1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

New Avid Rocker Gaurds

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lembowski, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM
    #1
    lembowski

    lembowski [OP] Rompin Around

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Member:
    #20347
    Messages:
    7,058
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Rolando, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 LT, Caged, 4WD
    I received an email about this haven't sen a thread on them yet:


    New Product From Avid Off Road
    Tell Us What You Think

    We've had a few products in mind that we've been trying to get out. This is one. It's designed for the people that want to customize the sides of their truck but don't need step bars and don't want something as big as sliders. These are Rocker Guards. They'd be priced in between the step bars and sliders. The outer tubing is a smaller diameter then the inner. They simply bolt on and are not designed to be used as sliders (because of how close the are to the body of the truck, they wouldn't have the room to flex like sliders do) So they are mostly for looks and to provide side protection from door dings and road debris.

    Sorry about the bad pictures. These are unpainted on our very dirty truck. We just wanted to give you guys a rough idea of them and see what you think before we add them as a product. So let us know.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Click one of the option below to let us know what you think.
    That's something I would buy, definitely add it to the site.
    I like it but it's not my thing.
    Scrap that idea, it's horrible.
    Thanks

    Looks like a good idea for those that want the slider look without the slider protection.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:13 PM
    #2
    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9502
    Messages:
    9,059
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oliver
    az
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra 4x4 CM 5.7L SR5
    AFE pro dry s, Husky X-act Contour
    got the email as well, i voted the not my style but some people might like them...cant hilift them :(
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    #3
    Capita

    Capita Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18096
    Messages:
    2,673
    Gender:
    Male
    Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport Double Cab
    Why would anyone want a slider look without the protection? Don't make sense to me. It also says they aren't used as steps. It looks like they don't even stick out enough for door ding protection...
     
  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    #4
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    THese are rocker panel protection not sliders. Haven't any of you guys seen things like these on jeeps? THey just protect the bottom of the door. Its for people that don't need the width of a slider. I have sliders that I like better but I have seen rocker panel guards before.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    #5
    PreRunner

    PreRunner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Member:
    #30930
    Messages:
    401
    Gender:
    Male
    gayness​
     
  6. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:26 PM
    #6
    amaes

    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Member:
    #17658
    Messages:
    8,124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alex
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2011 FJ Built
    ICON Stage 6, RCI Skids, Blacked out
    I don't like rocker panel guards either. THats why I have sliders welded to my frame. I was just saying that I have seen these on Xj jeeps. THey protect from if a rock hops up and hit under by the door.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM
    #7
    lembowski

    lembowski [OP] Rompin Around

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Member:
    #20347
    Messages:
    7,058
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Rolando, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 LT, Caged, 4WD
  8. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM
    #8
    jonny

    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Member:
    #1887
    Messages:
    8,375
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    these are kinda similar to what the H2's have. i went outside and snapped a pic of a co workers h2 rocker gaurds above the side steps
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Apr 16, 2010 at 2:40 PM
    #9
    AZBACKCOUNTRY

    AZBACKCOUNTRY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Member:
    #28443
    Messages:
    910
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    AZ-between the hammer and the anvil
    Vehicle:
    11' AC TRD OFF-ROAD 4x4
    AVID off road weld on sliders, RCI Offroad IFS & transmission Skid (steel),upper grillcraft, OEM color matched front grill color,OEM color matched-rear bumper, ARE MX camper shell, wet Okole realtree seat covers,pelfreybuilt hi lift mounts,Timcha shackle receiver,bulaculla trailer relocate harness,ICON 2.5 Coilovers, ICON tubular UCA's. Allpro expo leafs, SS lines.Bilstein 110 extended rear shocks.prinsu Cabrac.dwreck pod mounts/lights (cube). 20" OK LED bar and BAMF LED light mounts behind grill.tepui awning,rotopax 2 gallon, TREDs and mount , 100 watt renogy solar panel.morningstar PWM 30 charge controller. Pro comp wheels - BFG 265/75/16 AT's. pelfreybilt Aluminum front bumper.
    I have avid off road sliders and love em. Solid product for sure. I think he's just trying to open up the market and offer something in a reasonable price point that will allow "some" protection without the sheer BEEF of the slider.
    Obviously less material, less time to build, but for some it may be what they are looking for? How many 4x4's on the road never see dirt? More than do... I imagine.

    I say build them and they will come (buy)...

