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are kick outs on sliders necessary?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DreDog, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    DreDog

    DreDog [OP] Well-Known Member

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    im thinking about getting sliders and i cant figure out if i want kick outs with them or not.

    i dont do any rock crawling. its mostly light/medium trails in the forest and desert. im not planning on getting stuck on roots or boulders or anything.

    if you guys could give any input that would be great. and what are kick outs REALLY used for?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    MrGrimm

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    Once you are in the mindset of not planning on getting stuck, then you will get stuck. I wish I had kickouts on mine. My lower rocker panel by the doors are banged up because I don't have the kickouts.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    Pugga

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    They're used so if you're sliding down a rock, tree stump, etc., the kick out will push the truck away from the obstacle so you can safely pass by it without any damage to the body work.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    PLC721

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    wouldnt a wider slider do the same? i know they wont "kick" you off the obstacle tho.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    If you don't get stuck you're not wheeling it hard enough! lol They keep crap like rocks and stuff off of the body work on your bed and away from your tires. I'd say get them while you're ordering some as, imo, they don't really take away from the looks of the truck and offer more protection.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    Oury

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    stuff and more stuff
    kickouts on my sliders have saved me a bunch already
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    jflan

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    Prolly would, but you would have to step over/on it all the time.
    I would rather have the kick-out to the rear.
    Let the back-seaters deal with it :p

    I'm still debating if I'm going to do a straight or kick.
    I do rocks but not too gnarly.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    DreDog

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    great info. thanks. i forgot about the whole "kick" the truck away thing.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    KICKOUTS ARE A MUST IF UR THINKIN ABOUT SLIDERS N GENERAL U WILL THANK ME LATER
     
  11. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    mjp2

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    They are very worth it. Wish I had them on my sliders!

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  12. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    im so happy i have them on my truck. saved my cab in a roll over.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    I'm getting kick-outs !!!!

    :p

    That there is a condition I could get into !
     
  14. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    DreDog

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    haha ok mjp2 im getting them now too!
     
  15. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    for these reasons...

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  16. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    THIS!

    Kickouts FTW!

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  17. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Beefed Taco

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    Wow! Now that's a crazy section of trail!! Why is that cut into the earth like that? Just for wheelin? Most sliders these days come standard with a rear kickout anyway. I offer them standard and offer the kickup as a option.

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  18. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    They shift you around an obstacle. Rock. Tree. Dirt. So worth it.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Beefed makes good stuff! my kickouts have saved me multiple occasions. As said here, when you think you wont need them ends up being when you need them the most...if your getting sliders, might as well get them. Does no bad, but lots of good.
     
  20. Dec 13, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    Thanks Robert. When I saw all the cool pics in your build thread I had to save them to my computer. You've really been doing some wheeling!!
     
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