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Need Rocker Paneling to Allow for Nerf Steps but Shrockworks is Out of Business

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by mwsidler, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. Jan 24, 2023 at 2:12 PM
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    mwsidler

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    I want to install Nerf Step Bars on my 2011 SR5 but was told I need to purchase rocker panels from Shrockworks in order for it to be possible. Tried to order the paneling from Shrockworks just to find out they went out of business. Anyone know where else I can/should buy the necessary paneling?
     
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    @mwsidler .. if you find out about any other alternative please let us know. It sucks if they went out of business, that was my next mod to my limited. Toyota seems to have them but boy are they costly.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2023 at 9:24 PM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    I’ve seen more than one thread about notching the rocker panels instead of replacing them…it’s another option.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2023 at 6:51 AM
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    I cut my stock rocker panel molding. I took a body saw and cut just below the chrome strip. Then I painted them black with truck bed liner. It was way better than spending $400+ on 2014+ rocker molding.

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    3JOH22A

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    ^Is that just a piece of plastic that covers the pinch weld?
     
  7. Jan 30, 2023 at 7:18 AM
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    It fills the gap between the bottom of the door and the rocker. I didn't want mud and water hitting the weather stripping and caking up in there. It has worked well so far. It's only held on by the plastic push pins and a few screws. But with sliders or side steps you won't hit it much. Once you remove the moldings (be careful not to break the little push clips) you'll get a good idea of how to cut it. It was a pretty easy little mod. I'll be getting sliders soon so it would have to be done regardless. You can spend the $400+ on the 2014+ Toyota moldings and modify it to make it work but I wasn't worth it to me. I did go back and paint the pinch weld and the section just behind the molding with the black truck bed liner for protection and to hide it.

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