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Old 04-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Another rock slider thread

Yes another rock slider thread. My question is in regards to buying sliders with bars/steps or not. So here goes... do sliders with bars/steps provide more protection, or use as a step or just look better? Im looking at getting some but not sure which to get. I have about 4" of lift and Im 6.1" so I dont think I would use it as a step, so what is the other benefits of the bars if any?

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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Just put the smittybilt ones on last night

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I personally like the look of the step. Also it could be used for more side protection if you slid into something. I love the smitty ones though. Solid and half the price of any others.

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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I know a lot of peeps dont like SB but thats what I was looking at too. I already have XRC SB bumpers and like them alot. Im just debating on getting the step/bars or not.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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Ya ive seen mixed reviews but i have the bumper too and love it. The main complaint i saw on them was the paint comes off easy.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
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I run BrooksCustomConcepts sliders with the rail, they are extremely stout and not extremely expensive. I do use the rail as a step, however there are better reasons to have them.

Trees almost always lean the wrong way and rocks arent flat.

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:09 AM   #7
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Which ones do you have is in about 30 other threads. The OP was asking about the benefits of the bar/step. O_M_Jeep had the right answer. More protection than just a flat surface.
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I have Rokmen sliders, but I should have saved up a little more and went with the Savvy sliders. The Rokmens are beefy and made well, but I think the Savvy sliders are a better design with the layered armor of 3/16 aluminum and 3/16 rail with a small step. The tube on my Rockmens are too high to be a functional step but do a good job of keeping my Jeep away from trees and rocks on the sides.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:52 AM   #9
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I use mine for protectection. They also provide a place to jack from. As far as a step goes, they're pretty useless...too high.
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Not sure if there better for protection or not, but it kinda makes sense that they would be. They stick out, which is kinda a plus cause it will keep rocks further away from body? Can also be a decent winch point when you roll it?
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #11
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Thanks for the reponses. It sounds the bars are the way to go.

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