WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by olyelr » Fri May 17, 2019 7:25 am

Will wrote:
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Aren't these labeled and sold as sliders? Haven't seen them advertised as steps... Image
True story... but the op is wondering how they work as steps.
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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by Will » Fri May 17, 2019 7:37 am

olyelr wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:25 am
Will wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Aren't these labeled and sold as sliders? Haven't seen them advertised as steps... Image
True story... but the op is wondering how they work as steps.
I know, I was just messing around. Carry on :chug:
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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by FLtoCOTransplant » Fri May 17, 2019 11:28 am

Haha- Nicely put Will.

Step stool plus sliders acting as a step should allow my flatland parents and in-laws (from Tallahasee- Will I think you are from there) all over 70, to climb up into the truck rather than me picking them up. if they can’t then we have to take an additional car, 6 seats was a factor in the PW decision.

I am sold on the top plate and extra inch. Going to order shortly to hopefully coincide with the trucks arrival.

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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by KevinABQ » Fri May 17, 2019 11:37 am

FLtoCOTransplant wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:28 am
Going to order shortly to hopefully coincide with the trucks arrival.
The dealer did mine, for a fairly small fee that got rolled into the financing. Not that you can’t do it, but they are big and heavy.
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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by m25443 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:57 am

Will wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Aren't these labeled and sold as sliders? Haven't seen them advertised as steps... Image
Definitely 'sliders.' But they work great as steps, at least mine do. I got the 1" wider version specifically for that reason.

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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by m25443 » Fri May 24, 2019 2:12 am

Lazarus wrote:
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I have the full length diamond plate and prefer it. You can unbolt the diamond plate of you decide to take it off. Or you can get partial length diamond plate.

The thing that I found most useful as a step is to have them made 1"wider. Then they really work well as a step.

So, I have the 1" extra width with full diamond plate and after a week in Moab, if I had to buy another set, I'd buy the exact same way.
Can you post a pic of yours? I’d like to see what they look like with the inch added on before I order mine.
Mine are 1" wider than the standard model. The back 'kickout' section extends about 1/2" or so more than my rear tire sidewalls. These are 35" Ridge Grapplers on factory 2015 wheels.

The pics are hard to get in good perspective, because changing the angle when looking at them just a little bit makes them appear to stick out more/less. I actually prefer the little bit of extra protection for my rear tires/wheels when rock crawling, like the week at PWIM. They got scraped up a bit (no dents at all) and when I got home I wiped them with a dry rag and spray painted the scraped areas with a $6 can of black rust converter and they look like new. Five minutes and I was done with both sides. Perfect enough match, color wise.

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As for steps, I use them every time I get in. Never had a slip at all, even when wet/muddy, so no plans to put any non-skid tape or Line-X type stuff on them.


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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by Jmarklowitz » Fri May 24, 2019 6:15 pm

I chose the thicker walled tubing, diamond plate & factory powder coating. They work great for steps. You get used to them being narrow vs a real step. I've got over 53,000 miles on mine and would do it the same again. A little bit of brown (rust?) discoloration around the bolts that are holding down the diamond plates now. Doesn't bother me... much. I have scrapped up the bottoms of them. Hit them with a little black spray paint on the bottom and you cannot even tell.
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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by Bill2014 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:26 am

My sliders are more brown than black 😬
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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by FLtoCOTransplant » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:00 am

Heads up 2019 owners-just heard from John and Natalie at WK and the 2019s have a noise and vibration damper which interferes with their front mounting plate. They are working on adjusting their design but unless one wants to move the damper and void that part of their warranty (any comments on perceived impact would be appreciated) 2019 owners will have to wait since they do not have an ETA for the redesign.


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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by jeffisphree » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:23 pm

I am a 2019 owner and just received my WK sliders yesterday. Went to install them today and can confirm that there is definitely some sort of module mounted to the frame right where the front mounting plate should go. I’ll have to give them a call Monday morning.

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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by m25443 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:02 pm

For those that are seeing some occasional brown rust on your WK sliders, don't mess with black paint. Buy a can of rust converter. It sprays on (or brushes on if you buy the liquid version) and converts the rust to a semi-gloss black. Much better than painting over the rust.

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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by Bill2014 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:00 am

m25443 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:02 pm
For those that are seeing some occasional brown rust on your WK sliders, don't mess with black paint. Buy a can of rust converter. It sprays on (or brushes on if you buy the liquid version) and converts the rust to a semi-gloss black. Much better than painting over the rust.
I *may* try the rust converter at come point - but the rough rust surface has really eliminated all slipping for now... :rockon:

Maybe it's time to drop a few grand on them and get them chromed!!! :cash:
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Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

Post by FLtoCOTransplant » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:05 am

My sliders showed up right before hunting season Image. 400+ lbs of diamond plated protection to be installed post September. Natalie at WK did a great job of communicating through the modification process for the 2019s.

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