Rock sliders

Am I the only one slightly concerned with them thinking the average weight of our trucks is 5,000lbs? I've not scaled mine but online searches are returning ~6400-6500lbs.

700 lbs to break a single fastener is concerning. Assuming thats correct, thats seems... low. I get there are 9 but they're spread out.

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I have 12 1/2" bolts holding my sliders on each side and theyre 1/4" thick. This is on two different rigs. thats minimum in my opinion for a slider.
 
I had RRO on my AT4 1/2 ton and could not be more pleased. These bars will not bend up against the body and are incredibly stout. I mounted mine as high as possible, but there was some flexibility to lower them a bit if desired. I never once slipped off them getting out of the truck. On a previous 4Runner with Shrockworks sliders, that did happen here and there. The RRO sit out a perfect distance IMO to be adequate steps and body protection.
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I had RRO on my AT4 1/2 ton and could not be more pleased. These bars will not bend up against the body and are incredibly stout. I mounted mine as high as possible, but there was some flexibility to lower them a bit if desired. I never once slipped off them getting out of the truck. On a previous 4Runner with Shrockworks sliders, that did happen here and there. The RRO sit out a perfect distance IMO to be adequate steps and body protection.
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Awesome info! Thank you :) So, zero door dings possible? All that matters 🏆
 
Awesome info! Thank you :) So, zero door dings possible? All that matters 🏆
On my truck, no. Several times, I did see some colored paint on the bars, but no powder coat chips at all. I suppose it is mostly dependent on the shape of the door that tries to ding you, surely door dings are still possible, especially from other similar trucks / sport utes. But they do protect well against lower cars and most BMWs :ROFLMAO:

I jacked my truck up multiple times using the bars, you can do this anywhere along the rail as long as you are not worried about torquing the frame. With the triangular structural supports, and multiple bolts, these bars simply will not bend up. I got mine right before Covid set in and the lead time grew to maybe 6-8 months. So worth it though. The price on mine has increased about $250 since I bought them. I had them delivered with the options I selected at $1289, and have them sold to a guy for $1100 (put the stock GM boards back on to trade in). After 3+ years on the truck!
 
I had RRO on my AT4 1/2 ton and could not be more pleased. These bars will not bend up against the body and are incredibly stout. I mounted mine as high as possible, but there was some flexibility to lower them a bit if desired. I never once slipped off them getting out of the truck. On a previous 4Runner with Shrockworks sliders, that did happen here and there. The RRO sit out a perfect distance IMO to be adequate steps and body protection.
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On my truck, no. Several times, I did see some colored paint on the bars, but no powder coat chips at all. I suppose it is mostly dependent on the shape of the door that tries to ding you, surely door dings are still possible, especially from other similar trucks / sport utes. But they do protect well against lower cars and most BMWs :ROFLMAO:

I jacked my truck up multiple times using the bars, you can do this anywhere along the rail as long as you are not worried about torquing the frame. With the triangular structural supports, and multiple bolts, these bars simply will not bend up. I got mine right before Covid set in and the lead time grew to maybe 6-8 months. So worth it though. The price on mine has increased about $250 since I bought them. I had them delivered with the options I selected at $1289, and have them sold to a guy for $1100 (put the stock GM boards back on to trade in). After 3+ years on the truck!
First off, excellent information and great photos showing how they mount, shapes, coverage, etc. Truly helpful/value-adding. Those sliders do look good and well built.

I do notice that the photos you show they mount to the frame. This is the way I would prefer (especially since our F250s are boxed frames). I'm a little uneasy about mounting anywhere else.
 
I have 12 1/2" bolts holding my sliders on each side and theyre 1/4" thick. This is on two different rigs. thats minimum in my opinion for a slider.
What sliders are you running and on what rigs? Your sig shows youre still waiting on your truck.
 
What sliders are you running and on what rigs? Your sig shows youre still waiting on your truck.
Ran slider on numerous rigs. F150s, Broncos, old SD, Jeeps you name it.
If the frame plates arent 1/4" thick, a hard impact will peel them away from the frame. They also need wrapped around the bottom of the frame in my opinion. If you actually use them. This supports a lot.
Tubing is all .188". Your not looking at just the "1/2' weight of the vehicle, but dropping off a rock even a foot high will exponentially improve force on the slider. Lifting a vehicle with the slider is the least impact you can do and is almost worthless for a marker if you offroad.
 

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Your not looking at just the "1/2' weight of the vehicle, but dropping off a rock even a foot high will exponentially improve force on the slider. Lifting a vehicle with the slider is the least impact you can do and is almost worthless for a marker if you offroad.
well said.
 
Am I the only one slightly concerned with them thinking the average weight of our trucks is 5,000lbs? I've not scaled mine but online searches are returning ~6400-6500lbs.

700 lbs to break a single fastener is concerning. Assuming thats correct, thats seems... low. I get there are 9 but they're spread out.

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That looks like a copy/paste from the half-ton sliders, which is more accurate there (though I would argue still low for the average half ton weight).

The fact it is a copy/paste situation doesn't explain whether it's an error or not, of course. And if it is an error, doesn't show what their assumed value actually is.

This would be a good thing to clarify with them.
 
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