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KingTJ 02-25-2013 06:34 PM

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Hi all,
Looking to purchase this type of rock slider with the step for my rig. Question is what brand/ make is the best for the money? And where is the best place to buy? I'm not against having someone on here quote me a price for ones they make themselves so by all means let me know. If there is a company your fond of feel free to inform me where the best place to buy is. Thanks!

Gunner 02-25-2013 10:39 PM

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Savvy for me. 3/16 aluminum and then 3/16 steel with a 3/16's aluminum plate inside which sandwiches your tub as solid as a bank vault. 450 with the forum discount.

KingTJ 02-25-2013 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunner
Savvy for me. 3/16 aluminum and then 3/16 steel with a 3/16's aluminum plate inside which sandwiches your tub as solid as a bank vault. 450 with the forum discount.

Did you order them in stainless and paint them yourself? Looked on there site and I don't see any that's been painted. If I were to go that route I would have to have them bed lined.

geiman 02-26-2013 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by KingTJ (Post 3420927)
Did you order them in stainless and paint them yourself? Looked on there site and I don't see any that's been painted. If I were to go that route I would have to have them bed lined.

They don't sell anything painted. Inevitably in shipping the parts will get tossed around and scratched so to avoid people complaining about parts arriving as such they sell everything bare. If you're going to be using them as rock sliders, I'd just go for painting them rather than using bedliner. You want something that slides easily, not a grippy surface.

But if they're just for looks, either way will work.

Gunner 02-26-2013 08:25 AM

I had mine powder coated. They came bare metal. I found a Spray paint that is pretty close for trail rash.

All Terrain JK 02-26-2013 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 3420848)
Savvy for me. 3/16 aluminum and then 3/16 steel with a 3/16's aluminum plate inside which sandwiches your tub as solid as a bank vault. 450 with the forum discount.

According to UPS these are sitting at my front door right now! You won't find a picture of these on their website. You have to call Gerald at savvy or email and find out if he has any left in stock.

KingTJ 02-27-2013 01:00 AM

Thanks guys! Anyone else have other suggestions..?

All Terrain JK 02-27-2013 03:59 AM

Got mine yesterday.

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Jeepzjlover 04-24-2013 09:49 PM

Why do these not look like the sliders on there site I haven't seen ones with tube on there is that something special?

907farmer 04-24-2013 10:04 PM

ARB on an 03 sport. Very nice and heavy duty. I ordered them from a local shop that charges me Internet prices and doesn't charge me shipping. Everywhere else was quoting me $200 plus for shipping.

Buckeye LJ 04-24-2013 10:05 PM

Brooks Custom Concepts on eBay. Mine look pretty good but haven't gotten to see how they hold up to boulders yet. Search on here too and you'll find plenty of pictures and reviews for all sorts of brands.

thgr8alex 04-24-2013 10:07 PM

I just ordered the smittybilt xrc sliders. Not as good of quality as savvy of course but half the price and heard theyre actually decent on trails and dont break. Paint is theyre main problem as it comes off easy. Not anything a can of spray paint wont fix!

Jgood738 04-24-2013 10:26 PM

JCR Offroad

$269 + $50 shipping. There's a 12-15 day wait atm.

http://www.jcroffroad.com/mm5/graphi...sc_350x200.jpg

Riverdude 04-24-2013 10:31 PM

One word ROKMEN

All Terrain JK 04-25-2013 05:42 AM

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Why do these not look like the sliders on there site I haven't seen ones with tube on there is that something special?

They are not really special that I know of they just don't really advertise them. I seen a couple of forum members running them on their rigs and liked them better than the standard sliders. I called Gerald at Savvy and requested them. This is how they look installed.


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I have read that the other type is a bit stronger but these are still 3/16 aluminum overlapped with 3/16 steel. They attached with about 20 bolts per side plus have an aluminum backer inside the tub. These are plenty strong enough for my needs.

geiman 04-25-2013 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeepzjlover (Post 3679488)
Why do these not look like the sliders on there site I haven't seen ones with tube on there is that something special?

