ARB Side steps damaged my Rodeo

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 01:35
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Hi all you Rodeo owners,

I recently purchased some ARB side steps and after my first outing the Chequer plate that sits on the step kissed the sill! Worse still the tubes that go from the step and around the sill that bolt on to the chasis also hit the sill. It appears the body moves around on the chasis a bit more than what ARB have calculated!
Has anyone else had this problem? ARB seem to think the clearances were adequte. Any comments welcome.

Leroy
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Reply By: Glenno - Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 15:35

Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 15:35
Hi Leroy,

I spoke to ARB about mounting a solar cell onto my ARB canopy on my Hilux. They said no probs as long as its not a Rodeo as the tray moves around a heck of a lot in those trucks. They also said that there are 10mm gaps between the rear doors and the door jam due to body twisting.

So maybe the Rodeo twists a lot?

BTW I mounted the solar cell on the roof racks, even though its 7kg's a few hundred km's of corrugated roads i didnt wanna risk it.

cheers,

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:41

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:41
Hi Glenno,

I am aware of the amount of movement between the cab and tray. And am more aware since building racks for my tinnie. I don't have excessive gaps around my doors though.

I would of thought the solar panels would of been fine on the canopy. You can get roof racks for canopies with internal bracing that comes off the rim of the tub

Leroy
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Reply By: bigboy - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 16:28

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 16:28
ARB OR TJM BULL BARS - RAILS ARE ONLY FOR LOOKS
IF YOU HIT SOME THINK THEY JUST BEND AND MAY DO MORE DAMAGE THAN IF
THEY WERN'T THERE AT ALL..

I MADE MY BULL BAR STRONG SO IT DOSE NOT BEND..
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Follow Up By: Matt M - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 18:17

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 18:17
Bigboy, any chance you could PLEASE STOP SHOUTING!!!!!

If anyone hasnt mentioned it before to type in upper case is a shouting emphasis!! Its just comes across as rude, Im sure you understand!

Thanks for your replies though!

Matt.
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Follow Up By: bb - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 19:18

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 19:18
I CAN NOT HEAR YOU I DON'T HAVE SPEAKERS (TO MATT M)
OR DO YOU MEAN DON'T USE CAPATAL letters ?
if so let me know ?
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:42

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:42
Looks???.....you r kidding? If I was buying for looks I wouldn't need them so I wouldn't buy them at all.

Leroy.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:33

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:33
Sidesteps on a Rodeo?? is it too high to get into?

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:37

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:37
Hey Truckster,

From now my steps will be know as 'protection' steps. hehe

So the answer to your question is no.

Leroy
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