Safety, stability and style – that’s what a set of nerf bars brings to any truck, Jeep or SUV worth its salt. No matter the shape your motor carriage takes, you can find the bars, side steps or running boards to suit your application. Especially handy if it sits a little higher off the ground, they offer a sturdy step up into your cab, safety even in wet weather and come in a wide range of custom finishes for a look all your own.
But that doesn’t mean that all nerf bars are created equal, or that they’re interchangeable. Depending on what you drive and what you’re going for, you need to be precise in your selection. Here, we’ll break down the differences between the four commonest nerf bar types currently on the market.