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Old 01-17-2015, 10:31 PM   #21
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Re: running boards and Nerf bars

Well got the bars today and wouldn't you know it. The rear plates do not fit at all. Ad said for 04-2014 e350. Box says different. Can probably do some cutting and drilling and make it work but was a bummer to get half installed per instructions just to have to tear it all apart and put it all back in the box. So don't buy them off eBay if you want to just bolt it on.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:07 PM   #22
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Been looking at these, but do not know anything about them

http://www.n-fab.com/products/sfID1/60/ ... ductID/426
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:33 AM   #23
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Re: running boards and Nerf bars

I am interested in those as well.
Anyone have real info on the n-Fab need bars w steps?
Did you get them Mark?
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:20 PM   #24
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Re: running boards and Nerf bars

If you're going to spend $400 on those, why not spend $500 on the Aluminess??

I think the Aluminess look great.

If there was a tube option for say, half the price, then I would consider.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:27 AM   #25
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I am interested in those as well.
Anyone have real info on the n-Fab need bars w steps?
Did you get them Mark?
I have them on VAnGO and i like them. The original mounting points are not the best (not on the frame) but i guess this is the same with all the others. Mounting them is very easy. The steps are big enough for me to climb in and out and i think they look great. Rust protection is also fine. > i Like them

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Re: running boards and Nerf bars

Still have not purchased anything. First long term trip is this June and I'm waiting to see the issues of getting in and out.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:45 PM   #27
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Re: running boards and Nerf bars

I have the n-fab as shown above and I am very happy with them. The steps are all in the right places and they bolted on directly with no extra drilling to the stock mounting points.
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Re: running boards and Nerf bars

I also went with the n-fab after looking at other options, including aluminess. I liked the fact that the main tube tucked up closer to the body and only the steps bumped out/down slightly vs. the entire tube on the aluminess hangs lower with a sizable gap between the body and the tube, I wanted something with the lowest profile as I had whacked my previous hoop steps on rocks a few too many times. While I like the n-fabs, and I've never whacked them on rocks, they attach to the pinch weld, as do the aluminess I believe, and neither are rock sliders or designed to take bigger hits. If I were to do it over, and I might one day, I'd have Boulder Off Road build me a set of rails with low profile steps, they frame mount them and are designed to take a hit.
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Re: running boards and Nerf bars

I have Aluminess and would probably try the NFabs if I had it to do over. I like the finish and tough look of the Aluminess but I think they are overpriced and they also collect a lot of mud. They attach to the pinch weld partly, but also to the body supports underneath with long bolts. Hard to explain this, I'd have to take a pic. They are sturdy enough I suppose but being an Aluminess product I expected them to be absolutely rigid. They are not.

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Any further input on the nFab steps, the Carr Hoops, AMP retractable steps or other slider, nerf, step combos?
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