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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:33 am 
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Location: Darling Downs. Qld
ARB call theirs, Protection Steps. The are well braced at three locations onto the chassis rail, think TJM and some of the others are only attached with two brackets each side (happy to be corrected). I have dropped my Dmax onto some rocks/washouts a couple of times and they haven't moved or bent. If they were just aluminium steps they would have been destroyed.

Seen some of the "sliders" and they didn't appear to be any more robust than the ARB ones, just a different design, narrower and curved more upwards, rather than straight out.

I can easily stand on my ARB steps to load the roof rack and have gotten into the habit of using the step to get into the driver's seat due to my dodgy back. The are also wide enough to stop any gravel rash down the side of the vehicle. The narrower sliders may not be as effective in this regard.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:28 pm 
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Location: Darwin... sort of.
The TJM's are connected at only 2 points and although I doubted them at first myself I found I could actually jack the car up on them and my car weighs 3.2T, they've also taken the complete weight of the car on one side during a d-head of the month moment and saved the car from major damage so I now have complete faith in them and glad I didn't pay the ARB tax which was quite substantial at the time.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:00 pm 
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Location: Hornsby NSW
I'm really happy with my phatbar steps. The black powder coated checker plate looks way better than the raw aluminum.
Jacked one side of the car off them no problems.
But you can't get brush bars, so depends what you want. They also make a great set of bash plates.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:52 pm 
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Have used a high lift jack on my TJM side steps a few times, to lift it to pack stuff to free obstacles. Steps haven't budged an inch.

I think anyone will be right with the name brands, which ever ones you choose. I don't bag any brand over the other, especially those I have no experience with.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:44 am 
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Location: Brsibane, QLD
here is my simple tube side steps from AMA.

Pro's
- don't stand out (not obvious)
- mud doesn't stick to the underneath like it does to Check plate side steps
- not many people have them
- sturdy

Con's
- doesn't stop small rock flicking up underneath the car
- cant get brush bars for them (found out this later on... can get custom made ones for them)
- don't stand out, so people not familiar with the vehicle don't see them to use them.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:45 am 
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and here is how the AMA powder coated Tubular side steps attach to the vehicle.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:46 am 
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Can't tell from the photos, are they mounted to the chassis rails?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:05 pm 
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Hey Tink,

Wow, it is hard to tell, isn't it? I'll have to have a look when I get home.
There is a brace of some sort that came with them (I didn't install them - dealership did)
I need to see where that attaches.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:17 pm 
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They aren't mounted to the chassis rails so you wouldn't want to hit anything mate or you'll be up for a big dollar rocker panel repair, the idea is to protect those rocker panels not mount to them because by the bar just being there hanging lower may cause contact with something that otherwise wouldn't have happened and as I said panel beaters rub their hands together when fourbys roll in with dented rocker panels.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:24 pm 
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Gday all

When removing the original steps what are people doing to plug the holes? Are they captive nuts? Silicone them up, grommets etc??

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