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Renagade119
06-05-2013, 02:31 PM
Hey so I'm looking around at some side armour for my 06 TJ, and I keep on seeing two different "styles" if you will, rocker guards and rock sliders. Would someone please explain to me what the difference is? One seems to bolt to the frame and the other screw onto the body.

jhires
06-05-2013, 02:41 PM
Hey so I'm looking around at some side armour for my 06 TJ, and I keep on seeing two different "styles" if you will, rocker guards and rock sliders. Would someone please explain to me what the difference is? One seems to bolt to the frame and the other screw onto the body.

Sliders generally are attached to the frame and stick out from the body a bit. They are designed to hold the jeep away from anything that could smash into the rocker panel, but also can be used to litterally "slide" over rocks being able to hold the weight of the vehicle.

Rocker guards are designed to help negate impact should anything contact the jeep at that point, but not necessarily expected to be used as a slide point.

Good to have both. :)

Renagade119
06-05-2013, 02:43 PM
Oh ok sweet thanks. I mostly want them just to be able to take the step off my Jeep and look cool :)

Rob
06-05-2013, 04:41 PM
Oh ok sweet thanks. I mostly want them just to be able to take the step off my Jeep and look cool :)

TJ's actually do ok with body mounted sliders as the tub is heavier continuous material and the Jeep is relatively light. JK's need frame mounted sliders if your going to wheel hard.

Renagade119
06-05-2013, 04:55 PM
That's what I like to hear!! I was thinking of some Poison Spyder ones, whatta you think? 34010

sean.m.adams33
06-05-2013, 06:15 PM
That's what I like to hear!! I was thinking of some Poison Spyder ones, whatta you think? 34010
Those are sweet!:thumb:

OverlanderJK
06-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Think about long term too. If you happen to flip your jeep you won't be able to use the sliders to flip you back up. GCM2 used his EVO sliders to get him back on all 4's. with the body mounted sliders you can't do that. You have to use the frame.

Renagade119
06-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Oh good thinking. I think I wanna build my TJ more as an overland/capable rig. So it can get me anywhere no matter on the path ahead so I guess that could justify either product.

piginajeep
06-05-2013, 06:49 PM
EVO MFG makes a badass boat side slider for the TJ.

Let me find a couple pictures

Renagade119
06-05-2013, 06:51 PM
EVO MFG makes a badass boat side slider for the TJ.

Let me find a couple pictures
Sick thanks man

piginajeep
06-06-2013, 03:34 AM
Here's the link,

http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO-TJ-BSB

You can get these with an optional tube. IMO it looks badass with it.

Renagade119
06-06-2013, 03:51 AM
Yea, you're right. It looks sick, not a fan of the price tag thiugh

piginajeep
06-06-2013, 05:36 AM
341023410334104........

Renagade119
06-06-2013, 01:18 PM
I like the looks of those

Napalm90
06-06-2013, 01:23 PM
341023410334104........

Those look really nice. Remind me of the PSC ones but beefier


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