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> Styles And Specifications Of Nerf Bars

Styles And Specifications Of Nerf Bars

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Nerf Bars come in a variety of different materials, finishes, sizes and styles. Choosing the best fit for your pickup truck or SUV depends upon the look and functionality you require. Most brands cater to your make and model by providing a custom fit, but some unique styles are universal.

Nerf Bars, also known as side steps, can be the truck accessory that makes the difference between a truck that is easy to use and get into and a truck that needs a step ladder to climb down from. With many new options on the market, nerf bars are an excellent choice to give you truck or SUV new life without breaking the bank.
 

 


Materials & Finishes 

Nerfs are made of either steel or stainless steel. Finishes are generally black powder-coated, chrome or polished stainless steel.

 

Nerf Sizes

 

Nerf bar size chart

 

 

 

Nerf bars come in a variety of styles and sizes. Styles include the traditional round, oval, drop steps, and the hooped steps. Size of the tubing ranges from 2" all the way up to 6". So, whatever your personal preference, there is a set of nerf bars for you.

 

 

Types of Nerf Bars

  • Sports Bars – the length of the truck cab.
  • Wheel to Wheel – the full length of the pickup cab to the rear wheel.
  • Wheel to Wheel with Bed Access – the full length of the truck cab to the rear wheel with support step room for bed access.

 

Sports Bars (Cab Length)

These nerf bars are the traditional short version. Generally, sports bars extend from just behind the front wheel well to just behind the door on both the driver or passenger sides. These cab length nerf bars are very good at protecting the vehicle from rocks and helping drivers and passengers enter and exit the vehicle. Usually, sports bars will have a combination of urethane step pads installed as foot pads to help with grip when getting in and out.

 

 

 

Wheel to Wheel (Full Length)

Wheel to wheel nerf bars extend from just behind the front wheel well to just before the rear wheel well. The main purpose for this type of nerf bar is to allow easier access to the bed of the truck, as well as to help driver and passenger enter and exit the vehicle. These bars will have step pads for entering and exiting the vehicle, but they do not have step pads for bed access.

 

 

 

Wheel to Wheel with Bed Access

While these run the full length of the cab of the truck to the rear wheel, the added benefit of these is the extra step added for those who wish to have access to the bed of their truck. Most wheel to wheel bars with bed access will have a third step making it easy to reach into your truck's bed.

 

 

Nerf bars and traditional oval tube steps are not just a good idea for help getting into the truck; they can make your truck look great while cruising down the road. They offer a rugged appearance that many consumers find desirable for their trucks. Whether you own a domestic vehicle like a Chevy, GMC, Ford or Dodge or an import truck like a Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda or Isuzu, you can find several different styles of nerf bars that will fit your needs.