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Old 02-23-2013, 09:47 PM
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Ok so I finally removed the factory steps from the truck today. which by the way was really easy. just a few bolts and the dropped right off, any way, I an not real sure i like the look yet without them. It may take a few days for the change to grow on me. My wife already misses them, so that alone may be the deciding factor to whether they go back on. I don't need her sliding out of the truck and breaking down the edges of the seats. So if they do go back on I will have them powder coated black. here are a couple pics with and without. also if anybody has pics of a lowered ram with OEM bars that are colored matched i would love to see them.



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Yeah my wife wasn't too happy when I pulled mine off, but she felt better when the sport steps went on.
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looks much better without the steps. i took mine off when i lowered mine too.
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I agree, looks so much better without them.
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Only reason I still have mine on are for the wife to get in and out as well as the kids. Now there have been a couple times when driving down the freeway where a car in front of me kicked up a large object, I ran it over and heard a huge thud. I look down and on the bottom of my step there is a small crease. I'm thinking if I didn't have these steps on the object would have kicked up and hit the lower side of the truck. So I think I will be keeping these on both for wife/kids use as well and a bit of body protection.

However, I think they bled in alot better if they are Plasti Dipped or powder coated black. I've had mine PD'd for about a year now and just need a small touch up where the wife peeled a small spot off just a tad smaller than a penny with her shoe.
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hey Jay, I would love to see a couple of pics of the powder coated steps. I have a feeling that is the way I am going to go.
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I don't have powder coat, I have Plasti Dip on mine right now. I will probably powder coat mine mate black once the PD fails.





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oh yea, I think i am deff going to have them coated and put them back on. the power steps are way to pricey for me.
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Oh yea the power boards are crazy $$$$. I think once you coat your steps they will blend in really well and look great.
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