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Old May 12th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Rock Sliders

Here in the distant future, I'd like to do something about my rock sliders (Safari Gard). I'm thinking something with tree bars so that there is a little more protection, and something that doesn't leave a big gap between the slider and body like mine currently do. Also would like to have a decent attachment point for a High Lift. Possibly even pull double duty as an air tank...

Any one brand recommended that fits the bill? Or should I just live with the ones I have and add tree bars to them? Or perhaps custom fab is the way to go?
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Old May 12th, 2012, 12:04 PM
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You just described the sliders by Terrafirma. Give them a look.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 12:57 PM
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The SG are decent, but you need a 3rd attachment point to the frame and then weld in the tree sliders. Try and see if you can realign them to cure the gap.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Get the ones that are galvanized then painted. One knick in the powdercoat and they'll rust otherwise. I think Stephen at Safariresto has them.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 09:42 PM
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I'm going to fab up a set for myself here in the near future. I did look at the Terrafirma and the problem I had with them is that they are made out of 3mm thick tubing. That is just under an 1/8th of an inch and I don't think that is really thick enough. However, I'm no expert, but I am planning on using some 2 x3 rectangular tubing that is 3/16th thick.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 10:02 PM
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You have any pics of the SG sliders? I'm pretty sure that is what is on my NAS 90, would be nice to know 100%.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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I'll post some today unless someone beats me to it.

------ Follow up post added May 13th, 2012 09:22 AM ------

I was thinking the TFs were not stout enough myself. I like the Mantecs, but they would need a tree bar tacked on.

I like the idea of galvy.

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I'm going to fab up a set for myself here in the near future. I did look at the Terrafirma and the problem I had with them is that they are made out of 3mm thick tubing. That is just under an 1/8th of an inch and I don't think that is really thick enough. However, I'm no expert, but I am planning on using some 2 x3 rectangular tubing that is 3/16th thick.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 11:08 AM
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I believe that Matt at Rockware can make you a set of his with tree bars. They will be stout.
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Here are some pics of my Rockware bumpers and sliders.

I can't actually mount the hi-lift like the holes came in, I needed to drill holes further back to get the base plate flush with perch. Otherwise it hits the lights. As you can see in the pic it overhangs. Maybe if you have the round tail lights its not an issue. But like I said 2 new holes and it's all fine.

The bumpers otherwise are real nice. Front was super easy to install. It all fit real nice and the winch dropped in perfectly. Rear not too bad to install, easier if you have two people. You do need to drop the tank a bit to get at the bolts in the center, i used that as an opportunity to get a new fuel tank skid plate. If you get a hi lift mount you can't keep the 3rd light bar. The tire carrier wiggles a bit so I added some left over dyna mat to keep the cans from rattling. The corner protectors fit in real nice and seem pretty stout.

Sliders were real quick to put on as well. The tree bars stick out a fair way, so I think they will do their purpose well. No trees in NV though lol. They look real good and are very stout.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Sam, post a picture of yours... Before you spend a bunch of money, yours should be pretty easy to modify. Welding on a set of tree sliders/bars, is pretty easy. Adding a 3rd connection to the frame is easy too. Much cheaper than buying a new set.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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So after getting a good look at the sliders, it looks like there are some body/door misalignment and/or outrigger/attachment point issues as the gaps are different on both sides.... which I guess confirms what Scott said about needing a 3rd attachment point.

I've always liked RW's rear spare tire carrier/bumper, but I want to keep the factory bumper. I plan on having one fabbed that attaches to the crossmember at two points so that I can keep my bumper and if I really went nuts, have the ability to convert the D to a ST. But, I would actually need to get my crossmember replaced to get the spare tire carrier fabbed. Guess while I'm working crazy hours, I'll keep "building" the truck in my spreadsheet and buying parts to decorate the garage...
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Old May 13th, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Jealous, Peter. I always did like the RW front bumper. If the PO hadn't put a SG bumper on this truck, I would have went with the RW non-winch bumper. I like the idea of keeping the winch out of the elements when not needed but have the ability to attach it to the front or rear of the truck. Sometimes, especially out west, you only have room to back out. I can't wait to get back out west...

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I can't actually mount the hi-lift like the holes came in, I needed to drill holes further back to get the base plate flush with perch. Otherwise it hits the lights. As you can see in the pic it overhangs. Maybe if you have the round tail lights its not an issue. But like I said 2 new holes and it's all fine.

The bumpers otherwise are real nice. Front was super easy to install. It all fit real nice and the winch dropped in perfectly. Rear not too bad to install, easier if you have two people. You do need to drop the tank a bit to get at the bolts in the center, i used that as an opportunity to get a new fuel tank skid plate. If you get a hi lift mount you can't keep the 3rd light bar. The tire carrier wiggles a bit so I added some left over dyna mat to keep the cans from rattling. The corner protectors fit in real nice and seem pretty stout.

Sliders were real quick to put on as well. The tree bars stick out a fair way, so I think they will do their purpose well. No trees in NV though lol. They look real good and are very stout.
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Alright nice...thanks for posting the pics. Looks like my hunch was confirmed - everything is SG on my truck. Front winch bumper, sill sliders, frame sliders, and tie-rod protection tube.
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