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this is why i dont like step sides

because i seen a drunk guy punch strait through one before. bare fist. That contributes to my non liking of them because they are weak. i dont know what year the ranger was that he punched through but i think it was later 80's or early 90's. I dont remember what the stepsides are made out of but do they make them stronger now days? i hope so. Also, i was wondering what the concept behind having a step side is?
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fiberglass.....but i don't think the 80's early 90's are fiberglass though. The Splash's were stepside...they have fiberglass outer skin, w/ steel tailgate, steel front panel, and steel inner bed.
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to be honest i have no clue what year the ranger was i saw get its step side violated. it just got owned by some punk kid. it definitly made an impression on step sides for me though.
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The reason for having a step side is so that you have a step to use to get into the truck. That and style.
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The reason for having a step side is so that you have a step to use to get into the truck. That and style.

i thought it was so you could drive in a mud pit or something simliar and stop and get out of your truck, step on the stepside, and hop into the bed for some reason or another.
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^^ I hope your not serious about that.
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I wouldn't trust that lol
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i love my step side. gives the truck a great look and it serves as a functional item. plue the fiberglass means no rust. and i know it's hard. i can't punch through it
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step sides started in 1993.. yes there fiberglass. i like them personally better... you mess up a side you can get a whole side it just unbolts and get a new one and bolt it on.. unlike a steel style side if your stupid MORON friend would have punched it, it would have maybe broke his hand and dented where you have to bump out the dent OR drill out the spot welds which there is tons and weld in a new bed side..

personally i have dealt with step sides before and he must have punched a part with a crack in it.. because they are quite strong, def strong enough to take a hand punching it... also depends where he punched it....

but just the shear fact your friend did this shows his mental capability... personally i hate stupid people....
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I would be real surprised if anyone could punch through the side of a fiberglass bed. If he did he wouldn't be using that hand for a long time if ever.
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Someone give me a bottle and a step side, I wanna try it
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You gotta be a big ol' red neck boy, drink a case of beer, then say loudly, "watch this".
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Someone give me a bottle and a step side, I wanna try it
i've got 750ml of good old Jack daniels sitting right next to me.....come on over! My neighbor's got a stepside
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The reason for having a step side is so that you have a step to use to get into the truck. That and style.
You can get into the truck by using that step?
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Someone give me a bottle and a step side, I wanna try it
Heeere's Your Sign!!
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You cant throw your fist through the bed...
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I have already seen the sign and passed it.
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You cant throw your fist through the bed...
Bring your truck over and we will see
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this sounds promising
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You cant throw your fist through the bed...
Did you just go out and try it?
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Did you just go out and try it?

no but i really doubt somones fist will go through it. crack it? maybe but not go through it
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Doubt you could break it with just your fist. Be like tryin to punch threw your windshield,not impossible but you would have a broken hand.
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because i seen a drunk guy punch strait through one before. bare fist. That contributes to my non liking of them because they are weak. i dont know what year the ranger was that he punched through but i think it was later 80's or early 90's. I dont remember what the stepsides are made out of but do they make them stronger now days? i hope so. Also, i was wondering what the concept behind having a step side is?
Was there a point to this ?
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The first reason I wouldnt have one is that I have to carry 4x8's around once in awhile. The second is I dont like them with caps on and I like my cap on my truck.

Now if I had 2 Rangers the other would be a reg cab stepside 2wd to use as a summer toy
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if step sides(flare sides) are so cool, why are they no longer available? because they are impractical in the world of trucks.
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