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Old 07-26-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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Body Armor Rockcrawler Side Guards

Hello All!

I am looking into Rock Sliders and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Body Armor Rockcrawler Side Guards..

I need to purchase rocksliders which will mount to the frame as I have the Bestop High Rock(r) fender flares installed which included the plastic piece which covers the rockers.. I really like the look of these flares, so I will need rock sliders which will be able to clear the plastic rocker panels..

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I was thinking about going with the Olympic Reverse-A-Bars, but I recently purchased the Olympic Mountaineer rack and what they sent me appeared to be used.. After some haggling, they actually sent me a replacement rack which was in worse condition than what they initially sent me, so I just gave up.. Anyway, I would prefer NOT dealing with Olympic 4X4 products as I truly do not want to support a company who doesn't care about their customers... PERIOD!!

I would love suggestions on other products guys, so please feel free to pass along some info!

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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Those sliders should clear the Bestop dress piece just fine. There's always a gap between the rock sliders and the body, since there's flex involved.

I do like rock sliders. There's nothing worse than that crunch sound when you slip off a rock. And the rocks in Oregon are wet and slippery. Lots of companies make them -- they're not a complicated engineering thing. So in addition to these, you might try local Oregon manufacturers.

Not sure if they do Jeep's or not, but I used to buy from these guys when I owned a Samurai: Sky's Off-road Design - Home. And they're in my hometown of Springfield!

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Oh.. I should probably mention that we make one too! (marketing!!).

Our slider step pulls out as a regular step for around town stuff, and then lifts up and out of the way for wheeling. So you get a nice rocker protector and a step all-in-one. It is actually pretty nice. Probably a lot more $$ than what you're looking at.

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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Oh.. I should probably mention that we make one too! (marketing!!).

Our slider step pulls out as a regular step for around town stuff, and then lifts up and out of the way for wheeling. So you get a nice rocker protector and a step all-in-one. It is actually pretty nice. Probably a lot more $$ than what you're looking at.

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Hello Geoff!

First off; big fan of your products and I am still waiting on my monthly stipends from you guys.. The amount of bestop products my Jeep displays it almost criminal..

Anyway; so you know of the rocker pieces I am speaking of? Do you think that there would be a way I could buy (from you of course) a cap which would terminate the front flares.. I would hate to have to take off the rocker dress piece because the interconnect between the two flares really makes it look complete.. If you have a cap for the front flare, I would be into checking that out.. I could then just install some standard rock sliders..

I checked-out your steps, but I am not looking for anything tubular.. My buddy has something similar to yours and they are already loose and dented after two trail rides.. ARB has a product for the JK which I really like, but unfortunately, they are only available for the JK

I must say that the Highrock flares performed WAY beyond my expectations.. The front flares allow my tires to tuck all the way up without rubbing.. They also keep the mud off the body exceptionally well..

I am still waiting on a couple of return authorizations from you guys as well.. Speaking of that; I have to call 4WP..
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I had the Body Armor Sliders on my Rubi for a couple of years and they worked extremely well and really took a beating and still had plenty of life on them when I sold them. The only things I didn't like about them were they hung down and therefore hit rocks that my new Rokmen Rockers clear, and they banged against the stock Rubi guards that I had everytime I went over a bump (but it doesn't sound like this will be a problem with your set up).
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I had the Body Armor Sliders on my Rubi for a couple of years and they worked extremely well and really took a beating and still had plenty of life on them when I sold them. The only things I didn't like about them were they hung down and therefore hit rocks that my new Rokmen Rockers clear, and they banged against the stock Rubi guards that I had everytime I went over a bump (but it doesn't sound like this will be a problem with your set up).
What? The flexed enough to hit your flares every time you hit a bump?

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I got some from Trail Gear no steps 189$
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What? The flexed enough to hit your flares every time you hit a bump?

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They didn't flex, they just rattled against the Stock Rubi Rockers. Usually there's enough of a gap to clear, but the Rubi rockers hung down just enough to hit. Drove me nuts trying to figure out what that damn noise was!
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They didn't flex, they just rattled against the Stock Rubi Rockers. Usually there's enough of a gap to clear, but the Rubi rockers hung down just enough to hit. Drove me nuts trying to figure out what that damn noise was!
i'll bet.. I have something similar to the rubi rockers, so I may have to rethink this whole thing..

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Hello Geoff!

Anyway; so you know of the rocker pieces I am speaking of? Do you think that there would be a way I could buy (from you of course) a cap which would terminate the front flares.. I would hate to have to take off the rocker dress piece because the interconnect between the two flares really makes it look complete.. If you have a cap for the front flare, I would be into checking that out.. I could then just install some standard rock sliders..
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We have this fender extension for TJ - is that what you're talking about?

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