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What is a Nerf Bar? Nerf Bars (sometimes called side steps or step bars) add style and functionality to your truck or SUV. A wide variety of styles include black powder-coated, stainless steel and chrome. They come in a variety of shapes and styles including tube steps, oval steps, LED lighted nerf steps and more for both Truck and SUV’s.
Nerf bars may not ring a bell with you as a truck owner, but chances are you're familiar with them, at least visually. These are the chrome or painted metal accessories that are used below the driver and passenger door on some trucks to give better access to the cab by acting as a step up. Nerf bars actually got their start on the racetrack, being fitted to single seat race cars for use in passing maneuvers.
A “nerf” is technically a slight bump, or nudge, used to facilitate a pass on an asphalt oval racing track. While that may have been their origins, they have come a long way since then. They are now fitted for many different vehicles (typically trucks and SUVs) to get in and out of the vehicle. They also play a role in protecting rocker panels and the bottom of doors when a vehicle is taken off road.