The rocker panel is one of the most vulnerable areas on your Tacoma when driving offroad. Factory steps and aftermarket nerf bars look nice but are made of thin material and won’t do much to protect your truck.
ShrockWorks rock sliders are extremely strong. They are constructed of 2” square tubing and 1.75” round tubing. The frame mounting plates are 1/4” thick and tie into both the side and bottom of the frame. They make a geat Hi-Lift jack point.
The two or three tube support sliders can be used as steps but you’re only stepping on a single piece of 1.75” round tubing. The dimpled tread plate sliders were specifically designed to be as good of steps as possible while still being functional rock sliders.