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Old 03-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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As a rule I don't like step side trucks.

If a truck is a machine that is meant to be useful, then an option that limits its usefulness is pretty silly. I also don't like tonneau covers.

On the other hand, some modifications can specialize a vehicle for a particular task, but limit it in other ways. Putting a camper top on a camping rig is awesome for camping, but makes hauling a refrigerator pretty difficult.

I don't see the practical benefit of a stepside.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:20 PM
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I love my flareside. Especially the view from the back.
Same here.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:21 PM
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As a rule I don't like step side trucks.

If a truck is a machine that is meant to be useful, then an option that limits its usefulness is pretty silly. I also don't like tonneau covers.

On the other hand, some modifications can specialize a vehicle for a particular task, but limit it in other ways. Putting a camper top on a camping rig is awesome for camping, but makes hauling a refrigerator pretty difficult.

I don't see the practical benefit of a stepside.
The thing is, a lot of people buy because they like the appearance. So if somebody would rather have appearance than practicability they will buy whatever looks better to them.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:24 PM
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The thing is, a lot of people buy because they like the appearance. So if somebody would rather have appearance than practicability they will buy whatever looks better to them.
I can understand that, and if that floats their boat it's fine with me, but it sure wouldn't float mine.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:54 PM
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I bought my step side cus it had the engine transmission and gearing I wanted and was a good deal at the time. Sense buying it I have fallen in love with the step side. Only thing I don't like is how I have to keep repairing it when my tires rub off road
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:04 PM
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styleside rangers are faster !!
Wrong, flaresides are lighter, therefore faster.

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I like my styleside. I can fit both dirtbikes, one againts each bedside with the wheel well under the bikes and I can still put all the rest of the camping shit in the back. Plus in the winter the flaresides have alot less weight over the axle, cause its fiberglass
I have fit two dirtbikes in my flareside just fine.

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Styleside has alot cleaner looks, however if your a person who likes a flareside you rather have that.

Also flaresides are dangerous with 3.73 gearing when empty due to the weight. It will spin the wheels VERY easy when its raining. Even letting the clutch out too fast will cause it to spin.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:08 PM
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Wrong, flaresides are lighter, therefore faster.



I have fit two dirtbikes in my flareside just fine.

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Styleside has alot cleaner looks, however if your a person who likes a flareside you rather have that.

Also flaresides are dangerous with 3.73 gearing when empty due to the weight. It will spin the wheels VERY easy when its raining. Even letting the clutch out too fast will cause it to spin.
try a 4.0 with 4.10s lol...my old truck was TERRIBLE
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:10 PM
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try a 4.0 with 4.10s lol...my old truck was TERRIBLE
Gad that someone else had this problem as well! And that I'm not the only one. I have to be very easy on the gas, even in 4th gear if I go pass 2k rpm with a little bit too much gas it'll cut the backend lose into the next lane a good 3feet out from where its suppose to be. However I never had a crash due to this. I just cant express how easy its to break them lose with very little gas.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:11 PM
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my grandpas ranger isnt bad but its only a 4cyl
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:12 PM
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Wrong, flaresides are lighter, therefore faster.

I have fit two dirtbikes in my flareside just fine.

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Styleside has alot cleaner looks, however if your a person who likes a flareside you rather have that.

Also flaresides are dangerous with 3.73 gearing when empty due to the weight. It will spin the wheels VERY easy when its raining. Even letting the clutch out too fast will cause it to spin.
Your last statement is backed by me. I spun easily with my old tires

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Old 03-06-2013, 06:13 PM
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I've never spun my tires other than in the snow.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:21 PM
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I have a flareside and I love the look, also I haven't really had any issues with hauling stuff but then again I don't have to very often....
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:23 PM
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I've never spun my tires other than in the snow.
Same here...

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I've never spun my tires other than in the snow.
So I think it's kind of extreme to say its dangerous
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:25 PM
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Styleside for me...

4x8 insulation sheets. I have two 2x6s in the bedside notches. I can fit eight 1" sheets under the tonneau cover (sticking out the back) but this photo was a large order.


Have room to stash a hi-lift and axe. The 4x8 sheets still fit with the jack on this side and the shovel on the other.


Room for the toys:
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:06 PM
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Wrong, flaresides are lighter, therefore faster.



I have fit two dirtbikes in my flareside just fine.

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Styleside has alot cleaner looks, however if your a person who likes a flareside you rather have that.

Also flaresides are dangerous with 3.73 gearing when empty due to the weight. It will spin the wheels VERY easy when its raining. Even letting the clutch out too fast will cause it to spin.
You must have some really crappy tires, I can try with my 4.0 with 4.10s in the wet and sometimes I can't get it.to.break loose
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