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Postby TexasZ71 [OP] » Jan 11 2012, 6:51am

rock sliders...........anyone fab a pair up for their truck?
whatd you use? DOM, CREW, HREW?
bolt on?
weld on?
pics?

i had nerf bars on my truck, but bent the crap out of them. took em off....now the gf has a hard time gettin in my truck. i refuse to put nerf bars back on my truck, so im gonna fab up some rock sliders from wheel to wheel.

suggestions?
tips?
thanks
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Re: rock sliders

Postby LBZDMAX » Jan 11 2012, 7:21am

Nfab Harley bars, check em out.
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Re: rock sliders

Postby TexasZ71 [OP] » Jan 11 2012, 8:31am

LBZDMAX wrote:Nfab Harley bars, check em out.


i want something that is frame mounted. they might be strong, but if i hit anything hard enough, itll just tear my rocker apart............hence the rock sliders

id rather buy hrew, crew, or dom for 100$, bend and scrape the crap out of them than spend 400$, bend and scrape those and replace my rockers.

i want the protection
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Re: rock sliders

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 11 2012, 12:37pm

I'm interested to see what you find out. I have been looking for a good skid plate for my gas tank on my 05. I don't think anyone makes any real armor for the Silverado's.
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Re: rock sliders

Postby TexasZ71 [OP] » Jan 11 2012, 6:54pm

ASTE25 wrote:I'm interested to see what you find out. I have been looking for a good skid plate for my gas tank on my 05. I don't think anyone makes any real armor for the Silverado's.


yep...thats why i was asking if anyone has already done it. theres a plastic "skid plate" under my radiator which i broke, twice. then i came across some 1/4 in steel and built a ballin skid plate for it. if i were you, id bust out the cut off wheel and welder and build a skid plate, or find someone who can do it

nobody here seems to have even thought about rock sliders, so im just gonna go with my gut and build em.

steel is going up on feb 1 here in texas...so im gonna buy a couple sticks and start choppin in the next couple weeks
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Re: rock sliders

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 11 2012, 10:16pm

Great. Post pictures when you get it done.
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Re: rock sliders

Postby CEC_LDO » Jan 12 2012, 6:41pm

I have built many a bumper, skid plates, and a pair of sliders for Jeeps and Toyotas in the past. It's my expeience that unless you really wheel in the boulders, they can be bolted on and still provide plenty of protection. I only welded them on one Jeep and that was because he was borderline reckless off road! LOL...

When I built them for folks I usually use .250 wall DOM, usually 1 1/2"-2" diameter based on the vehicle. For a full size P/U, I'd go 2" for a proportionate look. I haven't done a set for a full size pickup so I'm not sure how I would mount them, the toyotas have threaded holes already in the chassis. You might need to drill through your frame and get some big bolts to mount them. You may need to remove them sometime or if you ever sell the truck and want them to put on the new truck. Lastly, I'd simply rattle can them afterwards, that way, you can touch them up anytime you want them to look good...

Hope this helps!

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Re: rock sliders

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 12 2012, 9:33pm

Those look pretty nice.
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Re: rock sliders

Postby CEC_LDO » Jan 12 2012, 9:55pm

Thanks...You can see in the top photo that my rocker panel got rashed on the first outing so I built the rails. I actually could jack the FJ up with a hi-lift jack from them...
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Re: rock sliders

Postby ASTE25 » Jan 13 2012, 1:30am

You obviously have access to some pretty nice equipment to be able to bend those so nice (and a little experience didn't hurt either).
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