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Tube Steps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jm3280, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    jm3280

    jm3280 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about putting some tube steps on my double cab. theres so many out there, anyone have any advice. truck color is black so not sure what color would look best. dont want to have to drill anything though. pics would be great for those of you that have them on your trucks, thanks
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    rex99

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    any steps you buy wont require you to drill-- the holes are already on the truck- its just a matter of style and price!!!:D
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    dman597

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    I have a set of polished stainless westin bars and i hate them. I with i got slider so bad.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    wallytaco

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    I hate my Westins as well. I got the non-stainless, which was a mistake and partially my fault, but they are already rusting through the chrome finish after only two weeks on the truck. On top of that, they seem to have the strength and integrity of a coke can. Never again...

    If you're going to spend the money on nerf bars, I'd recommend looking into aluminum. Even the stainless guys are having rust problems.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    dman597

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    yeah i have rusting probs on my stainless errr. I will be geting sliders.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    SLOCOMA

    SLOCOMA Your Toyota Parts Guy

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    I have some black tube steps.. I like em.. Not complaining..
     
  7. Mar 3, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    gusher

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    You want them for looks or functionality? Do you do a lot of off-roading or are you mainly on the street? I really like my steps but they wouldn't last off-road very long. Here's a few pics:

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  8. Mar 3, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    jm3280

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    looking at the ones on the toyotapartsaccessories web page, dont do much off roading
     
  9. Mar 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    ShadowFalken

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    I have a set of Raptor Series stainless tubes. Lifetime warranty on the tubes. So far so good. Brackets in factory mount points as others have mentioned.

    Tubes and sliders are for totally different use models. Pick what you are looking for. Mine hang out a little and I have grown to like it. Protects from door dings better and I am more likely to see that than rocks. Others may have other needs. I am more comfortable with my wife stepping up in the truck in dress shoes with tubes than sliders.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    Taco93

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    What brand are these?
     
  11. Mar 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    Keep checking out other members trucks. Here's my story...

    I have a silver taco and couldn't decide between the black or chrome that I had seen on trucks around town... neither really tripped my trigger. I had seen some silver ones on toyotapartsstore.com but didn't trust the small picture enough to fork over $319+s&h. That's when I found the "lets see your silver taco" thread and spent a lot of time checking out other peoples trucks and their tube steps. I found a members truck that looked just like mine with the silver ones and convinced me to get them. I ordered them last Friday and received them today... will be installing this weekend.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Mar 3, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    firsttraxxx

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    Does anyone have pics of sliders installed? Looking for some which are tight to the body, but could be used as side step if need be (more off-roadable than the tubes, yet same functionality).
     
  13. Mar 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    Hunter 4x4, part number YCFT-8512
     
  14. Mar 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    I have a set of the toyota factory ones (the grey ones with the black step). had them on the truck for abotu two years before i took them off becasue i was afraid i'd ruin them off road. I haven't posted them in the for sale section yet, but i may be looking to seel them very shortly if you're interested. i see you're in PA, shoot me a pm if you're ever in the northern VA area and want to take a look at them...or take them off my hands ;) i was very happy with them, they are a good size, looked good, and were very sturdy...just not sturdy enough to risk killing off road.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    this is the only picture i could find with them on the truck

    DSCF8752.jpg
     
  16. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    I got smittybilts for now. They were cheap. I got them for under $140. It took me 30 minutes to get them on by myself.

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  17. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    Nice ride Skistoy... I love black but my last 3 vehicles were Midnight Blue, Black & Black and I got tired of trying to keep them looking that good. Silver's much more forgiving.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    I have the OEM silver ones and dig them enough for my mall crawler (probably should have gotten the black ones though)

     
  19. Mar 4, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    if you haven't found any tube bars yet, i have a factory set that i am looking to get rid of.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    are these westin? if not which brand.. anyone?
     
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