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What is the best rock slider?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Littlebro 5, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Littlebro 5

    Littlebro 5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to fined the best rock slider for my extra cab 2001 Tacoma. What would you say is the best rock slider for it?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    For the price I am very happy with my Trail Gear sliders and have installed a set on my brothers '08 dbl cab and on my cousin's '00 extended cab.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    03taco

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    custom ones, that way you get exactly what you want!!
    buy the materials and find a buddy that welds way cheaper and you get exactly what YOU want
     
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  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    tacomakid96

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  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Anything that uses u.s. Steel whether it be hrew or dom. I believe 4x innovations tested Chinese Dom and u.s. Hrew and the hrew had higher tolerances for pretty much every test.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    JLee

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    X2 I have Elite sliders and they are awesome.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    About how much does it cost to make your own?
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    doormanndan

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    Around $200.00 +- and about 20 hours labor to fab, paint and install. If you had a jig and you were on your second set the time would be cut in half or less. I built my own, I started with brackets from a Demello, and 40' of 2" .120 square tubing. Square tubing is easy to work with, although I have access to a tubing bender, almost anyone can cut a miter on square tubing and get a good end result, Round tubing looks great but takes additional time to fit each part but can be done. IMO the brackets are the key to success with very little trial and error, Demello also makes DIY kits that are less cost and it gives you the ability to fab the slider to meet your needs.
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  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    capetaco12

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    I have never seen rocksliders fail. From trailgear single cab tacoma ones that got on mounted a landcruiser. What ever you buy will work;) It really comes down to what do you want to spend and how can you install them? Bolt on or weld on? I went with HREW not dom and i have only dented them twice, but i abuse them alot.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    Littlebro 5

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    Thanks guys I'm going to go with the stubwelding rock sliders they look good and are vary strong for a fair price.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    I would go with Elite there less money and stronger IMO the Hybrid sliders for 300 bills is the way to go and the frame plates and gussets are better on the Elite slider you would have to get the stubs DELUXE slider to compare to the Elite.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/elite-off-road/102086-elite-off-road-sliders.html

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  13. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    I just ordered a set of HD Round Sliders from Demello. Getting P/C'd right now. Every time i've seen pictures of Jason's welds, they've been PERFECT. And on every build they look 'right' nice and snug/clean. Great customer service and great product. Priced right.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Ive got Elite sliders also, theyre very strong, couldnt be happier and the customer service was great.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    I got right around 100 in mine and about 20 hours. Its a fun project to tackle to, plus as stated above you get exactly what you want!

    80" ive also seen 82 but anywhere in that area and you should be fine.
     
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