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Trail Gear sliders?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98fourbangertaco, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    98fourbangertaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2010
    First Name:
    Taylorsville, NC
    98 toyota tacoma, 4wd, SR5, 2.7L, 5-speed
    daystar 2.5in suspension lift kit, detroit truetrac in rear, custom transfer case skidplate, deckplate mod, green high-performance drop in filter, Huskyliner floor mats, 31x10.50 wild country radial mtx tires, yakima roof rack, load warrior basket, stubbs welding rock sliders, arb front bumper with warn 9,000lb winch and procomp black series 100w offroad lights, trail-gear rear bumper, borla exhaust, blacked out factory wheels, shovel mounted on roof rack, de-mudflaped
    I was planning o ordering me a set of trail gear sliders because they are the best bang for the buck i have found, $199 for extra cab/double cab powder coated black, but i seen on their webside that they say that u have to trim your pinch wield in four spots on each side, does anyone have their sliders on here to clarify that, thanks
  2. Aug 11, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Manlaan Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    First Name:
    Riverton, Utah
    2002 XtraCab SR5 V6 4x4 Black
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    Looking at the instructions, the sliders dont come with the legs attached, so it would only be necessary to do the cutout if you made the choice to mount the sliders that close to the body. Most people dont though, so a cutout wouldn't be necessary.

    As far as those sliders go, I do see one problem. They dont come with extra reinforcement to the frame. If you do get these, make sure to add in an extra piece of steel between the legs and the frame to help distribute the pressure a bit more. Also, since I see you have an extended cab, you can get by with 3 legs, but 4 legs per side is even better. If you're only going with 3 legs, I'd at least be certain to have a corner gusset installed as well (as pictured below)

    If you're going to get the pre-welded ones, it looks like they do some with the mounting bracket installed, so you should be good. You're kinda stuck on how they wanted to do angles and mounting though, so if you're going to have to weld anyway, I'd say do it all yourself so you can have the exact setup you want. With the pre-welded ones, you very well might have to cut the body. No clue on how close they mount them, but if the instructions mention it, its a good chance that is the case. (Personally, that is too high anyway) If the above pic is an indication of where they're welding stuff, I dont think there would be any need for the cut out. Kinda odd. Maybe their legs are on the short side and and angle is steep enough to require it.

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