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thgr8alex 04-22-2013 06:39 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!

thgr8alex 04-23-2013 11:47 AM


NC Bear 04-23-2013 12:10 PM

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

steveo8x8 04-23-2013 12:11 PM

I have them but didn't put a rubber gasket inside at all I just painted the holes to keep them from rusting

torcez1 04-23-2013 12:15 PM

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.

Gunner 04-23-2013 12:16 PM

My buddy has them on his 2013 sport and he beats the heck out of them. No problems so far.

steveo8x8 04-23-2013 01:04 PM

Ya I love mine too not a single complaint about them

thgr8alex 04-23-2013 01:22 PM

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!!!

thgr8alex 04-24-2013 10:02 PM

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!

janosko9424 04-24-2013 10:36 PM

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

thgr8alex 04-24-2013 11:20 PM

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!

thgr8alex 04-24-2013 11:31 PM

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?

steveo8x8 04-24-2013 11:36 PM

I didnt have to trim mine at all. over the years they compress so i was able to right on top.

thgr8alex 04-25-2013 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by steveo8x8 (Post 3679942)
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!

umake 04-25-2013 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by thgr8alex (Post 3679536)
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.

thgr8alex 04-25-2013 08:56 PM

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!

cudruln 04-26-2013 07:05 AM

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.

thgr8alex 04-26-2013 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by cudruln (Post 3684992)
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...

cudruln 04-26-2013 07:24 AM

Plus if you mount them properly they will not be moving around enough to rub any paint.

thgr8alex 04-26-2013 07:35 AM

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

cudruln 04-26-2013 07:40 AM

They drain fine. I have not had any issues with mine.

thgr8alex 04-26-2013 07:52 AM

This is what was on there by the PO:
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And then the xrc sliders. I like them much better
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