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Tube steps and Bug deflector.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OCDvic, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Feb 6, 2008 at 9:13 PM
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    OCDvic

    OCDvic [OP] New Member

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    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD SPORT double cab wJBL, tow package.
    Valour stainless exhaust tip. Smittybuilt stainless tube steps. Chris 4x4's tailgate clamp mod.
    First, thanks to all for the warm welcome to the forum

    I have two questions that I was hoping to get some input on.

    I am looking at getting a pair of Challenger stainless steel tube steps from a Toyota dealer, who tells me they are OEM. Does anyone have these? If so, were they an easy install, any problems with them, and do they flex when stepped on? Also, do tube steps help protect from door dings?

    I am also considering the Bugdeflector II, but from looking at it I am concerned that the thickness of the deflector may interfere with the hood closing properly.

    Any information on these two items would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2008 at 6:50 AM
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    dbbd1

    dbbd1 Well-Known Member

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    I have an OEM style deflector that uses existing holes, no drilling required, for sale. It is clear. I was going to paint it (on the back side, so the paint will not scratch or pit) white to match my truck, but have since decided not to go with it. New, in box, never installed.

    It is a Lund, BTW.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    sawdust

    sawdust Unapologetic Texan

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    Frisco, TX
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad Radiant Red V6 Auto DC
    Homelink mirror, tailgate lock, 2ndary air filter removal, Access LE tonneau, Bugflector II, hitch-based bed extender, vent visors, suspension TSB, stall mat
    I got one for Christmas. No problems closing the hood.
     
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