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Two new things needed: One soon, and the other, later.

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TRDGoodness, Oct 31, 2023.

  1. Oct 31, 2023 at 5:25 PM
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    TRDGoodness

    TRDGoodness [OP] New Member

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    Well, it happened today. I knew my runners on the side of my truck were rusted and I knew I would need to replace them sooner or later.

    Sooner happened.

    So, I now have to remove both of my steps, and am in the market for some new ones (or used if that becomes an option).

    However, money is an object. I don't have a lot so I am saving now for it but just trying to get a fix on some that may look nice but not break the bank. Staying in the $100's, but no more than $250's is perfect. As I said, single income home, four of us does not leave a lot of room to spare.

    I have seen several threads on here asking this same question but trying to track down if people liked what they saw, or if they ended up hating it has not been easy.

    I do have a post on the camper thread, but here is a pic of my truck. It is a 2010.

    My question: Who is a good place to go to, what do you use, and who may have some black or cyber deals?

    As mentioned, I am going to remove my steps and toss them, to make room for the new ones, but I don't even know where to begin. I saw some but at almost $600 or $700, I would hope it would wash my truck while it was on.

    The second thing that may be starting is my exhaust. I have a FlowMaster dual exhaust. That was what I could read through the rust. It is starting to rumble a little louder than normal (I do like the normal rumble I have where it sounds aggressive but not so over bearing that I cannot talk in the cab).

    If it is starting to go, who makes a decent muffler set up with the dual exhaust? Again, please be kind on price. I want it done right and not just have tips on the end, LOL! But I also don't have the cash to drop $3k on a new setup.

    I appreciate the help and advice on this. If my budget is out of line, please feel free to let me know. I just don't know what to look for really. First time I ever had to buy anything like this.


    Wanted to add: The step that finally was broken was the rear driver side step. Too much weight and it just crumbled.
     
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  2. Oct 31, 2023 at 6:18 PM
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    bfunke

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    Rock Auto replacement OEM style exhaust might your best bang for the buck.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2023 at 5:28 AM
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    Jaymohn moto

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  4. Nov 1, 2023 at 5:37 AM
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    Leo's first

    Leo's first TRUCK GANG

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    I would look on Craigslist or fb market for some steps
     
  5. Nov 1, 2023 at 9:57 AM
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    @dirtydeeds for your exhaust 100%, i don't have one yet but it is on my to-do list.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2023 at 11:25 AM
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    Thank you for both responses about where to look.

    I will look @dirtydeeds and see what they have to offer. Although it may be a little bit before I can put a purchase in, and the fact that mine is still working. But If he is wanting to jump in and give a suggestion, I would appreciate it.

    I am wanting something that is not overly loud but has a nice rumble to it but really rumbles when I put the pedal down. Cruising I want to still have conversations in the cab. Not sure if that describes it well or not.

    I did take the steps off, and I have to say, I really like the sleek look without the side steps. The truck does not look as low and wide, but it looks sleeker, almost cleaner.

    Does anyone else run theirs without side bars?

    Just wanted to drop an update. Thanks.
     
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  7. Nov 5, 2023 at 11:52 AM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I tossed my stock tube steps for AMP power steps.
    I have to have steps to help my 5' wife get in and out of the truck.
    But if I had it to do over again, I would have bought a better stationary step.
    I have a ton more door dents in my doors from parking lots, the tube steps did a lot to prevent those.
    When you do get steps, make sure you order crew max and not double cab.

    A far as your exhaust, @dirtydeeds would be the way to go.
    They aren't cheap, but there are reasons for that.
    They are designed and made specifically for Tundras.
    Keith guarantees his work, if you don't like the sound (too loud or quiet) you can swap them but you pay shipping both ways.
    I've done it 3 times.

    But the problem you may have, Keith's systems are direct bolt on to OEM pipes.
    I'd guess they cut those pipes and welded your Flowmaster in.
    Keith may have a workaround that, I don't know.

    Give him a call sometime.
    Discuss your wants and needs, and he will suggest what he feels will work for you.
    Also, mention you currently have an after-market muffler.
    He won't pressure you into buying anything.
    He is one of the best vendors I have ever worked with..

    He also has sales and group buys quite often, to don't let the prices scare you away..

    I have a 10" with his Helmotz resonator.
    It's perfect for me, since you tow he might recommend a 12".

    He will also discuss with you why you don't want a dual exhaust.
    The losses outweigh the benefits for duals.

    Give him a call when you're ready.
    You don't have to be ready to buy, just call him and discuss what you got going on..


    Standard Exhaust System - Dirty Deeds Industries

    Monday thru Friday

    8-5 Pacific time

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