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Old 10-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Question Ebay Rock Sliders

hey guys, i just did flat flares and my jeep needs some rock sliders next to pull it all together and protect the sides of my body from goof-ups...

so i reallt like the way that the rock sliders on ebay look...for less than $200 it seems like a great deal. like these:
97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rock Sliders bumper with Bar, Side Rocker Guard with step | eBay

but i want to know - has anyone out there actually put them to the test? like if i bottom out on a rock will it actually do its job or will it just crumple like the body would if there was nothing there? im worried about how affordable they are, you know?

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I bought my rock slides off eBay form e-auto grills. They are the smittybilt src sliders. They fit good and look good and have held up fine for the last year and a half. And they were under 200.00 with free shipping.

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nice deal! thanks for the info
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I know this is an old thread but I also was also looking at the sliders from e auto grills on eBay and wanted to hear some opinions on them from those that have them. Are they a quality product for the price? How was the installation? Any other information would be appreciated.

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I got these off ebay from e-autogrilles.


Smacked a big tree a couple weeks ago and only got a scuff mark. Bounced my Jeep around pretty good. I've also used the rail to pivot around a log in a tight spot which was kinda neat. No dents or dings and the powder coat is holding up well. Had them on for about 6 months and they are doing a good job.
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I got these off ebay from e-autogrilles.

Smacked a big tree a couple weeks ago and only got a scuff mark. Bounced my Jeep around pretty good. I've also used the rail to pivot around a log in a tight spot which was kinda neat. No dents or dings and the powder coat is holding up well. Had them on for about 6 months and they are doing a good job.
Thanks 99er. Glad to hear they are holding up well, think I might have to pull the trigger on a set. Can't beat the price of them.
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^^So, did you get these? If yes, how do you like them? I'm also looking at getting them.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:08 AM   #8
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ive decided that i am going to get the jcr offroad deluxe sliders. they cost like $320 after shipping and are 100X nicer.
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ive decided that i am going to get the jcr offroad deluxe sliders. they cost like $320 after shipping and are 100X nicer.
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You wont regret your decision.... JCR's products are top-notch. Great customer service and made in the USA too
Bought their stinger front bumper a couple months back and I couldn't be happier.
Needless to say I will definitely be purchasing from them in the foreseeable future
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^^So, did you get these? If yes, how do you like them? I'm also looking at getting them.
Thanks!
Yea I ended up getting a set of them. Install was straight forward and all hardware is included. One of the bolts was too long, the drivers side one hit the roll bars, and had to cut a quarter inch off it to fit. They are holding up well and I am very satisfied with them. If you end up getting them and have any questions feel free to ask.
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If anyone reads this and is wondering, I have the tube style sliders that were recently posted about that bolt up the the frame and I can say they're a great investment. Saved my body from the rocks a few times on the trail. My buddy has them and got side-swiped last week. They are great because they buckle enough to absorb the shock of the impact without translating it to the frame. The front of the car he got hit by was trashed and the only thing damaged on his jeep was the flare and the rock slider. Great product!

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ive decided that i am going to get the jcr offroad deluxe sliders. they cost like $320 after shipping and are 100X nicer.
JcrOffroad, Inc. TJ/LJ/YJ/CJ Deluxe Crusader Sliders
Thanks for the order! Since our main tube angles and terminates into the sliders themselves they will slide around obstacles as opposed to that blunt end on the eBay ones getting caught. The other thing is, since the eBay ones were made for both the YJ and the TJ, compromises were made in the flare/slider gap. I don't think that gap is parallel on the TJ. We have seperate designs for the CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ.

The eBay ones do go up a little higher on the Jeep, come powder coated and are cheap. So they certainly have those advantages if that is what you're looking for.
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Thanks for the order! Since our main tube angles and terminates into the sliders themselves they will slide around obstacles as opposed to that blunt end on the eBay ones getting caught. The other thing is, since the eBay ones were made for both the YJ and the TJ, compromises were made in the flare/slider gap. I don't think that gap is parallel on the TJ. We have seperate designs for the CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ.

The eBay ones do go up a little higher on the Jeep, come powder coated and are cheap. So they certainly have those advantages if that is what you're looking for.
havent ordered em yet. haha. but i plan to. please dont stop selling em anytime in the next year! might be a birthday present to myself at the end of october.
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how is the installation on the ebay rock sliders
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how is the installation on the ebay rock sliders
Pretty easy, they mount under the rear 2 body mounts and bolt through the rocker...
The hardest part is drilling the first hole.

