Rock Slider Help Please!! - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:34 PM
Defender13's Avatar
Defender13
Status: Offline
Mike Lynch
1994 Defender 90 #1017
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hartland, MI USA
Posts: 311
Rock Slider Help Please!!

Well I have been waiting to get my hands on a pair of slick rocks rock sliders, I talked to Dave a couple months ago and he said it may be a little delay. Unfortunatly this weekend the Rover and a rock became one and believe it out not it only damaged the bottom sill. To get to the point, if Dave is unable to make these what would be my best bet. I went to 4x4ag.com to get some scorpions and they are out of stock, I tried to get in touch with Shrockrocks a couple weeks ago and havent heard back. I am heisitant with Safari Gard, not with the product, but with the shipping from what I gathered from posts I have searched. SO I guess that leaves me with Mantec (I think Rovers North carries them?) and Rockware. Can ANYBODY give me their experiences/knowledge about these sliders or any other suggestions. I need to get my rover back on the path. I really appreciate it.

Thanks
__________________
Mike Lynch

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:56 PM
thewap's Avatar
thewap
Status: Offline
Marc
'95 D90 SW#106
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Highmount, NY
Posts: 834
Registry
Rovers North, Atlantic British, British Pacific, Pangea, Rhyno, West Coast British, Rokware, Rovertym, Safarigard,
DAP, etc. etc.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 2nd, 2006, 11:57 PM
Oxcart13's Avatar
Oxcart13
Status: Offline
Mark M
D110
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 393
Mike - Give Matt a call at Rockware. He can make you a set pretty quick and you will not regret it. All their items are essentially bomb proof. HTH. Mark
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 12:08 AM
thewap's Avatar
thewap
Status: Offline
Marc
'95 D90 SW#106
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Highmount, NY
Posts: 834
Registry
I can vouch for Rokware, I have the HD bumper and the sliders.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 11:10 AM
Billakris's Avatar
Billakris
Status: Offline
Kris
Alpine White 95 Soft Top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Kansas City/ Manhattan, KS
Posts: 271
Did Bill Burke stop making his?
__________________
Kris
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 12:01 PM
thewap's Avatar
thewap
Status: Offline
Marc
'95 D90 SW#106
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Highmount, NY
Posts: 834
Registry
He still shows them on his website. I think you have to call him.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 01:55 PM
draaronr's Avatar
draaronr
Status: Offline
Here
LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: nc USA
Posts: 1,799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billakris
Did Bill Burke stop making his?
spoke to his wife, he isn't making them now as they are on the road, and no definite plans on when he will begin to make them.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 02:09 PM
Bozman's Avatar
Bozman
Status: Offline
Greg
1991 200tdi D90
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Manchester, Vermont
Posts: 1,571
Registry
Safari Gard

I purchased a pair of the Heavy Duty Rock Sliders from Safari Gard 2 months ago and had no problems with ordering or shipping. I was very satisfied with their service and products.

I installed them by myself and the look great. Came in handy last month too when I almost rolled my 90. 4 guys were able to hop on the outer portion (the part that makes it heavy duty) and basically saved me from rolling.

Greg.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 02:41 PM
NashvilleRedD90's Avatar
NashvilleRedD90
Status: Offline
Will Peters
'97 NAS D90 ST #1704 -4.6
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 231
Sliders

I just ordered some from Draken Off Road (USA Equipe 4x4). They are still on there way but I should have them on the truck buy late this week or early next week. They look good and I have been very happy with there products I have on my trucks now. I'll post some pictures when I get them mounted.
__________________
'97 D90 - 4.6
'00 D2

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 03:07 PM
Defender13's Avatar
Defender13
Status: Offline
Mike Lynch
1994 Defender 90 #1017
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hartland, MI USA
Posts: 311
Thanks everybody for all of your input. I'm still not sure what sliders I am going to get yet. I am going to start making some call on Wed to see who has was avaliable. Does anybody know if the sliders that RN has on their website are Mantec and if there are painted/powder coated or just galv. I have heard they were and others say there are not Mantec sliders. RN has free shipping and 10% for today and tomorrow. It seems like a pretty good deal, but I don't want to spare on the quality and ease of install to save a couple bucks.
Once again, thanks everyone for all of you help.

