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Sliders 101, Questions...

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MadeInMaine, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    MadeInMaine

    MadeInMaine [OP] MadeInMaine

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    Hey Guys,

    I have tried looking for a good write up on sliders, but didn't find all the info I wanted. Personal opinions are fine, but I don't want this to turn into "welded is better". Give a good reason with knowledge in it.]

    Thanks

    Couple questions.

    1. Welded vs. Bolt on
    Is the only difference that bolt on is more removable? Is welded TONS stronger than bolt on? Or is it really only necessary for the really hardcore offroaders. Will bolt ons be fine with doing lighter off roading and using them, but not pounding them on massive rock?

    2. Shape
    On some sliders, right on front of the rear tire, some get a little wider. What is the purpose of this? Is it necessary, because I dont like the look, but if it is really necessary, than why don't all have them?

    3. Sliders vs nerf bars.
    Nerf bars are mainly to step up onto for all you shorties out there, and not for the rocks, but can you physically put your put on the sliders? Do they stick out enough for your foot to fit on them?


    Thanks guys,
    I guess that is all for now, and I encourage more good questions with educated responses for all us 'green offroaders'

    Cheers
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    Masada

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    All the red is my answers, hope that helps you.

    PS Check out avid off road for you sliders, I have his and they are great and were a good price.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    thanks boss
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    Everything Ive ever read or seen points to welded on being stronger, but with good grade 8 bolts...the average person shouldnt have any issues with strength of bolt ons...

    As masada said...the kickout is designed to supposedly push the rear of the truck away from whatever the sliders are leaning on...mine dont have that and ive never had any issues

    Being able to use them as steps is entirely up to how you put the sliders on...some of them are tucked up very close to the body...whereas some do stick out

    i had mine custom built and we put them out far enough to be able to use them as a step
     
  5. Aug 31, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    I didn't know I would have to drill for Bolt On...
    Im not really a fan of that

    Anyone know how to weld in San Diego? ha
     
  6. Aug 31, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    There are some that designs that claim you don't, but from what I've seen they don't look the strongest.
     
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