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Westin Platinum Oval Step Boards Mounting Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by madisonsfinest, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    madisonsfinest

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    I have a 2010 DC that I just mounted the above mentioned step tubes. When mounting them I noticed that they barely clear the front flaps. It's a squeeze to get my hand between them, and a little bit tighter on one side. Anyone have this issue? Should they sit a little further back to avoid any rubbing? T

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    mine actually sit flush up against the mud flaps too, doesn't really cause a problem though.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Lets see some pictures of your bars
     
  4. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    I have the same bars, I removed the flaps and it looks fine. Even if you don't, it poses no problems.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    I'll have to clean the truck first! It's covered in salt!
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Might not be the best angle

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  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    Mine looked just like yours, the step and flap touched. It didn't hurt anything although I did remove the flaps and I like the look. Your Truck looks great!
     
  8. Jan 13, 2010 at 12:18 AM
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    Man do I like those bars! I'm going to get those same ones. I hope they act as a mud flap and reflect rocks. I removed my front mud flaps as well but only because my bigger tires didn't like them very much:rolleyes:
     
  9. Jan 13, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    I have the same steps on my 09 DC but mine are the all black model. Mine also rub on the mudflaps but I have found this not to be a problem either.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    yea bro
     
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    By the way, Waldo; welcome to TW :)
     
  12. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Interesting, found some info. that might explain why it's so tight. This is from truckcustomizers.com that describes ovals for tacoma:

    60 degree mandrel-bend front, 90 degree rear. Will not fit w/factory mud flaps
     
  13. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    I also have a 2010 DC. Where did you get your bars and what did you pay?

    Thanks
     
  14. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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  15. Jan 15, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    sitting right behind the front flaps is not a bad thing. It will prevent them from bending back all the way while driving down the road!
     
  16. Jan 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    How long are your bars?
     
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    For about $100 less, you can get Aires bars at realtrucks.com.

    I just put a set of 4" black ovals on my DC. I picked them up on sale right after Christmas for $226.00 with free shipping. :D
     
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