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Ultimate Rock Slider thread

This thread wont have much tech in it per se, but will have various designs of sliders. Started the thread cause i am building mine now, been researching, and there wasnt a single consolidated thread. Ill post mine up when I am done

Post up yours and Add tech if you want/can guys.

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I know the rock slider thing has already been done, but i figgured i'd show my design

its all made out of 2x3x.120 rectangular tube and 3x3x.25 angle for the mounting bracket


slider in place measuring for supports

supports cut and tacked in place

just needs the mounting brackets now

finished piece in front of my FSB

all in all the one took my about 10 hours today, but the second one should go alot fastercause i don't have to redesign for the other side, will post pictures of finished product tomorrow

so what do you guys think of it so far

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built mine out of 2x4x.25 " rectangular tubing and 45'd the ends to assist with approach angle and welded it to the frame with 2x2x.25 boxed tubing
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Mine are excatly like David's and I mounted my cage to them

2x2 main tube that is .250 wall and 1 3/4" x.120 wall outer tube

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Basically David's design, like Crazed but lighter material for the "slide" portion and 1.5" instead of 2" thick so a bit less loss of clearance, same .120 tube outer:






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Mine are excatly like David's and I mounted my cage to them
pics of tie in to cage please

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I kinda change up the material depending on how they will get used on a particular rig. I use 2x2 box .120 wall up to .250wall and .120 wall outer 1.5"round tube. Mine have taken all the abuse I can throw at them and have held up great

I might add cage mounts to mine too but not sure on that yet.

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Front cage to slider mount(now welded up)


how are the sliders tied into the frame? will those mounts hold in a rollowver?

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how are the sliders tied into the frame? will those mounts hold in a rollowver?
The slider is welded to the frame and then welde to the cage mounts that are bolted throught the body. I have a 12 pt cage all together to the frame and I think it is definitely strong enough for what I do

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My frame mounts grade 8 1/2" bolts...fine thread.
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Along with these bolted to the frame and welded to the rectangular tubing







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Dustin, how thick are your mounting plates? Also, did you use stainless tubing for the sliders on your truck? (So shiny and nice!)

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Similar to Damagers: 3" tubing under the doors and bolted through the thickest part of the door frame, angle iron to the frame, and 1 1/2" square slider. These have held-up to several hard side hits and landings. Bottom view:

I siliconed 1/4 thick rubber on top which doubles as spash guard and step traction.
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another picture showing the 2 leg support design. As well as showing the only dent I have gotten in the 1.5 year of wheeling on them.


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No one has really said anything about this yet. From the research I've been doing, especially in Toyota forums, the hot mounting tip is to position the slider so the main rub rail sits about 1/8" to 3/16" below the body so it doesn't rumble when you're driving and the cab is moving around. That distance will still allow the rail to contact the body when you hit a rock without stressing the mounting pads and frame. Haven't done it yet, but that's how my sliders will be going in.
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another picture showing the 2 leg support design. As well as showing the only dent I have gotten in the 1.5 year of wheeling on them.

Are these just butt welded to the frame or do you have a plate on there, too?
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the hot mounting tip is to position the slider so the main rub rail sits about 1/8" to 3/16" below the body so it doesn't rumble when you're driving and the cab is moving around.
Yeah, i tried to consider this when mounting mine. not sure how much my cab actually flexes with the frame mounted cage, but I know it does move some.

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