Not a whole lot of input for you but I do like Rough Country and for the money they do look good and should hold up good. You are right though you will slightly have less clearance, it is better to mount to the Tub vs the Frame but Rock Sliders that mount to the Tub will most likely cost $300-$400. So it all depends how much you want the little extra clearance? Both mounting ways will be pretty solid.
2006 SE 2.4L(4 angry squirrels under the hood)
3.25" RC lift with quick discos, 31X10.50R15 Firestone Destination MT's mounted on 15X8 Black D Windowed Wheels with 4" BS, Magna Flow Exhaust, K&N Air Filter, Bushwacker Rocker and Corner Guards.
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