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Hate factory nerf bars

Discussion in '3rd Gen TRD Pro (2014+)' started by mww982, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Nov 12, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    mww982

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    I'm looking for steps for my truck other than the factory. Looking for ones that suck up closer to the body than factory.....tried searching already. Show me what you got.

    May wait to do sliders but really don't use the truck offroad per se, just crappy deer lease roads.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    AzureNightmare

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    If you want it sucked up to the body then sliders fit the bill, but there's very little drop down. Not the best "step" per say. If you just want something to step up onto to kick the mud or snow off your boots, then a slider would work.
    I went with RCI Offroad for skids and sliders, and I think they are having a sale this month.
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    following...
     
  4. Nov 12, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    Simple steps that are inexpensive but look good if you don't need sliders.
    Quality seems good also. I like mine.
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    https://www.amazon.com/Tyger-Auto-TG-RS2T40178-Toyota-Running/dp/B01AH5JBCU/ref=sr_1_8?crid=3BS6KELX2C8NR&keywords=tyger+steps+tundra&qid=1573597902&sprefix=tyger+steps+tundr%2Caps%2C240&sr=8-8

    Edit: Because these are triangular shaped the brackets don't hang down below the bars like the factory steps. Cleaner look.
     
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  5. Nov 12, 2019 at 2:43 PM
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    Those look like they'd get as slick as the stock ones with snow or mud. also, me being in PA, would be concerned about long term rust... Would love to luck into some black SS or Aluminum drop steps on craigslist...
     
  6. Nov 12, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Kerch71

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    These N-fab sliders have removable steps and install is a breeze. Got em from Carid:
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  7. Nov 12, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    20190717_083540.jpg I really like my Tyger steps. They fit a lot closer than the factory steps did. I believe they were $289 from Tyger Auto.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    Omohundro

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    Not cost effective in any way but I am happy with my Amp Research steps. They are the power retractable ones.
     
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  9. Nov 19, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    I just finished shortening the brackets in the factory bars so they are closer to the body, raised 1” in the front and 2” in the rear then 1 1/2” closer

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  10. Nov 19, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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  11. Nov 20, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    I would like to see how you did this, do you have a side view and picture of how you shortened the mounting brackets up?
     
  12. Nov 21, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    I'm with you (no true need for rock sliders) and looking for a step that gives me some front-of-bed access as well (Crewmax 5.5 bed). Not sure the Tyger does that? Nfab has 1 3-step option (T0798CC-6-TX) but I don't love the style of the actual step.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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  14. Nov 27, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    Following as well. I hate the way my steps line up on the body. Good thread.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Got these bad boys from N-Fab and they work great and look the best IMHO

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  17. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:47 PM
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    I have the same ones for a D/C. and love them. Believe it or not, my better half insisted i buy these because of her beautiful inferior shortness, what do i tell her after the mods? :monocle:

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    It seems i dont have the same one's as you, ...Yours seem closer to the body with different brackets, still looks great though.
     
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  19. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:37 PM
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    No longer rolling stock baby....
    I had removed the factory steps that came on mine, since I thought they were to low. Then I had a OME suspension installed and re installed the factory steps,now they look about right LOL...

    So theres a option for you @mww982
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    If they were only black
     
  21. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    I also have the nice factory steps in my 2017. They’re a lot better with the lift. My 2019 came with the crappy narrow steps...
    I don’t like them much but it’s a lease so whatever... I’ll deal with it. Can’t figure out how to rotate this. Sorry for the side view.

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  22. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    Steps I like...

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