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Old April 18th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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So essentially Mantec and all these other companies have chinsed out on their fabrication in recent years. Crikey! Probably will have to go the route of getting a cheap pair as suggested and hitting Jonathan up for some fab work on brackets.
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My first 110 had a pair that were so strong you could put the slider against a bolder turn towards the bolder, let the clutch out, and pivot the entire truck on the stone with the only ill effect being paint scrapage on the slider. .
I did that with the 90 at Rausch (actually I think you were in front of me?) right after we went through all the obstacles where Kenny popped his tire, there was some spot across the path where you had to do a quick little hill climb, then there was a sharp rock on the right at the top that I had to pivot against on the drivers side. Not a 110, but mine are Rover Accessories - nice big scrape on them now, but it saved the truck! Charles was at the top for my first try, but I stalled and backed back down so I could get another run at it, and he was gone for my successful try.
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So essentially Mantec and all these other companies have chinsed out on their fabrication in recent years. Crikey! Probably will have to go the route of getting a cheap pair as suggested and hitting Jonathan up for some fab work on brackets.
Yes, most "sliders" are just beefed up sills.
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I'm not sure that they have really chinsed out exactly. I think it is more a problem of making an off the shelf product that will require a person to drill or weld on their frame. These manufacturers are struggling to produce a one size fits all HD product that requires some slack built in.

When I made mine I measured one side and tacked them together then when I went to fit them I had to move one of the brackets because the outriggers were in different places. I feel that mine are at best a heavy duty sill at this point until I decide to drill and mount to the frame in the rear. There is about 20" behind the rear outrigger mount that is just hanging out there.
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Why buy cheap sliders to modify when you can go buy all the steel you need to make some of your own for around $100 bucks. Most steel supply places will cut everything to length, even angles for a minimal cut fee, fab them up and then you can have them hot dipped or powder coated. Most of the factory ones have a cheap paint or plastic coat on them.

It's not chinsing out, it's manufacturing a product for the masses to bolt on. The Asfir ones are the most well thought out bolt on ones I have seen and they are pretty darn stout.
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The Asfir ones are the most well thought out bolt on ones I have seen and they are pretty darn stout.
What is the price on the Asfir sliders for a 110? Thanks.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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I still haven't got round to putting sliders on this truck for this very reason (available off the shelf ones are too weak). Until I get chance to make some then I probably won't have any. Attached pic shows the most common problem for sliders out here. Coming down off a rock or ledge and a good bang does that to most off the shelf stuff easily. Even the not so cheap ones.

Buying a set of cheap bodies and beefing up the mount doesn't stop this as itís the body that bends if the mounts are strong enough to hold it.


On a 90 or 110 this front mount is the most wimpy of them all. Its typically just a plate with a hole in it for the front bulkhead bolt. A good tap (not even a bang) here, can twist it up into the body.

If you want a set of beefed up sills to keep the shopping carts off your doors, then get an off the shelf set (the ASFIR ones look pretty good in the drawing for a production set).

IMHO if you NEED a proper slider for solid off road protection then make them or have them made by somebody who understands what needs doing.

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The Asfir sliders for a 110 are $533 and the front mount is a double sheer that uses the bulkhead bolt, the rear has a 3/16 steel plate that bolts to and strengthens the rear out rigger.
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