Needing some help and advice from anyone willing to offer some up. After three days of jeepin’ in Moab, told my wife to keep from screwing up the jeep too much I should really get some real rock sliders. She actually agreed after riding down some close call areas wher the fram too the brunt of it. I took a look at the stock sliders on my 2013 stock JKUR, they’re actually just attached to the body, not the frame, don't think that'll get it in rality. I’ve looked at some of the alternatives out there but don’t really want the quasi step type, figure they just collect the mud and then spread it on my leg. Anyone have suggestions for rock sliders that will actually handle sliding on a rock when I don’t have the clearance to negotiate some of those big ass steps.
Moab is flippin’ awesome, headed back in mid April for another go at it. Go if you ever get the chance, you’ll never regret it.
If my sliders were the 4 inches lower like a set of ACE's set I would have never even been abble to make an attempt at this ledge. I can think of a lot of times that I have been on my sliders and if they were lower I would not have been able to clear an obsicle. There is no way I would have been abble to run sledge and jack hammer with a set of them
It all comes down on what you plan on doing with your jeep
I'm here to participate. I didnt come all this way just to watch.
A few inches is a lot to give up, especially on an Unlimited.
There are MANY sliders out there. Everyone will say ACE, but there are many more. LoD makes some sweet ones, as well as Poison Spyder, a little expensive but make up for it in amazing coverage. The weld-on ACE sliders are the ones I think im going with because you don't give up any ground clearance, their actually welded to the frame, and look much better. The best advise I can give is go to a website like Quadratec, and look at all the sliders, and decide which ones look and fit what you want. Not all sliders are created equal, and our opinions are only so useful. Good luck!
Thanks for the quick turn around everyone, I"m planning on hitting Moab probably 4 times a year, targeting the level 5 and 6 trails as the max I'll do. May end up putting a 2.5 lift on once I get a better feel for my needs. During the summer months I'll be up in the mountains about Silverton, and Ouray, i.e. Black Bear Pass, Engineers Pass, and others in the same area. I'll check out the ACE and LoD and Poison Spyder to start out with. Like I said, I need to have someting sorted out in a little over a month so I can head back to Moab.