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Old October 9th, 2006, 12:02 PM
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what rock sliders are yall running?

what rock sliders are yall running on your d-90's? how much were they and were did you get them?
Also those with tree sliders do they work well?
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Old October 9th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Don't have any as of yet. I'm still beating up my factory sliders. But I'm planning on getting a set of Bill Burke's. www.bb4wa.com
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Old October 9th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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From what I was told Bill isn't making sliders anymore. I wish that wasn't the case because they are really nice.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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JohnC from 4x4 adventure gear (in the specials)
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they look good, work well and something to step onto climbing in and out
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Old October 9th, 2006, 03:14 PM
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I have rockwares and I really like them.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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how did they mount? I am thinking about some, those or mantecs
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Old October 9th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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They bolted in the tubes and we welded them. I like them I had them add the nerf tubular bars on mine, it makes a great place to stand on when messing with the top. I would recommend them, just took about 5 weeks to get them.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Safari Gard. Pretty nondescript, but they work.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 06:00 PM
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Safari Gard Heavy Duty. No complaints and bullet proof.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 06:52 PM
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i like the tree slider or nerf bars because were I wheel their are tons of trees.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 07:20 PM
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Safari Gard heavy duty as well. The nerf bar makes for a convenient step, and the central brace which bolts to the frame creates a rock-solid configuration. (I did, however, have to remove that brace on the passenger side when I installed an auxiliary fuel tank.) Can't remember what I paid.
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The tree/nerf tube is cool but they will mush up if you play in the rocks. I think the best of both worlds is to have the bar itself stick out so you can use it as a step but still keep the beef. I think Bill's sliders are made like that?? Not sure. Here is a pic stolen from my other thread. These have put up with rediculous punishment and are still straight, just scratched.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 08:43 PM
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I'm using the Mantec's from British Pacific on my 94'. Not to hijack the thread but I do have a question. They bolted up fine up front with the outriggers, however on the back they came with bolts/nuts and nothing else. Am I suppost to drill a hole through the tube and shove the bolt through to hold it in place or am I suppost to weld a nice bead around it? Thanks any help is appreciated.



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You can bolt it or weld it. Personally, I bolted mine just in case I get a different pair in the future.
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David,

Did you build those sliders yourself? What steel are they made from? A local rover friend of mine is going to help me build some for my truck and I want to make them bomber.
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Hey,

No, I didn't make them. A company called NSO built them for me but has since gone under. They are 3x3in rounded corner .250 wall alloy steel. They are mounted beefy style front and rear. Very easy to make though, all you really need is a welder, and vice, and patience.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 11:03 PM
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I've heard that SG is hard to deal with when it comes to shipping and their quality isn't what it was. also Buck since I live in the southeast I don't see as much rocks as people do out west, so tree sliders would be good thing out here
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Old October 9th, 2006, 11:05 PM
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Chris I made mine out of quarter inch 2x3 box. The nurf is also quarter inch. I had SG before I made this set. The SGs are .120 wall -cute but not anywhere thick enough to drop down hard on. The SGs crumbled like tin foil. I would say go 3/16 at the bare minimal. Or go .25 if you never ever ever want them to change shape. JP
PS you dont have a pic of my truck pulling a 20ft camper do you?
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I've heard that SG is hard to deal with when it comes to shipping and their quality isn't what it was. also Buck since I live in the southeast I don't see as much rocks as people do out west, so tree sliders would be good thing out here
Their quality is good in my opinion as far as bumpers go however, I have not had a positive experience customer service wise. I have a set of Dave Lucas sliders on my D2. They are hands down the best sliders I have owned ( I sold my RTE for a set of his sliders). Does he make them for the D-90?

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Old October 9th, 2006, 11:13 PM
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Rockware, really HD.
Even after all the warnings from this site about SG, I recently made a large order to give SG the benefit of the doubt. I had to cancel after delays of over three months, many excuses, and the refund became a problem as well, with more excuses and delays. Five months later and an official investigation by my bank/card Co. , SG was made to reimburse me. Nice people though, and always polite. So was I, and I am very patient. But I have never dealt with a Rover gear Co. that treats clients the way they do.
Sorry to hijack the thread. But seeing SG recommendations, I had to vent.
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