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Running Boards: Leave them or Remove?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by CaptTyler, Jun 25, 2016.

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Running Boards: With or Without...

  1. Leave them on.

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Remove.

    16 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. Jun 25, 2016 at 8:15 AM
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    CaptTyler

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    In the long run, I want to get the NFab bars in black, I like how they tuck up to the truck.
    But for now, should I leave the stock ones on or remove them? I'm torn...

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  2. Jun 25, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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    Sean266

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    For that style-
    My vote is remove
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2016 at 8:24 AM
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    Off off off. I'm not a fan of running boards at all. The only I would have are those amp power retractable ones. But that's just me
     
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  4. Jun 25, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    TheBeast

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    remove. I took mine off on day 1
     
  5. Jun 25, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    Replace them with Amp Power steps. Tuck up out of sight when not in use, but extend when you open the door. Best of both worlds.
     
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  6. Jun 25, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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    Thanks for input guys!
    Just used to having them on so looks weird to me.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    FirstGenTundra

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    I second this, I only like stealth running boards. Addictive Off-road Designs (I think) makes a nice one for crewmax.
     
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  8. Jun 25, 2016 at 4:36 PM
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    Since I'm old and semi-decrepit, I like them. If it weren't for the steps, I wouldn't be able to get in or out. If they're beneficial to you, keep them. Otherwise, pick the look you like and go for it.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jun 25, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    I like them off, but sadly, my wife needs them to get in my truck since I got the lift LOL maybe later down the line, I'll get some stealth boards. Not in a hurry though
     
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  10. Jun 25, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    It's all a personal thing ... for me the Nfab's were a must since my wife would slide out of the truck without them. I went with flat black since I think they hide better than silver.

     
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  11. Jun 25, 2016 at 8:16 PM
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    Ya I love the look of those NFab's and that's what I will get eventually. But for now, they will remain off! Thanks for help guys.
     
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  12. Jun 26, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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    Those look a lot like mine. Does that mean I have Nfab's? They were on the truck when I bought it.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2016 at 6:54 AM
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    I'm not real big on Nerfs. I went with heavy duty BODY Armors that bolt up close and have just enough step surface for my dog to be able to climb in. (And myself)

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Jun 26, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    Now, you may think no step is cool but this definitely is not cool. I vote for function over looks.
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  15. Jun 26, 2016 at 8:45 AM
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    Of course, if you and everyone that gets into your truck are very tall and don't need steps to get in, then that's fine. I have 4 children and wife. I definitely need them.
     
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  16. Jun 26, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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  17. Jun 26, 2016 at 9:09 AM
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    I'm 6'2" and my gf is 5'2" on a good day. When I took my steps off she sent me this back as to what she'll do. (Rope so you don't lose it, lol)
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  18. Jun 26, 2016 at 9:21 AM
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    Without them your plastics and sides may take a little abuse. I don't even touch my feet anywhere but the floor mats, but I would imagine it would be hard to do that without the steps. Being off makes the truck look taller though and I like the way they look off too. Two kids and a little wife says mine stay on though!
     
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  19. Jun 26, 2016 at 12:27 PM
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    @matluth I'm really digging those. Nice and tucked up there. I'm just worried and sliding off my seat a lot to get in and out and don't wana be any harder on it.



    @TNTundra08 lol it's funny because that guy/gal in that ford probably uses that on a regular basis.



    @TruckyTruck I agree. I like it with AND without, but they have to be the right ones. Like I said, I will for sure be getting some new ones, just going to have to hold off for now. The beauty of this "mod" is that it doesn't cost me a penny as of right now!
     
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  20. Jun 26, 2016 at 3:46 PM
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    A few years ago, my Dad's pickup starting giving trouble, so he traded it in on a newer model. The new one didn't have running boards, so my Mom actually had a little stepstool like the one in the picture on a rope. When they stopped, she'd lower it down, get out, put it back in the truck, and close the door. Dad put running boards on as soon as he could.
     
  21. Jun 26, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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    My kids wouldn't be able to climb in my truck if they weren't there. My vote, leave them on.
     
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  22. Jun 26, 2016 at 7:49 PM
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    I wonder what black ones would look like on your truck. Maybe if they didn't stand out so much being chrome? You could always paint one and see... but color matched or black and low profile would look good. Who knows, you may get used to it and not want any at all.
     
  23. Jun 26, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    Not sure if Nfab's have always looked like mine .... but here's a close up pic of one of my steps.

     
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  24. Jun 27, 2016 at 5:20 AM
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  25. Jun 27, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    Looks like mine may be knockoffs. No brand name on the step. Not that it matters, I still like them and the bumpy bits will help in wetter weather.
    [​IMG]
     
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  26. Jun 27, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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    Ya I'm digging the NFAB look.
    I'd consider getting mine blacked out somehow on my own but I'm just not a big fan of how far they hang down either. I want something tucked up nice & neat.
    Also kind of like what you've got @matluth.
     
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  27. Jun 27, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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  28. Jun 28, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    I think Iron Cross makes one that mounts hi & tight too. My dog messed up her leg one time when I had my Nerfs. Her hind leg slipped thru the gap between the Nerf and truck while jumping up to get in. Best thing I've done to my truck is when I got rid of the nerfs. At least that is what my dogs thinks.
     
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  29. Jun 28, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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    Your original idea on NFab bars in black would be the way to go. After looking at your pics, those chrome ones offset the look of your beautiful gray metallic Tundra. With so many options to chose, change is good.
     
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  30. Jun 28, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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    Iron Cross has a few nice boards! Learn something new everyday.


    I'm kinda stuck between the Body Armor's and the traditional NFAB's.
    Guess I gotta keep looking at more pics... :pccoffee:
     
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