Because of its tendency to get rusty and dirty, there are plenty of replacement cab corners in the market. Replace your stock corners at the earliest sign of decay before it gets too ugly. Buying one should be pretty straightforward once you identify what the make and model of your truck is. Still, there are a couple of things you should still want to look at when getting new cab corners.
Cab corners are usually sold in either a metal or stainless steel finish. Direct fit through welding, both are easy and simple to install. If done properly, they will definitely look nice and neat on your truck. Here is a brief description of the two styles.
- Metal: This is the most basic and common aftermarket cab corner. The great thing about a metal corner is that it's customizable. The stock black finish prepares the part for a coating of primer. Paint over it afterward so that it matches the color of your cab to make it appear like an original part. If you want, paint it in another color for a customized look.
- Stainless steel: This type of cab corner is less tedious to install compared to metal because it already looks good by itself. Weld it on, polish it after, and you're done. Some stainless steel ones even carry the truck's make name and logo to remind people where you got your awesome ride.
Usually, each piece is sold individually to be fitted to a specific corner. Read the label and product description of the cab corner you are looking at to make sure you are buying for the right part. As a safety precaution, buy them in pairs. Not only will this save you time in waiting for the correct part to come if you happen to order one for the wrong side, but it will make your cab corners look uniform and clean.
Go for cab corners that have a long warranty period with them ? aim for 5 years. A long warranty is a sign of the manufacturer's confidence on the product. You will never predict when these will become rusty and will need replacement. This will make it easier for you to get a new one if they fail sooner than you expect.