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Running boards\nerf bars for long bed access

Anyone have any experience with wheel-to-wheel aftermarket running boards which give a step up to get to your tool box on an 8' box?

Before I buy my truck I want to have a few things figured out. The boards and the 5er prep package are my main concerns.

Thanks for you thoughts, Mark
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I have N-Fab steps on my truck with the third step for bed access on my truck. They're an alright step but I liked my OEM steps better. I find that the step doesn't allow for a work boot to get in so you constantly find yourself slipping off the step. You can only fit one boot sideways on the step which doesn't help you that much if you're trying to get something out of the cab or the bed as you lose your balance too easily.

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Anyone have any experience with wheel-to-wheel aftermarket running boards which give a step up to get to your tool box on an 8' box?

Before I buy my truck I want to have a few things figured out. The boards and the 5er prep package are my main concerns.

Thanks for you thoughts, Mark
I had some tool box steps fabbed up with expanded metal and 1" tubing and have them mounted just forward of the real wheel. I'll try to get some pics for you later today.

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i got them on my chevy CCLB. i immediately returned the first set i bought because they only bolted up in two spots and felt very unstable. i got new ones with 3 bolt ups and i do like them. i do agree the holes for the boots are to small but i dont slip to often on mine. i did not like the fact the my end caps fell out in the first month. they cost me a fortune but the bars are holding up good just look a bit goofy with no end caps. make sure you get a 3 support model if you do them.


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I had some tool box steps fabbed up with expanded metal and 1" tubing and have them mounted just forward of the real wheel. I'll try to get some pics for you later today.

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