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.
Is this guy still around?
Originally Posted by glennd_05
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
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.
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
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.
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.