I didn't do tubular steps, bought a set of Amp steps. I love the fact that they're out of the way when the doors are closed, makes the truck look a little higher. My 2 and 5 year old kids can climb up them into the truck without a problem.
Nope...I actually like mine. I have the 5" chrome tubular type...and think they are high quality.
I do understand to replace the OEM...so it all depends on the individual. Especially...if the owner is looking for a different look.
Noticed your last post on the 3" tubes you just purchased. Def interested to see how they look after the install.
Mine are the actual boards, not the tubular type. They trap water, have plastic tread that makes it nearly impossible to clean the chrome part, and the chrome part is getting rust spots already. Poor design in my opinion...