilled in the cab so, no drilling required and they install in about an hour. Just keep everything loose until all the brackets are in place, then tighten them all down. I've had mine on for 3 years now in New England (salt baths every winter) and have not had any issues with them. I don't remember what brand mine are (Hunter comes to mind) but they look exactly the same, use the same mounts, etc.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    Those look to mount to underside of the cab. I personally don't like that option but not knowing of anyone having problems. I have some that bolt to frame instead and have beefed up the hardware. Mine are sturdy but not for actual rock sliding nor are they jackpoints. That price is on par for what they are I suppose.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    No way are they stainless for that price.
     
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    Kinda thinking the same thing... I paid double that for my SS bars and still thought that was cheap!
     
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    And to add, it's preety thick looking too. A 6' x 3" od x .065" wall piece of SS pipe is $300 .................and that's just one piece.
     
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    i assume anything on egay will rot out in 2 years.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    I paid $350 for mine off Ebay, came with a lifetime warranty but I still held my breathe until they arrived. They've survived 3 winters now, not a single spot of rust, pitting, etc. I'm actually pretty impressed. They're not sliders by any means but they keep the truck somewhat clean from stuff kicked up off the tires and act as a functional step for the dog and girlfriend. I think mine are made by Hunter so not the best but they do the job.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Right now my offroading consists of hunting. I'd love to do more, but not sure how much time/money I will have for another hobby. So for a beginner are sliders still the way to go? What's the high-low price for some durable sliders?
     
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    I'd go sliders. Tube steps like the ones you listed and I have will not hold up to much. The 350 lbs they're rated for is about all they'll hold up to, so if the weight of the truck pushes into anything, they're gone and because they're bolted to the cab, can actually cause more damage than if you didn't have them.
     
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    Anyone know what avg. price is for someone to weld sliders on to a truck? Was interested in that option b/c they were cheaper, (would think) sturdier, and I don't have to install myself :)
     
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    I bought a set of stainless steps on ebay about 2 yrs ago. I paid like 200 bucks for em. They still look great and still solid as a rock!
     
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