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Sidesteps

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NEXTDAYSIGNS, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. NEXTDAYSIGNS

    NEXTDAYSIGNS Member
    Messages: 92

    Sidesteps, nerfbars, whatever you call them. W hat are the best? I have a 03 2500hd ex cab. Do they cause any problems with plowing is their a brand or type to buy or not to buy? Any suggestions would be a help.
     
  2. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,487

    I put westin's on my 04 chevy ext cab sb. I went with the solid chrome and got them from PIckups Plus. Even though I had the truck last and plowed with it the bars were not on. Cannot help you there.
     
  3. AJSheehan

    AJSheehan Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 4

    I had a truck with the bars on it, the truck was in an accadent where it should have rolled over, but my guess is that the bars kept it up-right. since then I have put the bars on all of my full size truck and recomend others do the same.
    I also know someone who has them on their truck that they take off-road and they say that they have blocked many stumps from ruining the cab.
     
  4. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    I prefer the bars to the side steps. I have the gm crome over stainless on my black 03 2500hd. Functional and they look sweet. No problems. Dont seem to trap mud and sluch like the steps do either.
     
  5. trukoutftr

    trukoutftr Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    We sell and install hundreds of nerf bars. What brand depends on how much you want to spend. We mostly sell ICI and Raptor stainless steel nerf bars because they are 304 stainless. I have had much success with them on all our company trucks. They protect your doors, stumps, blocks of snow and ice from damaging the truck. I ran last year with them on and pushed a 24" snow in charlotte and was pleased with the protection they provided when windrowing.

    The ones you don't want tto buy are GoRhino, Smittybuilt, Grizzly, or Quality S. They have a terrible finish problem and have actually seen the plating peel off.
     
  6. NEXTDAYSIGNS

    NEXTDAYSIGNS Member
    Messages: 92

    Well just had the westin platinum side steps put on. They look great lets see how they hold up.
     
  7. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I have black westons on the F-150, and this damn F-250 is way higher and needs them before I pull something getting in.

    I went with black. Chrome seemed like too much bs to polish all the time. Plus my trucks usally have mud half way up the sides so the color does not matter to me.
     
  8. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 Member
    Messages: 69

    I've got kodiaks on my f350, they are cool, but a little expensive. They tuck up out of the way, then when you open the door they fold down electronically. Close the door and back up they go. they never get mud or snow or ice on them because they tuck up high unless the door's open.