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how is the installation on the ebay rock sliders
I took the advice of Squid90 and got the e grills eBay sliders and they are very well made! Installation was fairly quick and simple on my 97 TJ:

But, had to grind down the length of two of the bolts to clear the roll bar inside. No big deal, you can use a hacksaw also.

I used a floor jack to position slider, then marked the far left hole and far right hole with a marker for drilling. Just be sure it is positioned exactly where you wanted before drilling.
I also had to trim about 3/16" off the two body mounts or they would set to high.

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They already have rock rash, so they are holding up well, tried and tested!
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Awesome thanks for the fast reply. How do they seem to be holding up?
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Holding up very well! I have had the weight on the right side sitting on the slider, then slid right off the rock. No damage to the integrity of the slider, just deep scratches.
They do the job!

I just went outside and took these with my phone~






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You all sold me. Going to be buying them tonight! Little Christmas gift for the Jeep. Thanks for the response and pictures
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Yeah you guys sold me also I'm about to order a pair tonight
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I've had mine on for 8 months. They have done the job of protecting the Jeep. I also like having the ability to use them as pivot points on logs or rocks. Have scraped some of the powder coating off on rocks but no dents or dings.
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Hey read this thread on auto e-grills rock sliders

Rock sliders!!

I have since purchased them and they're sitting in my garage. They look exactly like that. Heavy and solid. I ordered 1/32" thick adhesive rubber and lined the parts that go against the body for abrasion protection because they don't have a gasket or anything. $200 all said and done happy with the purchase they replaced my ugly nerf bars
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So I went and ordered my pair last weekend, really digging how it fits around behind the door an around the jeep logo.
What I ordered:

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Shipping said it was scheduled for delivery Monday 12/23 but to my surprise it showed up today

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Excited to check them out, I pulled them out of the box. Pleased by the packing used to protect it from damage during shipping

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But after unwrapping them I noticed something was wrong. They shipped me a different set... I was pretty bummed, I sent a message on ebay and now it's a waiting game.
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If the difference is that the tube turns in like your last picture, they changed the design recently... can't really tell from your pic
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So I went and ordered my pair last weekend, really digging how it fits around behind the door an around the jeep logo.
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Shipping said it was scheduled for delivery Monday 12/23 but to my surprise it showed up today

Excited to check them out, I pulled them out of the box. Pleased by the packing used to protect it from damage during shipping

But after unwrapping them I noticed something was wrong. They shipped me a different set... I was pretty bummed, I sent a message on ebay and now it's a waiting game.
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If the difference is that the tube turns in like your last picture, they changed the design recently... can't really tell from your pic
The tube I don't care about, what's got me salty is that the ones they sent me run flush with the bottom of the door(like in the bottom photo) The photo on the ebay auction shows it where it hugs the jeep logo and door (top photo)
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The tube I don't care about, what's got me salty is that the ones they sent me run flush with the bottom of the door(like in the bottom photo) The photo on the ebay auction shows it where it hugs the jeep logo and door (top photo)
O got it, they should take care of you.
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The tube I don't care about, what's got me salty is that the ones they sent me run flush with the bottom of the door(like in the bottom photo) The photo on the ebay auction shows it where it hugs the jeep logo and door (top photo)
Yeah those look like mine. Their packaging is great it at least seemed like they cared about the well being of their product. Sorry about the bait and switch you got I hope you get what you ordered or try to be satisfied with what you got
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i like the ones u received better might order me a pair. I have the E auto grilles rear bumper and tire carrier and i have no complaints
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Yeah other then the initial switch up, I'm pretty satisfied with how they came out. I contacted the company and we both agreed that if I keep these they'd give me a discount on my next purchase. They seem solid, and were pretty simple to install (took roughly an hour). When it gets warmer, I plan on removing the sliders and painting the area covered with a liner
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Yeah other then the initial switch up, I'm pretty satisfied with how they came out. I contacted the company and we both agreed that if I keep these they'd give me a discount on my next purchase. They seem solid, and were pretty simple to install (took roughly an hour). When it gets warmer, I plan on removing the sliders and painting the area covered with a liner

Rubber Sheet and Rubber Roll | RubberSheetRoll, RSR Co

that company makes rolls of rubber. I got the thinnest gauge with an adhesive back as an alternative to liner just in case I ever had to remove them

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