Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. So today I'm here with the Duratrek 5-Inch Oval Bent End Side Step Bars in a stainless steel finish, fitting all 2005 and newer Double Cab Toyota Tacomas. So if you're looking for easier access to your truck as well as some light protection and finished look, this option by Duratrek is going to be a good one to take a look into giving you a ton of real estate underneath your foot in order to get in and out of your truck a lot easier, it's also going to feature a non-slip design which is going to give you some more traction on those wetter days.Now, like I mentioned before, this is going to be some lighter protection for the side of your truck. So I wouldn't recommend the most heavy duty protection out of this because it is made of a stainless steel construction which is a little bit lighter weight than those steel options out there. But this is still going to be good for protecting the body of your truck from many door dings in the parking lots, any lighter obstacles on the trail that you may encounter, as well as really anything kicking up from that front tire. Now, like I mentioned, this is going to be a stainless steel material and it's also going to have this bright mirror polished finish on it. And it's also going to complement any other chrome or stainless steel accents that you have mounted up to your truck already. So these are going to be roughly 250 bucks, making these pretty affordable as far as side step bars and side steps go on the page right now. Now, other more expensive options, you can expect those to be heavy duty options that are going to provide a lot more protection to the side and rocker area of your truck than these, as well as some other options that are going to have a little bit more going on with their design as far as these steps are integrated into the side step bars. What I do really like about these is the simplicity. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles, but it still looks really good mounted up to the side of our truck with that mirror polished finish and it still keeps all of that functionality that you would want out of a side step.Now, install is going to be a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're going to need a couple of basic hand tools to get the job done. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. Tools that I used for my install were a three-eighths-inch drive ratchet and a 13-millimeter socket.So, to kick off this install, we're going to start by installing our brackets. Now, they're going to be side-specific as well as position-specific. So right here I have the passenger front, the passenger center, and then the passenger rear. You're also going to need your hardware and something comfy to lay on. And then we can head underneath our truck.Now, we're going to go ahead and start by installing our passenger front. You can tell that this is the passenger front by the stamp on the side. Every bracket will be labeled. Then we can take our provided hardware which is going to be your bolt, lock washer and flat washer, and we can thread that into the captured nut plate in the body of our Tacoma. Now, we're going to leave these loose. We're going to take them down at the end. There is a little bit of adjustability in this bracket, so we want to make sure that all of our hardware is in and we can go back and tighten it down once our step is on. Now, we're moving to the passenger center. As you can tell, this is labeled as well, PC. So after those are threaded in, we can move to the passenger rear.Now, we're ready to mount up our side step onto our brackets. Now you want to make sure that you have the correct side and that it's in the correct orientation. And, as you can tell, we do have some rivnuts inside our step. So we're going to place it down on our brackets and then grab our hardware, so we can secure it down.So now we can attach our side step to our bracket, using our provided hardware. Now, this is going to be the bolt with the captured lock washer and the captured flat washer. So we can thread that into the bottom of our side step into that rivnut there. And if you do need to adjust it, the bracket should have that adjustability. That's why we left it loose in the first place. And then you can slide your step back and forth as well. Now, we're going to leave these loose just like the top brackets. Once we get all the bolts in, then we can go back and tighten them down.So, as you can tell, we have a little bit of adjustability here with that bracket. So we can move it around, get our hardware into those rivnuts. Now, since we have all of our hardware attached, what we can do is start by tightening down or step brackets with a 13-millimeter socket. Then we can do the same for the other two brackets. So now, with that same 13-millimeter socket, we're going to go ahead and tighten up our top hardware that's connecting our bracket to the body of our Tacoma.So that's going to wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com
Make getting in and out of your Toyota Tacoma Double Cab a lot easier with a set of Duratrek 5-inch Oval Bent End Side Step Bars. These polished Duratrek Side Step Bars will not only provide you with a convenient step for easy entry, but they will also give your Tacoma a clean classic appearance. In addition these Side Steps also double as side armor to provide additional protection from both road and trail hazards, as well as dreaded parking lot door dings.Heavy Duty Construction.
Duratrek manufactures their Side Steps to precise specifications from heavy duty 5-inch oval stainless steel tubing for superior strength and rigidity. These Side Steps are then completed in a bright mirror polished finish for classic good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance. As part of the final assembly Duratrek installs a set of rugged non-slip step pads.Easy, Bolt-on Installation.
Duratrek Side Steps were engineered to be a direct bolt-on upgrade for your Tacoma using existing factory mounting points. There is no drilling or cutting required for a clean straight forward installation. With the help of a friend and a set of basic hand tools these Side Steps can be installed in about two hours.Application.
These Polished Duratrek 5-inch Oval Bent End Side Step Bars are designed to fit 2005-2020 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab models. Driver and passenger side included.
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- What's in the Box
- (1) Driver Side Sidebar
- (1) Passenger Side Sidebar
- Installation Info
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
- Will it fit my Tacoma?
- 2.7L I4 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- 3.5L V6 - 16, 17, 18, 19
- 4.0L V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15