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Just finished up my install this morning and here are my take-aways:

1. awesome fit and finish with a lifetime warranty.
2. poorly written instructions

I'll start with the negatives. The instructions are horrible and incorrect but once you figure them out the install is pretty simple. First off they shorted me 2 washers but that was an easy fix to come up with a couple. Second, the tool list is incorrect. It calls for a 17mm & 15mm socket/wrench and you actually need an 18mm & a 16mm. O.k. another easy fix. Third, the instructions are poorly written and there aren't enough pics to give you an idea of what they are talking about. After holding up the various brackets I figured it out and the second step went on in half the time of the first. There is also a NOTE within one of the steps to clarify the bracket install based on if you have quad cab or crew cab. The quad cab instructions actually applied to my crew cab but I don't know if it would be vice versa. My feed back to Westin would be to include a few more pics and rewrite the instructions and leave out the poorly written ones they give you in 4 different languages.

O.k. the good stuff. The steps are wheel to wheel stainless steel with a lifetime warranty and they look great. All brackets (3 per side) are powder coated and thick. I didn't measure but an 1/8" to 3/16" is about the thickness. Fitment was spot on and there is a little bit of adjustment so you can get both sides the same. This was also important to me b/c I didn't want to remove my splash guards. I lined them up so there is about a 1/2" between the bar and splash guard. They feel really solid standing on them and there is no flex when I gave them a little bounce.

Here are a couple of pics. If anyone has any specific questions fire away.
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Nice looking step . I'd have to agree with ya on their installation instructions . Pretty poor . My steel Westin's rotted away after 2 1/2 years of service . What cheap pieces of **** . I wish I would of known they wouldn't of lasted that long , I would of bought some SS steel ones . Thanks for your comments and pics , they do look good though . Some rep for ya .
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Lookin' good! Glad ya got the installation process figured out.
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I like the way those look! I am not really a fan of the nerf bars but those are actually good looking. I really like the look of the w2w style bars, they really make a difference. It looks much cleaner since it flows from each wheel well giving a complete look. Great jon on figuring out the instructions! Sucks to hear Westin is slacking on the customer relations haha
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I had some old Westin bars on mine when I got the truck. They were rotted through. I'm glad to hear you got SS with a lifetime warranty. And they look sharp!
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gabrieldy! Those westins look great! Where did you buy them from? Thanks!

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here's a link.
http://www.streetsideauto.com/c/nerf...heel/b/westin/

$500 shipped but they have all kinds of discount codes floating around. I ended up paying $450 shipped.
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Just ordered mine. 447 shipped. Will post pictures when they arrive and are installed. Thanks!
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