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What kind of side rails?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by crsides, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    crsides

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    Just got a 2018 tundra 4x4 DC, SR5 with 18" wheels. The wife needs help getting into the cab. We are both 70+ and lost a little spring in the step. I see step side rails, running boards, and something called sliders. I thought the running boards would be easier to use, but a guy a the 4 wheeler shop said the rails hung lower and would be easier for her. Opinions please.

    Charlie
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    Sliders are mainly for off-roading, protects the truck's undercarriage if your truck scrapes over rocks.

    You would probaly want to look into running boards, there are even ones that are mechanical, that slide down for you to step on when you open doors. How far down the steps would go depends on truck height and where you could step comfortably.

    Welcome to the forum Charlie!
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    Mnorris1206

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    Tyger makes some nice step bars but if you want a clean look. Look at Amp research steps .

    Welcome from Indiana.
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    +1 for Amp Research
    Welcome from Sin City
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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  6. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    Welcome from TX! If keeping truck stock height those Westins should certainly help. There are many to choose from.
    There is also a grab handle you can add to the front pillars to help get in as well.

    Good Luck!
     
  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    I use these iboards, I looked them. This is the second truck I've installed them. Not too low or too high. Good grip you won't slip. I need them cause I have an infant helps getting into the rear.

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  8. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:06 PM
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    same as phabej. I tow a bow near salt water so just went with the cheap ones

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  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:01 AM
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    I went with the tyger tube steps they work great very sturdy!

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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    crsides

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    What are these?
     
  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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  13. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    So, how do like them? Pros cons?
     
  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Leveling kit, tires and wheels, fender flairs, nerf bar steps, flow master dual exhaust, spray in bed liner, rear airbags
    i have nfab on mine, really like them, planty of space to step on and i like the looks, they also help with keeping mud and snow off of the truck

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  15. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    My advice would be to watch the local FaceBook Marketplace and Craig's List for a few days. A lot of guys buy a truck that already has steps on them and immediately replace them and sell the ones that came with the truck. Around here, you could buy the quasi- OEM ones with less than 1K miles for $100 twice a day for a week.
     
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  16. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    I’ve also wanted some but I HATE the gap between the body and the rail. Plus DC options are limited. Idk why. The DC and crewmax sell about evenly.
     
  17. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    Where’s this?
     
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    I have Havoc Offroad HS3 Black Hoop Steps. My Mom is 80+ she has no problems getting into my truck. She also uses the handle to help get in as she steps up.
     
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