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JWest 07-07-2009 01:18 PM

Westin step bars.
 
Hey guys I have been having problems lately with people opeining their doors on my truck (4 dents in one month to be exact). I'm fixing to put a level kit and 315/70/17's on it and while i'm at it I was thinking of putting step rails on my truck so the next time some moron opens their door on my truck it hits the rail instead of the body.
My question is, will the step rails stick far enough out for this to work?

SpokaneDodge 07-08-2009 11:13 AM

I think this is an excellent question... I should have mine on sometime this coming weekend. If not answered by then I will find out for ya.

JWest 07-09-2009 11:51 AM

That'd be great, I'd love to see pics too!

SpokaneDodge 07-10-2009 11:40 AM

Don't have any pics yet, but installed last night.

They stick out further then the bottom curve of the door, but seem to be about 1/2 in short of the furthest distance the door travels outward... Don't know if that makes sense or not.

With the height on my truck it potentially will stop any small sedans doors from hitting, but won't do anything against an SUV or another Truck... I will try and get some photos after work today up for you.

boostjunkie1 07-10-2009 08:01 PM

:smiledown:....... My wife is now responsible for 2 Door Dings on my truck from where she parks next to me in the Carport :wow:....... I showed her and she was like :hah:........ Well Look at that..... You should park in the driveway :SHOCKED:.......... She will like the bill I give her for dent wizards to pull the dings out.......

erm 07-11-2009 12:08 PM

You can use some angle brackets and spacers to move them down and out a bit for some more protection. I've noticed that a lot of step bars almost suck up tight to the rocker panels...where ya gonna put your foot at for Pete's Sake???

DesertDog 07-19-2009 12:01 PM

well if you ask me i'd say park away from people that ding yur doors..

but like all idiots will do they will park next to you no matter where you park

i kno the feeling of door dingers...........

JWest 07-21-2009 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DesertDog (Post 69434)
well if you ask me i'd say park away from people that ding yur doors..

but like all idiots will do they will park next to you no matter where you park

i kno the feeling of door dingers...........

Trust me i'm trying not to park near anyone! It's like people see a shiny car and think "hey lets park next to it and open our doors on it!"
:4-dontknow:

I cringe when I come out of the grocery store and see a minivan or some old beatup car sitting next to my truck!


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