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Looking into front bumpers and steps

So i did some trading with a guy who owns a truck accesory place and he gave me $2,000 in store credit. Im thinking i want to get some new steps and a new front bumper.

Im currently thinking the RBP style steps for my truck, definitely want to stick with something black.

As for the front bumper though, what is everyones suggestion? I want to stick with a pre-runner style bumper. I was thinking the Addictive Desert Designs Stealth winch front bumper. But if you have any suggestions throw them out there because im open to anything.
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Rbp is generally overpriced, nfab are the original designers of those style steps and they're cheaper.
Amp steps are very nice but pricey, and hidden

Addictive are great bumpers, seen them in person.

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Alright thanks. Ill check out N-fab I didn't know that. But yeah I really like the ADD bumpers. I want something I can put a led light bar on and I really like the looks of their style bumpers.
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You can put a lightbar in the stock bumper. I have NFab steps and I'm not the biggest fan of them. I find the step is too small to be useful/practical but it might work for you. They definitely look good just the function isn't really there in my opinion. Not sure if the RBP steps are any better or not but I'd go and look at them in person prior to buying them. I didn't and I prefer my stockers over them.

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I like n-fab steps got them on my truck, look good and seem to work just fine, but if I had the money I'd go for amp steps lot cleaner....
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I have N-Fab steps on my CCLB, 3 steps per side. The extra step in the back is great for getting into my toolbox or grabbing stuff out of the front of the bed. They're sturdy, they look nice, and they're reasonably priced. I replaced factory running boards that were cracked and broken, and didn't go back further than the cab.

Honestly, while I like the bars, I'd prefer full wheel-to-wheel running boards over these bars with steps. The steps are a little small, with room for just one foot, so I had to change the way I get in and out of the truck. Also, with the bars I get a lot more dirt from the road on the sides of my truck.

I figure I have half as much money invested in these bars over what I could get nice running boards for, so I'm OK with it, but if I had to do it over again I'd probably spend the extra money and get boards. Just my opinion.
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I have N-Fab steps on my CCLB, 3 steps per side. The extra step in the back is great for getting into my toolbox or grabbing stuff out of the front of the bed. They're sturdy, they look nice, and they're reasonably priced. I replaced factory running boards that were cracked and broken, and didn't go back further than the cab.

Honestly, while I like the bars, I'd prefer full wheel-to-wheel running boards over these bars with steps. The steps are a little small, with room for just one foot, so I had to change the way I get in and out of the truck. Also, with the bars I get a lot more dirt from the road on the sides of my truck.

I figure I have half as much money invested in these bars over what I could get nice running boards for, so I'm OK with it, but if I had to do it over again I'd probably spend the extra money and get boards. Just my opinion.
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Nfab s look nice and are pretty cheap but the step is little and when wet is slick as ice. I just took mine off

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RBP is way overpriced. THere stuff is cool, but to me not worth it. A lot of other awesome stuff out there thats of good quality and cheaper. My next bumper will be the Smittybilt M1
and a set of AMP Steps is next for me unless i blow my engine up! haha
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