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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pat's taco, May 1, 2008.

  1. May 1, 2008 at 10:39 AM
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    after my run in this morning with the village idiot i have decided to buy some sliders. i was going to get nerf bars any way at some point, but it seems that sliders are a better investment because it protects your truck from getting dinged up by idiots, wheelin , and as a step. i think i'm going to get a set of demello sliders . i like the rock crusher square tubes they run for like $400, do yall think this is a wise investment as well ? also they are the weld on kind , how the hell would i go about having them put on ? i'm not a welder and don't know any welders ......... any input will be great
     
  2. May 1, 2008 at 11:08 AM
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    PM jhodge83, his are badass. i think they are allpro but i cant remember. His look great though, they have a unique little flare out at the very back of them, check out his gallery. plus, they feel very sturdy, i stood on them at the meet and would love to get me a set
     
  3. May 1, 2008 at 11:10 AM
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    I think I'm missing something. Nerf bars would be a good solution to prevent door dings more than the sliders. Most sliders don't stick out as far as nerf bars.
     
  4. May 1, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    the set i was checking out looked like they stuck out a good bit ...... i'm new at sh%t like this ........ also which would be better bolt on's or weld on's ?
     
  5. May 1, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    alot of sliders actually angle up so they actually cover the lower part of the door frame. sliders are much more functional than nerfs. fool.
     
  6. May 1, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    Bolt ons are better, and generally more expensive.

    But in your case you don't off road so I find it unlikely that you are going to get hung up or high centered to the point where you need armor. Weld on should be fine for you. Try a local 4x4 shop as far as having them welded on.
     
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    i would consider weld on's better and sturdier, but a little more permanant
     
  8. May 1, 2008 at 12:31 PM
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    you got called a fool :eek:...lol...i to was considering nerfs but sliders might be the way to go, now i am really looking at my options
     
  9. May 1, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    I like the nerf betta myself. If you looking for a welder hit the local dive bar, buy the bartender a shot and ask him if he can reccomend a shop. Bartenders are a wealth of info!!!! :D
     
  10. May 1, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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    you're the fool! :p
     
  11. May 1, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    I would think so to, but it seems most of the guys who do hardcore off roading prefer bolt on. There is also a little bit of speculation that welding on directly to the frame (as you would have to do) can weaken the frame.
     
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    i dont see how welding onto the frame can weaken it. usually welds are stronger than the material thats being welded
     
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    that's another question i had ...... well does it ?
     
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    If it does, its not very much. This is just speculation from some TTORA guys. Unless you plan on doing some hardcore Off Roading, I would say that your fine going with weld on.
     
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    No...unless you have a cracker-jack doing the welding and he actually penetrates through the frame; then yes, welding will damage. Welding is much, much stronger than bolt on, and while some may think it is permanent, it's only as permanent as a grinder.

    To the OP, just find a reputable 4x4 shop in your area and if they can't weld, I am sure they will know someone that can.
     
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    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    i can agree more than you
     
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    haha! sometimes when i re-read my posts i think i might be retarded....
     
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    id venture as far as to say most hardcore guys do NOT prefer bolt on...welding when done correctly will be a lot stronger than those bolts you got holding those suckers on...

    i think if youre looking to protect the truck that sliders are better than step rails...now...i think step rails will do the trick but its a LOT easier to dent a step rail and a lot harder to get rid of the scratch on it...

    even if you were to get HREW sliders instead of DOM i seriously doubt you'll get even the slightest dent from a car door or a buggy or whathave you

    also as previously stated...the only time welding is gonna weaken your frame is when its done incorrectly...weld ons are not permanent...a grinder and a cutting wheel will take them right off :D
     
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