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Bump Steps for Hitch

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Silv333, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:43 PM
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    Silv333

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    Who has them and are they worth it? I’ve been looking at them for months but not sure which one to go with.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN' WITH MY TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Talkin' bout one that goes in corner or middle?
     
  3. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    Silv333

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    My bad, the one that goes in the middle of your rear bumper like the Weathertech one.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN' WITH MY TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Oh ok
     
  5. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews MGM's for the win!!

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    Spray in bed liner Deck Rail system Tinted windows Blackout badges Pro grill and hood bulge Weather tech matts Zdog tool chest Ceramic coat paint protection Bumper end caps paint matched Fuel Trophy 18x9 +20 offset Toyo Open Country A/T II 285/65 New England Patriots seat covers Black TRD shifter Victory4x4 sliders
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  6. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    Silv333

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    Looks badass but not sure if I’d rely on that as an anchor point because it’s still only held in place by the pin....
     
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  7. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    dandailey

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    Had this for over 3 years. Love it.
    Also keeps people from getting too close....:)
     
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  8. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    duece292

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    The Weathertech is nice for use as a step if you're going up and over the tailgate. I have a Smittybilt beaver step that I leave in in the winter for the people that like to get a little close on slippery streets.
     
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  9. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews MGM's for the win!!

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    Only reason the TGL one has my interest is the uneven pattern on top for better traction with bad weather. How is that one to use in winter time?
     
  10. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    Silv333

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    I’m looking especially for bumper protection....”kids” these days don’t know how to parallel park.
     
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  11. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    Silv333

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    The point on this badboy screams “watch ya’ self”...
     
  12. Apr 12, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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  13. Apr 12, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    duece292

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    The Smitty doesn't offer much traction when it's wet. I've honestly never used it as a step, I just keep it in for protection. I think the weathertech would be the best for stepping on.
     
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  14. Apr 13, 2019 at 1:28 AM
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    NorCalTrdsport

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    I have the Smittybilt beaver step... got it to protect us and the truck. Def keeps drivers backed off once they notice it and just about everyone notices it lol. I’d recommend it and would buy the same one again.

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  15. Apr 13, 2019 at 3:14 AM
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  16. Apr 13, 2019 at 3:28 AM
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    YeeYeeTundra

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    Are you saying that you're concerned that the steel/metal from the hitch insert wouldnt be strong enough to pull something out or using actual hitch shouldn't be used as a recovery point? I've used the hitch (with regular tow hitch/ball attached to strap) to pull a 3 axle big'ol uhaul out of my neighbors ditch without issue... (Should I have used another point?)

    Either way he's out and I got free beer out of it soo... :)

    Also... That hitch is bad as heck @dandailey - think you just spent more of my money!!! Dang this forum..
     
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  17. Apr 13, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    Crunch527

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    Shin buster...I like it though
     
  18. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    I've searched long and hard a few years ago and the best one, along with the best service after the sale, that I've found is SuperBumper.

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  19. Apr 14, 2019 at 1:49 AM
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    Im a cheap ass ! Why get one just lower the tail gate to reach something plus useless when gate is down.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:40 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
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    Wife went through two bouts of Physical Therapy from two separate 'Cell Phonie' accidents, getting hit while the other driver's face was buried in their phone. We bought the Super Bumper to help absorb some of the shock/damage, for the next time it happens. It's mounted on her Pilot. My Tundra's hitch stays attached+ I have a Besttop "old guy step" to help with stuff in the truck bed.
     
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  21. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:03 AM
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    I read on here once where a member got a slight hit in the rear hitting his hitch bump or his ball can't remember he was shocked the frame bent a little. So I stayed away from anything in my hitch let the bumper take the shock.
     
  22. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:31 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    I've read that too. Our hitches are supported by the frame, so no doubt frame damage will result from the right impact.
     
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  23. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Where did you get this one ??
     
  24. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    Second the old guy step (AMP)... I've had them on all my pick ups, works when tailgate is down (when you need it), out of the way and doesn't break your knee caps when walking around the truck while it's parked in the garage.

    +1 not sure what people are trying to accomplish insinuating they install things so ppl "back off" lol it's acting as a lever on the frame if loaded from the side. Just doing more damage to your own vehicle, like brush guards.
     
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  25. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    Its a smittybuilt, i believe i got it from Amazon.
     
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  26. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    I have this as well.
     
  27. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    I have the weathertech one. First one saved my bumper from more damage by absorbing most of the impact. The plastic neck is built to crumple during an accident. Worked great, anything metal would have caused frame damage.
     
  28. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    All depends on what you want a rear step to do. Just installed AMP Research Bedstep. Excellent quality, clever engineering. Perfect for a step up to the tailgate to get into the back of the truck. https://www.amp-research.com/all-products?cat=42
     
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  29. Apr 14, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    Silv333

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    Do you have the smaller weathertech one or larger?
     
  30. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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