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Posted: 3/28/2006 11:15:35 AM EST
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Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:37:16 PM EST
I have never seen anyone actually use them. I think they look horrible.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:39:28 PM EST
They reduce clearance. Yuck.

Needed only for little people with big vehicles.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 4:13:56 PM EST
Are we talking Tube steps here or Full on running boards Cuz I got a few different feelings here? assuming these are lifted or not?
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:37:52 PM EST
Nerf protection bars are something different......
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:03:21 AM EST
gay
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 9:38:38 AM EST
I have tube steps on my truck.......they're cheesey, but Dad went through a lot of work putting them on (albeit against my will) so they're gonna stay.



WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:05:52 AM EST
I installed some nerf bars on my Dodge 2500 to help my then pregnant wife climb into the cab. I use them as a step while I strap my daughter into her car set in the middle back seat.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:19:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:52:44 AM EST
On the tow vehicle they can look good. Off road they reduce clearance. My 4x4 F250 is too big to do a lot of offroading and they do look good so I have them there. The wrangler is my play 4x4 and needs clearance so nothing there. Well, ok, on the passenger side I have a step but that is because most women I have known either can't or won't even try getting in without it.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:54:36 AM EST
I like the tubes, they're functional, look great. My truck was too black and needed a bit of shine to it, I think it goes with my black truck quite well

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:46:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:53:57 PM EST
I was asking because I see Nerf bars as looking good on some trucks and fine on all (Without drop though WIZZO!) and... Running boards dont look good on trucks unless it Is a dedicated for towing or from the factory and probably not going to see any off roading
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:58:50 PM EST
My wife used to have a Ford F-250 SuperDuty. It had factory running boards, and they were usefull. She's only like 5'4", it would have been a challenge without them. Hell, at 5'10" I used them for getting in.


No Expert
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:44:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
I have tube steps on my truck.......they're cheesey, but Dad went through a lot of work putting them on (albeit against my will) so they're gonna stay.

i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/WIZZO499/100_0078TRUCK.jpg

WIZZO




Wow, good thing you aren't offroading that!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:48:34 PM EST
Cooler than spelling cool like a 12 year old girl for sure!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:52:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
I have tube steps on my truck.......they're cheesey, but Dad went through a lot of work putting them on (albeit against my will) so they're gonna stay.

i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/WIZZO499/100_0078TRUCK.jpg

WIZZO




Wow, good thing you aren't offroading that!



I've tried a little snow busting, but they didn't help nor hinder me as they are right behind the front tire and didn't touch the snow. Now when I dropped off a road chasing a coyote across a field, the passenger side did get bent a little

They really don't hang much lower than the frame (the pic is a little decieving) so I'm not too worried about them.

That said, if I had my druthers, I would rather them be off there than on.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:35:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:

They really don't hang much lower than the frame (the pic is a little decieving) so I'm not too worried about them.



Yeah, they look almost on the ground there.....
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:18:04 AM EST
running board can be helpfull for short people, but most are pure crap. Nerf bars are just for looks. .....they will do little to protect your rockers

Rock Sliders can do both, help ya get in as well as protect your rocker panels, the ones I use on my 2000 Land Cruiser will hold the weight of the rig and save the rocker panels.....as well as let some of my short clients get it ;)

it all comes down to what your needs are

Rock sliders...yes a yuppy mall wagon can really be used off road ;)


Link Posted: 3/31/2006 8:42:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Landpimp:
running board can be helpfull for short people, but most are pure crap. Nerf bars are just for looks. .....they will do little to protect your rockers

Rock Sliders can do both, help ya get in as well as protect your rocker panels, the ones I use on my 2000 Land Cruiser will hold the weight of the rig and save the rocker panels.....as well as let some of my short clients get it ;)

it all comes down to what your needs are

Rock sliders...yes a yuppy mall wagon can really be used off road ;)
pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL326/691553/3632674/110855720.jpg
pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL326/691553/3632674/110855730.jpg



That's a nice rig. Those sliders are tucked up nicely so they won't hinder clearance - or look silly.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:17:55 PM EST
thanks :) yeah they tuck up nicely but still work for a step and well take a good bashing off road(if I ever get a chance). As with most stuff Land Cruiser......the sliders are not cheap, these were the 1st set made by my buddy Christo Slee for the 98+ LC. Beleive it or not.....the new cruisers really will wheel VERY well, I lifted mine 2.5" and droped the front diff back down to keep the CV angles stock.

I makes a nice driver......as I don't get much chance to take my older cruiser out anymore....so I drive the darn new one MUCH more than I wish.


Originally Posted By chuckhammer:

Originally Posted By Landpimp:
running board can be helpfull for short people, but most are pure crap. Nerf bars are just for looks. .....they will do little to protect your rockers

Rock Sliders can do both, help ya get in as well as protect your rocker panels, the ones I use on my 2000 Land Cruiser will hold the weight of the rig and save the rocker panels.....as well as let some of my short clients get it ;)

it all comes down to what your needs are

Rock sliders...yes a yuppy mall wagon can really be used off road ;)
pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL326/691553/3632674/110855720.jpg
pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL326/691553/3632674/110855730.jpg



That's a nice rig. Those sliders are tucked up nicely so they won't hinder clearance - or look silly.

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:16:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 7:23:04 PM EST by fatalerror113]
They do have their purpose: My dad's truck came with full length running boards (bought it used). I know grandma and grandpa couldn't get in without them. If i had a truck would I put them on? Probably not. If I got a truck that came with running boards or some sort of steps would i take them off? Probably not.

Edit: Now that I think about it my Jeep does have home made nerf bars, but thats more a function of the way they decided to attach the "full cage" roll bar (not really full cage, maybe "enhanced factory" is a better term for it) rather than for "kewl"ness.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:54:29 AM EST
Not for me, I've seen maybee one or two that actually looked cool but I still wouldn't put them on my truck. When I got my Blazer it already had running boards on it, and they came off as soon as I got it in the shop.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:22:08 AM EST
I like mine. I don't get too offroad in my truck so the clearance isn't that big of a deal. It helps my gf and other people get in and out of the truck.

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 2:30:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:18:45 PM EST
My mom's Chevy TrailBlazer has them, and she wasn't too sure about them when she bought the car, till she realized she was going to have two knee surgeries. She likes them.

My dad just grabbed an 06 Chevy Silverado, 2WD and he wants "nerf bars" for it.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 6:57:45 PM EST
First this that came off the Jeep.. The day I bought it
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