Marcos Installs Smittybilt Side Steps to Improve Entry & ExitSeptember 17th, 2010 by admin
Hi, it’s Marcos again. Last year I visited a Toyota dealership for an oil change and it dawned on me that I needed tubular steps. Since installing the Pro Comp front 1-1/2 inch leveling kit, I have been putting so much stress on my bucket seat that I have cracked the plastic right side frame panel, because I lean all my weight as I exit the truck.
I compared pricing and quality, and found one difference. In regards to pricing, these days we’re all looking for a break. The dealership was asking for $415.00! We sell Smittybilt Sure Steps for half that price. Build, material, and overall workmanship are the same.
I also saved on the installation cost by doing it myself. You do not have to be a master ASE mechanic. All you need is an adjustable wrench, 3/8 socket drive, and an hour of your time. After reading the installation instructions and setting up the driver’s side step I noticed that you have to unbolt (with a ¼ socket) a brake line bracket to slide the hanger bracket. This was a big deal! If pointed out, I would have saved myself some time and headache just figuring out if I was doing something wrong, because there is very little room above and next to the frame.
The end result was the icing on the cake. Overall, I saved time, installation, and product cost. The only drawback was this could have been designed to be at least 1 to 1-1/2” lower, but again this is just my personal preference.