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Old 07-02-2011, 01:13 AM
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Angry 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.


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

Last edited by 916Timmy; 07-02-2011 at 01:22 AM.
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