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Old 10-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Rokmen vs Savvy = Rock sliders.

Hey everyone

I'm slooowly building my Jeep.

I have been doing research on sliders for a while and narrowed it down between these 2... So far what I like about both

Rokmen - heavy duty, 1/4 inch thick, W2W. step sits further out
Saavy - light weight, low profile style of slider

I would like people's input and pictures on these 2...

I was leaning towards Saavy for the low profile and weight but I'm concerned about that step it looks small and the GF needs to be able to climb in. Also will a high lift jack work on the Savvy?

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Old 10-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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I've had the Rokmen Mercenary sliders for a couple of years and been very happy with them. I have used them for jack points a few times with no issues at all. I think you'll find the tubes on any rock sliders to be a little high to really be used effectively for a step unless your GF is really nimble.

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Old 10-02-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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The Savvy sliders are designed so they won't obstruct your forward progress while protecting the tub. Because of this, they aren't the best for using with a hi-lift. I've used a hi-lift on the sliders by placing a block of wood on the lip of the jack; that brings the lifting part of the jack level with the "lip" on the front. I'm not sure that this is the best practice, but it worked for what I was doing.

The Savvy sliders can be used as a step, but honestly I've never found any kind of step like that to be very useful. It typically makes it more awkward for me to get up in the Jeep, but YMMV. And for what it's worth, my wife who is 7 months pregnant has no issues getting into my TJ with a 4" SL and 1" BL on 35s.

The two sliders are vastly different; if a large step and hi-lift jacking point are your main concerns, the Savvy slider might not be the best fit for you. Personally, I like the design of Savvy's over most others because it is low-profile enough to keep you from getting hung up on the actual slider, yet it sticks out far enough to let you pivot around obstacles. I've seen enough people get rocks jammed in between tubes to get hung up to know that's not the style for me, but again YMMV.

And finally, check with Rokmen to see how fast their products are shipping. I know for a while there people were having a hard time getting things from Rokmen because they were moving. I'm not sure if that problem ever fixed itself or not, but there were quite a few who cancelled orders because they had been waiting for months. Rokmen is a good company though and makes excellent products, so should you decide to go with them I'm sure you'll be happy with what you get.
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I have Rokmen and have been very happy. Had them for a couple of years and they have held up very well and taken beatings with only scratching the paint. The rokmen guys are very helpful. I have several pics of them on my build page.

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I know it wasn't mentioned as a choice, but it does meet the criteria posted.......nice side step, hi lift designed, overlays tub bottom seamlessly.
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I have the Rokmen on my jeep. I love them, and me and my wife don't find them to be too high to be used as a step. Although I just step over them.

Install was simple.

I know about the weight savings of Savvy. The ONLY reason why I chose Rokmen over Savvy was because I preferred the look of them.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #7
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I enjoy the peace of mind knowing how solid the Rokmen Mercs went on, and that I can "kick" a hip out to catch a tree or rock and pivot without concern.

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I've had Savvy's rocker guards on both of my TJs... in my personal opinion, their three-piece design has it all over the common one or two-piece design.

They have an internal brace which together with the outer aluminum mounting base, 'sandwiches' the tub between them as you can see below. That significantly beefs up the design. My personal experience with a non-sandwiched (non-reinforced) design was a wrinkled tub on my previous TJ. Rocks pushed in so hard on my previous 4XDoctor rocker guards that didn't sandwich the tub that the bottom of the tub wrinkled severely.

There are some other rocker guards that offer internal bracing like comes with the Savvy, I strongly recommend holding out for that type of design if you enjoy doing tough trails.

Then to those two pieces that sandwich the tub to form the base of the slider you bolt the steel slider which, should you ever need to, is replaceable separately. Savvy offers a choice pf a carbon steel or a stainless steel slider. If you plan to paint or powder coat, the carbon steel is fine. If you plan to keep it a natural finish as I did on my previous TJ, the stainless steel version of the rub rail won't rust in its natural condition.

