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Old 10-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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LoD Rock Sliders (pics) review

Finally got around to installing these last weekend. Boy are they sturdy! You have to drill and tap 7 holes into the frame on each side in addition to the 2 stock bolts that you will use on each side to secure these sliders. There is an additional bolt and nut on each side that you can use as well but I thought it was overkill. The only problem I had was LoD sent the cover plates with their logo upside down. I have called them and they are sending new ones.




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Looks good! Trying to convince hubby to get rid of the rock rails rubi came with and go with LoD. How long did the install take? Are you actually using the step now?

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Looks good! Trying to convince hubby to get rid of the rock rails rubi came with and go with LoD. How long did the install take? Are you actually using the step now?
It took a total of about 8 hours. However, we experienced some problems with the drill, which caused the project to take longer. This can easily be done in a few hours with some help and a good drill and drill bits. We sold the stock Rubi rails, floor mats, and stock wheels to help pay for the new LoD sliders. I don't actually use the step to get into the Jeep (I'm 6'1) but my girlfriend does (her Jeep). Maybe when the lift comes later on I will use them as a step more. I can definitely see these helping in offloading situations or if you ever get T-boned I feel sorry for the person who hits these things.
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reviving a thread! How are these holding up? Do they work ok as a step? How long did it take to get them? They look awesome and I am looking at options right now for slider and step combo. Thanks
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reviving a thread! How are these holding up? Do they work ok as a step? How long did it take to get them? They look awesome and I am looking at options right now for slider and step combo. Thanks
Sorry for the late reply, I have been very busy so far this summer (wedding planning) You can use these as a step, there is a section that is flat on the top to step on, or you can also step on the bar. These things are SOLID and tough! It did take a while to get them in, I want to say about 2 weeks or so, and the install takes time and patience (trust me you want to install these properly since it requires drilling holes into the frame fo the Jeep) We actually have one hole that did not line up so it did not get a bolt, but not to worry, the other 8 or so should hold in place just fine. In retrospect, although these are awesome sliders, I would say these are more for the most hardcore Jeeper who really plans to put alot of stress and wear and tear on these things. The sliders aren't cheap, and like I said the install requires time and patience, BUT... they are badass.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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Sorry for the late reply, I have been very busy so far this summer (wedding planning) You can use these as a step, there is a section that is flat on the top to step on, or you can also step on the bar. These things are SOLID and tough! It did take a while to get them in, I want to say about 2 weeks or so, and the install takes time and patience (trust me you want to install these properly since it requires drilling holes into the frame fo the Jeep) We actually have one hole that did not line up so it did not get a bolt, but not to worry, the other 8 or so should hold in place just fine. In retrospect, although these are awesome sliders, I would say these are more for the most hardcore Jeeper who really plans to put alot of stress and wear and tear on these things. The sliders aren't cheap, and like I said the install requires time and patience, BUT... they are badass.
No worries completely understand, Just a little curious do they reduce some of the rock and mud spray on the side of the jeep? they are really solid looking and they are probably what I am going to get
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The logos would look just fine when the jeep is upside down, and your swearing and using the sliders as a chin bar to get a good look at the undercarriage.....
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The logos would look just fine when the jeep is upside down, and your swearing and using the sliders as a chin bar to get a good look at the undercarriage.....
They look like they could just be moved to the opposite side and be upright?
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I have these on my jeep for awhile. They are very strong. I was out playing one day and the short story is the right front tire drop into hole. We were already leaning to the right on the trail, so the the jeep drop down and lean more to the right a lot. The jeep landed on the slider on the right with one wheel in the hole, the back left a foot or more in the air and the other two on the ground. If it wasn't for the slider I believe the jeep would of rolled over. Backed the my jeep up with the help of a friend's jeep and no damage was done. These things can take anything you can throw at them and more.
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No worries completely understand, Just a little curious do they reduce some of the rock and mud spray on the side of the jeep? they are really solid looking and they are probably what I am going to get
I would say yes they reduce the rock and mud spray on the side of the Jeep, but since the sliders are black, they just end up dirty.

For those of you concerned about the logos, LOD sent me upside down logos! I sent them pics and gave them a call and they sent me new logos.
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Nice looking sliders man! Look so pretty I doubt id want to put them on rocks!
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I am looking at options right now for slider and step combo. Thanks
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Nice looking sliders man! Look so pretty I doubt id want to put them on rocks!

Thanks! I thought the same thing to myself after installing them!
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These things can take a beating. We were playing in a mud pit and didn't realize that under the mud was a square cement block and the Jeep dropped onto it. Scraped the bottom a bit when sliding off but there's no way I think the rubi rails could've handled that drop.
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I agree with RubiNewb these are definitely strong you could certainly lift the JK with them. for me the pros and cons are as follows:

Pros:
  • Strong
  • Look great
  • Steps work great for my wife and dogs for getting in and me when washing the JK
  • Well made
  • Great customer service

Cons:
  • Installation 8 hours two guys
  • Cost
  • To many cracks and crevices if you live in an area with salt on the roads in the winter. I work from home so I am able to skirt that weather for the most part and mine have held up great but I think if you were in salt all winter they would have several spots that would start to rust.

FWIW regarding the Logo I had them make mine without them. This is one reason why I think they have great customer service because not to many companies will do that!
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does it come already painted? I'm checking their website and i have 2 options. texture black or zinc enriched 2 stage texture black.

What did you guys get and whats the difference?

I'm considering ordering these this weekend. i'm stuck between cbi offroad, shrockworks and lod, but lod is on the top of my list for now. convince me.
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does it come already painted? I'm checking their website and i have 2 options. texture black or zinc enriched 2 stage texture black.

What did you guys get and whats the difference?

I'm considering ordering these this weekend. i'm stuck between cbi offroad, shrockworks and lod, but lod is on the top of my list for now. convince me.
I got regular texture black...Zinc coating seemed like overkill. I've had the LOD sliders on for nearly a year and no rust whatsoever. Did you already decide on sliders? If so what did you go with?
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Do you have any pics to show how far they stick out? Like a pic from the front and rear looking straight down the side.

They look great!
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I got regular texture black...Zinc coating seemed like overkill. I've had the LOD sliders on for nearly a year and no rust whatsoever. Did you already decide on sliders? If so what did you go with?
I went with white knuckle offroad last minute after a member informed me about them. Dom tubing, similar to shrockworks design, one month wait, and about an hour away from me.

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