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Old 02-10-2013, 12:14 AM
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I saw a link on Pirate 4x4 and couldn't get the guy to respond so I built my own. His have the tube bent at 90* I did mine at 45*, I think it flows better. So far they have held up and they hold the weight of the truck. I mounted them to the body mounting bolts and are working fine. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/dodge...ng-boards.html
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Is it just me or am I the only one whose step bars dont bolt on to that spot underneath? Mine bolted to the frame I believe...
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I prolly will just weld mines
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Default body armor make some sliders that look slick

rock sliders.jpg if anyone is still looking for rock slider type steps check these out . " not sure about adding a pic " .
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There is a world of difference and if you are off-road nerf bars are more of a hindrance than a help. I have seem them destroyed with little effort. A slider should easily be able to hold the weight of the vehicle on its own.


Check out this company. It appears they are the ticket for real sliders.




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Nerf bars/Side Steps can act as sliders or extra protection a lot of the time. I have seen more than one step tube get the brunt of a big rock, and the body of the truck was fine.

Still real sliders are the best bet if you push your truck like that, mine stays on the trails for the most part, no rock crawling etc. so steps are fine for me.

Good luck on your decision, post pics when done please, I am definitely interested in the differences.
Side steps and nerf bars are no where close to sliders. Sliders can hold the vehicle weight and nerf/steps will not. A big plus for me when looking into sliders is being able to hi lift my truck from the slider which is very handy on a lifted truck. Other than both being long black objects between the wheels, there's really no comparison.
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Side steps and nerf bars are no where close to sliders. Sliders can hold the vehicle weight and nerf/steps will not. A big plus for me when looking into sliders is being able to hi lift my truck from the slider which is very handy on a lifted truck. Other than both being long black objects between the wheels, there's really no comparison.
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I had a set of rock sliders on my Toyota FJ and they worked great off road but what really made them worth it was when a driver fell asleep at the wheel and side swiped me on the freeway. His car hit the sliders and ran the length of them to the front of my FJ and then he spun out in front of me. The only body damage I had was where his mirror hit my front passenger wheel well.

I'll be getting these soon for my truck. http://white-knuckleoffroad.com/powerwagon.htm They are bolt on but can be welded. They're also about 30 mins down the road from me.
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I like those a lot, but you'd be giving up 200-220 lbs payload capacity.

On the site it gives a price for bare metal and for powder coated, it doesn't say they are stainless steel so I a assuming you'd have to coat them yourself to keep them from rusting?

At first I thought they didn't look too expensive, but then I realized I was just looking at the price to add diamond plate
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