|01-11-2015 12:39 AM|
|Patricklbi||Just recently bought used Smittybilt side armors for my TJ. And was going to mount them by using self tapping bolts. Where on earth can I find these tapping bolts? I tried ACE hardware and couldn't find them. The manual says 3/8" x 1" bolts are to be used. Help will be much appreciated.|
|01-01-2013 03:02 PM|
|Water Dog||Love my Rokman's.|
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|11-18-2012 04:21 PM|
|JBD||you also might want to look at Hanson|
|11-16-2012 07:54 PM|
|jrussblues||Make your own. Another very durable low cost option.|
|11-16-2012 07:50 PM|
Can't believe you left out WARN.
With smitty nurfs, for the better half.
|11-16-2012 11:51 AM|
|homebrwd||You also left MetalCloak off the list, thats what I will be going with. They have a set for people without their fenders as well.|
|11-16-2012 11:47 AM|
|11-16-2012 11:41 AM|
|FireMike||Posion spider, And well used lol.|
|11-16-2012 08:25 AM|
I run Cassidy's on my LJ.
|11-16-2012 07:40 AM|
I have the RockHard ones without the tubes. Didnt need tubes since I had to get nerfs for the wife .. went to the group buy 4x4 site and got a great discount on them. They do require holes to be drilled but come with countersunk and smooth heads, so they finish out nicely.
heres the link
Rock Hard LJ Unlimited Rocker Sliders Unpainted w/o Side Tubing
Heres my Jeep with them on.
|11-15-2012 11:32 PM|
|11-15-2012 11:28 PM|
|ddjeeper||Get ace brand rock rails. I know a lot of people who have them on there jk's and they love them. They are very strong and are also made to fit TJ once I buy a lift ad tires I'm buying these rails. There about $225-250 the last time I looked so they aren't fairly expensive|
|11-15-2012 10:33 PM|
Anyone know how much the Savvy LJ sliders way vs full steel set from say Rokmen or Shrockworks?
Savvy = lbs?
Rokmen = lbs?
Shrockworks = 121 lbs
Narrowing down my options but want to understand if the weight savings of the Savvy option is worth the cost adder
|11-12-2012 01:25 AM|
|BostonJohn||Thanks for all the responses. I think Savvy is an hour of two away but worth the drive if I can save on shipping. I'll definately check out some of the options ya'll listed (and edit the list at the top of the thread).|
|11-10-2012 05:11 PM|
|Gunner||Savvy uses a 3/16 aluminum plate that goes from wheel well to wheel well and door to frame. Then they overlay that with a steel 3/16 plate. So that is 3/8 of an inch of protection that covers from your door sill to under your jeep. Then they add in a 3/8 thick aluminum plate inside the cab to sandwich the sheet metal and add even more strength. Hard to think all that is only 450.00|
|11-10-2012 03:25 PM|
|jeepwayoflife||Check these out. Look really well made and good price too. They just don't come painted, but thats easy. Definitely on my purchase list http://www.wranglerforum.com/f123/br...j7-176032.html|
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|11-10-2012 03:20 PM|
|Brad48178||I think just on e bay. There well built the one thing I would change is he uses grade 5 hardware I would switch to grade 8.|
|11-10-2012 03:01 PM|
|98 tj sport||Seems pretty reasonable they built pretty good? and does he just have a store on ebay or a website|
|11-10-2012 02:57 PM|
|Brad48178||I think I paid 250.00 shipped. He has set prices, but is open to offers.|
|11-10-2012 10:38 AM|
|98 tj sport||
|11-10-2012 09:35 AM|
|geiman||Not familiar with California, but if you're close to Savvy you should check them out in person. Hard to get much better than their sliders. Aluminum to keep them very light, and steel where it counts to hold up in the rocks. Plus if you're actually going to use them, the actual slider portion is easily replaced. I've had the entire weight of my Jeep slam onto their rockers more than a few times with no issues.|
|11-10-2012 09:25 AM|
|11-10-2012 09:22 AM|
|Brad48178||There's brooks custom concepts on e bay. He makes good stuff at good prices. I'm very happy with mine. The only thing I would do different I would have gone wheel well to wheel well instead of fender flare to fender flare.|
|11-10-2012 09:18 AM|
|Kota7x||You forgot Poison Spider Customs on that list. I have theirs and they are solid as a rock.|
|11-10-2012 08:41 AM|
tub mounted or nothing at all
|11-09-2012 11:25 AM|
TJ/LJ Rock Rail or Rock Slider Options
I've been doing a lot of searching around the forum lately for some rock slider options for my LJ. I started to create a list of different options out there and figured i'd just record it here if it helps others in the future.
Tub Mount Sliders
Brooks Custom Concepts
Frame Mount Sliders
Detours Offroad Drop Kick Slyders
Big Daddy Sliders
Body Armor Rockcrawler
N-Fab Rock Rails
From what i've read the tub mount sliders will provide the best performance/protection on the rocks, however, you'll need to drill into the tub to mount them. Poor installation would affect the level of protection afforded.
For frame mount sliders it seems they work for most with the risk that the rail flexes in towards the tub on hard impact and potentially dents the tub. Installation for frame mount sliders is essentially bolt-on.
I'm still deciding which direction to go on the tub vs frame mount. These won't just be decorative or used as a sidestep for me. I do expect to hit rocks now and then so I definately need something that can support the weight of the Jeep and provide protection.
Anyone care to expand upon the merits of tub mount vs frame mount?