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TJM Rocksliders

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JimmySport, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    JimmySport

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    I've been watching those too. From what I've read they are a good company. Not many reviews out there.
     
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    Definitely competitive in price. Most people here though want to support their local fab shops so they buy from our vendors which is why you don’t see a lot of reviews for these.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    id love to support our vendors on here as well. but to have some rockslides shipped to me already coated is almost $1000 if not more.
     
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  5. Mar 11, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Where are you located?

    Some vendors do group buys as well.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Have you checked out @SOS CONCEPTS or Bud Built?

    They may be in driving distance.

    But the TJM price will be hard to beat for sure. Just throwing out options.
     
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    Good price but nothing special.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    No DCLB version. My BAMF DCLB sliders arrive tomorrow. Bought on group buy in Nov. 2018, powder coating locally, I’ll be in it $900 total including shipping. Supporting BAMF after how they handled the Pelfrey stuff makes me feel good in addition to knowing they make good stuff. Was a long wait though.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    I have the TJM sliders. I've only had them installed about a month.

    I'm really happy with them. Quality is great and I prefer how tucked they are to the door sills. They also have notched cutouts for hi-lift jacks.

    I ordered them directly from TJM USA

    Here's some more info:
     

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  11. Mar 11, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Happen to have any pics of them on the truck??? I'm interested on how far away from the truck are they? Could they be used a step to get in??? Alot of the angled rocker/sliders are so close to the truck stepping on them to get in the truck is really not possible.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    SOS has a 20% off sale going on through the 13th. Give them a look! Just picked you my sliders with kickout and filler plates today. Awesome quality, great prices.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    These cannot be used as steps at all.

    I don't have any pictures on hand yet of my truck but here are TJM's photos:

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    thanks....I was afraid that was the case.
     
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    I would be hesitant to buy them. A few reasons:

    1) they are extremely close to the cab. A rock slider will have some upward deflection on a hit. If there's not enough clearance then your rock slider will hit the cab.

    2) they don't give enough information on the material. They give non-standard tube sizes like 63&43mm sizes. That doesn't indicate the wall thickness or type of tube. Is it hot rolled, dom, pipe?

    3) no pics of mounting. They say 4 mount points but what are they, where are they, how is it mounted?

    4) their pics don't show how they're constructed. Are there enough support braces between the outer and inner tube? Is there sufficient bracing between the inner tube to the forward and rear most frame mount tubes?

    5) with the cost of materials and cost of fabrication and overhead for a shop, $500 seems really low. Where are they cutting corners to make a product at that price while still turning a profit? A lot of fabrication shops don't make much money making parts as it is.

    Just some thoughts... Whoever buys these please take pics before and after installation and fill in some of the blanks here.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:07 PM
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    Click on the links I posted
     
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    The install instructions fill in a couple gaps. They say to mount with a 10mm gap between the body and sliders. I personally don't feel that is sufficient. 10 mm is what... 1/3 of an inch? If a slider takes a good hit I think it will have more that a third of an inch of deflection. I'm not sure exactly but just a gut feeling that comes from experience of working with metals and taking solid hits to rock sliders.

    Second, the install instructions had a pic of the sliders, it looks like the rear of the slider had a lot of slider sticking beyond the rear frame mount where I feel like it should have a tube going from the back of the slider to the frame mount to add a bit more support.

    Third, I am sceptical of the nut plates they use. The instructions don't give me enough information on them but since you break off a tab after they're installed, how hard is it to get to the nut if you need to tighten or remove the sliders? Can a wrench be used on the nut plates? Nut plates I have used and seen don't have a hex head but instead are a nut that's clamped within a flimsy frame. That fact may make torque checking the hardware difficult and removing/reinstalling the hardware difficult.

    I don't mean to bash but just pointing out some potential issues that I would want addressed if I were in the market and considering the tjm sliders.
     
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  18. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:39 PM
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    Mine ended up being about 2/3" from the body and this was as tight as I could make them. I really don't see them deflecting enough to hit the body, but i guess time will tell.

    The nut plates are not meant to be reused. The tabs are snapped off after installation. They are essentially nuts welded to a plate with a flexible tab for reaching hard areas. They are a very common style for Australian fabrication. Sure, this makes installation and re-installation more difficult. I don't plan on taking them off very often.

    These are Australian design/build and the "non-standard" tube size you mentioned are ASTM standard for the nominal size you are used to seeing.

    They plasma cut and CNC mandrel bend their products.
     
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    OP, also keep in mind that if you buy somewhat close to you, you can work with others on here to get them TW expressed up to you in order to not pay shipping.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    @Boomer3731 Did you drill the 10mm hole for the rear mount? Is is necessary only for jacking with a hi-lift? I mainly need upgraded rocker protection as I don't wheel super hard but would like some impact protection. I doubt I'll ever be on a hi-lift. There aren't many fab shops local to me. This seems so be about the only mid priced option from a reputable mfgr that is out there. I have considered ordering a set of RCI or one of the other Front Range shops and just picking them up on vacation in September and do a parking lot install to save on shipping.
     

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