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Tube steps, decisions....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eordonez, May 12, 2008.

  1. May 12, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    Hello all, this is another thread about tube steps, i know maybe this is covered, but i guess everyone of us wants feedback specially for their trucks.....
    the thing is I've been wanting to put some tube steps on my Tacoma, originally i was gonna get the OEM silver ones, i really like the looks since they are powder coated silver and my Tacoma is black sand, but those don't come cheap at all (about $620 installed in dealership)....
    Chrome ones I'm no too sure, since nothing is chromed in my truck, and i don't know how that ll look, stainless the same, its very shinny, and blacks can be the other option.....
    as for sliders don't really have use for them, since i don't plan any serious off-roading, just dirt roads and stuff....

    i really want to get them installed ASAP, but still can't figure it out....any suggestions?
     
  2. May 12, 2008 at 9:26 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I love my OEM running boards. I think they look cleaner than the tube steps.

    And before anyone asks...yes, it helps to make sure I don't get mud on my dress.
     
  3. May 12, 2008 at 10:27 AM
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    Not sure which package you have on the truck but my Black Sand Pearl has a chrome rear bumper, chrome grill surround, and chrome badging so it's certainly not going to clash to have shiny steps on the truck. Personally, I like lots of black so I went with black powdercoat on mine.

    As for which ones to buy, I can't imagine why anyone would want to spend $600 for OEM steps when there are tons of good aftermarket steps available at half the price. The biggest decision for me (short of which color) was did I want ones that turned and went up under the truck or the ones that simply kick in a little at the ends. I also paid attention to how they mount because I don't like the look of lots of brackets.

    In my opinion you're not going to go wrong with Westins, GoRhino, or any of the other major manufacturers. And for what it's worth I would never pay to have someone install my bars. If you can work a ratchet you can handle the install yourself. Hope that helps some.
     
  4. May 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM
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    Yea it does, thanks, BTW its a TRD sport, so no chrome at all on the truck.... still thinking though...
     
  5. May 12, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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    I have the oem tube steps think they look great however my truck is silver.
    I would not have the dealer install. the list price for the tubes step are 399.
    I got mine online for 314. dont remember shipping cost ? maybe 25 bucks ? 620. for INSTALL!! its only 6 bolts ! It took about 20 mins. with two people
     
  6. May 12, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    yea but you must remember I'm in Mexico, after taxes, importing fees and everything the list price of the tubes is about 570 bucks....:mad:
     
  7. May 12, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    wow thats not good. I got the oem ones too, but i didnt get mine from the stealership. so you dont want to know how much i paid. ($340 shipped) How far are you from the states? maybe you can get them here?
     
  8. May 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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    Yea im guessing i will order them from ebay or trdparts4u, take them deliver to el paso, tx, im about 3.5 hrs from there....
     
  9. May 12, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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    good deals! you will save a ton, even though you gotta pay for gas.
     
  10. May 12, 2008 at 1:25 PM
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    yea, but i was planning a trip this weekend, so i would have to order them now to get them delivered on time... but I'm waiting on some money to come in :(

    Edit: in other thought, i have to order them from an outside texas distributor, so i can save the tax money.....
     
  11. May 12, 2008 at 1:41 PM
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    Demello Rock Crusher sliders are flat and could be used as a step rail. And they will prevent door dings. Just a thought.

    Could you not buy the silver ones and have them powder coated on your own?
     
  12. May 12, 2008 at 1:53 PM
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    Thanks Da Hui. im gonna check the sliders.

    what other online Oem parts store you guys recommend?
     
  13. May 12, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    Westin's Platinum Series are very well made. I put a set of black ones on mine. The kit was well thought out for a direct bolt-on install that was easy to do. Honestly, I was very impressed with their kit and the things look awesome.

     
  15. May 12, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    bump, anymore inputs??
     
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    Ed, if you aren't so much worried about paint protection, I would go with the N-Fab Nerf Steps. Those are by far the best looking step bars. I'm saving up some cash for them to custom build me a set for my access cab with only one step for the front.

    http://www.n-fab.com/products.nerfsteps.asp
     
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    ^^^ EQ. That is just what I'm looking for. I have seen the single step in a mag.(old i guess) but can't find it anywhere else.Nothing on N-Fab's site. Custom?? what's the price?? DO tell!!I needs more info. thanks in advance
     
  18. May 13, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    yea, those look good, but im after another look....
     
  19. May 14, 2008 at 1:52 PM
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  20. May 14, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    i think you need leaded gas, 60 oct at the most
     
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