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Question about sliders/rockers etc

Hey guys so I'm looking at getting some rails/ sliders etc and I've seen some as low as in the 100's and some up in the 800s and anywhere in between. So I know you get what you pay for and I'm assuming the cheaper ones probably aren't any good. But while looking around I came across some and forgive me but I don't recall which brand it was but they had a very long explanation as to why theirs were better and that explanation mentioned something about bolt on vs welded and more or less said bolt on is no good. However, while I've got a friend that can weld for me, I liked the idea of being able to bolt up everything myself. So my question to you all is is there a huge difference between bolt on protection vs welded on and which do you prefer? Also, I've seen a few that were 100% bolt on and some that require you to drill some new holes... what's your take on that? Thanks guys.
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I don't have sliders myself, but I would say bolt on, no drill options are the best bet. You can remove them for repainting, if you sell the truck, anything like that. Obviously drilling into your frame isn't ideal in any circumstance. As far as protection goes, there shouldn't be much difference, as long as the extend out past the pinch welds, cuz otherwise they're kinda pointless. As far as cost differences go, the cheaper ones are just a chunk of square tube, whereas some of the pricier options will have tube steps.

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I just ordered a set of Shrockworks because you can't go wrong with anything they build.
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Built a set from a trail gear kit for a Tacoma. Welded myself. Only welded to the frame because I was too lazy to drill holes
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I was looking at Rocky Road, though I might give them a try

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I don't believe you will go wrong with any of the pre-fab options out there. I went Hefty on mine cuz I loved their step plate as well as the rectangled lower/round outer tube design. I had gotten a bonus that yr that was exactly the price of the Hefties so I took it as a sign and ordered them. I like the bolt on cuz I can pull n paint with ease(this is happening soon btw). I don't recall any drilling, I have on several occasions used them as a jacking point w/o flex. I don't H/C offroad so I cant attest to their rubability. My dream was to hopefully eliminate the sandblasting of my Fr lower bed corners but the rock chips are still coming. Oh well they look sick! As a side note, the Trail Gears would have been hung on it using Hefties bolt on mounting points had that bonus check not hit the bank. The company bonus program ended that year too... Yay Corporate America!!!
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There are enough existing holes, there is no need to buy a set that require drilling. I had my Hefty sliders swung in to place in under a half hour.

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I had my Hefty sliders swung in to place in under a half hour.
I would agree, 22 min for first and 8 minutes for the 2nd.


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I love my white knuckle sliders. They are extremely well made and very tough. Shrokworks makes great stuff too though.
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Cool so the bolt on ones hold up just fine then I take it? I wasn't sure because something I read somewhere made it seem like they can't take a beating without coming loose or worse, ripping the bolts out of the holes. It sounds though like you guys are all pretty happy with yours. It's probably the route I'll go.
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