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Side step advice

I'm going to be making a set of sidesteps that have the N-fab look. The question is, do I do it with 3" square or round tubing with the steps still being made of round tube (1.5" maybe)?

I'm leaning towards the square because I think it will look good with the line of the lower cab, just not sure how the round steps will compliment or impede the asthetic value. Also, I'm not going to "bend" the corner or try and round it off at each end (square or round). Basically a straight bar that is capped on the ends with the steps below each door. As a side note, I'll be finishing it in a rhino liner type coating that is color matched to the bottom of the truck.

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Wanting to do the same thing with my extended cab.

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Wanting to do the same thing with my extended cab.
So...which do think would look better, the square or round tube? I mean looking at it from the side, it would look the same anyways since you still have two straight and equal planes. But close up or oblique, it'll look different. Looking for some opinions.

If this helps; I'm also going to be making road armor style front and rear bumpers that will have alot of flat surfaces and angles, so maybe the square would look better?

I'll try and through a pic up of a cad drawing later (still trying to figure that thing out ).

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Im gonna doround tubing on the main tube and steps. A member "Hank" made some and i think his are square main tube.

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