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nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 06:47 PM

Which Rock Sliders?
 
hello.

iīm going to order some rock sliders for me at 4wd.com.
but i donīt know which one.

are the olympic slider rock rails a good choice? they are bolt-on and easy to install. but will they give me a good underbody protection?

the poison spider rocker knockers look stronger to me. but are they as easy to install as the olympics?

or are some other brands better?

thanks for your help.
nicolas-eric :punk:

cherokee980 02-28-2008 06:55 PM

Good questions......I would like to know as well!

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 07:00 PM

btw. i donīt do any rockcrawling. we donīt have offroad parks with rocks here in germany. only sand, mud and small stones...

how do these rocker guards look with a 2" BL?

orange05tj 02-28-2008 07:04 PM

Not sure on others, but I just recieved mine. Got them from Northridge4X4. Gotta bolt them up this weekend.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...otos397300.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...otos397302.jpg

lost 02-28-2008 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 199971)
btw. i donīt do any rockcrawling. we donīt have offroad parks with rocks here in germany. only sand, mud and small stones...

how do these rocker guards look with a 2" BL?

out of the two, I would get the poison spyder ones.
also, check out the shrokworks and the A to Z fabrication rockers. (but, I dont know if they ship over there)

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 07:06 PM

@orange05tj:

i looks like you have to drill into the frame when you install them. the olympics look like them, but for them you donīt have to drill.
the PSCs are bigger and cover the body to the frame under the jeep.

lost 02-28-2008 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orange05tj (Post 199980)
Not sure on others, but I just recieved mine. Got them from Northridge4X4. Gotta bolt them up this weekend.


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...otos397300.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...otos397302.jpg

what brand?

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 07:08 PM

i have a big in store credit at 4wd.com, thatīs why i want to order there.

orange05tj 02-28-2008 07:10 PM

RockHard4x4.

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 07:14 PM

the olympics are only mounted with 3 bolts. i donīt think that they are really strong.

@orange05tj:
could you please take some pics when you install your rocker guards? are these the same? http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...6&partID=14317

lost 02-28-2008 07:17 PM

also check out the genright's

http://www.4wd.com/jeep-parts.aspx?c...=418&plID=1259


the olympics dont look strong at all

orange05tj 02-28-2008 07:18 PM

those are the ones I got. Northridge4x4 had free shipping. I'll post pics this weekend. Still waiting for the UPS man to finish his deliveries here.

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 07:21 PM

so many different products. and i donīt know how to make my decision... :confused::zap:

orange05tj 02-28-2008 07:25 PM

I got these ones for the price

whiteyj 02-28-2008 07:25 PM

I have the PSC's on my YJ. Once I got over the 18 week wait :mad: they were great. Bolt to the tub plus the tie into the body mount. You sandwich it in and cut 3/16 off the body bushing. They aren't going anywhere.

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 07:34 PM

the rock hard sliders seem to be stronger than the qlympics and still easy to install.

are thy bolted directly to the frame? or do i have to put some plastic or vinyl between them?

orange05tj 02-28-2008 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 200014)
the rock hard sliders seem to be stronger than the qlympics and still easy to install.

are thy bolted directly to the frame? or do i have to put some plastic or vinyl between them?

Not sure if they are stronger, but they are 3/16" steel plate and weigh alot. The UPS man almost broke his back carrying the box. I put one up to the Jeep and the spacers on the bottom are on the body, not the frame. I'm guessing that I drill through the floor and use the 2" bolts and nylock washers that came with them. I'll know more this weekend. Seems pretty easy to do.

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 07:44 PM

sorry i meant the frame and not the body... :doh:


are they really that heavy? then i hope that the shipping costs to germany arenīt to expensive for me... :confused: :eek:

orange05tj 02-28-2008 07:49 PM

Heres a pic of the spacers that are on the bottom. It says to drill up and use the provided hardware.

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...otos397305.jpg

orange05tj 02-28-2008 07:51 PM

After looking at the Olympics, it says they require no drilling, just bolt up. Sounds weak to me. Whats holding the sides up?

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 08:07 PM

at the side is only 1 bolt. hereīs the manual:
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/31162.pdf

are the rock hard sliders strong enough to use them with a hilift to lift the TJ?

orange05tj 02-28-2008 08:15 PM

I don't have a highlift jack, not sure. I would think so.

rthdtj 02-28-2008 08:22 PM

I've had my since 04' & really dont remember what brand they are but..when I installed them I ran a bead of black RVT silicone around the edges & bolt holes just to keep the grime out from between them & the body. Good luck, Oh, I also bought the sliders with horizontal rub bars vs the angled ones because they offered a better step. I'll shut up now.......:) later

dave@rokmen 02-28-2008 08:22 PM

I'd save the credit for some other items... and go with some good rock sliders.

Want the best - buy the best... ;)

http://www.rokmen.com/products/rocke...ker_armor.html

orange05tj 02-28-2008 08:33 PM

Well I wouldn't think you'd recommened another brand. Thats like me recommending a non-union scab outfit to install fire protection systems in a building. I'd tell them you get what you pay for. I am happy with the sliders I purchased, good price and took 3 days to get. No complaints here.

bluvikng 02-28-2008 08:33 PM

I love you man, but can you not do anything, without approval????????? Shit, a little research, and you would have your questions, answered,

What lift should I use, what tire should I get, what light would blind the on coming traffic, the best. Come on people, do the research, and adjust those damn fog lights where you don't blind everyone, coming towards you. Shjot fire!!!!!!!!!!!!..........:D


Ok, Ok, I hate helpless people..........sheeeesh............:flipoff::flip off::flipoff:

nicolas-eric 02-28-2008 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dave@rokmen (Post 200045)
I'd save the credit for some other items... and go with some good rock sliders.

Want the best - buy the best... ;)

http://www.rokmen.com/products/rocke...ker_armor.html

that ones look very strong.
what would shipping to germany cost?

4point 02-28-2008 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orange05tj (Post 200048)
Well I wouldn't think you'd recommened another brand. Thats like me recommending a non-union scab outfit to install fire protection systems in a building. I'd tell them you get what you pay for. I am happy with the sliders I purchased, good price and took 3 days to get. No complaints here.

Union labor is better? Thats just a line the union pounds into the members heads.

Abolish the Bacon-Davis act.

Scoob 02-28-2008 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orange05tj (Post 200048)
I'd tell them you get what you pay for.

You get the same exact functional fire system for 1/2 the price? hehehehehe

Tj Bunch 02-28-2008 10:46 PM

Blue Play Nice don't be so grumpy.......Nic I like Poison Spyder but they take a while to get. The rockman's will probbaly ship rightaway.


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