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Old 02-18-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question Ideas on side steps/sliders for TJ!

I am looking for some type of entry step to aid in getting in/out of the Jeep. With 33's and a BB it is a little difficult. I would like to stay away from just some tube nerf bars and prefer something with the rock crawler look. I don't have any huge plans on doing any crawling soon however. I also would like to stay away from drilling into the body if at all possible. I love the PSC sliders with the exception of the body drilling. Several of the others look OK, but not real sure they help with the step thing. I have noticed the Olympic Reverse-a-Bars and something like the rectangular nerf bars might work. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Old 02-18-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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You can always fix the holes that the knockers make to the tub with a little work if you ever want to take them off.

My cousins always used some of this stuff tied to their rollcage to get in.



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Old 02-18-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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I have not seen to many Sliders you don't have to drill into the body???
Except for the tube type/nerf bar, and you said you don't want that type??
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now unfortunately jeeperman went out of business; however, some of their remaining procducts are still for sale around the internet. they made a really nice set of rocker guards that were frame mounted and did not require any drillig of the body. they are the most popular of the functional frame mounted bar.


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Old 02-18-2008, 06:48 PM   #5
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Get over the drilling thing.... Once you start, it becomes sort of an addiction. I drilled multiple holes in my Jeep this weekend installing my new tire carrier and didn't think twice about it. Once you bolt stuff on, why would you ever take it off?

I like the Shrockworks sliders.... Yes, they require drilling into the tub, but they protect it better than anything else.



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Old 02-18-2008, 06:49 PM   #6
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All the good sliders out there bolt onto the body unfortunatly. This gives as much clearance as possible and protects the body. As long as you get a nice set of sliders who cares if they bolt into the body? Unless you're planning to take them off at some point and sell the vehicle, then i can see how it might be a problem, but if you plan on keeping them on regardless then just get some nice ones that bolt into the body.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:28 AM   #7
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This is what is going on my jeep. I have been told tube mounted sliders are stronger!!

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Chad you mean tube vs square sliders?
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:01 AM   #9
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I think he meant tub mounted.


Either way - Tub mounted is better all around. But there are better choices for tub mounted..

http://www.rokmen.com/products/rocke...y_sliders.html

http://www.rokmen.com/products/rocke...p_sliders.html

Be sure to look at materials used, underbody protection provided, mounting systems, and welding and construction process - (same applies for frame mounted choices)

Frame mounted are sometimes prefered, because no body drilling is required it sometimes is that"first step" people take with a new jeep. 50% of them eventually get replaaced with body mounted wihtin a couple of years.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:27 AM   #10
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I'm digging the Mercenary sliders but with the wheel well to wheel well design it would gum up plans for front tube fenders in the future no? Most, if not all tube fenders I've seen will require cutting of the Mercenary sliders to fit. Or am I wrong?
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #11
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Yes and no...

One option people like to do is go with our LWB Closeout sliders(without tube)- the front edge follows the plastic flare on the SWB in the front - the rear will extend into the rear wheel well where it can then be traced and cut. This gives you flare to well coverage. Works good with PSC front tube fenders. Other brand tube fenders will have different results if they don't fllow the plastic flare profile.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:24 PM   #12
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Is there going to be a Rokmen option in the future for a flare to well rocker with tube? I would think there would be as much of a market for that as there is for tube fenders.

Not trying to be pesky... just an informed customer.



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Old 02-19-2008, 05:13 PM   #13
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Best rocker guard out there, IMO: http://www.rock-itman.com/products/rockers.html

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:52 PM   #14
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Best rocker guard out there, IMO: http://www.rock-itman.com/products/rockers.html

Is this your company or something. They are all pretty much made the same. Some designs are a little better than others but this looks to me to be no better or worse than the rest. If it works for you... cool.
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Is this your company or something. They are all pretty much made the same. Some designs are a little better than others but this looks to me to be no better or worse than the rest. If it works for you... cool.
Nope, not my company. I've seen them in person, and would have them on my rig had I not had a buddy buy me a set of Shrockworks for my birthday a couple years ago.
There are a lot of details on these that make them very nice. I'm pretty sure they were the first company to build these to go wheel well to wheel well (smart thinking); they are double bent so there is a nice snug fit at the lower edge of your rocker (instead of the ~1" gap that most have); and they come with a nice solid mounting/bracing plate for the interior of the Jeep (to me, much nicer than the little plates that came with my Shrockworks); Can't recall without going back and looking at the website, but I believe these also come all the way up to the door sill for a little added protection that others don't offer...just to name a few.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:56 AM   #16
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Does anyone know where you might be able to find some of the Jeeperman Rocker guards since they are out of business? I really like this design or something similar. Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:34 PM   #17
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I haven't looked under my Sahara, but is there any way to extend the little factory step out about a couple of inches? Doesn't seem very functional with only 3 inches of step.

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