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Sliders, weld on or bolt on?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DueNorth, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    DueNorth

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    I've been considering sliders lately, and i'm at a loss as to what to do. Find a set to bolt on, or find some to weld on?

    I don't plan on taking them off anytime soon and i want them to be sturdy. A couple of my friends have got me a little worried since they seem to think since the frame is tempered steel(?) and welding to it would decrease structural integrity?

    Its a brand new truck and i definitely don't want to wreck it with a bad weld job, but then again drilling a million holes thru the frame can't be fun either....

    What do ya'll think? What did you do? Were you worried about ruining your frame, especially with a new truck?

    Btw, sorry if this topic has been beaten to death. :eek:
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    I was wandering the samething but now I'm about to order my sliders and I made up my mind and I'm gonna weld mine on bcuz if I bolt it on and offroad itll probably just bend the bolts so I'm just gonna weld them on.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    there are thousands of people with welded on sliders

    ive never read ANYTHING concerning negative aspects of welding them on...


    hear about the possibilities all the time...never seen it actually happen
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    I think you only have to drill three more holes if you go the bolt on route, otherwise you can use the holes that are already there.
     
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    Weld them.... It's easier anyways.
     
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  7. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    See, thats what i thought also. I've noticed most ppl on here have their sliders welded on. Can't really be that bad?! Outta all the threads i've browsed through, i don't seem to find any horror stories and/or negative aspects from welding to our frame.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    thats just it

    theres tons of people who say NO...but theres even more people who have done it...and put a lot of stress on their sliders from all kinds of angles...and never had a problem

    the key of course is to make sure they are properly welded on with plates/gussets/capable welder
     
  9. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    Don't you need to add many more holes than that with All-Pro's? (one of my options for bolt-ons)
     
  10. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    I guess that's what i'm worried about. I wish i knew a highly skilled welder that i could trust my rig with! Unfortunately i don't and i'd either have to take someones word for it or ask around?
     
  11. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    I was just going off of what JDEMELLO said about their product. I'm sure it depends on which ones you go with
     
  12. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    just keep asking around...im not sure where everyone else gets theirs done...i had mine done at a friend's shop who builds full offroad buggies...
     
  13. Feb 10, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    I'd imagine if i could find someone with +10 years of custom automotive welding, they could be trusted.....
     
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