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  • Wrangler Rock Sliders?

    what exactly are rock sliders? are they worth getting?

  • #2
    I haven't got mine yet. (Mine came with steps)
    Slider bars come in a couple of versions.
    They reinforce/protect the area under the doors.
    http://www.4wd.com/catalog/products/large/1508020.jpg
    (These are the Poison Spider ones that I like -- and our kind hosts carry)
    Rock crawlers tend to tear up that part of the Jeep body (along with many other parts) as they bang along.
    If you're only into mud, you likely won't need them.
    There are also nerf bars that some people use for that purpose, but from most people's comments, they don't withstand heavy abuse well.
    And I'm sure someone will jump in with a better explanation.
    Last edited by tomsjeep; 03-03-2006, 05:28 PM.

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    • #3
      Rock rails or sliders or nerf bars mount under the rocker panels to the frame. They extend out to protect from rocks, trees or even the ground. In some case they can be used to pivot around obstacles.

      As Tom stated, if you are ONLY doing mud, then you'll likely not need them. If you trail ride or do any rocks, they are strongly recommended. I would recommend the style that stick out a couple of inches.

      The first pic shows the rails in action and the second shows what the extended rail looks like.

      Again, as Tom stated, generally nerf bars are more for looks than real protection.
      Last edited by rstarch345; 02-09-2007, 10:01 PM.

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      • #4
        Never one to miss an opportunity for pic whoredom here are a handful pics with mine in use. If you want to make your own I would be happy to share my design with you.

        http://webwheeling.com/gallery/d/1636-4/IMG_1024.JPG

        http://webwheeling.com/gallery/d/1639-4/IMG_1025.JPG

        http://webwheeling.com/gallery/d/1653-4/IMG_1030.JPG

        http://webwheeling.com/gallery/d/1662-4/IMG_1033.JPG

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        • #5
          Don't get sliders, get rock guards like the above two pictured. Schrockworks or Poison Spyder are nice. Those sliders that pop out by themselves similiar to nerf bars leave a lot of space open for rock to come up and destroy. Rock Guards like the above two posts have a sheet of armor plating that protects the whole rocker. Sliders are just for looks.

          Battalion: Almost looks like a bent tie rod in pic 2.

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          • #6
            Sliders, yes theyre sliders, like poison spyders are essential if you wheel it. If you bang the tub hard under your door youre screwed. You can actually twist the tub or worse crease panel under the door so that you can't close it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NMJeeper
              Don't get sliders, get rock guards like the above two pictured. Schrockworks or Poison Spyder are nice. Those sliders that pop out by themselves similiar to nerf bars leave a lot of space open for rock to come up and destroy. Rock Guards like the above two posts have a sheet of armor plating that protects the whole rocker. Sliders are just for looks.

              Battalion: Almost looks like a bent tie rod in pic 2.
              Also the frame mounted sliders will cost you some clearance and potentially get hung up. You wouldn't think an extra inch or two would make that much difference but it does even with the frame rails hanging lower.

              Sorry for the big pic. Frame mounted sliders:

              http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../uwharrie5.jpg

              No rocker gaurds (and video of him crunching them) (and not my Jeep):

              http://webwheeling.com/gallery/d/4233-2/PC140010.JPG

              The tie rod is a V8 ZJ tie rod and they come with that bend in them. I get told quite a bit that my tie rod looks bent.

              http://wrangler.rutgers.edu/gallery2...2/100_3382.jpg
              Last edited by battallion14; 03-04-2006, 12:28 AM.

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              • #8
                battallion14 i would like to know your design. i'm prolly pickin up a 2" pipe bender this weekend and would like to know the dimesions and whatnot you used..

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                • #9
                  Here are the plans:

                  http://webwheeling.com/gallery/d/487...ckerGuards.jpg

                  And you can click this for a few more details about them.

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                  • #10
                    Battalions plans are just like Shrockworks and pS rocker panels, big piece of metal to SLIDE on over rocks. But I've always seen them called Rocker Guards, sliders are those nerf bar designs, 2 tubes to the frame going out to the slider bar.. Sliders I don't like and have seen hangup are seen in the frame mounted slider pictures...you have thesebars going out to the rail and these bars can get hung up on rocks


                    ....ideally one would like rocker panels that the bottom is not a plate (though a plate is strong it isn't the best design for resisting bending), (also on strong they seem to work..as his picture show...but they are not the best). It woudl be ideal to have the bottom part a bunch of strong pipes laid side by side the length of the rocker so that rocks slide down your pipes from front to back. This way you have the 100 times stronger tubes to resist bending.

                    http://www.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforums/...1&d=1141484952
                    Rocker.jpg

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                    • #11
                      I use both, if you use the Poison Spyders rocker knockers (as shown above/ bottom panel and bar). You take a risk of trusting them as a rock slider. The Poison Spyder Rocker Knocker is only 3/16 HRS. Yes they can take some abuse. I made mine after seeing a set on some ones jeep.

                      But I recommend a rock slider below that for something to slide over rocks.
                      I found out that 3/16 HRS doesn't like to slide and cant hold 1/2 of the jeeps weight.
                      It took a porta-power to fix the tub.

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                      • #12
                        I have the PSC rocker knockers. I have not needed them yet, but I am glad that I do have them. They don't come painted. Here is a link to the pictures I have of them.
                        http://photobucket.com/albums/b271/G...er%20Knockers/

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                        • #13
                          a to z

                          i got mine from a to z fab.
                          i had to paint them, which was no big deal
                          i looked around quite a bit and liked the a to z.
                          they are very heavy duty and look great.
                          $259.00 delivered.

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