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Old 02-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Mine are from Tomken. They dont have the tube and actually mount under the rocker pannel. I have seen several Jeeps with the same or similar rock sliders as the ones above. They look pretty good to me. I do know that I have used mine seveeral times and they work just fine.

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A guy I know runs those. They look plenty good to me.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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I run those and have no complaints.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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I have been looking around and came across these. I thought they looked pretty good and for 259$ unpainted they seem like a good value. I could just paint them myself and save a couple of bucks.
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I run those and have no complaints.
Do you have them with or without the tubes? I am wondering if I would even use the tubes or not.
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I just ordered a set from BCC, a vendor on here, while he had 20% off and added on some extra supports, wheel well to wheel well, and thicker tubing for $330 shipped. Can't say anything about them yet since they haven't arrived but they are 1/4" thick and look very stout.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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Do you have them with or without the tubes?
I have 'em on my '98 TJ with the side tubes:



I have been very pleased with them. They have withstood numerous rock bashes without complaint.

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I am wondering if I would even use the tubes or not.
I like the tubes because they put a little more distance between you and that rock. This is handy, especially when pivoting your entire Jeep around a large boulder (which I have done).

One more benefit to the tubes: they give a nice margin of protection against door dings from other cars.
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With the tubes, I think they look better, plus they stick out enough to help protect the rocker against damage.
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Check out AtoZ Fab. I too am looking for sliders and wanted something with a step. Cool part about the AtoZ's they can make them in several configuations, ie...ww2ww, flair to flair, step, or no step, etc. Price seems fair too.
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There is a guy out near here in Falcon, CO that makes a set very close to that. He advertises on Craigslist for $200 and will install them for another $50.

Thought about giving him a call and going to look at them, $200 is pretty good for a set like that.
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There is a guy out near here in Falcon, CO that makes a set very close to that. He advertises on Craigslist for $200 and will install them for another $50.

Thought about giving him a call and going to look at them, $200 is pretty good for a set like that.
Whoa those actually look really good. I wonder what the coverage underneath is like
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I just ordered a set from BCC, a vendor on here, while he had 20% off and added on some extra supports, wheel well to wheel well, and thicker tubing for $330 shipped. Can't say anything about them yet since they haven't arrived but they are 1/4" thick and look very stout.
I just ordered a set from BCC also
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There is a guy out near here in Falcon, CO that makes a set very close to that. He advertises on Craigslist for $200 and will install them for another $50.

Thought about giving him a call and going to look at them, $200 is pretty good for a set like that.
I'm getting a set next week... coverage underneath is supposed to be almost to frame.
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I'm getting a set next week... coverage underneath is supposed to be almost to frame.
Damn!!! Not a bad deal .
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I'll post em up after I get them.
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I have them installed. My only complaint is the powdercoating is cheaply done. After being installed for 6 weeks it began to flake off on the top edge. Now there is surface rust.
I'm getting ready to remove them and just paint them.
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Check out AtoZ Fab. I too am looking for sliders and wanted something with a step. Cool part about the AtoZ's they can make them in several configuations, ie...ww2ww, flair to flair, step, or no step, etc. Price seems fair too.

I just bought some from A TO Z.. Zach was very nice to deal with. They actually shipped today and the price was good.
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I just ordered a set from BCC, a vendor on here, while he had 20% off and added on some extra supports, wheel well to wheel well, and thicker tubing for $330 shipped. Can't say anything about them yet since they haven't arrived but they are 1/4" thick and look very stout.
Add me to the list.

I haven't seen other sliders this thick for the price. I also like the "tabs" that reach further underneath the chassis. Haven't received mine yet either, but I'll post a review and hopefully pics when I receive them next week.
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Add me to the list.

I haven't seen other sliders this thick for the price. I also like the "tabs" that reach further underneath the chassis. Haven't received mine yet either, but I'll post a review and hopefully pics when I receive them next week.
Quick update... Just received the B.C.C. sliders last night. Talk about "armor"... Dang they are stout!! They were very well packaged. Took me 10 minutes to get them unwrapped. In spite of that, they are so heavy that the sharp ends still worked their way through a little bit. I may recommend to BCC that he try and find some sort of hard plastic cap to go over the ends... but I'm not sure that would make a difference.

I paid extra for them to be coated (some sort of bedliner, can't recall), and they look fantastic. All mounting hardware is present and looks to be of high quality. Clear and concise install directions were included as well.

I probably won't get these mounted until the weekend, but I'll try to snap pics of them as I do. At this point I am confident that my jeep could do a nice "rock pirouette" on these without so much as a ding... maybe scratch the bed liner a little, but that's it!
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I just bought some from A TO Z.. Zach was very nice to deal with. They actually shipped today and the price was good.

Got mine here too. Zach recomended to not get the powder coating and just paint them since you're hitting rocks with them anyhow. Also a good amount of savings.
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Thought I'd update this thread real quick with my experiences from the B.C.C. rock sliders...

The welds are not works of art like some other sliders, but they do look nice, and they are very "robust". Besides, my jeep isn't pretty anyway...

The install was very straightforward. The hardware worked perfectly, and I particularly liked the additional "tabs" the B.C.C. sliders have that extend further under the body with additional mounting points.

In terms of options, I got an additional support brace, and the bed liner.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic, but that's all I have here at work.
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After looking around and doing some research I decided to go with these (Rugged Ridge 11504.15 - Rugged Ridge Black Textured Rocker Panel Guards for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec). I was able to get a couple of bucks off, and got free shipping from the local jeep shop. When I picked up the box I was surprised at just how heavy they are. I know Rugged Ridge might not be the most expensive, but I am very happy with the product so far. They came packaged well with all hardware and instructions included. I like the way they flow with the stock fenders.
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Well I just got my BCC sliders in a couple of days ago with my extra options added. Seem super beefy! Like someone said above, the welds don't belong in a museum but whatever. Now I just have to hit them with some bed liner







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Well I just got my BCC sliders in a couple of days ago with my extra options added. Seem super beefy! Like someone said above, the welds don't belong in a museum but whatever. Now I just have to hit them with some bed liner
I'm getting mine tomm also bcc sliders is getting some business from wf.
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Well I just got my BCC sliders in a couple of days ago with my extra options added. Seem super beefy! Like someone said above, the welds don't belong in a museum but whatever. Now I just have to hit them with some bed liner
Awesome! I ordered mine with the extra bar like you did, but it looks like you also had them add a tab underneath. I like how the tabs add a lot of reinforcement from a different attachment angle.

Now that I've had mine a little while, my only complaint would be the bed liner coating I ordered. I don't think the surface was prepped as well as it could have been, because it is quite fragile in spots, but fairly durable in others. If I refinish the sliders, I'll definitely hit them with some course grit sand paper first, then a shot of acetone to get rid of any oil...

The tricky part of the install for me was the "rivet" bolts on the tabs. They worked very well, but it took me a bit to figure them out. I used a 1/2" drillbit for the holes, then just wallowed them out a little. Would advise caution on that part primarily because the install is easier if the rivet can actually be shoved up into the hole and stay there on it's own rather than falling out, etc. My impact wrench made this part a lot easier too.

Aside from that I hit each recessed allen bolt (highly recommend) with a little spray paint. It rained the day after install, and I noticed small rust spots on the allen bolts where my wrench had bit into the sides slightly. No biggy though... very happy with the hardware.
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I got mine today at 4:00 here is some pics! Yes I already primed them I felt like a kid a Christmas tearing the box open!!!

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Here is the primed!

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