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Old 08-02-2016, 07:46 PM
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Rock sliders on Wk

I went to rausch creek this weekend and almost tore off my plastic rockers. Can anyone with sliders recommend a company. I want to remove my plastic rocker panels and mount a slider, better clearance than bolting it on under the plastic rocker. Thanks for the info.


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Re: Rock sliders on Wk

I honestly got a cheap set off of eBay. Probably not the best, but they're cheap and have worked so far.
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Re: Rock sliders on Wk

Rocky road has about the cheapest bolt on sliders. The next cheapest option is to just make them yourself. It's a pretty easy straightforward process to do that if you are able to weld or have access to someone that knows how to do that. I plan on doing mine next month. I'll try to post a quick write-up on it.

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Sorry, just read your post again... 4xguard is the only brand I know of that replaces the rocker and is a skid.
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Re: Rock sliders on Wk

I'm planning on building my own. For the cost of what I've seen out there (over $600!!), I can build something decent myself.
Most of the aftermarket ones run mounting rails to the body frame rails, where they have to be drilled and mounted I think. I'm looking at removing the plastic parts and replacing those with steel channel, bolted into the same mounts in the body. I ~think~ the length of the rails should spread any force of impact out and not deform the body panels. I think. I still need to remove mine and see whats inside there. Waiting for the hot summer to pass. Winter is play time here in the southwest!
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Re: Rock sliders on Wk

Pretty much my thoughts exactly, at one point. I was going to use a 1 by 1 on the other side of the pinch weld to add bit of stability. A buddy of mine said that a L Channel would probably work just as well and be cheaper. I think I'm going to end up combining all the ideas with that on mine. I'm going to use the L Channel on the inside of the pinch weld, but flip it upside down so the flat part is at the bottom of the pinch weld. That way I have a 1 inch piece to weld a crossmember up to the frame rail. I want to make sure I can still fit a farm jack underneath it to lift the entire side of the vehicle. I want this sucker to be super strong! I will only end up losing about 1 inch of ground clearance. And, I'm okay with that.
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Re: Rock sliders on Wk

I think we're on the same wavelength with that. My thoughts too. Should turn our pretty cool.
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It will probably be at least a month or so before I get mine done. I'll be sure to post up some pictures of the process.
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