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Old 01-13-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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Rocker protection that don't need drilling...

I've been looking for rock sliders that don't require me to drill on my jeep... Does anybody have any experience with these?
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Pics of them installed maybe?

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Old 01-13-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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Looks like a bolt goes thru the tube to me!! Right in above the slider bar.

what about sliders that bolt to the frame instead of the body?


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Old 01-13-2008, 09:42 PM   #3
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whats wrong with drilling?
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:48 PM   #4
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looking at the install instructions it doesn't look like it goes too far under the jeep like shrockworks or PSC does... I don't think I'd trust it. pulus you only have 3 mounting points from what it looks like.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:22 AM   #5
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From what I have been told here!! Tub mounted sliders are stronger than frame mounted sliders. Alot of people say that the frame mounted sliders are just like the factory nerf bars as far as stregth.
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From what I have been told here!! Tub mounted sliders are stronger than frame mounted sliders. Alot of people say that the frame mounted sliders are just like the factory nerf bars as far as stregth.

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They may be a tad bit more sturdy but if you come down hard on 'em they will fail and do more damage than drilling a few holes.
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Alot of people say that the frame mounted sliders are just like the factory nerf bars as far as stregth.
All that would prove is alot of people are not as smart as you think they are.
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i know a guy that beats his rig pretty hard and he runs the ones pictured above (in the up position) and they have done their job and held up fine. the brackets have bent on them but they haven't bent up to the rocker. i like body mounted sliders though.
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Looks like a bolt goes thru the tube to me!! Right in above the slider bar.

what about sliders that bolt to the frame instead of the body?

mine are simular - welded to the frame - may not be what you're looking for
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:05 PM   #10
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These are the ones I like... honestly I doubt I will be bangin' on them too hard. I just want some on there. Didn't really feel like drilling holes.

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I have the Jeeperman ones that attach to the frame. You cant get them new anymore, people do sell used ones from time to time though. They require no holes to be drilled in the Jeep. I have had the entire weight of my Jeep sit on them, drop on them and used as a pivot point for me to get around a tree stump.

But you can still get the Detours Drop Kick sliders http://www.detoursusa.com/dropkicks.php They attach the same way and are just as tough.


I will agree that the tub mounted sliders are tougher and stronger. But unless you live in a place that lets you run the hammers or hells gate all the time its really not needed. I have seen a set of the detours get pounded on for 2 years by a guy in our Jeep club and his rockers are still just as straight as a stock Jeep.
But to be honest my main purpose for them was they are a much better step for the (vertically challenged) wife then the tube type rockers. Who informed me when I bought the Jeep that "if I was going to lift this one like the last one, it better have a step on it."
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:51 PM   #12
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go for it then. they look pretty good and should hold up to whatever you do.

they are expensive though. if you got the cash then get them.
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I would stop worrying about drilling and install the best solution even if it requires you to drill a few holes. Your Jeep isn't going to be harmed, nor will its resale value be hurt. Tub mounted rocker guards are installed after drilling around a half-dozen holes but this type is, by far, the strongest most protective rocker guard you can install. Get over the problem with drilling. Afterall the factory put enough holes into the Jeep in order to make it. If you're worried about corrosion, just dab a little paint around the hole. The tub is made from galvanized steel anyway so corrosion with the tub's sheet metal is not a problem. Older Jeeps and Wranglers did not use galvanized steel for the tub but '97 and newer Jeeps do.

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