(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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Hey, guys, it's Sara with extremeterrain.com. And today, we have a review and install of the Rocker Arm Side Step Bars in Matte Black, fitting your '05 to '21 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab models. These are perfect for the Tacoma owner who's looking for a running board style step and wants a lightweight aluminum version with matte black finish and a ton of stepping surface. These angular-style side step bars make getting in and out of your Tacoma a breeze, thanks to the 6.5-inch wide stepping surface for safe footing in all weather. They are constructed from lightweight 6061 aluminum with a matte black finish, and also include an additional bar that runs underneath for some more rocker panel protection. So, as far as price goes, these steps come in at around $325 for the pair, and for your money, you're getting a lightweight step with black styling and some extra protection underneath.And as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. They do feature direct bolt-up installation with no modification required and can be done within one hour. So, with that said, let's check out that install. For this install, we used an impact gun, but a regular hand ratchet will work just fine. You'll also need a 13-millimeter socket. All right. So the first step in our install is to grab our brackets and get them bolted up underneath our truck. These are side and position-specific, so make sure you have the proper one for the area that you're working on, and let's get them installed.We're starting at the rear-most mounting point. You'll see two threaded holes in the body. If the holes are not visible, you may have to remove two plastic plugs. But what we're gonna do is start with our rear-most mounting bracket. And again, we're on the driver's side. These should all be labeled. So, grab the proper one and get it lined up with both of the threaded holes. Grab one of your hex bolts with a washer and lock washer, and then go ahead and thread it in. Now, there is some adjustability with this bracket, so keep that in mind. However, we are gonna tighten these down now and then make any adjustments we need to later on. So, grab a 13-millimeter socket and go ahead and tighten these down.Moving on to our center-most mounting point, again, you'll see the two threaded holes in the body. Grab the center mounting bracket and your hardware, go ahead and get them threaded in. Then with your 13-millimeter socket, go ahead and tighten them down. And finally, our front-most mounting point, this bracket is shaped a little bit differently in that the mounting points are spread out for the driver's side. So this one will be a little bit different when compared to the other ones. Same thing though, go ahead and thread your hardware in. Again, we have a hex bolt with a washer and a lock washer. Then with your 13-millimeter socket, go ahead and tighten them down.Now, we're gonna bolt the step to the brackets themselves. Now, these steps are side-specific, so make sure you have the proper one. Line it up to the bracket, and then we're gonna install these U-brackets right on the outside here. Before we can do that, what we need to do is grab a carriage bolt, as well as one of the spacers and get it installed through this U-bolt. So, with one of the spacers on the far side, go ahead and line it up with the step. And then you are gonna install an additional spacer on the other side of this carriage bolt. Might be a little bit hard to see, but that one goes in between the step and the bracket that's already on the truck. Then on the far side, we have one of the smaller washers, a lock washer, and a nut. Now, there is a lot of adjustability up and down and even more so left and right, so go ahead and make sure you like where the step is sitting.And when you do, grab a 13-millimeter socket, go ahead and tighten it down. All right. Now because these are a little bit hard to see, we're gonna show you from the other side as well. We have our bracket with our carriage bolt and a spacer getting lined up here. Don't forget the spacer on the other side. Slide it through your bracket. And again, we're installing a washer, lock washer, and your nut. Now again, make sure the step is adjusted to where you want it. And then with a 13-millimeter socket, tighten it down. Now we're gonna repeat that for the middlemost mounting points. You may need to loosen your other brackets up a tiny bit just to be able to slide this in. We have our U-bracket, carriage bolt, and spacer. Then we are going to squeeze a spacer in between. Once you have everything lined up, install a washer, lock washer, and a nut. Make sure your step is adjusted properly and tighten it down with that 13-millimeter socket.All right. So that is gonna do it for the review and install of these side step bars. And remember for all things Tacoma, keep it at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Cutting Edge Rocker Panel Protection. Protect your rocker panels in style when you equip your Tacoma with the Rocker Armor Side Step Bars; Matte Black. These side step bars feature an angular design and an all-black color profile that complements your truck’s rugged look. Meanwhile, its design includes a brace on the bottom of the assembly, providing effective rocker panel protection for your next off-road trip. Moreover, these bars’ stepping surfaces measure approximately 6.50 inches wide and feature slotted step plates. These step plates offer ample traction, making entering your truck much easier.
Rugged Build Quality. These side step bars are crafted from 2-inch wide square tubes made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum for exceptional durability in a lightweight form. Additionally, these tubes are machine-formed and fully welded for a precise fit and added rigidity. Likewise, their step plates feature a slotted design, helping to keep you from tracking debris into your truck. Finally, these assemblies are finished in a specialized matte black powder coating for sleek looks and excellent corrosion protection.
Straightforward Install Procedure. These side step bars utilize factory locations on your truck as their mounting locations. No drilling or other modifications to your vehicle are needed. Furthermore, all necessary mounting hardware is included for convenience.
Application. The Rocker Armor Side Step Bars fit all 2005-2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab models.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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