front wheel hub steps

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front wheel hub steps

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i'm looking to add hub steps to my truck and these two seem to be the best. i can't decide which is better and would like to hear from those who have experience with either of them to see which is best.
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The first style (Cold War Remarketing) are the most popular, and less expensive.
The second example which is from T-lo's is more expensive but IMHO a better design.

I do have several sets of the first type. They are OK, my biggest complaint would be
the length is too long by about 2", sticking out there playing interference when you
don't want it to. T-Lo's are shorter and he has eliminated the need for a neoprene
spacer for that snug fit to the hub. if I had it to do over again I'd spring for T-Lo's.
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I've tried both and T-Lo's are the best, no question. Pricier but well worth it in my opinion. The craftsmanship and quality of finish is evident.
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thank you both for the reply. now that i have a decision, T-Lo's phones are out of service and i'm having trouble contacting him . i'll try email.
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Re: front wheel hub steps

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can one of you please tell me how many inches the step sticks out from the flange?
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Re: front wheel hub steps

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The other style of hub step is 4" -- measured the same way Paul did.

That one inch shorter would make a big difference in obstacle interference IMHO.
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thank you guys so much. you both are awsome
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I don't have any experience with the T-Lo step, but I have lived with the Cold War hub steps on my 710K for over a decade. As my daily-driver with tens of thousands of off-road miles clocked I can say that the length of the steps has never been an issue with obstacles. Furthermore, for the 10-20 times a day that I'm in/out of the driver's seat I wouldn't want the step any shorter. There's no neoprene on mine and the steps fit tightly.
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Re: front wheel hub steps

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Where can I find the T-Lo step?
Thanks in advance for sharing the link.
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T-Lo (Thilo Kass) used to make these and had a website mogsrus.com. I bought a number of very nice products from him in the past. I believe he is now retired and no longer offers custom fab work. He was located in Prescott, AZ and operated Prescott Backcountry Tours for a while.
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Re: front wheel hub steps

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If anyone has specs I would be happy to do a run of them in aluminum. I do not have factory wheels on mine to use for measurements. That is if nobody else has them for sale.
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compunerdy wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 12:48 pm If anyone has specs I would be happy to do a run of them in aluminum. I do not have factory wheels on mine to use for measurements. That is if nobody else has them for sale.
I would be interested to get a set from you. Thanks!
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Anyone with the T-los be willing to grab the thickness and diameter of the flange? If not I may have a factory rim I can toss on for some measurements.
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compunerdy wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:43 pm Anyone with the T-los be willing to grab the thickness and diameter of the flange? If not I may have a factory rim I can toss on for some measurements.
Were you able to find a factory wheel for the measurements? I have a factory wheel and I would be happy to take the measures for you (with your instructions).
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