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Anyone have pics of Bolt on Avid sliders?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by speedydave, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jun 11, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    speedydave

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    The Avid bolt on sliders seem to be exactly what I am looking for. My truck is new so I don't want to drill or weld on the frame.

    Anyone have experience with them? Pics?

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  2. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    dessertsand05

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    Got a set in Febuary and pwder coated them black, cost almost as much as the sliders but I like em. I don't do off roading was just looking for protection and something black where tube steps would go.

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    They make getting into the bed and washing the windshield easier too. Just have to finish the front now, thinking maybe a black OEM skid plate. I havent seen any brush guards I like yet that look sort of oem.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    iliketurtles

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    Do you guys know if you can use a hi lift jack on bolted on sliders? Welding crap on a new truck seems crazy.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    Avid bolt-on ones bolt to the cab. I bought the weld on ones and bolted them to the frame. they are really secure, and you can use some of the holes already in the frame. you will have to drill the rest though. I know you said you didnt want to, but its worth it if you want to off road and use a hi-lift.

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  5. Jun 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    The second one. I'm sure it's way stronger, I just don't know if I want to do it. To each his own.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Don't off road, but know they don't recommend it. Simply used for some protection.

    I would also add that when you install them, you probably want to chase the threads where the bolts go. I didn't have the tap to do that and didn't want to wait. Some went in easy, some seemed pretty tough to get started. A bunch of antiseeze is a good idea too, if you ever want to take them out again.
     
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