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I did a search but didn't come up with much about the White Knuckle Offroad rock sliders. I'm looking for some sliders that A) are 100% bolt on and B) double as a great step for the wife and kids. So far I've found ShrockWorks, Hefty, and White Knuckle Offroad. I love the look of the White Knuckle sliders but reviews on them are hard to find. Does anyone here have advice? Thanks.

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The White Knuckle sliders are bolt on using the factory holes and a few you have to drill yourself.

A few members here have them and a search should turn something up.

Here's one thread (there may be more):

https://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f...liders-105673/

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Thanks for the link. After seeing them in that thread I changed my mind. Not real wild about how the main tube comes out to a point. Also don't want to drill multiple holes in the frame. And $700 is a bit nuts. Thanks though that was helpful. I'm leaning ShrockWorks now.

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White knuckle Sliders are the best in my opinion. They are very well made with three frame supports, full bolt on (with some drilling but easy), and the rear kick out support.
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Thanks for the link. After seeing them in that thread I changed my mind. Not real wild about how the main tube comes out to a point. Also don't want to drill multiple holes in the frame. And $700 is a bit nuts. Thanks though that was helpful. I'm leaning ShrockWorks now.
In the end shrockworks will be the same $$ and the reason they come out to a point is for protection. The reason for the hole drilling is for strength. If you want steps and do not wheel get the N-fab's.

Oh, and shrock will take 6 months to get, I got my WKF in 2 weeks

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Get the White Knuckles. John is awesome to deal with, the workmanship is excellent. Mine protrude far enough to be used as steps (a bit further than I was expecting to be honest), and the rear 'kick out' makes an even better step point for the rear seat, and I'm pretty sure that's one reason it's made that way anyway (I have a KC but it's just very obvious when I look at mine that it would work great as a rear step). Plus, as you said, they look great.

They're pretty easy to install as well but they are heavy which makes it a bit fiddly, and you do need to drill a few holes in the frame for the 'extra' mounting bolts. I didn't get around to drilling those for a little while and the standard frame hole mounting bolts (4 each side) were plenty strong enough to support my weight bouncing on them while staying rock solid. But install the drilled bolts anyway...better safe blah blah blah.

All that being said these are the only sliders I've ever used or installed on a truck, so I'm probably biased, but I can't find any drawbacks and I do think they look better than the others. And based on the very limited reviews I've found on them I have no reason to doubt that they will work just fine for their intended purpose as well (sliders, not steps ), and I intend to find out sometime in the near future.

My $.02

Edit: Wow, this thread was empty when I started typing...I need to back off on the caffeine.

Also, I had mine in under 3 weeks. Shrockworks quoted me something like a 12 week lead time back in November, and based on what I've read here that's optimistic.

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Hmmmm...

OK, so you painted those yourself. That saves some $$$. And you got them pretty fast so that's good. Could I drill those holes with a cordless drill or am I going to need a heavy duty electric?

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I migjt be a bit biased also but I have seen the others in person and they do not compare.

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Hmmmm...

OK, so you painted those yourself. That saves some $$$. And you got them pretty fast so that's good. Could I drill those holes with a cordless drill or am I going to need a heavy duty electric?
I drilled every hole with my cordless drill on one battery. Yes, I painted them myself, they are going to scrape rocks so no use in paying for powder coat. I used the rustolium bed liner and regular semi gloss on the brackets.

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Hmmmm...

OK, so you painted those yourself. That saves some $$$. And you got them pretty fast so that's good. Could I drill those holes with a cordless drill or am I going to need a heavy duty electric?
I painted mine as well and honestly it didn't save me that much money, if any, in materials. But that's neither here nor there...if you scrape them up they're going to need touching up no matter if he powdercoats them or you paint them. I'm hoping the Duplicolor truck bed liner I used holds up to the day to day stuff, and so far it seems to be just fine, though it takes 24 hours to dry enough to handle which I wish was stated on the can.

I don't have a cordless drill but my cheapie Craftsman electric with HF nitride step bits worked just fine, just keep the bit lubed. It'll take a little time but I think I got all the drilling and bolting done in an hour or so, give or take. I'm guessing though, and I have a Gallifrean sense of time so it may very well have taken me 4 minutes or 9 hours. Either way it was worth it IMHO.
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If I had to buy them again I would go White Knuckle too. They are superior to the Shrocks in just about any category you could name. Don't get me wrong, the Shrocks are pretty solid and do their intended job well (and their powder coating is the toughest I've ever seen), just not as polished or as well thought out as the WK units. And all of the WK brackets wrap around the frame where as only the fronts do on the Shrocks.

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