    Azbackcountry
     
  10. Apr 17, 2010 at 11:50 PM
    #10
    brandonaz

    brandonaz Avid Off Road Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Member:
    #19432
    Messages:
    98
    Gender:
    Male
    Honest feedback and opinions is exactly what we were looking for when we sent this email to 360 of you guys and I appreciate that (even the negative stuff). But let me see if I can help you understand our R&D point of view.

    Basically, the way we see it, there are 3 types of toyota truck owners. The people that leave their truck bone stock and just use it as a truck, The people with 4wds that do most modifications with the purpose of making it more off road capable, and the people that do the modifications that make it look better and more unlike every other tacoma out there. Yes there are people that are a mixture of the last 2.

    Most people with 2nd gen Tacomas don't do any extreme off roading. Most have 2wd pre-runners. We sell 4x the amount of bolt on sliders then we do weld on. Why? Because most people aren't worried about high centering on a rock or loosing footing and sliding their truck into a tree. They don't get into those types of situations with a truck they paid 25k for. There are some great 4x trails here in AZ. When we take a weekend and go out, we take an older truck that we've built more capable and don't feel so bad about trail damage on it.

    Our more extreme customers are some of you guys here on TW. We are developing products that will meet your needs as well. A full front bumper with winching abilities, bed basket, full rear and rear guard, are a few. But we've only been around for about a year so give us some time. Our end goal is to offer many products for all types of Tacoma owners.

    Based on many emails that I've got in the past months, there are a lot of guys that can't decide between step bars and sliders. They don't need steps and don't need sliders but want to put something on. These rocker guards would be another option.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:57 PM
    #11
    OH-MAN

    OH-MAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Member:
    #16324
    Messages:
    2,292
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Sunny Az.
    Vehicle:
    10 4X4 O.R. White
    TRD skid painted black,
    I used to have the N-Fabs on my truck but I did not like the steps hanging down so far.
    Other than weld on or bolt on sliders the other options are the so called running boards, not what I wanted either.

    These are a nice comprimise between the full on sliders and steps.
    Good protection from city dangers like shopping carts and door bangers.

    Not everyone wants the same thing these are just another option.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM
    #12
    Kahunadave

    Kahunadave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Member:
    #22285
    Messages:
    252
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Orlando, FL
    Vehicle:
    05 DC PrernrTRD Sport
    K&N CAI-series 63, custom Billet Grille, Magnaflow exhaust, AR Tactic 17x8, Toyo A/T opencountry 265/70/17, Iridium plugs.
    Quote "" Most people with 2nd gen Tacomas don't do any extreme off roading. Most have 2wd pre-runners. We sell 4x the amount of bolt on sliders then we do weld on. Why? Because most people aren't worried about high centering on a rock or loosing footing and sliding their truck into a tree. They don't get into those types of situations with a truck they paid 25k for. There are some great 4x trails here in AZ. When we take a weekend and go out, we take an older truck that we've built more capable and don't feel so bad about trail damage on it. ""

    I would tend to agree. :thumbsup: The Company is just trying to offer Options for other customers...but good feedback from everyone.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM
    #13
    86ceeten

    86ceeten Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Member:
    #21621
    Messages:
    223
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    NW Florida
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Off Road PreRunner
    Limo tint, 18x10 Diamo Karat, Toyo 285-60's, Rear TSB, 5100's all around, front at 2.5", Debadged, Sound System (evolving)

    I like em! Looks great and now that I cant run mud flaps this would help deflect crap from my front tires, and make the rock chips that do happen less noticeable. I don't wheel my truck besides the occasional dirt road to the boat ramp.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2010 at 8:10 PM
    #14
    mkZero

    mkZero Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Member:
    #34100
    Messages:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    OC CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 FJ 4X4
    I'd rather just get a set of sliders, but I could see the appeal of these :)
     
  15. May 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM
    #15
    huntinggunns

    huntinggunns Lifes a garden, dig it.

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Member:
    #32094
    Messages:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fred
    Oklahoma
    Vehicle:
    2014 MGM SR5 DC SB TSS 4x4
    In progress
    I like the idea and the look. I think it would be great if you could add some steps like the n-fab bars. This would be perfect for me as my wife is short and it is difficult for her to get in the truck. I have been looking at the steps vs. the sliders. I dont need the xtra weight and protection of the sliders and dont like the gap of the steps. Let me know if you need a tester or if I could order a set before they are put on the market.:D
     
To Top