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want to see pics of hoops or nerf bars

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    i have just lifted my shortbox truck about 13inches and 39.5 boggers, i realize i have a problem now, i cant get in it! well at least not without almost killing myself. well i am thinking about hoops or nerf bars, can u post up pics that you have with either installed. and the brand and price also if you could. thanks
     
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    most people on ck5 dont run nerfs... the steal ground clearance and get crushed pretty easily by rocks. Rocker replacement is prefered. Most peeps here prefer lower COG lifts too. Prolly why you are not getting a lot of responses. ;) how about the old chain step trick? weld 5-6 links together to form the "step"... leave the rest normal and have each end bolted to the floor in the truck. When you want to get in, you drop it down, step on the welded links and get in... then you pull it in after you so its not in the way.

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    first off where are the pics??? sounds awesome.

    And I had never heard of the chain idea--I think that would be kinda cool
    But also you could try some of those retracting steps. I can't remember who makes the mbut I see them everywhere.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    sorry, dont have any pics for ya. I never did it myself... to get in my rig I climb a rear tire and walk to the front and sit down so I never had a need for steps. Its simple enough to it doesn't need much explanation for a pic tho. Added advantage, if you can weld its dirt cheap.

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    yeah I don't need em either. I can get in mine without a problem(sometimes it pays to be tall) but I just like the idea
     
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    Ive heard of buying horse styrups and mounting them to a seat bolt, same as the chain...just more redneck :D
     
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    I am running rock sliders and they stick out enough for me to step on. Not sure if this is what you want but it works for my better half. :D

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    sorry the pics are so big
     
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    i like the chain idea, make wife happy. i looked into the retracting steps and are $1,100 buck is the cheapest one i found and were for a ford. no thanks
    BTW nice truck!!
     
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    Here is a picture of my rig with Carr hoop II series steps. I only have hoops for the front doors because the exploding saddle tanks on the side do not give me enough clearance to install them for the back doors. After I get rid of the saddle tanks for a custom fuel tank in the bed, I will install the back door hoops. I got them from Summit Racing for $45 a pair. The great thing about these hoops are that they are easy to remove when you go wheelin, and then can be reinstalled after you are done.

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    i have a pair of hoops like that that i dont use, if you want to buy them...
     
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    Thanks, but I already have a brand new second pair ready to go for when I remove the fuel tanks.
     
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    I run Carr Super Hoops on mind. I like them, nice big step. Only thing was the price, $109.99 at Summit and I had to modify the brackets to clear the saddle gas tanks, but overall, I am happy with those.
     

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