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Old 10-19-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Rock Slider suggestions

I think its time for me to lose the plastic side steps and get me some rock sliders. What are the brands that people like and that are sturdy? I'd really like to get the ones that mount to the body mounts and possibly screw into the body itself, I want these to be tough. Strong enough to pivot the Jeep around a tree or be a jack point perhaps? So I'd like to find a decent quality set, without breaking the bank. Is ~$200 enough for a reasonable set? Any opinions are welcome

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I have the Smittybilt XRC rock sliders.. I like them
,they mount the way you are looking for and look really tough.They totally change the look when getting rid of the stock steps.
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I have the Smittybilt XRC rock sliders.. I like them
,they mount the way you are looking for and look really tough.They totally change the look when getting rid of the stock steps.

im prolly getting those as well and what irongrave posted they are nice but what i want makes them more expensive then the smittybilt ones.
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I like my BCC Rock Sliders. Brook is a vender here. I paid $203 shipped from TX to MI.
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Another decision to make when getting sliders is if you want tubes welded to the sides. My first set of sliders had this. My current set does not. They both get the job done.

the set with the tubes were eventually dented in pretty good and I eventually changed them out for some flat armor without the tube.


my old set and what it looked like underneath after I removed them:



you can see what can happen to the tub, the warping, if you don't have the sliders secured extremely well underneath the tub, like to the body mounts or some sort of internal reinforcement plate. Especially if you have tube welded to them causing more leverage when you hit them hard. I think almost all rocker armor nowadays addresses that issue. I simply decided against the tube slider on my replacement set.

good as new again with the replacement rocker armor:
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You can also sometimes get the rocker armor length from wheelwell to wheelwell or from flare to flare. I prefer wheelwell to wheel well only because I don't have flares.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:59 AM   #10
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I have the warn's... Very heavy and tough.... Mount to the body tube only... Sides and bottom..... If I even bend these I have more to worry about than my tub...
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You can also save some initial cash by buying them in the rough. That's what I did with my Shrockworks. Rattle canned them with Duplicolor Bed Armor.

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:27 AM   #12
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I believe PSC is selling whats leftover from Curries armor that they are discontinuing.

If they still have it, they are selling new, but with surface rust and no hardware, currie rock ribz for $125.
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Another decision to make when getting sliders is if you want tubes welded to the sides. My first set of sliders had this. My current set does not. They both get the job done.

the set with the tubes were eventually dented in pretty good and I eventually changed them out for some flat armor without the tube.


my old set and what it looked like underneath after I removed them:



you can see what can happen to the tub, the warping, if you don't have the sliders secured extremely well underneath the tub, like to the body mounts or some sort of internal reinforcement plate. Especially if you have tube welded to them causing more leverage when you hit them hard. I think almost all rocker armor nowadays addresses that issue. I simply decided against the tube slider on my replacement set.

good as new again with the replacement rocker armor:


1 nice jeep
2 thanks about the tube step thing. i didnt think about that.
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Indys right but I think they are all sold out now. they were close last time I looked. Anyways invert I will PM you with a nice link
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I like my Warn sliders too. They take a serious beating, and mine are a testament to how well they can hold up to lots of abuse.
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I like my Warn sliders too. They take a serious beating, and mine are a testament to how well they can hold up to lots of abuse.
The Lance stamp of approval is a good one..

Theres not an inch that isnt scratches or dented! Lol.
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I like my Warn sliders too. They take a serious beating, and mine are a testament to how well they can hold up to lots of abuse.
ha, thats a fact Lance! whats the nickname for your jeep? "the golden raisin"?

I remember looking for warn sliders when I needed a set but 4 wheelers and all other places I looked had them on backorder. The Warn sliders have kept your rockers dent free at least.

Talk to you later,

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I'm in VA but close enough Seems solid but a little expensive...

Just looked at the prices and closed the tab I'm sure these are the best of the best though.

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I like my BCC Rock Sliders. Brook is a vender here. I paid $203 shipped from TX to MI.
Not bad at all. Do these mount to the body mounts or just to the body itself?

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Another decision to make when getting sliders is if you want tubes welded to the sides. My first set of sliders had this. My current set does not. They both get the job done.

the set with the tubes were eventually dented in pretty good and I eventually changed them out for some flat armor without the tube.


my old set and what it looked like underneath after I removed them:




you can see what can happen to the tub, the warping, if you don't have the sliders secured extremely well underneath the tub, like to the body mounts or some sort of internal reinforcement plate. Especially if you have tube welded to them causing more leverage when you hit them hard. I think almost all rocker armor nowadays addresses that issue. I simply decided against the tube slider on my replacement set.

good as new again with the replacement rocker armor:
I want some tubes to act as a step. I don't think I'll be putting my Jeep what your put your through though!
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I'd really like to get the ones that mount to the body mounts and possibly screw into the body itself, I want these to be tough. Strong enough to pivot the Jeep around a tree or be a jack point perhaps? So I'd like to find a decent quality set, without breaking the bank. Is ~$200 enough for a reasonable set? Any opinions are welcome

ACE slider bolts directly to the body mount.
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ACE slider bolts directly to the body mount.
ACE JK Rock Sliders (2 Door)
Hmm these come powder coated too... I do have a 1.25" body lift so i wonder if these will sit below where they should or if i can put them on top of the body lift.
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I like my shrockworks. There bullet proof! As for having tubes, I prefer them. Great as a step, and can keep that rock or whatever from sliding up into your door! IMO.
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I havent tested them out yet, but being 3/16" thick and rolling under and tieing into two of the body mounts, I feel as though they will do the job nicely..paid $220 shipped to the door for em.
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I havent tested them out yet, but being 3/16" thick and rolling under and tieing into two of the body mounts, I feel as though they will do the job nicely..paid $220 shipped to the door for em.
Those look great. Which ones are those?
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Body armour makes a nice set for around that price and i have put them on the rocks and used my high lift on them, and they look good but thats just me
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I havent tested them out yet, but being 3/16" thick and rolling under and tieing into two of the body mounts, I feel as though they will do the job nicely..paid $220 shipped to the door for em.
Which kind are those?
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Which kind are those?
They almost look like poison spider...
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those look pretty tough.... i was thinking about welding some bars like that to my warn's....
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Those look great. Which ones are those?
that is hilarious.... ive jacked up my jeep with the old tire carrier as well.. really strong!

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