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With step bars or without??

My step bars are getting a little rusty so they needed to come off to be either painted or sold. So I took them off to see how it looked without but am still undecided if they are getting cleaned up and put back or staying off. What do you think looks better?
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i took mine off, and im much happier!!!!
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TAKE EM OFF! I did mine and I personally think it cleaned up the look of my truck
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Take em off. Your truck will thank you. So will we.
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^^^it makes it look so much better, plus they're a PITA to clean and get ur pants legs all dirty...gave me more ground clearance too!
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leave them off! makes it look taller! and gives a smoother look to the side body lines
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They are a pain to clean! And in the winter they are just big blocks of ice and slush hanging off the side of my truck which is the main reason i was thinking about ditching them.
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They are a pain to clean! And in the winter they are just big blocks of ice and slush hanging off the side of my truck which is the main reason i was thinking about ditching them.
thats y i ditched mine. I fell a couple times because of those damn things. NO STEP BARS FTW!!
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definitely without
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without b/c you have standard cab.
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I think they only look good on lifted trucks with bigger tires and XLT's
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Looks much better OFF!! Boy, this side step removal thing is getting popular..hehehe
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well i think someone should remove their 4dr steps and send them to me :P
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thats y i ditched mine. I fell a couple times because of those damn things. NO STEP BARS FTW!!
I ate sh*t one day, jumped up on them when they were icy and my foot slipped and went in between the bar and the truck and fell backwards. I dont know how i didnt break my leg.
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I like them off, but I needed something to help my elder relatives get in and out of the truck.
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I like them off, but I needed something to help my elder relatives get in and out of the truck.
My girlfriend has to hang off the pillar handle and pull herself up into the truck.. I told her i will make her a rope ladder to drop down when it gets lifted.. haha
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I would trade you trucks.
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you just need to chop a bit off of yours and we would basically have the same thing.. haha.. minus the lift, i was going to do a BL but am going to wait and get some other things done and put a superlift in next year.
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I would trade you trucks.
we even have the same corners..
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you need a valance...asap.
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you need a valance...asap.
I know,, its hurtin' I have a new one supposed to be here this week sometime so hopefully next weekend it will be back to normal.
Might take off my bug deflector to see how it looks without it once i get my valence on.
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hmm i was going to say take the deflector off. but i think it looks good. actually it would really work either way.. also. your corners are really dark, kinda looks funny. but good at the same time
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hmm i was going to say take the deflector off. but i think it looks good. actually it would really work either way.. also. your corners are really dark, kinda looks funny. but good at the same time
Ya, im unsure of the deflector as well, but i think it might look cleaner without it. And my corners were my first trial at nightshade, and they did come out too dark. I think i am going to do the black headlight mod and get clear corners to black out the insides to replace them. I have a big "to do" list for the summer. In the next few weeks nightshade the tails, tint the side windows, valance, headlights blacked out, bucket seats going in. Then in a month or two when my tires are burned off I am getting some black 17's and nitto terra grapplers and putting in my 31 spline rear end.... cant wait.

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I'm needing a set for my 04 extended cab, 2 door. To all you that are pulling them off your truck, sell'em to me.
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^^^it makes it look so much better, plus they're a PITA to clean and get ur pants legs all dirty...gave me more ground clearance too!
had the same pants problem with my dads dodge 3500, it was a pain in the arss
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