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OMG, my heart sank when I saw your thread. I already ordered my RBP nerf bars (just fancy n-fabs) and I really need to step to hold up. Is there anybody that can post photos of their install? Maybe compare 337s with another member?
They are great looking bars and mine is one of few that I have heard about this happening to, I would roll with it if I was you and the reason why is because every bar that I have scene kind of uses the same mounting technique, so imo you are rolling the dice no matter what style you use. I know I read on here someplace that Dodge has a heavy duty mounting system for there OEM bars that you can get for the factory bars, so even Dodge is probably having issues to a degree
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I am also curious, NFAB offers two different mounting systems, the no drill and the drill one. My shop used the no drill because my truck already had the factory mounting spots, pop rivet threads. I am wondering if one mounting system is better than the other and the few like me that had issues is the no drill install?
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:27 AM
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This is the ripped metal and all the holes look like this on passenger side
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:33 AM
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I have written a email and sent it to NFAB, I am curious what they will say, I am also thinking about going by dealer and let them look at it and see what they say, more than likey they are going to say im SOL, it was a aftermarket product that done the damage.
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My Nfabs, I got the drill moutning setup.

They mount to part of my frame (not sheet metal), I have had no issues at all. Just the normal rust spots due to the salt/rocks up here in northern ontario winters.
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Bording can you snap some pics if you dont mind, even the drill option on mine had nothing going to the frame
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Bording can you snap some pics if you dont mind, even the drill option on mine had nothing going to the frame
Yeah Will do man,

Ill be home later today, got to cut the grass, clay bar the truck, wax her, muck out the inside.

I will get a few shots for you though, I feel bad for your situation though
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I apologize man, my bars do not mount into the frame. They mount on my body, but I did have to drill a 1" hole, install clips, than install bolts.
I hoped on her today up and down, she doesn't budge. They have been on for almost 8 months I say.

Here are a few pictures anyways, again sorry for saying they mount to the frame, they do mount onto the body where the metals still pretty damn thick.



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I am also curious, NFAB offers two different mounting systems, the no drill and the drill one. My shop used the no drill because my truck already had the factory mounting spots, pop rivet threads. I am wondering if one mounting system is better than the other and the few like me that had issues is the no drill install?

Hopefully you can get it rectified and get the steps back on SECURELY, and have your family be able to use them safely!!
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TY Bordin for pics. I know NFAB offered 2 different install options the drill as you did and the no drill as I used. The no drill was simply installing in existing factory bolt hole locations, which after studying it and thinking about it imo is not as strong as the clip method. In the no drill all the weight is on those pop rivets only vs the clips is @ 2" of metal supporting the weight. No response from NFAB yet, the only part that makes me sick is the ripped metal, I guess I could hammer it back down and have body shop weld it, until something along those lines happen im not trusting installing anymore bars
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