A nerf bar also known as a step bar is a tubular device fitted to the side of a racecar, typically single-seat racecars that compete on asphalt or dirt oval tracks. A "nerf" is a small, sometimes intentional, collision between two cars in which one driver bumps the other to facilitate a successful pass. The nerf bar protects the sides of the vehicles and also keeps their tires from becoming entangled. If fast-spinning tires come in contact with each other, one or both of the cars may lose control or even become airborne. A more commercial application of the nerf bar is for convenience purposes as on a pickup truck or sport utility vehicle. It may act as a step to ease entry and exit from the vehicle, or to help prevent damage to the vehicle when crossing rocks off-road. Truck step bars are typically made from stainless steel, chrome, or powder-coated steel, although there are considerable variations in style and design.
Step bars available in chrome, black, and stainless steel, are one of the most popular truck accessories on the market. Strong and durable boss bars offer you and extra truck step for getting into your vehicle, not to mention the added style. Step bars are just as much an Off Road truck accessory, as it is a contemporary truck accessory. If the manufacturer of nerf bars that you are looking for is not found above, please call us at 1-800-388-8637.
They are also variously known as step bars, boss bars, tube steps or step tubes.