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Took off the step bars

Thread in 'Exterior & Lighting' started by josh ryan 3, Jun 6, 2011.

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    josh ryan 3 Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I finally got around to taking of the step bars on the sport trac, i really love how it looks.

    I know ima sound crazy when i say this but im only saying it because i know im not the only one that feels that the truck just drives better and more agile with better acceleration with them off. anyone else "sense" that.? i know they have nothing todo with it, but for some reason it just feels "better"[Broken External Image]:
     
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  2. Igor Smetaniuk

    Igor Smetaniuk Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Are you interested in selling your step bars so my truck can continue to go slower but without ugly rusty bars? Mine have seen many salty road winters - have a 2001 ST.
     
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    josh ryan 3 Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    , i was going to store them in the attic but they are in great condition and if i came upon a reasonable offer i would deff. sell to a fellow sport tracker. Would you want me to ship them to you right?
     
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    josh ryan 3 Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    if you would like them email me with and offer and zip code if shipping or if you wanna pick up

    j.ryan05@yahoo.com
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    :supercool:



    Now pull the roofrails for a real streamline look.
     
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    WILL E Active Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Less weight?? Faster and more agile... ;)



    How much do you think they weigh?
     
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    Dreman Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    It's the same thing as any change to your truck...even washing mine makes it feel "better". It's probably still the same, or else I'm scrubbing off 200 lbs of dirt!
     
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    Chris Berry Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I took mine off because they were rusty and beat up. But even if they weren't I would've taken them off. It makes the truck look taller. I love how mine looks too.
     
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    Tyler Fields Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    those steps weigh maybe 50lbs each. I took mine off to sand and repaint them. I liked how mine looked for a little bit, then put the repainted black steps on and repainted all my trim :banana::love:
     
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    Kevin Lang Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    50lbs?! They're freaking hollow. If they weigh that much for so little, they have no excuse for not being more durable & having working rust protection. :banghead:



    Mine are getting pretty fugly from rust, so I want to take them off & work on them, but I haven't gotten around to it as the step bars are so useful (though they don't look cool at all).



    Also, the POR-15 website (which is what I was going to use for the rust) insists that POR-15 dies to sunlight exposure. Is that the case, I've never used the stuff.



    I also have phenomenally bad luck with all the sworn miracle products. JB Weld failed me on first use, and PB Blaster failed to free my rusted-stuck top front shock nut, and I put so much on that if that nut had to breathe it would have long drowned. :cry:
     
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    Tyler Fields Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Take em off and feel how heavy they are KL. Im not a scale by anymeans, but keep n mind they are big metal steps, hollow or not they are heavy. Now i could be off 10lbs or so, Im only a human being :sad:



    Mine were really rusty, so i decided one random morning to get work done. It took maybe 40 minutes to take em off. I didnt use pb blaster or anything either.
     
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    Took mine off the day i brought it home. Unless lifted, they are useless and look like poop.

    Awesome looking trac!



     

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