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Tube steps yes or no

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by The1youluv2hate, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

    The1youluv2hate [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I plan on buying tube steps what u guys think but I'm still on the fence if I like them or not
     
  2. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Janster

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    Depends on what you want them for.......

    I have OEM running boards. I got them specifically to protecte my rocker panels & doors from dings. I also use them as a step to wash my roof/windows (I can't reach). Aside from that, I wanted fender-to-fender boards or else I wouldn't have 'em at all. I put double cab boards on my access cab. I like the look of tucked up running boards. I hate the looks of nerf bars or tube bars. That's me....

    What are you using them for?
     
  3. Jan 8, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    scottri

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    I opted for step bars myself. I like the look better than the nerf bars and running boards but it really comes down to what YOU like. Take a look at some of the other pictures on this side and see what really jumps out at you.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    I kinda like the look Just not to sure and the guy that sold me his trd skid said he would sell the raptor tubes for 100$ I just don't know if I should pull the trigger on it
     
  5. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    AzogSS

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    Save time and $ and get some sliders. I sold my Factory steps and upgraded.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    BryWi

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    If you like the tube step look then that's the way to go.

    I prefer the running boards, because they are tight against the rockers and don't really stand out too much. I've got the black and silver thing going and they fit right in with that scheme and provide function as well.

    And as mentioned earlier in the thread, they protect the side of the truck. And the plastic covering will not rust or chip, and that's important for me living the dream :rolleyes: here in "Snohio".

    I guess it's all about what works for you. That's what is so great about modding. Each owner can make their truck one-of-a-kind :cool:
     
  7. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    ExpoSpy

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    x2 on the sliders...
     
  8. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    rbeezy

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    if you got a family, yes on the oem steps
     
  9. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Ahh sliderz those are tight ... Thanks guys For ur input
     
  10. Jan 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    The truck I just bought had factory tube steps on it. They have been leaning up in the corner of my garage since the night after I brought it home. I do have a family but I just think they look kinda goofy.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    i sold the oem silver tube steps and got me the black oem tube steps. i bought it for my wife and son. i like the black ones better.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Hand built...combine characteristics of sliders/running boards/step bars. They provide protection and are convenient for reaching into the bed, cleaning the roof, and short people.

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  13. Jan 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    ryanjboutin

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  14. Jan 8, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    NO!!!!

    Tube steps are for pansies=P
     
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