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916Timmy 07-02-2011 01:13 AM

OEM Side Step Install / Removal
 
So while trying to sell my OEM steps, I found that the OEM tube steps use whats called a Rivet Nut to hold the mounting bolts in the frame. They Collapse inside the hole in the frame to provide a mounting point. Well, there are 12 of these needed to mount Quad and Crew cab steps. They CANNOT be taken out and re-used on another truck. They are also VERY EXPENSIVE!!!! Amazon had a 5 pack for 12.90
http://www.amazon.com/M8-1-25-Nut-Ri.../dp/B000NEAK08
For 5! you need 12, the dealer is around 5 bucks each.

They sound pretty easy to mount, but i also read on another thread that they can be messed up easily if you rush.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf-mwytdurQ

SOOOOO....needless to say, I don't think they will sell tomorrow and I should probably order these rivet nuts so the next guy can actually mount the side steps! Just felt like sharing!

Here is the install link...it IS from another forum, but I couldn't find any on here and didn't want to steal this guys thunder!
http://***************/forum/4th-gen...ide-steps.html

RedRam10 07-07-2011 08:35 AM

:rep: for the info!!

11Ram06Daytona 07-07-2011 09:29 AM

Rivet nuts are a pain to install using a bolt & 2 wrenches. Its a good workout though. I never had to install enough of them to justify buying the pneumatic installer.

erm 07-07-2011 12:39 PM

Looks like you are gonna have oodles and oodles of fun with the install, Tim! ;)

916Timmy 07-07-2011 03:03 PM

I sold them! :) No install for me!!! Thanks Redram10!

RAMTX 07-11-2011 03:42 PM

Thanks for the info Timmy!!!! REP POINTS FOR THAT.


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