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Will be installing some

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by GOTSAND?18, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Jul 5, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    GOTSAND?18

    GOTSAND?18 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Need advice will be installing these running boards on my truck when they come in . Questions is there a recommended spray to apply to prevent rust between the 2 metals or should I use rubber washers in place to prevent metal on metal contact .

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  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 5:29 PM
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    skierd

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    Both the truck frame rails and the steps are painted. No need to paint or add washers or anything else to make it harder to install.
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    whatstcp

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    You can spray some fluid film but just slap them on. I definitely wouldn't do rubber washers as I feel like they would deflect enough to where there would be too much Freeplay when stepping or not allow hardware to be properly tightened
     
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  4. Jul 5, 2020 at 6:45 PM
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    jmauvais

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    These will bolt to the body, not the frame. The holes are already there just covered with plastic tabs. No need to prep just bolt them on
     
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    I've been running these for close to 2 years. They've taken some decent side hits on trails and held up great, never full weight of the truck though. I wish they dropped a little further down to act more like a step, but they get the job done. No rust on mine.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    10 minute job, geter done.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    I spray everything. CRC heavy duty corrosion inhibitor
     
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    In Arizona of all places.
     
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    Why fuck around?! I work on it, might as well make it easy for myself. My hood latch is covered, faces of rotors, CMC, leafs, frame etcetc
     
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