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Old 05-12-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Sliders

I've been looking for some sliders. Does anyone have 1/8in sliders? How have they held up? Should I even consider 1/8in sliders?

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Old 05-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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I think the stock Rubicon sliders are about that thickness. They don't hold up very well to any good beatings. What makes you want to stay so thin on the materials? Weight? Cost?

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Old 05-12-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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I think the stock Rubicon sliders are about that thickness. They don't hold up very well to any good beatings. What makes you want to stay so thin on the materials? Weight? Cost?
Strictly cost.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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Are we talking about those little burgers at White Castle? I love those things!!!

Oh... Rock sliders! I see... Wow, can't help. tiny has Schrockworks sliders and they are like 3/16 or a 1/4. But I will tell you, even at that thickness she bent one (the plate not the tube) when she came down on this huge rock while wheeling one time. Just food for thought.
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HMMM yeah I want to get something that'll hold up to light to moderate trails, and be able to handle a hi-lift jack. I didn't know if 1/8 would do that or not.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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Sliders are not to pricey. Mine were 265 with a tube step and they are 3/16ths. they weigh about 65-70 pounds a piece. What is your price range?
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:56 AM   #7
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mine are not the prettiest but they work well and are 1/4" thick
and best of all they cost less then $37

here is my write up

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That was a great idea on the home made ones. They don't add as much protection.. My sliders actually slide into the body mounts and protect them too. Then mine also have atube step to give the body 4 more inches of protection.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:06 AM   #9
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i agree, i will make some (steps) that stick out too

but this is a start for the guy on a budget...
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that is going to be a lot of work to get a step on it.
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not adding a step to it, adding a step below it...
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Are we talking about those little burgers at White Castle? I love those things!!!

Oh... Rock sliders! I see... Wow, can't help. tiny has Schrockworks sliders and they are like 3/16 or a 1/4. But I will tell you, even at that thickness she bent one (the plate not the tube) when she came down on this huge rock while wheeling one time. Just food for thought.
I bent it? I beg to differ. The rock bent it. Snuck up under mah jeep and bent my slider. Freaking rocks.
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^ what you didn't karatie chop it to make it dust? I am disappointed
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I guess it's kinda one of those things where I'm asking myself if the price outways the benifet. For $100 I can get 1/8 sliders, for $250 I get 1/4 sliders. Is the extra 1/8 worth the $150 more? Then I ask myself if a bent rocker panel is worth $150.
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the other day i was thinking of doing that exact project with the angled steel,to protect the bottom and then also a flat piece of metal stock like 6 inches wide behind it to offer more protection on the sides.
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the other day i was thinking of doing that exact project with the angled steel,to protect the bottom and then also a flat piece of metal stock like 6 inches wide behind it to offer more protection on the sides.
Something like this.......
that about right, but the body has a ridge nearing the front tire that drops down and would be in the was
so i cut the angle iron to match like this



my Saw Zaw cut through it well, but it took 3 blades...lol
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:29 PM   #17
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I initially installed the Olympic rail guards but soon afterward added rock rails from Rugged Ridge. I wasn't really comfortable with only the 3/16 sheet metal on the rocker panel considering I split the chassis on a previous Jeep in that area.

Let me tell you, last week that setup paid for itself 10X when I side stepped my junk into the side of a tree. Just a small scratch on the front part of the rail... I would have imploded the rocker panel if it wasn't there for sure.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:23 PM   #18
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Contra, you think that little nub of body on the jeep can just be flattened out with a couple smacks of a hammer?? Instead of cutting the the steel.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:39 PM   #19
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1/8" is way too light imo. if you were to bend of crunch the rocker and decide to fix it it will cost way more that a good sturdy set of rocker guards. if you chose not to fix it then it will eventually rust through and be an even bigger PITA. i'd save up and go with a sturdy guard. mine are 3/16" and hold up just fine to rock smashes.

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