1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Truck too high for passengers.. They're scratching the plastic on foot area..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Airwolf NSX, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 12:38 AM
    #1
    Airwolf NSX

    Airwolf NSX [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Member:
    #21450
    Messages:
    158
    Gender:
    Male
    Irvine, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab
    My new Tacoma is being broken in and fast..

    It's too high for some people i guess and when they are entering, they are scratching up the plastic foot well / side sill area.. You know, that plastic part where your foot rests?

    And it's not just regular scratches, they're deep scratches.. ugh. I have the side sill protector that came with the car, but i'm looking to see what some options are to protect the plastic part?

    I'm looking into getting some running boards to help with this, but it's soo pricey..
     
  2. Jan 10, 2010 at 1:34 AM
    #2
    Airwolf NSX

    Airwolf NSX [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Member:
    #21450
    Messages:
    158
    Gender:
    Male
    Irvine, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab
    lol.. good alternative..

    meh, i'll just deal with it and just assume it's part of the 'wear and tear' item.. but of course, i'll still look for a deal on a oem running board to help out.

    thanks for your input.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2010 at 2:46 AM
    #3
    CJH9980

    CJH9980 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Member:
    #9641
    Messages:
    505
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Clint
    Shreveport, LA
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD OR 4x4
    5100's, Eibach springs, Toytec AAL, Total Chaos UCA's, MetalMiller Skid
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:23 AM
    #4
    SManZ

    SManZ el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Member:
    #22817
    Messages:
    1,354
    Gender:
    Male
    Haymarket, VA
    Vehicle:
    '10 Supercharged 4x4 Sport 6-spd
    TRD Supercharger, King 2.5" extended travel remote-resi coilovers, OME Dakar leaf packs, King 2.5" extended travel rear shocks, Total Chaos UCAs, MBRP turndown exhaust, TRD intake, TRD Quickshifter, Goodridge SS brake lines, EBC Sport Rotors, Hawk HPS pads, TRD FJ Cruiser Special Edition 16" Anthracite Rims, Spidertrax wheel spacers, 265/75R16 A/T, Autometer oil pressure, oil temp gauges, TRD boost gauge, PLX DM-100 OBD II scanner, flexpod mounts, A-pillar gauge pods
    Are they using the grab handle to help lift themselves up?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:37 AM
    #5
    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18755
    Messages:
    7,332
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam I am, green eggs and ham
    North of Maine, South of Spain
    Put a 6 inch lift on the truck. You wont have to worry about passengers scratching the floor because they wont even be able to climb in the truck and just incase you have had a few too many to drink and you meet a chick and she looks skinny you wont end up doing something you regret because you can use the truck test. If she climbs in the truck just fine then you know your eyes arent deceiving you, if she struggles to get in and eventually admits she cant you can then defiantly decide on the fact that the drinks are distorting your vision and you can proceed to driving away very fast. Remember, Newtons Law is a backup plan, and scientifically speaking, FAT CHICKS CANT JUMP!
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:51 AM
    #6
    KeithB

    KeithB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Member:
    #12299
    Messages:
    739
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Keith
    Cheshire, CT
    Vehicle:
    SWB '09 Tacoma DCSB Sport 4x4
    Wheels and Tires: 17x8" Ultra Goliath wheels with P285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler G2, Suspension: Icon coilovers set at 2.5", TC UCA's, 1.5" lift 3 leaf pack with overload left in, 3* shims, carrier bearing drop, Bilstein 5100 B110 rear shocks Other: TRD SS exhaust, Pioneer AVIC 4100 H/U with Android Auto (awesomeness), sat radio bluetooth, Accessories: Toyota roof rack, black Toyota running board steps, cargo divider, weathertech floor liners, Literider roll up soft tonneau, thule bars over tonneau Cosmetic: window tint, grillcraft black mesh upper/lower grill, eyelids, tinted tails and third brake light, vinyl armrest in doors and center console Lighting: fogs only mod, bed lights in pockets, back up lights, amber interior accent lighting, amber 10" LED light bar in hood scoop, 33" LED bar behind the lower grill, amber lamin-x on fog lights
    I know what you mean. Most of my passengers, including my wife, insist on trying to sit on the seat without climbing up first and then sliding out when getting out of the truck. I even have nerf bar steps. I keep telling my wife you need to use the step. People are just used to sitting 6" off the ground in cars I guess. I actually think it would be more difficult for an older person or someone with back problems to get "down" into a car than to climb up into a truck. But that's just me.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:21 AM
    #7
    vicstacoma

    vicstacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Member:
    #28246
    Messages:
    173
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Victor
    Santa Maria, CA
    Vehicle:
    2000 Sr5 4x4
    Air raid cold air intake, procomp 7089 16x8 wheels, bf goodrich all terrain ko 265/75r16. Toytec 3" lift kit. Power slot rotors with posiquiet ceramics pads. Diff breather mod. LR Upper Control Arms.
    hahaha funny stuff!!!
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:42 AM
    #8
    Caduceus

