Sidesteps for my new truck...

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 10:22
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Howdy!

Want to tart up my new truck a little when it comes in and sidesteps are a good step (he he he) towards that. (GU Wagon)

Use the truck for 70/30 on/off road. Won't use for hardcore/step sliding 4wding but will use for at least one 4 week trip per year to cape, kimberleys etc.

Has anyone had some good experiences with either alliminium and/or steel steps that are functional and look good???

Look forward to your informative replys!

Cheers

Chris.
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 10:34

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 10:34
When you buy an ST you get the Aluminium ones which bolt onto the body. Because they are there you use them. But if i had to buy them I would buy steel. They bolt to the chasis and not the body so if the steps do come into contact with something you are not going to have the step push into the body.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:12

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:12
Hi Leroy,

Thanks for your reply. Not getting the ST, just the DX, rather spend that money on some accessories. Good point however, even if I'm not doing hardcore anymore, it still will eventually happen coming into contact with something...

Any recommendations? ARB etc etc?
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:28

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:28
bro in law put arb on and the checker plate came into contact with the sill. Mind you he prob had the whole vehicle leaning on the steop. They have changed their desing apparently and gave him a new set and used his vehicle as a testbed. I don't think he has had probs now. But I think I would go for a custom made job by Cheezy racing. I haven't replaced my aluminium ones yet but that's the way i am thinking.

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:31

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:31
Cheezy racing? Do they have a web site or something that I can access to 'perv' on these steps?
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:35

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 11:35
http://www.cheezyracing.com.au/Cr_Product_RockSliderBars.htm
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Reply By: TD6 - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:07

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:07
Chris,

If your in Brisbane there was a company there called EDS that custom made side steps for myself a a few mates over the years. They are steel tube with checker plate welded on the top. Bolt to the chassis and will support a fully ladened GQ with a high lift jack.
I can't remember the suburb but they should be easy to find.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:08

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:08
Thanks mate, I'll check it out!
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Follow Up By: MartyB - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:38

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:38
TD6,
Could you let me know how thick walled the tube is.
I have been looking at these type steps & am considering making myself a set. I was considering just getting exhaust tubing bent to shape & pop riveting some aluminium checker plate on. Other option would be to use water pipe thickness tubing.

Thanks
from Marty.
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Follow Up By: TD6 - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:53

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:53
Marty,

The thickness is more like water pipe than exhaust. The checkerplate is welded on and I've powder coated the lot. I'll see if I can get a couple of pictures over the weekend as they are currently off waiting for me to get the time to fit them to the GU.

To give you an idea of the strength I have used these as jacking points with a highlift on numerous occasions particularly on the Gibb River Rd. (tyre destruction highway) All occasions the car was fully loaded with roof rack extra diesel etc etc. No signs of flex or breakage. They are extremely heavy though i.e.: two people to fit them.
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Reply By: Jac - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:24

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:24
whoops try again!
Have a 3" steel set on the disco with cut in steps. look great. got em from TJM Coopers Plains, the only TJM I could find that would do these. $750
cheers
jac
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Reply By: Member - Bear - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:54

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:54
Chris

Don't know what state you are in but the pick of the bunch with the best price is Col's Super Steps.

Col is a long time member of the Toyota Landcruiser Club and a heap of the members swear by his steps (I just ordered mine yesterday)

They are around $680.00 fitted for a 100 series but he does all the major brands.

His number is (02) 9548-2727

Good luck..
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