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Old 09-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #31
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id go with something like i have that will actually save your jeeps rocker from being damaged from rocks Smittybilt Part 76641 - SRC Rocker Guard
I've personally watched that exact part fail at the frame and fold up into the tub, doing the damage a proper rocker guard prevents. Everyone who knows anything about proper rock slider fastening knows that frame-mounted units like that, especially those that rely on such a small mounting area, won't hold up to abuse where proper rocker guards are actually needed. Plus, the clearance loss just sucks. There's no reason to dog on someone that obviously knows a thing or two about the proper methods of tub protection.

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #32
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I fail to see how that design using Chinese manufacturing with the cheapest possible tubing and bad welds is going to hold up to abuse against any rocks I see. If they work for you, great. The tube design in itself is bad enough at being a rock magnet to get hung up on rocks let alone not folding up into the tub. I'm not going to get in a pissing contest with you and your "hooked up" Jeep.

Back to OP. Have you thought about looking for used Rubicon rocker covers? A lot of them may be looking into replacing what they have and selling the old ones off on eBay or CL.
I must admit I thought you were referring to xrc sliders not src. I have to xrc and I would put them up against any American made overpriced sliders on the market. You def. don't want to get into a pissing contest with me my friend

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #33
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Buy some quality sliders, bite the bullet and drill the tub.





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You keep spending your money on expensive parts and I'll keep saving money and putting it into more parts. We should compare our jeeps and see where they sit. I promise mine is far more hooked up

Chinese garbage + "hooked up" =
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #34
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Buy some quality sliders, bite the bullet and drill the tub.

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Have u seen them in person?
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I run old warns that have taken a hell of a beating with no issues. but I would like to add a "step" or kicker on them to keep the rig off trees where I wheel. my dad runs AtoZ rockers with steps. Jeep® TJ Wrangler (1997-2006) Rocker Guards
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #37
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Here's what I installed last week. Happy with them and cost about $200 shipped.
97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rock Crawler Rocker Guard Sliders +Body Guard Bar | eBay
Okay, i like ^those^ and they are right in my price range. Are they made well? How was the install? Anyone else have these?

I also like these Rugged Ridge ones.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #38
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Ive had these for about 5 years now. They take a beaten. Only thing i did was resprayed them with bed liner about a month ago.
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We have installed many different brands of sliders on jeeps, but if I still owned a TJ, I'd go with Savvy off road units. Very good design, and I've seen how they not only hold up to rocks, but a roll over didn't phase them at all.
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I like the top shelf material and first class welding on my Rockmen's. I also like the fact that I can use it as a jack point to easily lift the entire side of the Jeep. Had to do a little repainting after this ride.
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I think anything that bolts to the tub from underneath and from the side will be the strongest. Like so.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #42
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I have set mine down on plenty of rocks and can say they have held up great. You keep spending your money on expensive parts and I'll keep saving money and putting it into more parts. We should compare our jeeps and see where they sit. I promise mine is far more hooked up
Why don't you fill out your profile do we can all ooh and aah about how "hooked up" your rig is?
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Okay, i like ^those^ and they are right in my price range. Are they made well? How was the install? Anyone else have these?

I also like these Rugged Ridge ones.
There made of 3/16 steel with a bedliner finish. The hardware that comes with is stainless steel. The rails bolted into 2 body mounts on the bottom and I drilled 7 holes into the tub on the side. I'm pretty slow and it took me about 4 hours spread over two evenings to install. Did not have any problems with the install.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #44
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Mine are 3x4 1/4" angle iron. Ground to fit, bed lined, and held in by 5/9" grade 8 bolts. All together cost around 85 bucks. I will not add the cost of the broken hand I got when fabbing because unlike me, everyone else is careful with a drill. I will say they are ridiculously tough. I plan on welding on side steps soon.
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There made of 3/16 steel with a bedliner finish. The hardware that comes with is stainless steel. The rails bolted into 2 body mounts on the bottom and I drilled 7 holes into the tub on the side. I'm pretty slow and it took me about 4 hours spread over two evenings to install. Did not have any problems with the install.
I ordered these today. How hard was mounting it to the body mounts? Anyone have pictures or instructions on how to do that? I saw on the website for these that they do NOT come with instructions.

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