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09-04-2012 05:35 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by 99er View Post
There made of 3/16 steel with a bedliner finish. The hardware that comes with is stainless steel. The rails bolted into 2 body mounts on the bottom and I drilled 7 holes into the tub on the side. I'm pretty slow and it took me about 4 hours spread over two evenings to install. Did not have any problems with the install.
I ordered these today. How hard was mounting it to the body mounts? Anyone have pictures or instructions on how to do that? I saw on the website for these that they do NOT come with instructions.
09-03-2012 11:37 PM
jrussblues Mine are 3x4 1/4" angle iron. Ground to fit, bed lined, and held in by 5/9" grade 8 bolts. All together cost around 85 bucks. I will not add the cost of the broken hand I got when fabbing because unlike me, everyone else is careful with a drill. I will say they are ridiculously tough. I plan on welding on side steps soon.
09-03-2012 11:13 PM
99er
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Originally Posted by Some Farkin Guy View Post
Okay, i like ^those^ and they are right in my price range. Are they made well? How was the install? Anyone else have these?

I also like these Rugged Ridge ones.
There made of 3/16 steel with a bedliner finish. The hardware that comes with is stainless steel. The rails bolted into 2 body mounts on the bottom and I drilled 7 holes into the tub on the side. I'm pretty slow and it took me about 4 hours spread over two evenings to install. Did not have any problems with the install.
09-03-2012 08:23 PM
DevilDogDoc
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Originally Posted by Whitetj05 View Post
I have set mine down on plenty of rocks and can say they have held up great. You keep spending your money on expensive parts and I'll keep saving money and putting it into more parts. We should compare our jeeps and see where they sit. I promise mine is far more hooked up
Why don't you fill out your profile do we can all ooh and aah about how "hooked up" your rig is?
09-03-2012 08:17 PM
DevilDogDoc I think anything that bolts to the tub from underneath and from the side will be the strongest. Like so.

09-03-2012 07:56 PM
Water Dog I like the top shelf material and first class welding on my Rockmen's. I also like the fact that I can use it as a jack point to easily lift the entire side of the Jeep. Had to do a little repainting after this ride.
09-03-2012 06:42 PM
JPi1 We have installed many different brands of sliders on jeeps, but if I still owned a TJ, I'd go with Savvy off road units. Very good design, and I've seen how they not only hold up to rocks, but a roll over didn't phase them at all.
09-03-2012 06:31 PM
orange05tj http://northridge4x4.com/shop/rock-h...ubing-rh3001sc



Ive had these for about 5 years now. They take a beaten. Only thing i did was resprayed them with bed liner about a month ago.
09-03-2012 06:08 PM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by 99er View Post
Here's what I installed last week. Happy with them and cost about $200 shipped.
97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rock Crawler Rocker Guard Sliders +Body Guard Bar | eBay
Okay, i like ^those^ and they are right in my price range. Are they made well? How was the install? Anyone else have these?

I also like these Rugged Ridge ones.
09-03-2012 09:34 AM
Irongrave I run old warns that have taken a hell of a beating with no issues. but I would like to add a "step" or kicker on them to keep the rig off trees where I wheel. my dad runs AtoZ rockers with steps. Jeep® TJ Wrangler (1997-2006) Rocker Guards
09-03-2012 08:39 AM
Ravenworks
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ View Post
The first hole is always the scariest. Then it gets to be fun.
That's what she said.
09-02-2012 11:04 PM
Whitetj05
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedRubicon
Buy some quality sliders, bite the bullet and drill the tub.

Chinese garbage + "hooked up" =
Have u seen them in person?
09-02-2012 11:02 PM
UnlimitedRubicon Buy some quality sliders, bite the bullet and drill the tub.





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Originally Posted by Whitetj05 View Post
You keep spending your money on expensive parts and I'll keep saving money and putting it into more parts. We should compare our jeeps and see where they sit. I promise mine is far more hooked up

Chinese garbage + "hooked up" =
09-02-2012 11:00 PM
Whitetj05
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ
I fail to see how that design using Chinese manufacturing with the cheapest possible tubing and bad welds is going to hold up to abuse against any rocks I see. If they work for you, great. The tube design in itself is bad enough at being a rock magnet to get hung up on rocks let alone not folding up into the tub. I'm not going to get in a pissing contest with you and your "hooked up" Jeep.

