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Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the 6-Inch iStep Running Boards in Hairline Silver, fitting all 2005 and Newer Double Cab Toyota Tacomas. So, if you didn't get a side step right out of the factory and you're looking for something to fill up that wheel to wheel space, which is going to give you better access for your cab area and also a little protection and style, these are going to be a great choice to take a look into. Now, these are going to be a great choice for the Tacoma owner who's a fan of that running board style, and is looking for a large step to gain easy access for not only them but also their passengers to the cab area. Now, these are going to be great even if your truck is lifted or even if you need some better access to your roof or your bed considering that this comes out a little bit farther down on the side, and this will give you a boost up to the roof if you have any roof-mounted accessories, like a roof rack. Now, this is gonna have a large 6-inch step as it says in the name, which is going to give you a ton of real estate for getting in and out of the truck. And it's also going to have a non-slip rubberized pad on top that spans the whole running board, and that's going to give you some extra traction in those wetter days and add a nice contrast to the actual step itself. Now, these will also not only just help you get in and out of your cab area but will provide some lighter protection to the side of your truck. And these will be made of a durable aluminum material. It's an aircraft 6061 material, so these will be durable and able to hold up in the long run. They'll be able to protect the side rocker of your truck from any kick up on the road, any light obstacles if you're taking your truck on the worksite, or even any like fire trails. And these are just going to do a great job at preventing any door dings in the parking lot. Now, what I do also really like about these is the fact that this is going to come in a hairline silver finish. So, these are going to add a nice clean and classic look and a very finished look to the side of the truck and match with any other silver accessories. Now these will also have a powder coat finish on top that's going to protect that silver and that aluminum underneath from any rust or corrosion. So, again, you can ensure that these are going to hold up in the long run.Now, with that being said, these are actually going to be pretty affordable for a running board or a side step at roughly $275. Now, in comparison to some other options, these are going to keep it pretty simple but I think that shines through in the actual construction. And even though these take a more simple approach, you can tell that there's quality in the build. Now, some other options that may be a little bit more expensive, they may just have some more detail or a little bit more going on with their design. Instead of a running board style, they may have a drop step or individual step, or they may be more for heavy-duty protection instead of lighter protection like this. Now, on the other hand, some less expensive choices are usually just going to take a more simple approach than this. And again, they may not have the complete running board style. So, it really comes down to your personal preference in a side step for your truck. However, if you're looking for a sleek option that's going to provide that layer of protection but it's also going to give you full-length stepping surfaces to get in and out of your truck for easy access, this is going to be right up your alley.As far as install is concerned these are going to be incredibly easy to get on your truck at a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're gonna need some very basic hand tools and probably an hour's worth your time. So, speaking of that install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I used for my install were an electric ratchet, a 13-millimeter, and a 10-millimeter deep socket.So, to kick off this install, we're going to first install our brackets and then we can get to our step in a second. I would recommend you have a 13-millimeter socket in hand while also having your hardware and your brackets staged. And, I would like to mention that the front bracket is a little bit different than the middle and rear bracket. So, just keep an eye on that. But once you have all of that together, we can head underneath the truck.So, now that we're underneath the truck, we can grab two of our bolts, flat washers, and lock washers, and also our rear bracket, and we can thread those into the body. So, you may have a dust cap on the bolt holes in the side of your Tacoma. If you do, all you really need to do is take a flat-head screwdriver and pry them out. They should be really easy to get out. We do not have ours in there. We're just gonna go ahead and install this first bracket. Now, this does have some adjustability to it, so what I'm going to do is just snug these up, and then we'll tighten them down at the end after we have our side step installed. I'm gonna use that 13-millimeter socket. All right. Then we can head over to our middle bracket. So, the middle bracket is exactly the same as the rear bracket. The only bracket that is a little bit different is the front one. But again, once you have those threaded in, we can snug them up with that 13-millimeter socket. Next, we can install our front bracket. Like I said, it is going to be a little bit different. That's just the way that the side rocker on the Tacoma is set up. But we're going to install them exactly the same. Line up the mounting location and take the provided hardware, thread it into place, and snug them up. All right. Now, we can prep our step and get it installed on our brackets.So, for this step, we want to make sure that the actual side step of the running board is flipped upside down, and you're going to see two channels here. Now, we're going to take our hardware that has a square bolt head, and we're going to slide them into the channels. Now, we're going to need three in each channel, that's gonna line up with our brackets. What I like to do is just put them in there, we're gonna get them lined up roughly, then we can place our step on top of our brackets. Now, they don't have to be exact, because what we can do is put them through and once the studs are through, we can move the running board back and forth to see where we want it to fit the best on our truck, and then we can attach the other hardware and tighten it up. So, right now, they seem like they're in a pretty good spot. What we can do is just flip this over and lay it in our brackets, and then we can just line them up from there. So, as you can see, they're not really lined up right here. But once we just lift it up and move it a little bit, we can do that for all of them. Check the back real quick. Make sure all the studs are through. All right. And once those are through there, like I said, we can just align this. Make sure that it's lined up properly. That looks like a good spot. Now, we can grab our flat washers and our nylon lock nuts and head underneath.So, what we can do now is grab our flat washers and nylon lock nuts and we can secure these down into place. Now, since all of our hardware is really where it needs to be and the board is where it needs to be, we can take a 10-millimeter socket and tighten those up. And we can repeat that for the other two brackets. And last but not least, once your step is installed, we can completely tighten up our bracket bolts using that 13-millimeter socket. You can repeat that for the other brackets. So, after everything is complete and tightened up on this side, you can repeat that same process on the other side, and then you're all set to go.So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products just like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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|Side Step Finish
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For All-Weather Traction. Getting in and out of a lifted truck can be inconvenient and unsafe. These 6-Inch iStep Running Boards ensure that you always have safe and easy access in and out of your Toyota Tacoma. Featuring 6-inch wide stepping surfaces and non-slip ridges, these running boards provide maximum traction so you get secure cab access in any weather conditions.
Sleek Style and Functionality. These heavy-duty running boards are designed with unique, stylish looks that take inspiration from a smart phone’s style. Featuring wide steps covered with corrugated rubber, these running boards offer secure and convenient access to any truck with stock or lifted height. The hairline silver finish is not only elegant but also offers protection against corrosion and harsh elements.
Heavy-Duty Construction. Manufactured using aircraft-grade aluminum materials, these running boards are guaranteed to be able to withstand all the abuses of off-road driving. The bars are manufactured from solid metal, without any plastic parts, to ensure rigidity and durability. In addition, the durable powder coating finish keeps the running boards protected against corrosion, UV damage, and other harsh elements.
Simple Installation. The iStep running boards are all designed for easy and direct-fit installation. These are equipped with complete mounting brackets and install using factory mounting points. Thus, the installation will not require any modifications and can be completed using basic tools in an hour or less.
Covered With 1-Year Limited Warranty. As assurance of quality, these running boards are covered by a limited 1-year warranty. Coverage starts from the date of purchase and will cover defects in materials and workmanship. However, this does not cover damage resulting from road hazards, product misuse, improper installation, modifications, neglect, or scratches during the life of the product.
Application. These 6-Inch iStep Running Boards in Hairline Silver finish will fit 2005-2023 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab models.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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