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Trail Gear sliders?!

who has them on their truck? the almost wife wants to buy me some for christmas but they cant seem to give me a shipping quote unless i buy them first?! i emailed trail gear directly but no response yet.

to those that have them, how do you like them? to my fellow canadian members, how bad was the shipping costs? has anyone found anywhere else to get them cheaper?
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I'm pretty sure there are plans somewhere on r-f for building sliders, because they're awfully simple. Because canucks get effed on shipping you might save money getting a local shop to make em.

*edit* buy yourself a welder and some metal for christmas and then it's two gifts for the price of one.
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I think Mikerider has them. Check his build thread
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i have a welder. i am a pretty good fabricator and i am a mechanic. its the time... just dont have it. and i also dont have a tubing bender...


where are these plans???!!!!!
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search function, man. That's good though that you can weld and fab. I haven't seen him post in a long time but "zabeard" would have knowledge of how to build them, or maybe plans.
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i did search... thats why im asking lol. i want a set of beards sliders but when he was selling them i didnt have the coin
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I think Mikerider has them. Check his build thread
I'm running rocky road supersliders, they are bolt on which is nice, slightly more expensive but they were worth it for the amount of time they saved me.



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I know you said you didn’t have time, I know the feeling, but if you could get it cut and get a friend to weld it…

What IF ?

2x4, .250 wall, rectangular tubing, some 2x2, .250 wall square tubing, 3”x.250 Angle Steel

2x4 tubing, the sliders the length of the cab/front of bed.
2x2 tubing, four legs to mount to vehicle.
3” Angle, for Mounting 2x2 tubing to frame.

Cut to length, weld together, no bending; maybe taper ends.

Another thought, us a couple of 2x2 receivers on each side and make the sliders removable.
Can remove them for repairs I had a Jeep with removable sliders on it, never bend them but IF and when.
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the square tube sliders will be a last resort deal. i have a friend getting me some metal this weekend for a rear bumper project so i may get extra stuff to do this. i would really like the tube style like the beard sliders though...

i think i will look around and see if i can get the outside tube bent somewhere local then fab them myself
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I'm running rocky road supersliders, they are bolt on which is nice, slightly more expensive but they were worth it for the amount of time they saved me.



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wouldn't look good with a body lift :(
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Didn't beard have a body lift though?
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Didn't beard have a body lift though?
those aren't zabeard sliders, they're rocky road bolt ons
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those aren't zabeard sliders, they're rocky road bolt ons
Derr, you can say "hey can you make these so they are 3 inches taller than they would be on a stock vehicle? Then they' would make diagonal brackets from the frame.
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i have seen the rocky road sliders on a body lifted truck and they look really good. actually really works well to kinda hide the bodylift. i might have a line on some free steel from a guy i work with. should find out real soon
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Does anyone know what kind of modifications have to be done to fit trail gear rock sliders?

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the slider come as a kit without the legs welded on. you have to cut the legs to length and mount everything to the truck the way you want them to sit.
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Trail gears and body lift.



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what length TG sliders are those?
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thank you for the pics! those look great on your truck,they hide the frame rails very nicely
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what length TG sliders are those?
They're the longest ones. 78"?
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the look damn good
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the slider come as a kit without the legs welded on. you have to cut the legs to length and mount everything to the truck the way you want them to sit.
What I'm worried about is the legs not being long enough. They are cut at 11.25 inches. Does anyone know how far it is from the frame to the edge of the body? I'm at college right now and my truck is at home otherwise I would measure it myself.

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from what i have found the trailgear 78" sliders are the ones i want for my truck. and as for the legs i do believe they need to be slightly trimmed shorter to fit thetruck
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from what i have found the trailgear 78" sliders are the ones i want for my truck. and as for the legs i do believe they need to be slightly trimmed shorter to fit thetruck
Alright, thanks for the info!
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now i just need to make up my mind on what im going to do lol
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