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Old 11-26-2005, 07:45 PM
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Cab Steps (bars)

Debating whether to get the ford round chrome cab step bars or to look for some aftermarket ones.

Whats everyone like on their SD, CrewCab Truck.
Stepbars or running board type.
Some Links to different types of steps would help..

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Old 11-26-2005, 08:36 PM
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Dunno which is better, but one fault I have with the factory ones - why o why didn't they run them back to the front of the rear wheel well? Mine end at the cab/box junction. I have a cross bed tool box, and it's a PITA to have to climb into the bed to reach into the toolbox. If the steps ran all the way back, I could reach easily. Being a 4X4 makes it worse. Oh well, aftermarket add ons!
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:10 AM
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Check out my gallery. I have powder black Steelhorse Nerf bars on my truck. And becuase me and the wife are short....They actually get used.
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:19 AM
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With our 04 we have to use the bars all the time. I'm 6 ft and my wife 5'4" our son 6'3" with tall legs. It would be a streach to get into the cab without the factory chrome steps.
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:56 AM
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Read some posts hear that the Westins are a bad choice as the tend to rust out sooner than others, my previous truck had the black westins and I admit they did rust out but in comparison to others bars (steps) I dont really know if they are any worse or better.

Can I assume then that the ford Chrome ones will probably be just as bad as the westins and I should look for a different brand?

Do most of you prefer the bars to the boards
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:39 PM
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I have the Ford OEm chrome step bars. I have 52K miles on the truck. The bars have gone through 2 1/2 New England winters and entering their 3rd. They still look good as new. No rust or pitting of any kind.

If you don't have splash guards, I would add them pronto upon getting a chrome step bar. If not, the shine will be replaced by a dull never shine again finish. I have the Husky splash guards and am pleased.
 
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:56 PM
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I have steps by Smittybilt. They've stood up quite well, only tarnished a little. I'd get them again.
 
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:33 PM
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Can anyone here confirm that the ford chrome tubular steps attach to the body and not the frame.

I would think that attaching to the frame would be better and if this is true I may order without the ford steps. So they can be attached to the frame instead.

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Old 12-07-2005, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by SDTruckMan
Can anyone here confirm that the ford chrome tubular steps attach to the body and not the frame.

I would think that attaching to the frame would be better and if this is true I may order without the ford steps. So they can be attached to the frame instead.
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No takers on this one????


Right now ive got the black westin round tube bars on my dodge.
But I like how nice and wide the stock chrome ones on the Superduty are, compared to the westins. They just feel like when you step on them you are stepping on something, and they still have the look of round.

So my question above still stands as I my local dealer doesnt have any on the lot.

If this is the case, who makes some like the stock ford ones but yet bolts to the frame?
 
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Old 12-08-2005, 06:00 AM
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I have Luverne stainless steel they attach to frame and body, no holes to drill, installed them in about 30 to 45 min
 
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The Ford steps attach to the body not the frame.
 
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I have DeeZee bars on my truck, they attach to the frame, the body, and a cab mount. No drilling either, installed in about 30min. Instructions were awful, but not hard to figure out on my own. Pic in my gallery if your interested.
 
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Old 12-10-2005, 05:10 PM
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Whats the webaddress for the bully dog steps?
 
 
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