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Rock sliders for a 96

Does anyone know where I could get a set? I don't have a welder or much experience welding.
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Just about all I've seen have been homemade. Did you read through the rock slider thread? Ultimate Rock Slider thread
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James Duff make some now.


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James Duff make some now.
I guess you gotta call because I don't see any on the web site, seems all his stuff is for 1st gen Broncos

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A fab shop could do it reasonably, if you want just use an angle grinder to cut your pieces out and take them to be welded up. I usually start by making a cardboard model of my part to check for fit, then lay it out on a piece of steel by painting it with primer and using an awl to scribe out my cuts. Then use a length of angle stock as a guide to score the metal almost all tha way through with an angle grinder and cut off wheel. Then use a pipe wrench to break away the scored section and clean it up with a grinding wheel. A couple of welding clamps will help hold your cutting guide in place. A good place to get your stuff welded up for a good price is your local trade school, usually if the parts are pre cut they are more than happy to stitch up your parts for free.
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I guess you gotta call because I don't see any on the web site, seems all his stuff is for 1st gen Broncos

It's on the duff tuff page.
http://www.dufftuff.com/Fullsize_Bro..._p/7025-26.htm
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I saw them, but noticed that the description under the picture says they don't work with long arm TTB suspensions. I guess the location of the radius arm brackets interferes with the mounts for the sliders? It would be nice if someone with experience with these commented.
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Just about all I've seen have been homemade. Did you read through the rock slider thread? Ultimate Rock Slider thread
I may have to bring a set of plans to a metal fab shop if I can't find something.
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I may have to bring a set of plans to a metal fab shop if I can't find something.
Thats what I'm going to do when I'm ready for them. Lots of good ideas in the rock slider thread.

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those Duff ones suck! how can you call it a rock slider then the step brackets are hanging down so low they're guaranteed to catch, bend, break.
I wouldn't bolt those onto my ol' lady's Yota... much less one of our Bronco's.
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those Duff ones suck! how can you call it a rock slider then the step brackets are hanging down so low they're guaranteed to catch, bend, break.
I wouldn't bolt those onto my ol' lady's Yota... much less one of our Bronco's.
You can order them without the step brackets.

I don't like the round tube either. Mine are 2"x2" square tubing.

I think it cost me about a $100 in materials to do mine and I used my little 110v Harbor Freight welder that was given to me, the ones that you can get for around $120.
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Is he still making them? I think you still had to weld the legs on.


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Stupid question, if you have them hanging outside your frame rail and do not have a cage hypothetically. Would you not bend your frame rail if you high centered the truck on one rail on the outside? I only ask this because I did that to my CJ5 with tube steps, one of those good idea/ bad idea moments that turned bad.
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those Duff ones suck! how can you call it a rock slider then the step brackets are hanging down so low they're guaranteed to catch, bend, break.
I wouldn't bolt those onto my ol' lady's Yota... much less one of our Bronco's.
Yeah, I took one look at them and didn't like them at all. It says "stowaway" steps in the description. Does that mean they fold up and under?

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go back to the site Scatt, you can check 3 version pics. 1 of them shows it folded up and it's still hanging down a bit and at the worst spot to get caught.
Not to mention... if it's not auto (pretty sure it's not) then how do you get it up or down once you're in the rig?

pretty disappointing to see Duff putting a name on that poor quality. honestly makes me worry about newer Duff products.

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Is he still making them? I think you still had to weld the legs on.
Called hefty fabworks and he said he no longer is making stuff for Broncos. Not cost effective.
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those Duff ones suck! how can you call it a rock slider then the step brackets are hanging down so low they're guaranteed to catch, bend, break.
I wouldn't bolt those onto my ol' lady's Yota... much less one of our Bronco's.
Yea... I don't like them much either. You have to connect it to the pinch welded seam where the floor and rocker comes together for additional support. Called them today. And they currently don't work for extended radius arm TTB suspensions.
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Yea... I don't like them much either. You have to connect it to the pinch welded seam where the floor and rocker comes together for additional support. Called them today. And they currently don't work for extended radius arm TTB suspensions.
Man bolting to the body sounds lame for support, what happens when the frame tries to flex independently from the body( crunch).
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