Stainless Steel Nerf Bars - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Aftermarket Products
Log In 


Stainless Steel Nerf Bars

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-04-2012, 09:11 PM
Aftrmidnite Aftrmidnite is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,299
Aftrmidnite is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Stainless Steel Nerf Bars

I need to replace my rusted out Painted Nerf Bars. I'm looking at Stainless Steel ones, and have some questions. One style has what looks like painted brackets, which wouldn't be a problem, I'll just undercoat them. They also look like they have adapters made of painted steel in the ends of the bars. Anyone have this style? Any problems with the adapters rusting out. The other ones advertise Stainless brackets too. I can't tell how this would attach to the vehicle, so if anyone can clue me in I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-12-2012, 11:03 AM
ReAX's Avatar
ReAX ReAX is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,007
ReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to behold
I've only played with Westin, DeeZee and Manik. They have what looks like brass and aluminum inserts or just have threaded bar inside the end of the tube.. Usually the brackets are fitted to select vehicles, so no adapters are needed. Just insert some speed nuts, hold the bracket up and run a bolt in. Then bolt the bars to the bracket.

Now another thing to look at is polished Stainless or chrome plated. Polished will most likely be bare and will need to be regularly waxed to keep them shiny.
__________________
Too many mods to list, so click here.
Here are my tech write ups

Look, see these two tow hooks? They look like tusks. And what kind of animal has tusks?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-15-2012, 05:36 AM
Aftrmidnite Aftrmidnite is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,299
Aftrmidnite is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I got a set of Ionic's. and they are on the truck. There was a sale on them 100 off, and zero shipping. I really like the way they are attached, they use bolt plates that go inside the sill rails.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-15-2012, 09:53 AM
rsylvstr rsylvstr is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central NY
Posts: 2,969
rsylvstr has a great reputation on FTE.rsylvstr has a great reputation on FTE.rsylvstr has a great reputation on FTE.rsylvstr has a great reputation on FTE.
Robert Sylvester, CEHT
I put on Nasta stainless system, all s/s i believe and love them.
__________________
Master Chief, HMCM(FMF/AW)
JOIN US http://nyfirearms.com/forums/index.php?referrerid=1780
The best battlefield medicine is fire superiority
2001 SCrew Lariat 4x4 5.4L 4R70W 3.55 's LS
Conti eco tires, K&N Series 77 CAI with Amsoil dry filter
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-19-2012, 03:58 PM
TruckDaddy TruckDaddy is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 755
TruckDaddy is starting off with a positive reputation.
The only 100% stainless steel steps including mounting bracket, bolts, nuts, and washers that I'm aware of are:

Nasta
Steelcraft
Westin E-Series (with optional stainless steel brackets; not sure if the bolts, nuts, and washers are SS)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Liquid10Rider Liquid10Rider is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 505
Liquid10Rider is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I have a set of the westin SS nerf bars and love the look of them. Ive had them on for about 2 years now and no signs of any rust or any damage. also they are lifetime warranty.

-AJ
__________________
AJ PAA Member #101 01 XLT LB F-250 Supercab 4x4 7.3L, GPR led, 6637 w/cover, Marinco Mod, Bilstein shocks/Steering Stabilizer, DP tuner, muffler delete, Pro Rack, toolbox w/ custom brackets, Westin Platinum Oval Steps, XM satellite radio, tow mirrors, zoodad, RR IC boots, RR Plenum Inserts, RR HPx, foil delete, Isspro EV2 EGT, Trans, Boost, air press, coolant temp gauges, Cobra 29LX, 03 headlights, ccv w/ trap, 6.0 trans cooler, trans bypass filter, firestone & air lift bags, custom F650 dash, Rigid Ind LED lights, scangauge II,
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-30-2012, 10:50 AM
wyo_f250 wyo_f250 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
wyo_f250 is starting off with a positive reputation.
so how those ionics holding up so far?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-03-2013, 01:55 PM
Trucknuts Trucknuts is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Trucknuts is starting off with a positive reputation.
I just bought new nerf bar myself, but they just lined up with the mounting brackets on my frame and all I had to do was bolt them in. Mine didn't have lights or anything so it took about 10 minutes. I don't know what bars you're interested in, but I got Lund 5 inch oval's and I'm happy with them.
Running Boards | Truck Running Boards | SUV Running Boards
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-03-2013, 03:00 PM
wyo_f250 wyo_f250 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
wyo_f250 is starting off with a positive reputation.
nerf bars

well i purchased the ionics 5" blow molded bars. they have aluminum rails underneath for mounting the brackets to the truck. so far very happy with them took all of 25 minutes to install. being plastic they shouldnt rust but the brackets are metal so will see how they hold up. very sturdy too as they hold my fat *** with no problems!
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Cab Running Boards/Nerf Bars SoCalAngler 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 18 04-26-2016 08:32 AM
2001 Sport Trac - rusty nerf bars Walston Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 7 09-11-2015 03:31 PM
mounting nerf bars on 99 Explorer gtor Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 0 06-09-2015 08:57 AM
nerf bars or step tubes enriched&beyound 1997 - 2003 F150 0 10-13-2013 06:35 AM
Nerf Bars Dee Zee VS. Westin RyanSta80 2004 - 2008 F150 2 02-13-2005 04:58 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Aftermarket Products

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 AM.

 

Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup