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Old 02-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #41
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4wheelin4banger what skids did you go with? Steel/aluminum? Manufacturer? Sorry if I missed it along the way here. By the way I've got a man crush on your truck. Something about the look that I really like. Those rims with the black flares and I'm a topper guy.
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Sliders fo sho

any experienced 4 wheeler wont let big objects go straight under the center of the truck you put your tire on it, but once your tire rolls off of it, it is staring right at your rocker.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #43
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Sliders fo sho

any experienced 4 wheeler wont let big objects go straight under the center of the truck you put your tire on it, but once your tire rolls off of it, it is staring right at your rocker.
Yeah.. until it falls the other way crushing your oil pan and maybe worse. Skids protect vital truck components, sliders protect cosmetics..
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It is going to boil down to what you do with your truck. maybe a new poll what have you damaged on the trail body or oil/tranny/transfer case
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #45
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Yeah.. until it falls the other way crushing your oil pan and maybe worse. Skids protect vital truck components, sliders protect cosmetics..
Actually I should re-word this some how. Sliders do protect your wheels and tires which are vital to driving.
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Also how much is a oil pan and tow vs. paint and body

Cant get rockers at the junk yard
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Also how much is a oil pan and tow vs. paint and body

Cant get rockers at the junk yard
If you're driving on terrain rough enough to do either, you'd better install both. At the least, replace the OEM "skids" with something real, and add to that as you see fit. The price of a tow for some of us would cover a big chunk of a truck's armor budget, let alone the cost of repairs. Sliders and _some_ skids seems the best balance of protection & budget for someone with tight funds.
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I'd rather have some cosmetic damage where it's hard to notice, than a toasted engine/transmission/transfer case because I punched a hole in one of them underneath.

Real men have trail damage. Trail damage gets you bitches
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Also how much is a oil pan and tow vs. paint and body

Cant get rockers at the junk yard

Oil pan is $28. Gasket is $8. New oil $30 max. Whats it take maybe 30 minutes to swap one out in the woods once you get the parts. If your wheeling hard and don't have AAA or a trail buddy in another rig well thats just stupied IMO.

You tell me what costs more?

Only a n00b would be smacking a oil pan against a rock when they knowingly had sliders.

If it's that rough of terrain both are required.
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4wheelin4banger what skids did you go with? Steel/aluminum? Manufacturer? Sorry if I missed it along the way here. By the way I've got a man crush on your truck. Something about the look that I really like. Those rims with the black flares and I'm a topper guy.
Skids are 3/16" steel by Relentless. And the sliders are Relentless also.
Thanks, but my Taco is already seeing someone.

The wife's car.
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For people taking fairly short trips from home to a 4WD drive area with friends, dealing with severe trail damage may not be such a big deal. For me, it could become a serious problem, especially if it resulted in a mechanical breakdown. The premise of this thread doesn't make sense for my situation.
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Oil pan is $28. Gasket is $8. New oil $30 max. Whats it take maybe 30 minutes to swap one out in the woods once you get the parts. If your wheeling hard and don't have AAA or a trail buddy in another rig well thats just stupied IMO.

You tell me what costs more?

Only a n00b would be smacking a oil pan against a rock when they knowingly had sliders.
My friends and I drive several hundred miles for backpacking, slot canyons, etc. We take one vehicle to save money, and it's not very likely that we'll be traveling with another group on the trail. AAA doesn't cover the places we go, so we take a fair amount of tools and gear. On a trip like that, we don't look to "wheel hard", but shit happens, and I don't want to hike 50 miles to Escalante, UT and try to find an oil pan at the thrift store. I also don't want to bash the hell out of my truck because I wanted to save a few hundred dollars by skipping sliders.

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If it's that rough of terrain both are required.
Exactly. When I read, "You don't need no stinkin' skids (or sliders)!", I always add "yet". It only takes one wrong move and the money saved by skipping skids or sliders will seem very small.
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I bought sliders first. I figured I would try not to drive over things that I needed skids and instead would skirt things with sliders. Being able to open the doors after you get home is always a good thing. I need to get a real lift first then that's when I plan on buying skids.
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Happy I did do skids first. Was driving through a muddy drainage thingy and hit a rock on the other side that i couldnt see..put some good scratches in the steel skid..luckily i had already upgraded it
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so quick question. im on the fence of either getting sliders or n fab nerf bars. do they both protect the sides? and im sure u can use the sliders as a step anyway....

skip the nerf bars, and just get your sliders custom made at a 0 degree pitch instead of up, problem solved


remember that nerf bars will actually cause more damage if the contact is harder



OP its best to get skids first IMO

like spoonman said would you rather pay 2 or 3 thousand in drivetrain repairs or body damage, atleast you can still drive the truck while the body is messed up
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so quick question. im on the fence of either getting sliders or n fab nerf bars. do they both protect the sides? and im sure u can use the sliders as a step anyway....
Nerf bars will not protect your truck from anything more then a shopping cart or a car door. And a hard enough hit from one of those will dent the .065 wall tube the Nfabs are made of.

If your not taking your truck off road the nerf bars are fine.
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skip the nerf bars, and just get your sliders custom made at a 0 degree pitch instead of up, problem solved


remember that nerf bars will actually cause more damage if the contact is harder



OP its best to get skids first IMO

like spoonman said would you rather pay 2 or 3 thousand in drivetrain repairs or body damage, atleast you can still drive the truck while the body is messed up
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Nerf bars will not protect your truck from anything more then a shopping cart or a car door. And a hard enough hit from one of those will dent the .065 wall tube the Nfabs are made of.

If your not taking your truck off road the nerf bars are fine.
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Sliders fo sho

any experienced 4 wheeler wont let big objects go straight under the center of the truck you put your tire on it, but once your tire rolls off of it, it is staring right at your rocker.
Maybe you've never actually wheeled before.

Your argument is complete bogus there buddy. KOH drivers are experienced. Do you see them skipping skid plates? Not a fucking chance.
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