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Old June 25th, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Mantec Sliders Gap

I have installed the driver's side Mantec slider and I have a gap in the rear section.

First of all is this normal? If not then what have I done wrong and how can I make the gap smaller or go away?

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Old June 25th, 2010, 05:42 PM
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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I had a set on my SW, and they did not line up perfect either, so I guess it is normal. And, I think in is against Defender law to install sliders and a set of steps.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:46 PM
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told her it was super duper gay to have sliders and steps
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:48 PM
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Old June 25th, 2010, 07:20 PM
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told her it was super duper gay to have sliders and steps
HA! You said super duper- that's more gay than the sliders and steps

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So wait now you're keeping your D-90?
Never said that, it hasn't sold so I'm still tinkering.

Guess the consensous is that they aren't on wrong, I'm just paticular and like things to look nice.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 09:26 PM
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If you hit a rock on that end hard, it will tighten up the gap. IMHO, gaps are good. I would keep 3/8in-1in all around so when you hit stuff and it flexes, it does not get into the body. Are the holes in front oval on mantecs? You can always move the sill in the front up a bit, the holes on the front of galvanized part of the door sill are oval (at lease on a 110) and there is room to move the captive plate in the foot of the bulkhead.

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I think Ron got close, but with the Mantecs I modify the front mount to move the front of the slider down. I have also modified the rear mount and moved them up. I guess the answer to the question is that although they are super duper sliders they don't fit very well.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 08:33 AM
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If you hit a rock on that end hard, it will tighten up the gap. IMHO, gaps are good. I would keep 3/8in-1in all around so when you hit stuff and it flexes, it does not get into the body. Are the holes in front oval on mantecs? You can always move the sill in the front up a bit, the holes on the front of galvanized part of the door sill are oval (at lease on a 110) and there is room to move the captive plate in the foot of the bulkhead.

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If built and installed correctly, the sliders should NOT flex,move,bend.... or do anything except protect the truck. If your sliders are moving you have issues.
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If built and installed correctly, the sliders should NOT flex,move,bend.... or do anything except protect the truck. If your sliders are moving you have issues.
You have not seen me drive. Put enough load on 2x3 box section and it flexes/bends. That being said, it was mainly said in jest. Hence the

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I think Ron got close, but with the Mantecs I modify the front mount to move the front of the slider down. I have also modified the rear mount and moved them up. I guess the answer to the question is that although they are super duper sliders they don't fit very well.
Good to know, is that true on 110s as well?
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Good to know, is that true on 110s as well?
dunno.....I've never used them on a 110.
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I have the same gaps on my 90 SW...
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