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Old 02-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Thoughts on rocksliders

I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on some rock sliders.

Ya they look badass and change the look. Just wondering if its worth the $200 or is there something better you could do for $200 to make your jeep stand out

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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I decided to go the slider route because I wanted something more functional/better looking than a regular side step. The ones I got weren't all that flashy but for me they were worth it. It's all a matter of personal preference.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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You have a picture with it? Because I have a white jeep too
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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Doubles as a nice step and I can rest my foot on it with the doors off.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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Doubles as a nice step and I can rest my foot on it with the doors off.
Pictures please
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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I was thinking about getting the smitty one not the spider
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:04 PM   #8
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I got the Savvy ones. 3/16 Aluminum body mount and steel rock rail.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:06 AM   #9
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I actually have a silver jeep but at times it looks white. These are body armor sliders.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #10
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Currie Rockribz. For what the OP is looking for though Smitty is probably fine assuming they don't rust off the Jeep. He did say he wants a "badass look"
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on some rock sliders.

Ya they look badass and change the look. Just wondering if its worth the $200 or is there something better you could do for $200 to make your jeep stand out
If youre looking to avoid drilling into the tub ACE rock sliders are a good alternative IMO.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #12
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Shoot man. Make your own if u have the tools. If u don't have the tools do what u can then take the metal to a muffler shop and I bet they will weld it up for ya. Maybe even for as cheap as a case of beer !!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #13
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these are pretty identical to the smittybilt but are less $$$, same install instructions. They look good and are very functional on the trails. They seem to change price every now and then. I picked them up for 165, free shipping, no tax.

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #14
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and yes, they are definitely worth the money as they will prevent damage on the trails.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #15
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I made my own, haven't got them mounted yet but here are some pics of before I painted them

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So far all they have cost me is 8 bucks for 2 grinding wheels, and 8 bucks for a can of bedliner, had the metal and everything laying around
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I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on some rock sliders.

Ya they look badass and change the look. Just wondering if its worth the $200 or is there something better you could do for $200 to make your jeep stand out
I'm a huge fan of sturdy rocker guards, but that's because I beat the hell out of my Jeep on large rocks. My motivation for installing them was simply to protect the sides of the tub, and they do an excellent job.



Do I think they look bad ass? You bet. Do I think the average onlookers thinks so? Not at all. They don't stand out visually since they are black and my Jeep is black, and most non-Jeepers assume they are some strange type of step for climbing up into the Jeep. Other rock crawlers recognize them for what they are, of course, and they can tell how I use my vehicle without either of us saying a word. It's like a secret handshake or something.

Oh, one more side benefit to rocker guards with tubing: they offer fantastic protection against door dings in parking lots.
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I bought Trail Gear Sliders. I saw them on sale a couple years ago for half price. I bought them. So far so good. They have done a lot of rubbing against trees, but I do not wheel where there are huge rocks.
When compared next to my friend's A to Z sliders, his rail is definitely beefier, but he paid 3 times as much.
My sliders work 1000X better than the Derf bars that I had on the Jeep when I first bought it.
The Dork bars attached to the frame and started bending up towards the tub.
I would discourage anyone who wheels their Jeep on buying Derf bars.






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Old 02-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #18
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If you plan on actually using the rocker guards for their intended use, you need body mounted units. If all they're being used for is a step and to 'look cool' then it doesn't really matter.

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