So today I finally decided I should put the stupid steps on my stupid truck since they've been riding around in the back seat pretty much since the day they arrived from Ebay..err FedEx or whoever delivrered them I don't know, I'm drinkingtequia tonight so, bear with me.
Those of you old enough to know, I had Carr Hoop II stes on my truck, in aluminum color. Until some tard decidedto change lanes to get around a stopped car turning left. I drove over his fender and hood and bumper. The damage to my truc was a scuff of paint on the bottom of my rocker from the top of his fender.....and broke off the dside step. I must say, compliments to Carr for building a good setup. I expected to get out of the truck and see my rocker torn to hell and back. But, no, the step just snapped off at the arms, and the mounting points were were unmoved! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
Anyway, so back to today when i decidedto put them on. I had no excuses since I picked up a new drill bit set from our new Home Depotthat opened..amen. So anyway, I"m pissed at Carr now. The difference in quality of product since '98 when I bought my first set of steps tonow, well just sux. And they sure didn't send any price discounts the customers way. They still cost the same...yet, they're chincy.
The "old" steps are a full one piece aluminum. The newer productions are not. You have to attach these metal brackets on, with self tapping screws and nuts and nolts. How cheap is that! Anyway, drilling the holes was a real pain in the butt. Originally, I was to purchase a new set of steps and just bolt them into the existing holes. I ended up using one set of existing holes, yet having to drill a billion others.