Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > Smittybilt XRC Rock Sliders

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Smittybilt XRC Rock Sliders Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-26-2013 08:52 AM
thgr8alex Sweet!
This is what was on there by the PO:
Attachment 241290

And then the xrc sliders. I like them much better
Attachment 241289
04-26-2013 08:40 AM
cudruln They drain fine. I have not had any issues with mine.
04-26-2013 08:35 AM
thgr8alex I wasnt worried about rubbing paint because theyre solid for sure, i was worried about water/moisture getting in and rusting, also dirt getting in and gritting and stuff. But thats how everyone else runs them. I think they drain fairly easy
04-26-2013 08:24 AM
cudruln Plus if you mount them properly they will not be moving around enough to rub any paint.
04-26-2013 08:17 AM
Originally Posted by cudruln View Post
Don't do the silicone bead, it can be regrettable. It is nice to be able to wash dirt and debris out from the top. Just my opinion.
Well thats actually a pretty good point...
04-26-2013 08:05 AM
cudruln Don't do the silicone bead, it can be regrettable. It is nice to be able to wash dirt and debris out from the top. Just my opinion.
04-25-2013 09:56 PM
thgr8alex Alright! They arrived today and put them on this evening. Dont have pics yet because it got dark. The entry guards had to come off due to the sliders coming up right where the door is. Those were also the first holes i drilled in my jeep. First was scary and after that it was no problem haha. Everything went smoothly besides one rusted body mount bolt which took a little bit of man to get off. havent done the silicone bead, will be doing that tommorrow. They look pretty cool though! I like them. They are pretty solid too, i dont see them getting dented too terribly easy. Will post pics tomorrow!
04-25-2013 09:47 AM
Originally Posted by thgr8alex View Post
A set ofentry guards that go down from where the door hits about a half inch or so.
They won't come up that high on the body.
04-25-2013 08:15 AM
Originally Posted by steveo8x8 View Post
I didnt have to trim mine at all. over the years they compress so i was able to right on top.
Thats what i thought. Ok cool thanks!
04-25-2013 12:36 AM
steveo8x8 I didnt have to trim mine at all. over the years they compress so i was able to right on top.
04-25-2013 12:31 AM
thgr8alex Also, for those who have installed, did yall do the step about trimming or grinding down body mounts bushings? Or did you skip this and just set them on top without trimming?
04-25-2013 12:20 AM
thgr8alex Will do, ill post back on here once installed and let everyone know how it went and post pics. If and when yiu order them, i suggest autoanything. I checked everywhere for pricing and autoanythings website said call for best prices so i did, and got the best price haha. I think i have to remove my entry guards to fit sliders properly, will remove those tomorrow and hopefully start install if fedex arrives at a decent hour. I also plan on running the bead of clear silicone on the top to water/dirt proof them and protect the panels. Ill take pics and post up here whenever i get the chance!
04-24-2013 11:36 PM
janosko9424 Let me know how it all goes when you get everything on it would be cool if you kept me updated. Those are the same sliders I'm looking at
04-24-2013 11:02 PM
thgr8alex Ok new question:
The sliders are gonna be here tomorrow and i noticed that the new sliders go all the way up to the door from the bottom of body. Or at least appear to be close to it. And the PO installed these:

Attachment 240772

A set ofentry guards that go down from where the door hits about a half inch or so. If no one knows ill just find out tomorrow when i line them up. I just like being proactive and getting it all ready for me. If anyones had the same setup or can tell me how far up the xrc sliders go up so i can know whether to remove the entry guards or not. Theyre on with 3m adhesive which turned out to be not so fun to remove once the old sliders got pulled. But ill do it and would like to before they arrive so i dont get set back! Any advice or close up pics would help!! Thanks!
04-23-2013 02:22 PM
thgr8alex Perfect! Ya ive heard pretty good things about them. I was just worried about water/moisture getting in and rusting. But i think a clear coat of silicone will appease me so i can sleep at night even if it is made to drain haha good idea! Will definately give it a try. I cant wait to get them in and on!!! I ordered mine from autoanything and i got my front xrc bumper there too. The customer service and people on the phone is outstanding. I love working with them and the prices i get too!!!
04-23-2013 02:04 PM
steveo8x8 Ya I love mine too not a single complaint about them
04-23-2013 01:16 PM
Gunner My buddy has them on his 2013 sport and he beats the heck out of them. No problems so far.
04-23-2013 01:15 PM
torcez1 I don't have that type of slider but any metal on metal will wear on the paint. If you never plan on taking off the sliders I would bolt them solid and run a bead of clear silicone on the TOP to keep water and fine dirt out.
04-23-2013 01:11 PM
steveo8x8 I have them but didn't put a rubber gasket inside at all I just painted the holes to keep them from rusting
04-23-2013 01:10 PM
NC Bear mine did not come with anything. It looks like the way it is designed is for water drain from the bottom.

I had thought about a gasket but I don't think it is necessary.

I like mine, by the way
04-23-2013 12:47 PM
thgr8alex Anyone?
04-22-2013 07:39 PM
Smittybilt XRC Rock Sliders

The PO put on chrome side plate with 3m adhesive. it was a PITA to get all that crap off. But its off and i was searching around and thought about the stock rubi rockers so i called the dealership just to see... They said ya thatll be 475...for the left side...and i laughed and said ok thanks bye. So i pulled the trigger on some smittybilt xrc rock sliders with tube. I dont do alot of hardcore wheeling. Its all light trails and such and i love the xrc look as i have the xrc front bumper. My question is for anyone who has these or knows... Do they come with some sort of a rubber gasket to prevent water from getting inside or do i need to buy some? Or are they made to not need them? Thanks!

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC