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InvertChaos 10-19-2011 09:00 PM

Rock Slider suggestions
 
I think its time for me to lose the plastic side steps and get me some rock sliders. What are the brands that people like and that are sturdy? I'd really like to get the ones that mount to the body mounts and possibly screw into the body itself, I want these to be tough. Strong enough to pivot the Jeep around a tree or be a jack point perhaps? So I'd like to find a decent quality set, without breaking the bank. Is ~$200 enough for a reasonable set? Any opinions are welcome :wavey:

Irongrave 10-19-2011 09:10 PM

AtoZ fab, there local to save on shipping (if I remember your in NJ)
Jeep® TJ Wrangler (1997-2006) Rocker Guards

CGreen 10-19-2011 09:15 PM

I have the Smittybilt XRC rock sliders.. I like them
,they mount the way you are looking for and look really tough.They totally change the look when getting rid of the stock steps.

UnlimitedLJ04 10-19-2011 09:26 PM

www.savvyoffroad.com
www.rokmen.com
www.poisonspydercustoms.com
www.shrockworks.com

matthewhashman 10-19-2011 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CGreen (Post 1673959)
I have the Smittybilt XRC rock sliders.. I like them
,they mount the way you are looking for and look really tough.They totally change the look when getting rid of the stock steps.


im prolly getting those as well and what irongrave posted they are nice but what i want makes them more expensive then the smittybilt ones.

BLK00TJ 10-19-2011 09:45 PM

My Rokmen's will be here on Friday. Can't wait to get them on the Pig.

dfry 10-19-2011 09:53 PM

I like my BCC Rock Sliders. Brook is a vender here. I paid $203 shipped from TX to MI.

ygohome 10-20-2011 01:46 AM

Another decision to make when getting sliders is if you want tubes welded to the sides. My first set of sliders had this. My current set does not. They both get the job done.

the set with the tubes were eventually dented in pretty good and I eventually changed them out for some flat armor without the tube.


my old set and what it looked like underneath after I removed them:
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100008/2...12496229320002
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100008/2...12495343710001

you can see what can happen to the tub, the warping, if you don't have the sliders secured extremely well underneath the tub, like to the body mounts or some sort of internal reinforcement plate. Especially if you have tube welded to them causing more leverage when you hit them hard. I think almost all rocker armor nowadays addresses that issue. I simply decided against the tube slider on my replacement set.

good as new again with the replacement rocker armor:
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100090/i...12677546490001

ygohome 10-20-2011 02:17 AM

You can also sometimes get the rocker armor length from wheelwell to wheelwell or from flare to flare. I prefer wheelwell to wheel well only because I don't have flares.

00tj2 10-20-2011 03:59 AM

I have the warn's... Very heavy and tough.... Mount to the body tube only... Sides and bottom..... If I even bend these I have more to worry about than my tub...

Splnkr 10-20-2011 06:42 AM

You can also save some initial cash by buying them in the rough. That's what I did with my Shrockworks. Rattle canned them with Duplicolor Bed Armor.

Shrockworks Upgrades Photo Gallery by C. G. Anderson at pbase.com

IndyJeepMan 10-20-2011 07:27 AM

I believe PSC is selling whats leftover from Curries armor that they are discontinuing.

If they still have it, they are selling new, but with surface rust and no hardware, currie rock ribz for $125.

matthewhashman 10-20-2011 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ygohome (Post 1674708)
Another decision to make when getting sliders is if you want tubes welded to the sides. My first set of sliders had this. My current set does not. They both get the job done.

the set with the tubes were eventually dented in pretty good and I eventually changed them out for some flat armor without the tube.


my old set and what it looked like underneath after I removed them:
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100008/2...12496229320002
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100008/2...12495343710001

you can see what can happen to the tub, the warping, if you don't have the sliders secured extremely well underneath the tub, like to the body mounts or some sort of internal reinforcement plate. Especially if you have tube welded to them causing more leverage when you hit them hard. I think almost all rocker armor nowadays addresses that issue. I simply decided against the tube slider on my replacement set.

good as new again with the replacement rocker armor:
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100090/i...12677546490001



1 nice jeep
2 thanks about the tube step thing. i didnt think about that.

GoldenSahara00 10-20-2011 06:23 PM

Indys right but I think they are all sold out now. they were close last time I looked. Anyways invert I will PM you with a nice link :)

lancetkenyon 10-20-2011 06:25 PM

I like my Warn sliders too. They take a serious beating, and mine are a testament to how well they can hold up to lots of abuse.

IndyJeepMan 10-20-2011 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancetkenyon
I like my Warn sliders too. They take a serious beating, and mine are a testament to how well they can hold up to lots of abuse.

The Lance stamp of approval is a good one..

Theres not an inch that isnt scratches or dented! Lol.

ygohome 10-20-2011 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancetkenyon (Post 1676765)
I like my Warn sliders too. They take a serious beating, and mine are a testament to how well they can hold up to lots of abuse.

ha, thats a fact Lance! whats the nickname for your jeep? "the golden raisin"?

I remember looking for warn sliders when I needed a set but 4 wheelers and all other places I looked had them on backorder. The Warn sliders have kept your rockers dent free at least.

Talk to you later,

Ben

InvertChaos 10-20-2011 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irongrave (Post 1673942)
AtoZ fab, there local to save on shipping (if I remember your in NJ)
Jeep® TJ Wrangler (1997-2006) Rocker Guards

I'm in VA but close enough :wavey: Seems solid but a little expensive...

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 1674005)

Just looked at the prices and closed the tab :surrender: I'm sure these are the best of the best though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfry (Post 1674089)
I like my BCC Rock Sliders. Brook is a vender here. I paid $203 shipped from TX to MI.

Not bad at all. Do these mount to the body mounts or just to the body itself?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ygohome (Post 1674708)
Another decision to make when getting sliders is if you want tubes welded to the sides. My first set of sliders had this. My current set does not. They both get the job done.

the set with the tubes were eventually dented in pretty good and I eventually changed them out for some flat armor without the tube.


my old set and what it looked like underneath after I removed them:
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100008/2...12496229320002
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100008/2...12495343710001


you can see what can happen to the tub, the warping, if you don't have the sliders secured extremely well underneath the tub, like to the body mounts or some sort of internal reinforcement plate. Especially if you have tube welded to them causing more leverage when you hit them hard. I think almost all rocker armor nowadays addresses that issue. I simply decided against the tube slider on my replacement set.

good as new again with the replacement rocker armor:
http://gallery.me.com/brtii/100090/i...12677546490001

I want some tubes to act as a step. I don't think I'll be putting my Jeep what your put your through though!

zdragon 10-20-2011 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InvertChaos (Post 1673908)
I'd really like to get the ones that mount to the body mounts and possibly screw into the body itself, I want these to be tough. Strong enough to pivot the Jeep around a tree or be a jack point perhaps? So I'd like to find a decent quality set, without breaking the bank. Is ~$200 enough for a reasonable set? Any opinions are welcome :wavey:


ACE slider bolts directly to the body mount.
ACE JK Rock Sliders (2 Door)

InvertChaos 10-20-2011 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zdragon

ACE slider bolts directly to the body mount.
ACE JK Rock Sliders (2 Door)

Hmm these come powder coated too... I do have a 1.25" body lift so i wonder if these will sit below where they should or if i can put them on top of the body lift.

jkaufman_95 10-20-2011 11:00 PM

I'm getting skid row offroad mountain scape rockers

IXLR8 10-20-2011 11:03 PM

I like my shrockworks. There bullet proof! As for having tubes, I prefer them. Great as a step, and can keep that rock or whatever from sliding up into your door! IMO.

felix225 10-21-2011 05:10 AM

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3...0-14130721.jpg

I havent tested them out yet, but being 3/16" thick and rolling under and tieing into two of the body mounts, I feel as though they will do the job nicely..paid $220 shipped to the door for em.

Rakk17 10-21-2011 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felix225 (Post 1678364)
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3...0-14130721.jpg

I havent tested them out yet, but being 3/16" thick and rolling under and tieing into two of the body mounts, I feel as though they will do the job nicely..paid $220 shipped to the door for em.

Those look great. Which ones are those?

matthewhashman 10-21-2011 08:01 AM

x2 that

Got 4 Lo 10-21-2011 09:20 AM

Body armour makes a nice set for around that price and i have put them on the rocks and used my high lift on them, and they look good but thats just me

InvertChaos 10-21-2011 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by felix225

I havent tested them out yet, but being 3/16" thick and rolling under and tieing into two of the body mounts, I feel as though they will do the job nicely..paid $220 shipped to the door for em.

Which kind are those?

jkaufman_95 10-21-2011 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InvertChaos

Which kind are those?

They almost look like poison spider...

00tj2 10-21-2011 05:19 PM

those look pretty tough.... i was thinking about welding some bars like that to my warn's....

2002Apex 10-21-2011 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rakk17 (Post 1678532)
Those look great. Which ones are those?

that is hilarious.... ive jacked up my jeep with the old tire carrier as well.. really strong!


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