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Sliders from ebay hit or miss

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slimcubby, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Dec 2, 2008 at 2:51 AM
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    They LOOK good, and I like the price, if I were looking for sliders I'd be tempted.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2008 at 4:06 AM
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    ever get that feeling some things arent as they seem, my best advice would be try them and see its what you expected the price cant be beat so report back when you get them!
     
  4. Dec 2, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    Got confused between Foothill Motorsports and Foothill Offroad in my original post. The ebay seller is Foothill Offroad (http://home.foothilloffroad.com).

    Foothill Motorsports (http://www.foothillmotorsports.com) is a vendor over on pirate4x4, and they seem to be good people. I'd PM user Foothill Motorsports over there and I bet he'll give you an even better deal than through eBay. He quoted me about $25 cheaper, although I didn't end up making the purchase (saving for Slee Slidersteps).
     
  5. Dec 2, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    go search pirate and ttora for trail gear stories...see what comes back

    i wouldnt buy them

    im pretty sure we've discussed trail gear here as well
     
  6. Dec 2, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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  7. Dec 2, 2008 at 2:26 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Im also interested in those Trail Gear sliders since they're such a good price but i need to be able to know i can count on them before i buy a set. If you get a set let us know how they hold up.:cool:

    damn, those slee slider-steps are expensive as hell! i was thinking of making a set of sliders similar to their design when i get the time.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    I'm actually picking up a set of these trail gears this weekend. I know a guy who has them on his taco and he loves them. He said they have no problem keeping the rocks off the truck. He also picks up the truck via the sliders with the hi-lift with 0 issues. Maybe the company "Trail Gear" has some bad rep, but I've never seen anything negative about their sliders. Welded metal is not rocket science.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    I have the trail gear sliders on my truck along with just about everyone in my offroad club............never had any issues with them at all. I like them and you cant beat the price.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    please note...i dont discount the quality of TG's stuff at all...its more of an issue with the company than anything...

    i dont see a problem in and of itself with the product itself
     
  11. Dec 2, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    I'm not bashing anyone here but personally, I'd like to see something a little more concrete than one poster's opinion that they're an evil company. A lot of stuff flys around the internet without being traced back to something valid. It tends to be "a guy I know said...." For all we know it's one person who started the whole thing on multiple boards.

    Some have claimed they steal other people's designs but where's the proof? Just because a product looks similar to another that doesn't mean it was stolen. Let's face it, sliders are some metal pipes welded together. Do a good job welding, choose quality steel and make sure it fits. I don't know how much R&D there is to that.

    I've read nothing but good things from people who actually own the sliders.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2008 at 9:48 PM
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    my issue doesnt even really lie with the lack of R&D though thats kind of a skeezy way to do business...whatever...theyve done nothing illegal from that standpoint...however...there was a major issue with a trail-gear sponsored event etc where there was quite a bit of trail misuse...it got pretty ugly as a lot of pictures made it online etc...

    i'm pretty sure TG manned up and apologized and took steps in the correct direction...however...it still happened...

    theres a lot of questions that surround TG and i just want to make sure that someone who's buying stuff for their truck is informed...

    i have personally never used any of their products, however...like others have said...there are TONS of people who have...and theyre happy with them...
     
  13. Dec 2, 2008 at 10:22 PM
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    Anybody have pics of there Trail Gear sliders on? I am curious as to the fitment.

    Thanks!!
     
  14. Dec 2, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    Here are a few of the guy I know who has them, You really can't tell though. I hope he is ok with me posting these pictures :eek:.

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  15. Dec 2, 2008 at 10:45 PM
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    They look to be doing there job :)... and your certain those are the ones that are selling on ebay? I think they look pretty good.
     
  16. Dec 2, 2008 at 10:56 PM
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    Those are Trail-Gear Sliders. The same ones selling at trail-gear.com for $250.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2008 at 11:16 PM
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    Just because it's a sponsored event, that doesn't place the blame on the company unless they actively encouraged bad behavior. When you throw an event, you never know who will show up and what maturity level they'll exhibit. I don't think one can fairly blame a company for the acts of individuals who have nothing to do with the company, especially for one event.

    And the "lack of R&D" claim is just someone's assertion. I haven't seen anything that proves that they're exhibiting "skeezy" behavior in their business practices, just allegations from a few individuals. If you know, please let us know. Most of that stuff could be designed with a CAD program and a knowledgable engineer.
     
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    i disagree about the host being responsible...when you throw a party...its your responsibility to make sure that those who attend dont drive away drunk...same for a wheeling event...if youre hosting an event there should be clear cut rules as to trail behavior...if someone is breaking those rules...then it needs to be dealt with...

    regardless...its over and done with...

    the r&d stuff...i dont know much about that...it has something to do with someone who worked for marlin and then left to go to TG...supposedly a bunch of the designs followed him...

    a lot of the r&d claims tho are kind of iffy...theres only so many ways you can make sliders/skids/birfs/etc...when it happened it was just kind of sketch

    im not telling anyone to NOT buy from them...im just saying I wont...its up to the person to decide...i think its only fair that people know whats been said in the past and all...

    i will add i've never heard anything negative about the QUALITY of the products/customer service
     
  19. Dec 3, 2008 at 12:19 AM
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    What if I lay down clear behavior guidelines, throw an alcohol-free party but a bad apple comes along, brings his own alcohol and gets drunk without my knowledge, drives off, again without my knowledge and crashes? Am I still responsible? You can't be everywhere.

    Do you know for a fact that they didn't encourage good trail behavior before or during the event in question? Or are you assuming that none of that was done because something bad happened? How big was the event (10 trucks, 100 trucks, 1000 trucks)? How many hopped-up mudder trucks does it take to ruin a trail? One irresponsible driver could do a lot of damage to a trail. Was it public land? Did they have the right to throw anyone out?

    As a police officer, I know you understand that one bad cop can reflect negatively on the whole force even though clear codes of conduct are present. That doesn't mean the force is to blame.
     
  20. Dec 3, 2008 at 12:31 AM
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    That's enough with the :duel: you two, go to bed! :p
     
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