Back to OP. Have you thought about looking for used Rubicon rocker covers? A lot of them may be looking into replacing what they have and selling the old ones off on eBay or CL.
I must admit I thought you were referring to xrc sliders not src. I have to xrc and I would put them up against any American made overpriced sliders on the market. You def. don't want to get into a pissing contest with me my friend
09-02-2012 08:05 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by rbkelley89 View Post
id go with something like i have that will actually save your jeeps rocker from being damaged from rocks Smittybilt Part 76641 - SRC Rocker Guard
I've personally watched that exact part fail at the frame and fold up into the tub, doing the damage a proper rocker guard prevents. Everyone who knows anything about proper rock slider fastening knows that frame-mounted units like that, especially those that rely on such a small mounting area, won't hold up to abuse where proper rocker guards are actually needed. Plus, the clearance loss just sucks. There's no reason to dog on someone that obviously knows a thing or two about the proper methods of tub protection.
09-02-2012 07:08 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by Whitetj05 View Post
I have set mine down on plenty of rocks and can say they have held up great. You keep spending your money on expensive parts and I'll keep saving money and putting it into more parts. We should compare our jeeps and see where they sit. I promise mine is far more hooked up
I fail to see how that design using Chinese manufacturing with the cheapest possible tubing and bad welds is going to hold up to abuse against any rocks I see. If they work for you, great. The tube design in itself is bad enough at being a rock magnet to get hung up on rocks let alone not folding up into the tub. I'm not going to get in a pissing contest with you and your "hooked up" Jeep.

Back to OP. Have you thought about looking for used Rubicon rocker covers? A lot of them may be looking into replacing what they have and selling the old ones off on eBay or CL.
09-02-2012 06:35 PM
Whitetj05
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ
Let me know how they work out for you when you come down on a rock.
I have set mine down on plenty of rocks and can say they have held up great. You keep spending your money on expensive parts and I'll keep saving money and putting it into more parts. We should compare our jeeps and see where they sit. I promise mine is far more hooked up
09-02-2012 04:00 PM
99er Here's what I installed last week. Happy with them and cost about $200 shipped.
97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rock Crawler Rocker Guard Sliders +Body Guard Bar | eBay
09-02-2012 03:31 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by rbkelley89 View Post
id go with something like i have that will actually save your jeeps rocker from being damaged from rocks Smittybilt Part 76641 - SRC Rocker Guard
Let me know how they work out for you when you come down on a rock.
09-02-2012 02:52 PM
aaron 06tj
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Originally Posted by rbkelley89 View Post
id go with something like i have that will actually save your jeeps rocker from being damaged from rocks Smittybilt Part 76641 - SRC Rocker Guard
i have these and love them i bought them locally from Toms 4x4 for 215 plus tax.
09-02-2012 02:22 PM
rbkelley89 id go with something like i have that will actually save your jeeps rocker from being damaged from rocks Smittybilt Part 76641 - SRC Rocker Guard
09-02-2012 01:52 PM
Kevinm2467
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Originally Posted by JDeBlois
Brooks Custom Concepts. I got 'em, love 'em.

Here's the only picture I have of 'em.
X2. I have the same set and love them.
09-02-2012 01:22 PM
Border Dave Here's an older thread. Some of the pictures no longer work: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-r...est-39644.html
09-02-2012 03:43 AM
Whitetj05 Smittybilts...cheap yet very effective. Remember they are going to get beat up and abused so don't break the bank on parts that are supposed to get torn up. Got mine for 250 to my door. Easy to put on and still look new. Every time they get scratched I rattle can em.
09-02-2012 02:32 AM
Sccrbrg
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Originally Posted by Some Farkin Guy

Where can I find them? When you get them I'd love to hear how the welds look, if the finish on them is done nicely, how easy the install is, etc.
You can probably get them a number of places. I found them on the ace engineering site and at krawl offroad. I believe they were the same price at both, however I got them from krawl offroad because shipping was about 40 dollars cheaper.

lots and lots of reviews of them on this forum and google
09-02-2012 01:44 AM
Brad48178
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Originally Posted by jdeblois
brooks custom concepts. I got 'em, love 'em.

Here's the only picture i have of 'em.
x2
09-02-2012 01:28 AM
johnny102393
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Originally Posted by Some Farkin Guy View Post
That's what I'm afraid of! As of now, everything I've done can be reversed. I'm the same way with guns, always keeping the original parts, as if I'm ever going to downgrade it. lol
same with me i hate drilling holes in my jeep especially to the tub thats why i want sliders that are bolt on im not doing anything extreme to need somthing that strong
09-02-2012 01:25 AM
BLK00TJ Nah,. you can reverse hole drilling with a few welds and paint.
09-02-2012 01:23 AM
Some Farkin Guy
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ View Post
The first hole is always the scariest. Then it gets to be fun.
That's what I'm afraid of! As of now, everything I've done can be reversed. I'm the same way with guns, always keeping the original parts, as if I'm ever going to downgrade it. lol
09-02-2012 01:15 AM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by Some Farkin Guy View Post
I'm not completely opposed to drilling, I just don't need the extra protection since I don't crawl on rocks. I want them to protect against sliding into trees, dirt, and other softer obstacles. I know I'll be reluctant to drill that first hole, but maybe I should go ahead and get used to it if I ever want to install hood vents.
The first hole is always the scariest. Then it gets to be fun.
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