From what I understand, Gerald did a limited run on them. How many they still have in stock I'm not sure, your best bet will be to call them and find out.

Savvy builds products for people that wheel hard, particularly in rocks. Keeping this in mind should make it easy to see why their main sliders are designed the way they are. Just this past weekend I watched a JK on 37s get stuck because his tire picked up a large rock and it got hung up on the front edge of the tube. If there was no tube sticking out, that wouldn't have happened. Savvy's tube sliders are still slightly better in this regard, but I wouldn't personally run them because of that regardless. Their regular "step" sliders work quite well.

If you search on JeepForum you'll see where many people complained enough that they designed the tube slider you see, but in the end not enough people put their money where their mouth was to actually make them into a full production piece. Maybe that has changed, but like you said they aren't on their site.

All Terrain JK 04-25-2013 06:46 AM

Yeah we don't have a lot of rock climbing opportunities here in Michigan, mainly gravel pits and lots of two tracks. They do protect my rockers when I play in the washouts and will work fine for the occasional trip to Moab. Btw geiman, it was your pics that convinced me to buy Savvys and Gunner's sold me on the style.

Jeepzjlover 04-25-2013 06:53 AM

I really like this style too. I see no reason why one couldn't make another reinforcement that ties it into the area where the seat bolts in so it couldn't try to push the tub in at the top

All Terrain JK 04-25-2013 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeepzjlover (Post 3680539)
I really like this style too. I see no reason why one couldn't make another reinforcement that ties it into the area where the seat bolts in so it couldn't try to push the tub in at the top

I don't think strength in that area would be much of an issue. The middle 6 bolts though-bolt the tub and a 10"x3"x1/4" aluminum plate that sandwiches all three together. The bottom three of those six also go through the 3/16" steel slider. It would take quite a lot of force to damage the tub. They also wrap the bottom of the tub almost to the frame. If you want after work I can post more detailed pics.

All Terrain JK 04-25-2013 08:11 AM

Check out this thread.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/savv...cs-220763.html

Jeepzjlover 04-25-2013 08:34 AM

I'm gonna have to call Gerald today I really like those tube ones and since Rokmen doesn't wanna get my order out id be glad top cancel and give Gerald more business

Water Dog 04-25-2013 08:47 AM

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one word rokmen

^^^x2

Jeepzjlover 04-25-2013 08:51 AM

Rokmen has had me waiting for a month now and I know of another guy that's been waiting since January. Right now they have my money but I have yet to get the product I'm tired of hearing for Weeks were waiting on the laser cutter. Enough is enough if savvy has what I need I'll give my business to him. He's treated me great so far!

Jwolfer 04-25-2013 11:57 AM

I got the JCR sliders and they are awesome. Highly recommended.

http://i.imgur.com/7moHPOm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jlcvEgx.jpg

Jeepzjlover 04-25-2013 12:44 PM

Gonna be being savvy with tube sliders as normal Gerald was great to deal with told me if he can't get my tubes to me in time he'll get the base plate so I atleast have something. Thanks Gerald gonna be ordering tonight. Jeff at Rokmen was very courteous about me canceling my order and said they are backed up cuz of the laser cutter and not sure when things will get back to normal once they get things straightened out I'm sure they'll be great again.

DutchmansLJ 04-25-2013 01:32 PM

I dont have them yet but POISON SPYDER makes some bad ass ones as well doesnt hurt to give them a look. and check northridge4x4.com they will carry alot of brands and free shipping and tax over $100

T2000J 04-25-2013 05:56 PM

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AtoZ Fabrication...Made In the USA :thumb:

Jeepzjlover 04-25-2013 06:22 PM

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I was considering those but I just couldn't get myself to like how low that tube hangs its lower then most.

T2000J 04-25-2013 07:01 PM

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About the same height as my GenRights where

Jgood738 04-25-2013 08:26 PM

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I got the JCR sliders and they are awesome. Highly recommended.

http://i.imgur.com/7moHPOm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/jlcvEgx.jpg


Yours look good. What did you paint them with? I like the finish.


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