    Caduceus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Member:
    #23889
    Messages:
    1,792
    Gender:
    Male
    the Lowcountry
    Vehicle:
    09 DCSB TRD 4x4
    LOL
    But, with a 6" lift, that front seat is just about the right level for her to lean forward on.... :eek:
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM
    #9
    kilgoja

    kilgoja Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Member:
    #18685
    Messages:
    592
    Gender:
    Male
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2009 regular cab 4x4 2.7L (silver)
    :mudding:
    i have seen some people put bedliner on there....like the roll on kind
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:09 AM
    #10
    ClemsonTacoma

    ClemsonTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Member:
    #16193
    Messages:
    3,613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cam
    Lexington, SC
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma
    Pioneer DEH-P5100UB single din HU and black dash kit, Alpine 12" sub custom inverted box bed liner'd, various interior trim painted black, 48 blue LED domelight, cheepo floor mats, hose clamp mod, Cobra CB and knock off firestik, Stock steelie rims, with 265/75/16 Sumitomo HTR Sport A/T's
    My dad has pretty bad back problems. It seems he has a harder time gettin in to the truck than our car. The best for him is a crossover, he drives a Ford EDGE and never complains about getting in or out.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:06 PM
    #11
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19356
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Western New York
    Vehicle:
    09 4X4 SR5 BSP Double Taco
    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    [​IMG]

    put some of these on for them to step on.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM
    #12
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    Nerf bars make it harder to get in, not easier.
     
  13. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:39 PM
    #13
    NorthernTacoma

    NorthernTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Member:
    #24756
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Vehicle:
    10 DC TRD Off-Road 6 speed manual TRD exhaust
    TRD Exhaust, Rear leaf TSB, TRD CAI, Biceman 4x4 Illuminated switch mod
    I know what you mean. And what is with the dealership mechanics or oil change people that seemingly always get that part dirty? Its as if its their mission to rub some sort of grease on that part of my truck. Pick up your f-ing feet people.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:49 PM
    #14
    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Member:
    #25056
    Messages:
    5,769
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    South-Pole
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4 Blown Honda VTEC V8
    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    try 3 m
     
  15. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:51 PM
    #15
    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11728
    Messages:
    2,774
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zack
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".
    x2
    I got mine back and the were nice enough to put down a paper cover. But it was crumpled up in the corner and the floor mat was filthy. Now I have a coupon for a free detailing.


    I know what you mean OP since I took off my Running Boards my mom can barely get in.
     
  16. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM
    #16
    EBBS03

    EBBS03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Member:
    #26342
    Messages:
    273
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Philadelphia, PA / Morgantown, WV
    Vehicle:
    '10 Tacoma TRD 4X4 Off Road
    Stock
    Thank god I'm not the only one with this issue. My girlfriend is putting mine through hell. I cleaned the dirt off the first week, but when she came home from school for 3-4 weeks, I couldn't believe how bad they looked. It was insane. I always have to ask her to please take care of the truck, so it will last me the full 7 years it has a warranty for.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2010 at 6:59 PM
    #17
    CtYankee

    CtYankee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Member:
    #28628
    Messages:
    257
    Gender:
    Male
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2010 black 4x4 acc
    step bars, bull bar, tint, bug shield, debadged, tires and rims
    correct... my mom had hip surgery and the docs said it would be best to pick her up from the hospital in my truck rather than my sister with her eclipse.
    and i just ordered some nerf bars... im getting tired of watching my wife drag herelf in n out... im praying shes got nothing in her back pockets thats gonna rip the seat... oye! :eek:
    and hello chesire... middletown here!
     
  18. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:13 PM
    #18
    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8614
    Messages:
    9,243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Ahwatukee, AZ
    Vehicle:
    BSP '10 4x4 TRD Off-Road DC
    See build thread in signature
    DUI much?


    Eh, I don't have much of a problem with it... then again I don't really care about the bottom plastics. It's a truck, it gets used... meh.
     
  19. Jan 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM
    #19
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    As someone who had 15 years of lower back problems and had surgery in '05, this is very true. After many years of owning trucks, I bought my first car in a long time after the surgery, an '05 Altima 3.5SE, because I knew I could get in and out of one finally. Of course, 28 months later I traded it for the Tacoma. Trucks are in my blood, apparently.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:48 PM
    #20
    kd8awe

    kd8awe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Member:
    #22699
    Messages:
    243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rocky
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road
    Fog mod, 3" lift, ShoMe stobes, MicroLight LED Strobes, HiLift Jack, RCI 2950, Yaesu 8900r, 20% Tint, ScanGauge II, Weathertech Side Window Deflectors, *** New Mod's (parts on the way) *** U-Bolt flip kit. Tom Woods 1 Piece Double Cardan Drive Shaft. 3* Axel Shims
    Skinny chicks get in... Fat chicks put it on.
     
To Top