Also if anyone is in need for a original set of side steps/nerf bars for a Defender, I have some that are in good shape. Let me know if anyone is interested.
__________________
Mike Lynch

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 04:13 PM
mattarm's Avatar
mattarm
Status: Offline
Matt
1993 D110
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 585
My sliders (D110) are from RN and came with Mantec instructions and these were by far the easiest installation of anything done thus far.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 04:26 PM
d901560's Avatar
d901560
Status: Offline
Brian B
94 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Denton,TX
Posts: 77
I bought the RN D90 sliders a couple of years ago. They are Mantec and they came powder coated
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 05:53 PM
cdb
Status: Offline
Clark Bowen
1969 Series 2a/OM617 Bugeye 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 775
I have Mantec rock sliders on my D90

and they survived lots of hard bashing on the Rubicon last year with hardly any visible wear. This year I rolled the D90 on Potato Salad Hill in Moab and they are smashed in from the sides. Looks like the do very well on hits to the underside, but are vulnerable to the side. They are quite reasonable at $299 from RN. I'm looking at Scorpions for my 110 but the are pricey at $650. On Rockware, everything I have bought from Matt (draglinks, trackrods, trailing arms, frame sli ders) has been of the highest quality. I wouldn't hesitate at all with Rockware.

Clark Bowen
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old July 3rd, 2006, 07:49 PM
Defender13's Avatar
Defender13
Status: Offline
Mike Lynch
1994 Defender 90 #1017
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hartland, MI USA
Posts: 311
Does anybody have any pictures with the Mantec or Rockware sliders on their Defender? Also does anybody have any idea why there is such a big difference in cost between RN (Mantec sliders) 299.00 and Rockware 425.00. I can get these sliders from Rovers North for 269.00 plus free shipping. But like I said before if the Rockware and others priced over 400.00 are much better (materials/production) than RN's I will go with those.
Thanks
__________________
Mike Lynch

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old July 4th, 2006, 05:04 PM
sheki's Avatar
sheki
Status: Offline
David Shechter
97' D90 SW 2.8L diesel
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New York City
Posts: 578
The Mantec works fine, they aren't the strongest sliders out there. The 2 holes intended for a high lift are useless as that is not a safe or proper way to utilize a high lift. The Mantec looks good on the truck and is very simple to install.
Rockware stuff is pretty stout, Matt probably uses a thicker steel and they probably are mount in a way that prevents them from pushing up into the front quarter panel when hit hard. If you notice on my truck, just below the Tdi sticker the panel is folded in a bit. This happened when coming down off a rock too hard, I don't know if the Rockware ones would have done that. It's not uncommon to see this on a Mantec equipped truck.

The fluid pouring out the bottom is just water as I just came out of a water crossing.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mantec slider.jpg
Views:	660
Size:	286.6 KB
ID:	5956  
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddyOval
Sheki, you are a wang too.
A wang is another word for, you guessed it, A DICK!

Nothing racist, just pure DICK!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old July 4th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Oxcart13's Avatar
Oxcart13
Status: Offline
Mark M
D110
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 393
Mike - When you call RN ask them about delivery time on the Mantec sliders. I received a set in Feb-March timeframe and it took about 8 weeks for them to arrive. Slow boat from UK. Mark
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old July 4th, 2006, 10:19 PM
D90user's Avatar
D90user
Status: Offline
steve
109/110 ambulance-55 series I
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,447
IMO I don't like the mantec sliders, I think the safari guards are a far superior product. I had them on my 90 and where very easy to install but I think they lack in a couple of regards. 1. They are big (way bigger than safari guards 2. strength, only attached in two places and they dent far easier than the safariguards.

The safari guard sliders on my 110 where much more involved to install but it was worth it. I don;t know about rockware but judging from all their other products I bet you would be happy with them also. just my 2c.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
slide

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rock slider side step combo? durangorover Wanted 1 December 23rd, 2007 09:33 PM
Rock Ware D-90 Rock Sliders with Tube Steps HUMMER80401 For Sale - Parts 4 February 25th, 2006 09:52 AM
Best Rock Sliders for a D-90? Seriesman Defender Technical Discussions 9 July 16th, 2004 11:41 AM
home-made rock sliders Chris Cox Misc. Chit-Chat 8 May 7th, 2004 05:57 PM
Rock Sliders! TwisteD90 For Sale - Parts 18 April 27th, 2004 04:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 PM.


Copyright