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Square or Round Sliders.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Holden02, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Holden02

    Holden02 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I have to get on the ball soon and build my Sliders. The money is talking right now and is a big factor.

    2" Square tubing will be easy for me and I can do everything in my shop. It will also somewhat match my rear bumper.

    With the 1.75" or 2" round tubung I could do all of the measurement and welding but would have to pay a local fab shop for the bending and notching. The fab shop would have a reasonable charge of about $75-$100.

    Function is #1
    Looks are #1.5

    Anyone out there with Square sliders?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    2kool4school

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    i know a few people with square they like them, all really depends on you man really. but what really matters is wall thickness, with 1 3/4" X .120 round tubing gets bent really easy on rocks, ask me how i know
     
  3. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    I have square. There is a lot of pictures in my gallery. They are extremely strong. I've jacked up the whole side of the truck by the outer rail and I could not measure any flex.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    Holden02

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    What wall thickness are they?
     
  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    Inner legs and main beam= 2"x2"x3/16"
    Outer legs and secondary beam= 1.5"x1.5"x(I think 7 gauge) Whichever is about 3/16". It was the thickest wall the steel supply place had available on 1.5" square tube.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Wreckless_71

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    how much did you spend on the steel..?
     
  7. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Holden02

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    thankis for the reply. I think that is goint to be the route I'll take. probably just get a 2" x 2" x 20' Tube and go from there. I think I still have some 1/4" plate left over from my bumber. I ain't affaid of no scrap.

    Thanks again
     
  8. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    The 2" tube came in a 20' stick. It was about $55. The 1.5" tube came in a 24' stick. It was also about $55. Used scrap for brackets and gussets. Total cost about $110.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Barnone

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    Nice job on the sliders. Square looks just fine to me and besides the purpose is to protect the truck and not look pretty unless you are building a mall cruiser.:D
     
  10. Jun 14, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    pittim

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    Pink slider.
    uhh what brand/type of steel?
     
  11. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    DEMELLO ROCK CRUSHER SLIDERS, PIAA LIGHTS, TSB 4 LEAF PACK, CBI OFFROAD REAR BUMPER LINEXED, CBI OFFROAD FRONT BUMPER LINEXED, REAR 5100's, 1.5" TSB AAL, ICON EXTENDED TRAVEL COILOVERS @ 3", TOTAL CHAOS UCA's, HELLA MICRO DRIVING LIGHTS, IPOD INTERFACE, THULE ROOF RACK, UWS SLIM LINE BLACK TOOL BOX, 17" BBS RD TRUCK WHEELS, GOODYEAR WRANGLER DURATRAC IN 285/70/17
    okay here are a bunch of pictures of the demello rock crusher sliders.
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  12. Sep 13, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    Another vote for square... I had a set of Demello's on my 96 tacoma. They're also great for using as a step and nice to jack the truck up with.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    V-TRAIN

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    i love them, they make great steps, i can reach so much more stuff
    in my tool box and bed now. i could not find hardly any pictures of them
    on a truck. i finally found some on a truck that was for sale doing a google search. when i got them on, i decided i would stick a bunch of
    pictures of them up so people could see what they look like.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    I don't have any up-close pictures of them on my 96.... but yeah, they're awesome. I was considering putting them on my 07, but I don't wheel just didn't need them.
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    Great to prevent door dings also!!
     
  15. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    V-TRAIN

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    those look great
     
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