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Old 01-15-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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Question rock sliders

im thinking about getting a set of olympic 4x4 reverse a bar rock sliders. anybody have a set of these? anybody here anything good or bad about them?

Olympic 4x4 Products 171-121 - Olympic 4X4 Products Reverse-a-Bars for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

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Old 01-16-2010, 01:08 AM   #2
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I bought Olympics "Maxi Guard" ... oh whatever its a stinger! and if those sliders are built any way like this thing then I'd recommend them. I love this bumper, its easy bolt on installation ands looks like and feels like it'll take its fare share of punishment

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Old 01-16-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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thats two good comments ive gotten from olympic 4x4 in general. now im just looking to hear from somebody who has these rockers
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I don't have em...sorry...but thanks for posting that. I like those...I think I like em better than the dropkicks even. *Added to Quadratec wish list*
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:13 AM   #5
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right now you can get them for about $20 less at 4wd.com
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I had the revers-a-bar side bars on my old YJ, and they were pretty nice. Fairly easy to take off and flip over for when you want to go wheeling, and also seemed pretty tough (although I never hit them *really* hard on anything, but I did have some bounces off of trees etc).
The only thing I did not like about them (and it isn't a huge thing) is how they clamped around the frame - they leave a bit protruding under the frame that leave the possibility to get hung up on them, unlike some other frame mount models (drop kick sliders for example) that are smooth under the frame and protrude up top a little where they won't get hung.
All in all though, I would say they are pretty good for the price, and very easy to install and flip over. Hope that helps
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
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Oh yeah, and definitely do NOT get the gloss black... slippery as crap when wet. Seriously, you will injure yourself - My buddy got a set of them in Gloss and ended up refinishing them completely so that they had some texture to them. The rubicon black version are at least a bit rough, and make a better step when flipped down, which is why I ordered them that way - and glad I did!
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I got the Olympic Gloss Black ROCK RAILS, they stick out about 6/8 inches and are a good step also

They are very strong and have good powdercoating

I put a 1" strip of 3M non-skid tape on top, so it's a non-slip stepping area

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I had the revers-a-bar side bars on my old YJ, and they were pretty nice. Fairly easy to take off and flip over for when you want to go wheeling, and also seemed pretty tough (although I never hit them *really* hard on anything, but I did have some bounces off of trees etc).
The only thing I did not like about them (and it isn't a huge thing) is how they clamped around the frame - they leave a bit protruding under the frame that leave the possibility to get hung up on them, unlike some other frame mount models (drop kick sliders for example) that are smooth under the frame and protrude up top a little where they won't get hung.
All in all though, I would say they are pretty good for the price, and very easy to install and flip over. Hope that helps
thanks for the review. ill keep shopping but ill probably end up getting a pair.
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I hear good things about them as well. One of the local Jeepers in my town has them on his TJ and he seems happy with them. The only thing from Olympic that I currently own is their heavy duty tire carrier. It's a beast. I've been running a 33" tire for going on 2 years and it's holding up fine. I'm happy with Olympic as a company.
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i just ordered the rockers and a jerry can.
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Looks good can you run them up side down and use them as a step also?
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yeah they go either way. they are a bit of a pain to put on cause of the tub. ill go take some pics and show you what i mean.
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those first pictures i posted are all passenger side. i think the biggest problem with installing these is that you have very limited room to work and most of the time i couldnt really see what i was doing.
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in the first pic. you can see that the nut goes right against the heat shield thingy.
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then you can see that the bottom set of bolts run right next to the drive shaft so it makes for another tight fit of the socket wrench.
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where i wanted the rocker to sit was right where a plastic clip held the brake lines and lights so i had to break the clip off. when the clip finally broke i smacked my tranny skid plate pretty good
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you can see that the bolts go right next the tub so another tight fit.
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the bolts sit right on the break lines so wrenching them on was a bit tough
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switching them around isnt as easy as the product description made them out to be. it took me about 3 hours to get both of them on and tightened down. hope this helps you out
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Here's a quickee of mine and they aren't reversable, but with the anti-skid tape, they're good steps

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It's a jeep man they are always tight places we have to work in looks good for sure
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for some reason i thought it would be really quick and easy.
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Probably b/c that's how the add depicted it.

Now get out there and turn them upside down for us, and post more pics.


A 1'' body lift would make things much easier.

I'm still considering these...but that just means they can wait until I do a BL.
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a body lift would def. help out with the install. do you really wanna see more pics or were you just making fun cause i took 9 pictures of how they mounted?
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I don't have em...sorry...but thanks for posting that. I like those...I think I like em better than the dropkicks even. *Added to Quadratec wish list*
To each their own, I definitely am happy with my dropkicks .

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Have you considered a true rocker guard like Rokmen or GenRight offer? Much better protection, don't hang down, mount to the body vs the frame, and on top of everything else, they look bad ass!!!
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Have you considered a true rocker guard like Rokmen or GenRight offer? Much better protection, don't hang down, mount to the body vs the frame, and on top of everything else, they look bad ass!!!
A matter of opinion.

Personally I like the plastic on the side of my 60th AE. This rules out all the body mounted options.

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a body lift would def. help out with the install. do you really wanna see more pics or were you just making fun cause i took 9 pictures of how they mounted?
I'm definitely game for more pics! I really do like these. I think they are good looking, they will definitely protect my tub from the rouge shopping cart. (I haven't been able to go offroading yet, and don't see any in my near future, so for now I just drive down alleys, and through large holes in old parking lots for my entertainment) - I deem it "urban offroading".
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I like the reverse bars.... I would have bought them early on, but they were a bit to much coin. OEM side steps work real well and cost less than 1/2 the price.

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Oh.... and I can remove them in minutes.

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i was kinda worried about using a hi lift and lifting from the sliders but i didnt have any problems when i rotated my tires. without the sliders i would have had to jack up a wheel and toss the spare on and jack up the next one and make the switch that way.
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A matter of opinion.

Personally I like the plastic on the side of my 60th AE. This rules out all the body mounted options.



I'm definitely game for more pics! I really do like these. I think they are good looking, they will definitely protect my tub from the rouge <a class=l href=http://webmaxsearch.com?qq=shopping cart onmouseover="return (window.status='shopping cart');" onmouseout="window.status='';">shopping cart</a>. (I haven't been able to go offroading yet, and don't see any in my near future, so for now I just drive down alleys, and through large holes in old parking lots for my entertainment) - I deem it "urban offroading".
haha ive been doing the same type of urban offroading when i dont have a buddy to go do some mudding with its funny and you get a lot of looks when you get to a standstill on a busy road and go over the small concrete median to make a shortcut
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My TJ has the same plastic body flare as in the picture above posted by IslandTJ. How can I remove this so I can mount my rock sliders? Can I just use a pry bar to remove it? Or are there screws that need to be removed? Half the length on one side is loose anyway.

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