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Apr 06, 2002 (6:57 pm)
Quad is right, the best stepside is the tire. My daughter has been climbing in the bed since she was 5. She uses the inside of the rim as the first step, the top of the tire as the second, and then she easily steps into the bed.
#19 of 57 tire rim as a step...
Apr 07, 2002 (6:57 am)
works if the rim is designed so that your foot can find a place to to step. With some rims, that may not be possible, especially if you have a large foot. Also this may require a bit more dexterity and effort for someone who is older and/or less nimble (such as myself).
I still say a properly "located" fender step is the best answer.
Apr 18, 2002 (7:21 am)
The stepside is more of a flair side in the Tundra. No bed space is lost on this stepside. How do i know? My father works at the Toyota plant in gibson county Indiana. As far as looks go, i've seen it close up. It is amazing! Best damn looking truck i've seen in years and I'm used to seeing Chevys in my family. If you go to www.toyota.com you can see the concept which is a little different from what they will really produce. In the pic you see the truck is lowered 4" and has cool 17" rims and a painted grill (also special shocks). The stepside will only be available in extended cab which is perfect for me. The stepside will not come out of the factory lowered with the cool wheels and grill. You can get this package by ordering it special through the dealer and right after it gets off the line, toyota has a specialty company change the suspension, grill, and wheels. I would definitely buy this over a regular tundra
Apr 18, 2002 (12:46 pm)
Isn't that the same design they pulled out in the Detroit auto show or somewhere recently. The lowered blue one that looked quite cartoonish. It's definitely a different idea for Toyota, but the tailights looked like something off the Jetsons lol. Maybe if the factory version isn't as gimmicky looking, it might be worth a try.
Apr 20, 2002 (9:18 am)
I saw the concept truck in person at the NY auto show. Sorry, but it's not to my taste.
I did like, however the deeper pickup bed.
I'd much rather see Toyota do a full-crew cab on the Tundra.
Apr 21, 2002 (9:33 am)
I did see a post on edmunds somewhere and someone said they are supposed to be coming out with a crew cab Tundra. I forgot what board I saw it under, if I find it I will let you know.
Apr 22, 2002 (2:16 pm)
It's been rumored for a while. I just wish it would get here. I've heard that it may come out as a Tundra HD (3/4 ton?). So, if not for '03, then by '04 for sure.
Apr 28, 2002 (12:27 pm)
Didn't your "Toyota can't build trucks" topic just get shut down? What are you doing here? Just curious.