Here's a few pics of the installation of Savvy's on my previous TJ (stolen 3 years ago)... Savvy's rockers are on my present TJ as well. They'll hold up to whatever type of wheeling you enjoy... the toughest possible rock crawling trails won't faze them.
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Rokmen offers the internal brace, it's sold separately. I have it on mine.
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When I was researching sliders my requirements were strong, lightweight, and needed to have something of a step for wifey. I really liked the Savvy design but I felt their standard slider didn't provide enough foothold for my favorite Jeepin partner, so I continued to search. Shortly thereafter I saw a pic of another forum member's TJ and he had Savvy sliders with tubing instead of a rolled lip. A quick call to Gerald at Savvy confirmed that he did a limited run of tube style and they were still available. I purchased and installed a set.
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When I was researching sliders my requirements were strong, lightweight, and needed to have something of a step for wifey. I really liked the Savvy design but I felt their standard slider didn't provide enough foothold for my favorite Jeepin partner, so I continued to search. Shortly thereafter I saw a pic of another forum member's TJ and he had Savvy sliders with tubing instead of a rolled lip. A quick call to Gerald at Savvy confirmed that he did a limited run of tube style and they were still available. I purchased and installed a set.
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They are definitely not nerf bars however the step does aid wifeys entry into my TJ with 4" SL and 35s. I don't use them for entry. I just swing my right leg inside and pull myself up with the grab handle.
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Have you ever checked out T&T customs sliders? I just put some on my Lj they are built really well.
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I have never under stood why people say things like "they are strong enough to be used as a hi-lift jacking point". I have used a 2x4 that was 6" long under the tub and raised the side of the jeep. Does this mean wooden rockers will work on the trail? NO! Like JB said make sure you get the internal braces (Rokmen offers them). I too have the Rokmens and the bar will not help the GF. My wife actually prefers to get in without them and hates the bar as it gets in the way.


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Have you ever checked out T&T customs sliders? I just put some on my Lj they are built really well.
Thanks for the feedback so far! so hard because these are my fav 2 companies for armor so far.

CPTC223 the reason why I narrowed the tube style rockers to Rokmen is the overall design... Most other sliders are bent 90 degrees at the bottom against the tub and because of this the bottom of the slider is not actually lined up with the bottom of the tub because the area were the slider mounts too at the bottom is not flushed w/ the tub... Now this only applies to sliders that go further under the tub for the added protection. I'm not sure if anyone notices this but you can see the bottom of the slider hanging below the tub on alot of other rockers.

The Rokmen slider starts the bottom bend right at the end of the tub in an angle under the tub to the area that is not flushed with the tub and then bends again to 90 degrees which shows their focus on quality work. I have their rear bumper and they do really good work and is the reason I lean more towards the Rokmen... I attached a picture.

I have Savvy GTS and thats also really good.

These 2 are prob the best sliders on the market in my opinion its seems its more of preference of having the tube or the more uniform look. I personally like the step version from Savvy if I go w/ them.

Genright has that angle but its deeper so you have to bash your corners in so they will fit...

I'm still deciding between these 2 haha.
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You can mainly see the rocker hanging below on the ones that are not W2W...
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Are there any "no drill" sliders?
Or has anyone tried mounting theirs with VHB tape?
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Your TJ won't mind having holes drilled in for the proper mounting of real functional rocker guards. Don't worry about it. Once on you certainly won't be removing the rocker guards later. And double sided tape is the LAST method of attachment you'd want to attempt to use for anything strong enough to be used as serious protection.
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My T&T's bolt to the actual cab mounts and cover them from damage.
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Are there any "no drill" sliders?
Or has anyone tried mounting theirs with VHB tape?
If you are worried about holes do either frame mount or body mounts mount (not sure how to word that)
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Gonna create a new thread on this topic, since it's kinda specific.
Look for "VHB tape to secure rock sliders?"

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