I want to get a set of bolt on sliders for my 2012 DCSB taco and been looking at all the different ones that are available out there as I search the various threads on the site. All I can say is that it is awesome that we have so many to choose from and I'll also say that it sucks having so many choices because I can't make up my mind However, I'm down to a short list and almost ready to pull the trigger but in looking at them I came up with a question I'm hoping you guys can help me with.
As I was looking through the ones on my shortlist I noticed that the attachment plates vary between them. Some have the plates that bolt to the side and bottom of the frame rail at all the attachment points and on others it is a mix of some attaching to the side and bottom, and other plates just the side. I was hoping I can get your opinion/view on which approach do you think would be structurally stronger and whether the difference between the two attachment approaches is that significant to make me choose one vs. the other?