(approx) 2 Hours
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Merideth: If you're in search of solid protection to your rocker area whenever you're taking your 2016 and newer double cab Tacoma off-road, or just want a heavy-duty running board to pop into the cab, these Deegan 38 Rock Sliders will be a great addition to your truck. Now, the slider will fit high up and poke out from the rocker to be able to take a hit and slide off of any obstacle saving the side body of your Tacoma off-road. These will also just offer a convenient boost up into the truck for you as well as your passengers, especially if you've added a lift. Now without fail, the set here will also offer a heavy-duty look to match with other heavy-duty accessories that you may already have on your Tacoma. Now, the sliders will be made of a heavy-duty tubular construction that's reinforced underneath and steel plate construction on the top for optimal durability.And they're also gonna have a nice premium two-stage texture black powder coat finish for a heavy-duty look and to protect the steel underneath from rust from the elements. Not to mention there's gonna be a steel plate up at the top to cover up the gap in between the step as well as the rocker area for a finished look. You're gonna have dimpled steps for extra traction and, of course, extra style. And you're getting the Deegan shield right in the middle for, again, some extra styling to the step itself. Now with all that being said, these will come in at roughly $500, which is actually pretty affordable for a set of rock sliders. Now what I like about this choice is that it gives you the best of both worlds with a lot of coverage and protection to the rocker area, but also a step up into the truck.A lot of other rock sliders that are a bit more expensive will usually tuck in closer to the cab, not allowing you as much room to place your foot, or they may even have removable steps, which you may not want the hassle of putting on and taking off whenever you wheel your truck. So I think this is perfect if you're looking for a good balance of rock sliding abilities and also accessibility, and you also can't go wrong when it comes to the styling here either. Now, install will be pretty straightforward for this coming in at a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, taking you about two hours to get the job done with some basic hand tools. Now, that's gonna wrap it up for me, however, let's get into a detailed breakdown of the install right now.Man: These are the tools that will be used in this installation, torque wrench. This is set to 18 foot-pounds, ratchet, screwdriver. The screwdriver will remove these push pin covers that will be located underneath. Extension, 13-millimeter long socket. And in my case, I'm using a impact wrench also, however, this is not totally necessary. Today I'm going to install my Deegan 38 Rocker Sliders on my 2017 Toyota Tacoma. They go right here. I'll be right back.Okay, now we're ready to install the bracket on the front first. This hole and this hole are the ones that we will put these bolts in. These are the holes you use your screwdriver on to remove the push pins, which I've already done. So here we go. With the bracket curved to the rear, we'll install these two bolts. Screw these bolts in just hand tight and you're gonna leave them that way until after we put our step in place because you're gonna have to move them around. They have a slot, so they'll move around. There's the first one in place. And as you can see, the bracket is angled to the rear. This is where your step mounts. Okay, let's move on to the center. Okay, here we are on the center bracket. Same thing here, two bolt holes. You've already removed the push pin covers. Again, screw these bolts in loosely, hand tight. Leave these bolts loose enough that you can move this bracket back and forth. I didn't do that. This bracket will wobble around on there and that's what you want it to do. Here we are at the last bracket. By the way, these brackets have a stamp on the side of them that say DR. This stands for driver's rear. The first one will be DF, driver front. The middle one is the same as this driver's rear. Okay, let's put these two bolts in.Okay, that's it. I'm gonna move outside and then I'll show you how they look before we put the step in place. Okay, here are the brackets in place. Take note of how they're angled. The first one to the rear, the center one to the front, and the rear one to the front also. Okay, so now I'm ready to put this step in place. Make sure that you check these for right and left. They're not marked anywhere, but on the back side, this bracket is the front bracket. This bracket is the center bracket. They're closer together than the rear bracket. So here we go. Pretty much lined up right there. Where this plate angles up, push the step inward until this plate is very close to your body molding. That way, it'll close that gap and you won't see any body parts through this, above this plate right here.Okay, here we are at this front bracket and I have the nut plate. And I'll put this nut plate over the top through the hole and put this bolt to the inside towards the center of the car. Put a flat washer on and a self-locking nut. The outboard screw is one of the assembled screws. It has a lock washer on it and a flat washer. Goes in the outboard hole. Screw it in finger tight. Now, this hole, the steps and the brackets will still move around. Okay, let's move to the center. Okay, here we are on the center bracket. The nut plate, bolt plate. The bolt goes inboard. Flat washer and the elastic locknut. The other bolt is an assembled bolt, has a lock washer on first and then a flat washer out towards the end. Finger tight. Okay, let's go down to the last one. Okay, here we are at the last bolt plate. The bolt goes toward the center of the car. Flat washer next, elastic locknut. The bolt with the lock washer and the locknut on it go toward the outside. Okay. All the brackets are on.Now, up above when I put the step in place, I told you about a little gap right here. This is your molding on the bottom of the body. This is the angled plate that's on your step. Right here is a little gap you can see daylight through. Keep that gap even all the way from one end to the other. Okay, I'm kind of knocking it in place up here in the front. So I have this gap right here. Looks like it's about an eighth of an inch or so. There's nothing magic about that other than it probably needs to not actually touch, otherwise you might develop a little squeak or noise when you're going down the road. So I left about an eighth of an inch on here. Okay. First, we will tighten these bolts, these two bolts right here on the brackets, on all three brackets before we tighten the step bracket bolts. On these bolts, just run 'em in snug. We'll do the same thing on the center and the forward. Now we're back. I have tightened the brackets on all three. We have not torqued them down yet. Now, I'm ready to tighten the nut plate bolts. Here we are at the rear.Okay, I'll move to the center now. Okay, here we are on the center, and I'll tighten these two. Okay, I'll move to the forward. Okay, here we are on the forward bolts. Again, just run 'em in. That's it. Now we'll torque everything down. Okay, here we are in the front. We're gonna torque these down. I have an inch-pound torque wrench, so that's 216 inch-pounds equals 18 foot-pounds as required by the brochure that Deegan sends with the steps. Here we go. My torque wrench clicks. There's the click. Next bolt. There. Now then the other two bolts down in the bracket. I put the extension on my wrench to reach up to the first two bolts. Moving on to the center. Here we are on the center bracket. Upper bolts. Lower bolts, the step bolts. Okay, let's take a break and move to the rear. Here we are at the rear. Let's do the bolts that hold the bracket to the truck. Here I had to use the extension. Okay, let's move on to these other bolts. Okay, there we have it. Now we'll go out and look at the finished product. Here's the finished product. There is no gap with daylight between the angle plate and the body molding. This is a very fine looking product.Merideth: So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and the install in the Deegan 38 Rock Sliders, fitting all 2016 and newer Double Cab Toyota Tacomas. For more videos and products just like this, remember to always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Deegan 38 TT6612
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(approx) 2 Hours
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