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2017 running boards too narrow?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Aeroplane nut, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Jan 25, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    Aeroplane nut

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    I find the running boards too narrow on my 2017. Anyone got a fix for this?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    I was thinking of finding a way to have them stick out 2 inches more so our big USA feet will fit good...

    Asian feet small , no problem...

    in the cold north my big feet and boots on gotta be careful with the gas/brake pedals ..

    no problem with Asians small feet ...

    last month my friend had a vehicle plow into his store front almost killed his daughter ..
    pedal error .............Asian car ...
     
  3. Jan 25, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    I am Canadian with size 12 feet. If the running board is not slippery, I can use It. Otherwise I get a dirty spot on my trousers just above ankle height. I have not yet looked at aftermarket, nor have I bitched at Toyota. I agree about the distance between the brake pedal and the vehicle structure. I cannot see how one could manage wearing Skidoo boots or felt packs.
    Lovely vehicle to drive. Mine will not likely see off road but the all wheel drive is awesome in the snow.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2018 at 5:06 AM
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    Uh,buy wider running boards,maybe
     
  5. Jan 26, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    I replaced the front mud guards .. used fiber re-enforced guards 1.5 inches longer .. also wider.

    got a piece of card board made a pattern of the hole locations .. then installed the after market guards in the exact same mounting screws. I did buy new retainers and used s/steel screws to lock down these extremely stronger guards [these do not break in the cold north] toyota ones will ..also no slop on my ride .
     
  6. Jan 26, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    g8torb8t

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    These work great for me... N-Fabs...
     
  7. Jan 26, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    I was gonna get those but the foot step is too forward ..IMO..
     
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  8. Jan 27, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    I have the Nfabs, and agree that the front seat step is too far forward. The back steps are good.

    I only use them for accessing the roof rack, so doesn't bother me. I never use them getting in and out of the car, but don't really need them.
     
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    I use these running boards to wash the vehicle roof.. then I move to the rear and stand on the rear tire ..

    this is also done to remove snow from roof .. the roof rack I have set to the max fwd.. no noise so easy to remove the snow and wash roof...

    I would like to get some that are about 2 inches wider .. I have the trail ones and they also protect the paint ..no slop on the side body..
     
  10. Jan 27, 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    Agree about the step being a bit too far forward. I swapped the N-fabs for the Toyota Predator steps and the front step placement is more useful for me. N-fabs look great just didn’t work for me.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2018 at 6:39 AM
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    I have N-Fabs 3inch Nerf Bars for sale! Only had them on for 2 months... I live in the bay area, ca!
     
  12. Jan 29, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    I just ordered some rock sliders with top treads from RCI Metalworks that should work well as a step up to my ski rack, etc. If it is too slippery I will install a strip of adhesive backed Safety Tread Tape from Home Depot.RCI sliders with Top Tread.jpg RCI sliders with Top Tread 2.jpg
     
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  13. Jan 30, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Are those the 2" or 3" N-fabs?
     
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  15. Oct 26, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    g8torb8t

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    I believe they are the 3" variety.
     
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  16. Oct 26, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    Yeah, I took mine off. Junk, IMHO. I may be old but not that old. Also, in Canada they get laden with sand and salt and ruin your pants.
     
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