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need stepbar/nerfbar/rockbar advice/info

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CaptCrunch, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Well I just sent back some MAAP stainless steel stepbars that didn't fit so I'm looking for another pair. Basically don't care about protecting the rockers and that per say. Mostly I need something to help people get in and out... well ok help me get in and out when the weather changes to the cooler raw air this fall. I've had 3 knee surgeries on my left knee and no longer have my original ACL in there so when the whether get cold and damp sometimes I can barely walk. I want a step bar that will attach to the frame... prefably chrome and one that isn't $400 + bucks. What is everyone else running and how do they attach to the truck? I have had a hard time locating stuff to fit an 87 truck... everything seems to be the newer 92 and up style. Also does anyone have Sulli-built bars like Steve and Shawn have? Or maybe they or anyone else has pics of them from the side instead of over the top. Also how are they as kind of a stepbar for getting in and out of the truck? I would obviously paint them probably w/ herculiner and mix in some more tread pellets from the local Sherwin williams. That way I would get the best of both worlds [​IMG]

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  2. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Do you like the look of mine. <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Gokartergo/aad>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Gokartergo/aad</a>. The guy that owned my Blazer before me put them on. If your interested I could go threw his paper work and figure out where he got them....Dan

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  3. blazen91

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    Steve does not have Sulli-builts, he has Rock Stomper, which is a nice looking product. The Sulli-builts attach to the frame and under body to make them stong. I use them for steps as well as slidders. Although the way I designed them, they bend up abit for clearance. I don't know if they would work for you because you still have to step up pretty far to get on them. If there are any questions I can answer for you, please let me know.

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    I tried getting step bars on mine too and I couldn't find any that would work. I tried three different ones. Westen, Smittybuilt and I don't remember the other ones. The Smittybuilt ones fit but they didn't seem to give much support, they would have snapped right off of the frame after time (not much time either). So if you find a pair that fit and are sturdy, let me know.

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  5. Whatever you do, stay away from nerf bars! For the amount of money you spend, those things are junk! The rock sliders that are on the vendor showcase w/ the optional steps run for $250 and will hold up to any abuse you give them.

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    I had mine made at a culvert shop, basically its made out of the same stuff that is infront of gas pumps (does that make sense). Picture yourself pulling up for gas, and you run into that big tube thing instead of the pumps, thats the stuff... I have them bolted to the frame, and they work great, can't get in the truck without them. think paid bout 130 for both,

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    My nerf bars are made by Smittybilt. I have had them for over 7 years and have been very pleased with them. You can see them on my website or in the gallery. Here is a link to their website about nerf bars ( My 85 Jimmy
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    I can make you a set out of 3" .120 wall tubing with detachable steps....so you can remove them for more clearance off-road. I have already made a set for solowookie on this site so he can vouch for the design. They are $200 with the detachable steps or $150 for just sliders.

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  9. CaptCrunch

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    Yeah Dan... let me know the info on that if it isn't too much trouble. I may end yp going w/ the sulli-builts anyways beacause they will have purpose and I have already banged a rockerpanel. I guess it is time for a rope ladder just like I had to my old tree house LOL [​IMG] or I could climb a fire hydrant like one of my last dates did [​IMG]!

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    Sweet! I may look into that metalhead! Have you sent thenm off to Jeff yet? If so I'll ask him to take some pics?

    -Mikey
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    No matter what you do I would definitely not buy the shittybilt stuff. Because it is exactly that. I had them on my truck for about two weeks and they looked great and everything, but the first time I took them out wheelin they bent up so bad that I could not open my passenger side door and put two big dents in my rocker panel.

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    If you are going to scraping them on rocks and stuff and need them for protection, I would agree. If they are for aesthetics and to use as a step, they work great. had mine for over 7 years now and the only problem I have is a little rust on the bottom. Just need some more Rustoleum. But rock sliders they are not!

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