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Rock sliders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by iliketurtles, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    iliketurtles

    iliketurtles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to get the opinion of some people.

    I was thinking about putting some sliders on my tacoma mostly to use as a step for getting in and out of the truck. I don't do any serious 4 wheeling, so they wouldn't be all that functional, but they'd offer protection if I dropped that portion of the truck down onto a rock or something..I could just buy the steps from toyota, but they look kinda ugly.

    How lame would it be to add them for a step/looks instead of just buying some steps from toyota? Should I factor the weight of sliders into my decision?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Makes sense. Thanks for the info!
     
  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    I LOVE the Prius...such a badass piece of American muscle. I just want to make the truck as easy to climb into as my Prius.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    The weight isn't as bad as I expected then. I'm just gonna have to wait until I come across a Tacoma with some sliders and see if I can convince the owner to lemme climb in it. I have pretty big feet, so I might have the same problem with it as you. We'll see.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    Don't hate

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  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    Hey OP-
    I had the same thought process a while back. Needed something to act as a step, and wanted a little protection.
    The sliders have worked well for that purpose. I have used them off road, and as steps, and they work great. THey are also superb protection against door dings in parking lots.
    There's also a shop that posts here on TW that makes step hoops for sliders to make them even more like steps.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    SplitDecision

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  9. Dec 5, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    I just got a set and painted them this weekend. Can anyone offer tips and tricks for installing them? I put them on a bin and tried to get them in place just to see. I can see it's not going to be an easy task to getting them installed.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    Check out the Avid Off Road step bars. They look like sliders but bolt up like side steps. They won't protect your truck like sliders but are easier to install and still have that look. They're also a vendor on here and offer a discount to TW members.
     
  11. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    I have a set of Beefed Sliders with a step (although I haven't put the step on yet) but they saved my door and front quarter panel. I have fender residue on the door and quarter panel. The paint came off the slider and it is all over the guy that came into my lane.

     
  12. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    what make are they?
    I used a set of jack stands to get mine close enough.
     
  13. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    There is a single thread on tw that has all the manufacturers of sliders, front and rear bumpers. If anyone can find it, there is a great comparison all on the first post.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    I have some demello rock crusher sliders ( square tube ). they are bomb proof, and make great steps. i love them.
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  15. Dec 5, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    All Pro! How many holes did you have to drill?
     
  16. Dec 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/164975-bumpers-2nd-gens-only.html
    That is the bumper thread. Most of them if not all of them also make sliders, but only bumpers are pictured. I don't know of any thread that shows all the sliders made.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    4 if I remember correctly. My jack stands got them to the right height. I think 'Beefed' said someone got a set of clamps and used those until they got the holes drilled.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Contact Tim at Elite Offroad. Ask for his hybrid sliders. I got mine today. Bad ass. Built to be very strong. They stick out 14" from the frame, so they allow you to use them as a step if you need one
     
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