|05-15-2009 04:39 PM|
|jgano23||1/8" is way too light imo. if you were to bend of crunch the rocker and decide to fix it it will cost way more that a good sturdy set of rocker guards. if you chose not to fix it then it will eventually rust through and be an even bigger PITA. i'd save up and go with a sturdy guard. mine are 3/16" and hold up just fine to rock smashes.|
|05-15-2009 04:23 PM|
|KBR97||Contra, you think that little nub of body on the jeep can just be flattened out with a couple smacks of a hammer?? Instead of cutting the the steel.|
|05-15-2009 12:29 PM|
I initially installed the Olympic rail guards but soon afterward added rock rails from Rugged Ridge. I wasn't really comfortable with only the 3/16 sheet metal on the rocker panel considering I split the chassis on a previous Jeep in that area.
Let me tell you, last week that setup paid for itself 10X when I side stepped my junk into the side of a tree. Just a small scratch on the front part of the rail... I would have imploded the rocker panel if it wasn't there for sure.
|05-15-2009 10:44 AM|
so i cut the angle iron to match like this
my Saw Zaw cut through it well, but it took 3 blades...lol
|05-13-2009 09:14 PM|
the other day i was thinking of doing that exact project with the angled steel,to protect the bottom and then also a flat piece of metal stock like 6 inches wide behind it to offer more protection on the sides.
Something like this.......
|05-13-2009 08:49 AM|
|Darton||I guess it's kinda one of those things where I'm asking myself if the price outways the benifet. For $100 I can get 1/8 sliders, for $250 I get 1/4 sliders. Is the extra 1/8 worth the $150 more? Then I ask myself if a bent rocker panel is worth $150.|
|05-13-2009 01:40 AM|
|jdhallissey||^ what you didn't karatie chop it to make it dust? I am disappointed|
|05-13-2009 01:36 AM|
|05-13-2009 01:33 AM|
|Contra||not adding a step to it, adding a step below it...|
|05-13-2009 01:24 AM|
|jdhallissey||that is going to be a lot of work to get a step on it.|
|05-13-2009 01:06 AM|
i agree, i will make some (steps) that stick out too
but this is a start for the guy on a budget...
|05-13-2009 01:05 AM|
|jdhallissey||That was a great idea on the home made ones. They don't add as much protection.. My sliders actually slide into the body mounts and protect them too. Then mine also have atube step to give the body 4 more inches of protection.|
|05-13-2009 12:56 AM|
mine are not the prettiest but they work well and are 1/4" thick
and best of all they cost less then $37
here is my write up
Home made Rock Sliders
|05-12-2009 11:00 PM|
|jdhallissey||Sliders are not to pricey. Mine were 265 with a tube step and they are 3/16ths. they weigh about 65-70 pounds a piece. What is your price range?|
|05-12-2009 09:58 PM|
|Darton||HMMM yeah I want to get something that'll hold up to light to moderate trails, and be able to handle a hi-lift jack. I didn't know if 1/8 would do that or not.|
|05-12-2009 07:54 PM|
Are we talking about those little burgers at White Castle? I love those things!!!
Oh... Rock sliders! I see... Wow, can't help. tiny has Schrockworks sliders and they are like 3/16 or a 1/4. But I will tell you, even at that thickness she bent one (the plate not the tube) when she came down on this huge rock while wheeling one time. Just food for thought.
|05-12-2009 07:31 PM|
|05-12-2009 06:01 PM|
|1BLKJP||I think the stock Rubicon sliders are about that thickness. They don't hold up very well to any good beatings. What makes you want to stay so thin on the materials? Weight? Cost?|
|05-12-2009 08:41 AM|
I've been looking for some sliders. Does anyone have 1/8in sliders? How have they held up? Should I even consider 1/8in sliders?