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Old 04-12-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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Rock Slider Install Help

Hey guys- I got a set of weld-on sliders from Avid Off Road and I'm having my neighbor weld them on for me. He has considerable welding skills, but he is a 'car' guy, not an offroader. So he asked me to get him some step by step instructions/tips for welding them on. If one of ya'll could give me a quick install guide I would greatly appreciate it! (Yes i did search for a write-up already, couldnt find one )

The sliders have to be welded to the support legs still, according to Avid they provide them this way so that I can angle them if I want. My question to you is, how much of an angle is good?

I appreciate the help fellas!
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The legs should have 1/4" to 1/2" clearance under the body pinch weld, otherwise, as the cab rocks on the rubber mounts and the frame flexes, the sliders will hit the pinch weld making a startlingly loud noise.

The legs should be gusseted to the frame, and the gussets go on top of the legs.
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The legs should have 1/4" to 1/2" clearance under the body pinch weld, otherwise, as the cab rocks on the rubber mounts and the frame flexes, the sliders will hit the pinch weld making a startlingly loud noise.

The legs should be gusseted to the frame, and the gussets go on top of the legs.
^ and also make sure you plate the frame and weld the legs to the plates.
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The legs should have 1/4" to 1/2" clearance under the body pinch weld, otherwise, as the cab rocks on the rubber mounts and the frame flexes, the sliders will hit the pinch weld making a startlingly loud noise.

The legs should be gusseted to the frame, and the gussets go on top of the legs.
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^ and also make sure you plate the frame and weld the legs to the plates.

Thanks guys. As for the legs and gussets and such, the legs came welded to square plates, and they are gusseted. I will make sure I weld them with the gussets facing up, though. Thanks.

Anything else I should know?
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Thanks guys. As for the legs and gussets and such, the legs came welded to square plates, and they are gusseted. I will make sure I weld them with the gussets facing up, though. Thanks.

Anything else I should know?

Just make sure you like the placement and have the clearance and open all doors to make sure they don't touch the sliders before you burn everything in. Oh and if you don't already know disconnect your - battery terminal before you do any welding on the truck.
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How'd ya'll do yours to make sure that both sides are the same angle?
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