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Re: Rock sliders

Post by KevinABQ » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:55 am

I had a quote from a small local fab shop of $750 for sliders on my Avalanche. This included install. Can't compare them to the ones on my PW because I didn't go forward with them, but they had good reviews. The high end commercial shop in town (which mostly builds custom commercial truck bodies and trailers) gave me a price of $2500 for sliders for the same Avalanche, but as I didn't go forward I have no good basis to compare them either. However the reviews of the later firm said their work was great but cost a fortune.
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:36 am

Really no point buying a kit if you’re going to take it to a shop. Might as well buy the bolt on’s.

1/3rd would be paying 350-450 for the materials, bent tube, mounting hardware and you welding it together. Like some of the other kits out there.

If your time is free; then you saved.

Also; I think WK prices did go up. I forgot to mention, I have a discount for PWIM attendees for White Knuckle. PM me.
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by RustyPW » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:46 am

13powerwagon wrote:
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The aluminess sliders are made out of steel. Their main flaw is they mount to the same spot the factory steps do, I believe Ram4roks had them and ended up ripping the mounting holes from repeated abuse, if I remember correctly.
My fault. I have their front bumper and the bottom of it got some nice gouges in it.
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by Adam_C » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:37 am

MikeKey wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:36 am
Really no point buying a kit if you’re going to take it to a shop. Might as well buy the bolt on’s.

1/3rd would be paying 350-450 for the materials, bent tube, mounting hardware and you welding it together. Like some of the other kits out there.

If your time is free; then you saved.

Also; I think WK prices did go up. I forgot to mention, I have a discount for PWIM attendees for White Knuckle. PM me.
Gotcha, kind of what I figured. Thanks for the input. :cheers: Have fun in Moab. If I wind up keeping my truck I might try to attend next year if there’s another PWIM event. Maybe get a chance to test these RED “sliders” :thppt: :lol: Sorry for the hijack.

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Re: Rock sliders

Post by olyelr » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:48 am

Adam_C wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 am
MikeKey wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:15 am
Just out of curiosity; would most prefer fully built and ready to install or weld it yourself for 1/3rd the cost?
Im always down for saving money. When you say one third the cost, after finding a competent welder to fab them up, what do you figure the price difference would be? Would it be comparable to fully built ready to install set?

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Mikekey, I feel if he had both of the options he would probably sell them both like hotcakes. But if he only made one, I would go with fully built.

AdamC, if you have to pay someone to weld it up anyway, might as well just buy them that way to begin with. Will probably be cheaper that way.
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by PWJouster » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:01 am

frame mounted sliders are not ideal for mostly road going vehicles.

a higher speed fender bender can turn into frame bending truck totaling fatality.
along with some bumper designs and hitch receivers. unless its an Asian vehicle...then youll implode it.

not sure how likely or often that happens on 2500s but i know the 1500s and jeeps cant take frame mount hardware hits.
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by PWJouster » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:07 am

but i would never add rock sliders that arent frame mounted. i just dont see how the weight of the truck can be suspended by the body/cab mounts. this just doesnt seem physically possible without major wear and tear. body bushings? im concerned stepping on my side step at the same time as a rear passenger...im 230Lbs and worried...not dumbfounded because Jeep JKU

but i neglected to consider frame twist and WK sliders. do these trucks really flex like i just read on RED website? rock sliders are for slow crawls and you shouldnt be bashing on them as if romping through trails rocking ledges in ultra 4 manner.
a nice drop once in a while shouldnt be an issue right? but can I hi lift jack point on these rails either in the center or extended to either end?
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by DamageWagon » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:53 am

PWJouster wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:01 am
frame mounted sliders are not ideal for mostly road going vehicles.

a higher speed fender bender can turn into frame bending truck totaling fatality.
along with some bumper designs and hitch receivers. unless its an Asian vehicle...then youll implode it.

not sure how likely or often that happens on 2500s but i know the 1500s and jeeps cant take frame mount hardware hits.
If you get in a fender bender or t-boned I’d 100% rather have sliders than not. It takes a serious hit to permanently deform those sliders or the frame, and if you get that hit I’d rather have sliders theatre going to kee the offending vehicle out of my passenger compartment! There’s pics of a 2011 with aluminess body-mounted sliders that got t-boned in an intersection and it totally destroyed the front of the car while the truck suffered a ding to the door and a bend to the sliders. If you’re taking a hit I’d for sure want more protection.

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Re: Rock sliders

Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:58 am

Didn't GTOMike get hit in the sliders with no damage recently, and a bunch of damage to the offending vehicle?

Also as for frame bend, I've had my entire truck jacked up by the sliders and I've used jack stands on them as well.
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Re: Rock sliders

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olyelr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:50 pm
DirtyOffroad wrote:
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Just making sure I do my due diligence before spending $2000 on White Knuckle sliders. are there any comparable options? I havent come up with much
$2k? Has the price jumped that much in a few years? Seems like I paid like $1200 plus shipping. That was with the thicker tube and powdercoat.
With shipping sorry, yeah. Just shipping is $440
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by DocPaulo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:45 pm

DirtyOffroad wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:02 pm
olyelr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:50 pm
DirtyOffroad wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Just making sure I do my due diligence before spending $2000 on White Knuckle sliders. are there any comparable options? I havent come up with much
$2k? Has the price jumped that much in a few years? Seems like I paid like $1200 plus shipping. That was with the thicker tube and powdercoat.
With shipping sorry, yeah. Just shipping is $440
It was 210 to phx... decided to pick mine up and drive it home... spent 150$ in gas and a day driving... the joy of bringing it home... priceless...

Too bad ny is too far to drive
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by Bill2014 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:23 am

DocPaulo wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:45 pm
DirtyOffroad wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:02 pm
olyelr wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:50 pm


$2k? Has the price jumped that much in a few years? Seems like I paid like $1200 plus shipping. That was with the thicker tube and powdercoat.
With shipping sorry, yeah. Just shipping is $440
It was 210 to phx... decided to pick mine up and drive it home... spent 150$ in gas and a day driving... the joy of bringing it home... priceless...

Too bad ny is too far to drive
I have driven from NY to Cali - but not in the Power Wagon - 3 days there - 3 days back :wink:

I had my WK sliders shipped - shipping was cheaper in the old days :lol:
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:58 am

Shipping prices have gone up in the past couple years on everyone. They should offer fastnel shipping. It'd be even cheaper. Problem is freight is expensive. And those are heavy SOB's. I was blown away at how heavy they were when I picked them up.
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by DocPaulo » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:07 am

MikeKey wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:58 am
Shipping prices have gone up in the past couple years on everyone. They should offer fastnel shipping. It'd be even cheaper. Problem is freight is expensive. And those are heavy SOB's. I was blown away at how heavy they were when I picked them up.
Mine with the 2x4 rail is almost 300lbs for the pair
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by olyelr » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:50 pm

I think mine were 135 pounds a piece. They are the thicker tube ones.
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by DirtyOffroad » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:23 pm

Yea shipping weight for mine is 365 pounds with the flat plates
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Re: Rock sliders

Post by adeluca73 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:33 am

MikeKey wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Adam_C wrote:
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Mostly because they’re not real sliders.
Interesting....what are they?
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