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Nurf bars (aka) tube steps question.

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Wayne, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Bought by His blood, kept by His power

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    My 96 Cruiser came with cheap tube steps installed and they are now rusting though. I don't need sliders, but would like to replace the tube steps with a set of better quality ones.

    I can't find 80 series LC tube steps anywere. Got any leads?

    Wayne S
     
  2. alkaline747trio

    alkaline747trio

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    Slee step sliders... 'nuff said
     
  3. Bearcat80

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    ARB it, if you are not a rock nut

    I have the ARB side steps, and I like them for getting to the rack and getting around the rear while putting the boat in the water. Your local ARB dealer will have to order them from Seattle, and they might have to wait for the slow boat from Australia, but they are cheaper than true sliders and offer some protection for your quarter panels. Rumor had it you can't get them, not true.
     
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    Got any pics?
     
  5. Bearcat80

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    I'll post some tonight.

    They are on the home computer, I'm at work.:crybaby:
     
  6. SOCALFJ

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    Don't know if i'd take them rockcrawling though LOL
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    I find it hard to believe that ARB side steps would be cheaper than 2badFJ's slider steps.

    Price?
     
  8. Tools R Us

    Tools R Us

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    I've got some factory steps I'll make you a killer deal on.
     
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    I believe I paid about $550 for the ARB steps and side rails including shipping. I'll look at the receipt tonight to confirm. You are right, they are not appropriate for rock crawling, but are miles better than the stock running boards. They also stick out further for more platform to stand on. They have held up well to many dirt berms and cut banks so far. 2badfjs was not in business when I bought these, or I would have considered his. I couldn't spare $900.00 plus shipping for the nice ones that slee makes that I would never really use. BTW mine came from Leonards Offroad in Hillsboro, OR.
     
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    I just checked pricing and avail. this afternoon.

    From Kurt at Cruiseroutfitters,

    "The ARB rails and steps ARE available from ARB and are ready to ship. They
    have two different models, one for the flares and one for 80 Series
    without flares, price is ~$550. Hope that helps. Thanks!"
     
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    pic as promised

    Here's a pic of an unbent ARB side rail/step set up It was $514.30 + $45.00 Shipping.[​IMG]
    Antone Ranch 2006 LC Small.jpg
     
  14. Wayne

    Wayne Bought by His blood, kept by His power

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    I appreciate all the posts on this thread. Thanks.

    I don't want an OEM set of side steps or rock sliders. I live in Florida, not many big rocks here. My off roading doesn't require "armor plating". Typical topography is flat to hilly, sandy, swampy, muddy, pine and hard wood forest.

    The ARB's sound like something worth looking at. Can they be had without the side bar feature, just the step?

    Thanks again for the inputs.

    Wayne S
     
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    Not only are you helping Wayne, but you're help me as well. I was getting ready to make a new post, but he beat me to it!
    Sorry to be such a flat lander.
     
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