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Avid Offroad Sliders

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by sbates, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Oct 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    sbates

    sbates [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm considering getting some AO sliders and was looking for some feedback from those who have them. I don't do much offloading other than taking my truck on the beach to go fishing. I just like the look of sliders as opposed to Nerf bars. My truck is not even 2 years old and I have 7 door dings from people opening their doors on me. It's gotten pretty frustrating even when I do my best to park far away and avoid things like that. Anyways, do these sliders mount in a good position that would keep people's doors from hitting my own doors? I would much rather the sliders receive the impact.

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Steve
     
  2. Oct 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    AZBACKCOUNTRY

    AZBACKCOUNTRY Well-Known Member

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    AVID off road bolt on sliders, upper grillcraft, OEM color matched front grill color matched-rear bumper, ARE MX camper shell, wet Okole realtree seat covers,pelfreybuilt hi lift mounts,Timcha shackle receiver,bulaculla trailer harness relocate harness,ICON 2.5 Coilovers, ICON tubular UCA's. Allpro expo leafs, SS lines.Bilstein 110 extended rear shocks.
    They are great. Top notch product ! 0 door dings.

    Just get the bolt on , sounds like you need ding protection and not hard wheeling ( welded).

    You won't be disappointed . Good luck!

    Az
     
  3. Oct 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    sbates

    sbates [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip AZ. The site says they are sold with an unpainted finish. It looks they are all black according to all of the photos on the site. Did you paint yours black, and if so, what did you use?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  4. Oct 16, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    03DBLCABTACO

    03DBLCABTACO Well-Known Member

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    I have the bolt on version. No complaints. Powder coated black. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1350397066.992591.jpg
     
  5. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:32 AM
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    AZBACKCOUNTRY

    AZBACKCOUNTRY Well-Known Member

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    AVID off road bolt on sliders, upper grillcraft, OEM color matched front grill color matched-rear bumper, ARE MX camper shell, wet Okole realtree seat covers,pelfreybuilt hi lift mounts,Timcha shackle receiver,bulaculla trailer harness relocate harness,ICON 2.5 Coilovers, ICON tubular UCA's. Allpro expo leafs, SS lines.Bilstein 110 extended rear shocks.
    I had them professionally powder coated black. My only complaint about powder coating is that it's hard to touch up. If I had to do it again I'd prime and paint them.
    I drive some az back roads hunting and scouting so the powder coat is showing some wear.
    If you are not offroad to much powder coating is ok.

    Good luck and post some pics if you end up buying some sliders. I'm sure your door dings will pretty much be eliminated.

    Az
     
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