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OEM Running board questions

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Oey12, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Nov 24, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    Oey12

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    I have an opportunity to get a very nice set of running boards for my truck that look like these...5A40D8F5-DB40-4423-AF22-07E322971598.jpgI have no desire to get running boards but I am at the point that I THINK I kind of need them for my kids.

    1. For children 4 and up are they helpful? My kids love climbing in my truck but they get covered in the underbody crap...

    2. Do your pants get dirty every time entering from the side of the board?

    3. And this this is strictly for my vanity purposes but does anyone have pictures of a T4R with a 1 inch lift up front with the running boards?

    Truth be told I am short and barely can reach all the roof. I have to step in my door jam to reach. This is going to be a exciting thread but I just want to hear some more “experiences” with them...
     
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  2. Nov 24, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Doable as is
    1. I have a similar type. My 8 year old uses it 100% of the time w/o getting crap on him.
    2. No, never or haven’t noticed. I step on them too and not the door jam when entering and exiting.
    3. I don’t

    I would snag them. I prefer the continuous board rather than the “two steps on each side” configuration.
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    My short friends use them to get in, I use them to reach the roof, and Ive only gotten my pants dirty once, after that I learned I needed to step out a little wider.
     
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  4. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    I need them for sure. I can put my boat in/out and trailer in the water. Step on the rear bumper. Hold onto to the roof rack and climb around the SUV with out getting my feet wet or rubbing the side...
     
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  5. Nov 25, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    I'm close to 6'2" and feel running boards are a must for accessing the roof, particularly if washing the vehicle.
     
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  6. Nov 25, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    My last FJ had them I was asking the dealer to take them off, sales mgr didn't want to so I kept them on thought I would take'm off at home & sell them. My wife 5'4" loved having them to enter/exit. Then I thought well they do give extra protection from road crap kicked up by frt tires, so I left them on. I put Rock rails on my Tacoma and that wasn't quite as bad for Mrs. to get in/out of so I got waay with those. Mine came W/them. I personnaly would prefer a different style, BUT they were on it & Mrs. who is hardly in it loves them when she is. They serve a dual purpose. I'm 6'2" & yes use for washing too.
     
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  7. Nov 25, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    My old boss backed a heavily loaded trailor into my SUV. It almost rolled it.lol “I smashed ur truck hard! I will pay for it! I will pay for it!” I looked, the step-rail protected the whole side of the SUV. Just a scratch/gouge in the step. I was like “dude, you can’t hurt this thing”!!!
     
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  8. Nov 25, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    i plan for a mild lift ~ 2.75". currently it's stock height and my 10yr old struggles to get in the truck sometimes. when lifted, i plan to install some predators.
     
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  9. Nov 30, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    I installed them today and they look better than I thought they would. It’s now much easier for my kids to get in and my short A&!. The functionality far out weight the looks...And for 100 bucks for OEM steps off a brand new truck is a no brainer.B858EB18-CDCA-4CAA-AD79-5DD31237BEF8.jpg F4E9D302-3721-4EEB-9C1F-AD2BCC6ECDE3.jpg
     
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    I think those are the best looking oem running boards for sure.
     
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    Those look great!
     
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  12. Dec 2, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    Thanks!
     
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