By "stock sliders", I assume you mean the diamond plate rocker guards?
You could find a set of used stock steps. They work very well for, well, a step, if you're not worried about tearing them off, off road.
Thats how the stock ones bolt up, on two of the body mounts. If you wheel they'll find a way to get dented if your on the rocks. I was in the sand on hill climbs and God knows how, but it bent down, not up into the tub. No idea how such a thing was even possible. But they did make it for 6 ish wheeling trips before that
Poverty/College Budget 2004 TJ 2.5" RC coils, 1.25" BL, M95 shocks 4.5" up 4.75" down travel front, 4.7" up, 5.3" down rear