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Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the HDX Xtreme Nerf Side Step Bars in textured black, fitting all 2005 and newer Double Cab Toyota Tacomas. So if you're in search of some stylish protection and accessibility for the side of your truck, then this is going to be a great choice to take a look into. Now, this option is going to do a really good job of providing a lot of accessibility for you to get in and out of your truck on a daily basis, as well as your passengers. And this large step here is going to provide some better roof access if you need a step up to access anything mounted on top of your Tacoma, especially if it's lifted.Now, what I do really like about this is the fact that this is going to have a large cutout here, but it's not necessarily going to have a dropdown. So this is also great if you do take your truck off-road, and you want a large stepping surface, but you don't necessarily want anything hanging down that could potentially get hung up off-road. Now, this is going to have a large plastic pad up on top. It is going to have some ridges on it, making sure that it's giving you the best traction on those wetter days and making sure getting in and out of your truck is as easy as possible.Now, these will also do a really good job of protecting your rocker area and your pinch weld area. If you do take your truck off-road or even if you are in the parking lot, this is going to protect the side body of your truck from any door dings. Now, this will be made of a heavy-duty steel material. It is going to be one piece, so you don't have to worry about multiple components here. And it's also going to have a nice textured black powder coat finish on top to match with any other heavy-duty accessories you may have already added to your Tacoma, and also give a more off-road feel or a heavy-duty feel to the side of your truck. Now, with that being said, these are going to come in at roughly $550.And I personally think that that's a great price point for what you're getting out of this kit. Now, these are going to be built very well, and I personally think that this has a great balance between protection as well as accessibility. Now, again, this is going to have a large step here that's going to provide that accessibility, but you're also getting a lot of protection to that rocker area, like I said before, as to where some other options are not going to have that balance. Some may be focused more on accessibility. They may be for a smaller running board style step that may not be made of the same materials as this.And then, on the other hand, there are some other options that are mainly focused on protection and that may not have a step. Now, again, if you're looking for something that is non-traditional of a design, you're looking for something stylish, and you're also looking for that balance, that split between protection and accessibility for your Tacoma, then this is going to be a great choice. Now, as far as install is concerned, this is going to be incredibly easy. I do really like this out of this kit in particular. I'm going to give it a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're going to need very few basic hand tools to get the job done and probably two hours worth of 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 socket, and a 3-inch extension. So the first step of this install is mounting our brackets up to the body of the Tacoma. Now, we're going to have three brackets on either side, and we're also going to have some hardware. It's going to be the bolt, flat washers, and lock washers. Now, we're going to have a front-specific bracket. I'll show you guys that in just a minute. It's going to have two mounts on it, and then the other two brackets are just going to have a singular mount.Now, we can head underneath our truck and loosely install the brackets so we can install our sidestep. So, first, we can mount up our front bracket. As you can see, it has two mounting locations, two tabs here. So I'm going to take our provided hardware, which is that bolt, lock washer, and flat washer, and thread that into the rocker area. Now, we don't necessarily have to tighten these up just yet. We're just going to loosely install these so we can rest our sidestep on and secure that down, and then we can go back and tighten everything up once everything is in place.As you can see, this does have some adjustability forward and back. And, that's why we're going to wait to tighten those up. But after this is loosely installed on the front, what we can do is head to the middle inside brackets. So for the middle bracket, as you can see, we have one tab here with two mounting locations. We're going to insert two bolts into the rocker area, but you want to make sure that this tab is facing the front of the vehicle, and then we can thread these into place.These are also going to have a little bit of adjustability to them, so these are going to stay loose as well but snugged up enough so it's not completely moving around when we mount up our sidestep. Once we're done with the middle, we can head to the back. So last but not least, we're going to install the rear bracket. This is going to be the same process as the middle bracket, but this tab is going to be facing the rear of the vehicle, unlike the middle bracket. So I'm going to take the same hardware and just thread that into the rocker area.Once those are all installed, now we can align our step with our brackets. So what we can do at this point is mount up our steps to the brackets that we just installed. Now, on the inside of the steps here, we're going to have blocks that are welded into place. These are going to be threaded, so you want to make sure that they're going on the correct side. For the front bracket, it's going to go on the outside. And then for the middle and rear bracket, it's going to go on the inner side of this block. Now, we're just going to line up this step with these brackets, just make sure that we're going in the right location.So this is going to be a little bit difficult to see. But as I told you before, the bracket is going to sit inside of the step here, and it's going to line up with this block with threads in it. So what we're going to do is take that hardware that we used before, the bolt, lock washer, and flat washer, and we're going to thread this in. Now, I thread it in the middle just to make sure that it stays in place, but you can just take your leg or take your hand and adjust this as needed when you are bolting this up.Once we are finished up with the front, what we can do is repeat that process for the middle and the back bracket. And then we can adjust the step how we want it and tighten everything down. Now that this step is on and attached to our bracket here, we can tighten down the bracket bolts. I'm going to use a 13-millimeter socket, and I'm also going to use an extension just to give myself a little bit of room. And then we can go back and tighten down the bolts that are attached from the step to the bracket. Then we can repeat that for the other two brackets.So now that we've tightened down the brackets, what we can do is make sure that the sidestep is tucked all the way into the rocker where we want it. And then we can go ahead and tighten down the bolts that are connecting this step to our bracket here with the same 13-millimeter socket. Then we can repeat that for the other two brackets. So once everything's wrapped up on this side, you can repeat that same process for the other side. So that is going to wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe for more videos and products just like this, and always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Easy Access. Installing these Black HDX Xtreme Nerf Side Step Bars will provide you and your passengers easier access to your Tacoma. Thanks to their oversized step areas, you’re granted safer and more stable footing. The steps will look great as well, designed to fit snug to your rocker for a sleeker look.
One-Piece Steel Construction. Built to keep up with your Toyota Tacoma's off-road needs, these HDX Xtreme Nerf Side Step Bars are made of one-piece steel. With their solid, billet steel construction, these side step bars exhibit greater strength than forged types. Furthermore, the material is powder coated with a textured black finish for added protection against rust.
Easy Installation. Installation of these side step bars is quite easy with their direct bolt-on design. No drilling is required.
Backed by a 3-Year Warranty. These side step bars are backed by a 3-year warranty. However, the warranty will be considered void if you’re not able to meet Manufacturer's warranty policy.
Application. These Black HDX Xtreme Nerf Side Step Bars are compatible with 2005-2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab models.
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(approx) 2 Hours
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