Running Boards or Nerf Bars

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by cf66, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. cf66

    cf66 Member

    I have a 2016 TRD Sport Metallic Grey and the short people I live with have trouble getting in the truck. I’m not sure if I want Running Boards or Nerf Bars.
    Any thoughts ?
     
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  3. New2018TacomaBlue

    New2018TacomaBlue Active Member

    I bought these for my truck. I’m not sure I know the difference between nerf bars and running boards. IMG_0998.jpg
     
  4. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    I got a set of hybrid steps. I like them a lot. Screenshot_20200417-091831_Amazon%20Shopping.jpeg
     
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  5. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    I like the hybrid steps rather than the running boards. Most running boards on tacomas look like they are mounted too high and too close to the body.
     
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  6. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    I like how they're lower like nerf bars, but provide protection like sliders/rails.
     
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  7. TacoTruck2019

    TacoTruck2019 Well-Known Member

    Mine came with the dealer installed preditor steps which look like the cheap knockoffs of those APS steps. Those APS's look much better.
     
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    cf66

    cf66 Member

    I agree that the running boards are too close to the body.
    I was looking at the Havoc HS2 Black Hoop Steps.
    What do you guys think about them ?
     
  9. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I like my Tigers. 20180320_161712.jpeg
     
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  10. StealYourFace

    StealYourFace New Member

    Sliders rather than either one if you intend to off road at all.
     
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  11. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    I got these. Felt I needed a beefier look. They might be made in China though.
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  12. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    They look great!
     
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    cf66

    cf66 Member

    Thanks Scott. I picked them up and love them.
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  14. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Those look awesome!
     
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  15. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    Those look really nice ,I've had both types in the winter the tubes can get slush built up and freeze .but I like the tubes vs running boards .running boards are better for Suv's .I tipped the tubes with washes and was able to drop them and inch .for short we people to get in and out .lol nice tires too! :)
     
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    cf66

    cf66 Member

    Thanks.
    They are Nitto Ridge Grapplers.
    One of my friends suggested them and I love them.
     
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