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Black step bars that DON'T rust.

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Walther1978, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Sep 22, 2020 at 7:24 AM
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    Walther1978

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    Looking for a set for my 2020 Limited double cab. My 19 had chrome but I like the look without them and think the black will look great and not be as noticeable as the shiny chrome.

    Does anyone make these out of aluminum or are there some that come rhino lined so they won't rust every time a rock chip opens up the paint?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    dumbassdave

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    A friend of mine took his step bars into the shop that does linex. Was surprisingly inexpensive (couple hundred maybe) and that stuff is very tough.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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    In Upstate NY virtually nothing is immune to the salt on the roads. I had my steps rails powder coated and still any chips in them rust. Line-X may be a better solution if you live where the roads are salted.
     
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    Absolutely love my ADD lite steps. Super thin, strong, no welding, and they’ve made it through 58DC6A07-4494-44D8-8913-F1DC40D849DB.jpg two Northern Nevada/Tahoe winters.
     
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    CaptainGrumpus

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    I have Ionic 5” Black Stainless Steel boards on my truck. Everything including the brackets are stainless. I like them a lot and was able to sell my OEM boards for close to what the Ionic’s cost me. I ordered them thru Running board Warehouse.

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    How tight are they on the top? I’m looking for steps that don’t leave a large gap between the step and cab.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    Check out the Toyota predator tube steps. They are aluminum and black.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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    I spent a year finding the best steps. Virtually no gap, and they don’t look goofy like the rb20’s
     
  10. Mar 21, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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    I've noticed (forum stalked) you both have the ADD Lite steps. Are you guys happy with them? Do they provide decent traction or are they slick when wet?
     
  11. Mar 21, 2021 at 8:22 AM
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    Alot of them
    I have N-Fab Podiums on mine that I had Line-X'ed after the powdercoat started flattening out.
     
  12. Mar 21, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    Tierhog

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    These from Rhino are bedlined. About as good as your going to get. How many Lake George winters? Idk..5-6?

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    Mine are Go Rhino Dominator D6. They have plenty of traction on the top plate.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    I ordered these and they will be here sometime this week. Will post pictures once installed.
     
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    I have the RB20s with the bed liner coating (ordered them that way) and they have been fine so far. Ive also had a set of NFAB Nerf Bars Linex’d as others have suggested and they are still in good shape.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    Same set I have, no issues so far. The board is aluminum but the brackets and hardware are steel. No rust there so far after 9 months of straight rain. Not a lot of salt where I live, but they stay wet at least 75% of the time and so far, so good.
    There is a little gap on the top but I fixed that by running some of this across the top and it pretty much disappears.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O8X8K2A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8
     
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  17. Mar 21, 2021 at 7:50 PM
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    I'm glad to hear they are holding up for you, and thank you for the tip on the gap.
     
  18. Mar 24, 2021 at 1:45 PM
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    dradd

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    Do they mount to the frame? Can you post some pics please.
     

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