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Old 07-21-2014, 08:38 AM
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Not at all and the way those are fastened to the sills, I'm not sure it would even be necessary. They have a "block" for lack of a better term that fits into the square section on the bottom of the rocker and there are 6 bolts that go down through the rocker and into the mounts. They're solid. Brian said he thought he might have to add some bolts back through the vertical rib under the cab, but they were so solid he never bothered. I took pictures in case I decide to build my own.



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Not at all and the way those are fastened to the sills, I'm not sure it would even be necessary. They have a "block" for lack of a better term that fits into the square section on the bottom of the rocker and there are 6 bolts that go down through the rocker and into the mounts. They're solid. Brian said he thought he might have to add some bolts back through the vertical rib under the cab, but they were so solid he never bothered. I took pictures in case I decide to build my own.



Yeah, I'm not keen on mounting anything to the body, always a rust starter here in the NorthEast. I'm figuring something triangulated to bolt to the frame ether flat stock or round w a half or 1/4 C to weld the tube to..
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I like the N-Fab stuff; wouldn't be too hard to mod those to mount to the frame..
Yeah, but that is ALOT of $$ to then modify them. Just make your own and save about $400
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Personally, I bought the cab length N-Fab bars necause I was worried that the wheel to wheel length ones would do some damage with the frame flex. I thought I wanted them in stainless, but they were not available for the OBS in cab length stainless. I got the black powder coated ones. "ALOT of $$$ ?? 4wheelonline.com has them for $369.00 that is where I got mine
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Yeah, but that is ALOT of $$ to then modify them. Just make your own and save about $400
Your right.. Way cheaper to make some.. Pretty simple design..
I'd still like to see some using the frame as a mount instead of the body tho..
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I have Smittybilt nerf bars on my truck. Bolted to frame and then welded on. Problem now is one is jacked up and I need to cut it off.....
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Another reason NOT to weld to the frame
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Another reason NOT to weld to the frame
Well at least not to do it the wrong way.. I've seen plenty of rocker guards land on bolders and not move. That being said I'm convinced that bolting them to the frame is the way to go.. I'd still like to see some...
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Personally, I bought the cab length N-Fab bars necause I was worried that the wheel to wheel length ones would do some damage with the frame flex. I thought I wanted them in stainless, but they were not available for the OBS in cab length stainless. I got the black powder coated ones. "ALOT of $$$ ?? 4wheelonline.com has them for $369.00 that is where I got mine

That is a days pay to me. So I would rather build them from scratch and have them the way I want and NOT have them bolt to the body
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That is a days pay to me. So I would rather build them from scratch and have them the way I want and NOT have them bolt to the body
Jealous. Wish I made that kinda dough
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Hey yall sorry I'm just getting around to uploading pics. I have been super busy and never think about it when I have a chance to take pics. Well I was under my truck today working on it and and thought about it. So here are a couple quick pics of them.







I know I need to get some paint on them.
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Hey, yeah thanks! Appreciate it!
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I know it's an older thread, but I'm looking for frame mounted wtw nerf bars for a 2016 250 ccsb.
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I'm subscribing as that is exactly what I intend to do on my truck. I want to ditch these aluminum steps on the front doors and either buy or build a set of steps like the N-Fab steps and attach them directly to the frame. I've never been a fan of how they just bolt to the rocker panels. One thing I have heard about the N-Fab steps is that they tend to contact the bed when the frame flexes, so if you attach them to the frame, I would think you would want to leave a little additional room. I guess that begs another question... If the frame flexes enough to allow the rocker-mounted bars to contact the frame, does the frame flex enough to gnarfle the bars if they're bolted to the frame?

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NICE truck! how much lift do you have? what size tires?
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