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Only if you throw in a picture of you and your truck together autographed by you.
well then i guess i wont be selling any, because that wont happen
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well then i guess i wont be selling any, because that wont happen
why not?
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Problem with bolt on ones....

1 drilling near brake lines and fuel lines
2 bolts pulling/ripping through the frame
3 the front of the frame is boxed, it would crush the frame when you tighten the bolts.
1. As long as your careful and payed attention to what you're doing that shouldn't be a problem.

2. you could always use flat bar to reinforce the area where the bolt is or maybe some sort of big washer, it shouldn't pull through.

3. I wouldn't imagine it would crush the frame anymore than a frame mounted brush guard or bull bar would.

Personally I would prefer bolt on, so you could take them off and put them on whenever you wanted to. I can weld, but I would still prefer bolt on, because weld on's would be a one time deal or at least more expensive to work with, at least if you cant weld they would be, because the piece that welds to the frame would have to be replaced after you cut them off i would imagine, bolt on's if you have to take them off you can then put them right back on.
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i would buy them either way
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i would prefer bolt on too..

another option though zach would be to sell the sliders in pieces.. with them all cut and bent to the right size and we could just weld it together ourselves.. it would save on shipping. or maybe just offer it as an option at a lesser price
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I'll take back what i said...if bolt on is better, I'd do it...if weld on is better...I'll do that. Doesn't matter to me, I'd just be worried if I ever wanted to take the body lift off I'd have to grind the bars off.
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id rather bolt on.. i mean i could weld them but.. i dont trust my welds, id hit a rock and crack it.. but either way id buy them, if they were weld only im sure i could fab a braket or a way to bolt them on..

how much is the question :)
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no prices have been set.

its going to take about 5- 8' pieces to make a set of sliders. consensus is bolt on so i need to figure out how to do that and go from there.

drilling holes in the frame is a pain. i dont even want to think about it let alone do it!
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I would buy some! And I would rather have weld on!! They are easier like you stated above!

Also would you make weld on for those of us who don't want bolt on? I would want welded on!
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drilling holes in the frame is a pain. i dont even want to think about it let alone do it!
It's not THAT bad, anyone who has JD traction bars has done it 3 times per side.
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that is a leaf spring bracket, different than frame. it still sucks.
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no prices have been set.

its going to take about 5- 8' pieces to make a set of sliders. consensus is bolt on so i need to figure out how to do that and go from there.

drilling holes in the frame is a pain. i dont even want to think about it let alone do it!
Ive got a box of square frame ubolts from when I was going to do them. I will let you have them dirt cheap...
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drilling holes in the frame is a pain. i dont even want to think about it let alone do it!
x2!

I know when I mounted my bolt-on sliders the process of drilling the holes and welding the weld nuts took about as long as mounting the sliders and the 3 supports. In heinsight, although I'm a HUGE fan of bolt-on goodies, I probably would have just welded 'em on to begin with.
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Zach..

You could make the mounting plates with enough material to allow them to be welded BUT have the holes drilled to be bolted on as well.

Personally, from bolting in frame braces ( so there would still be some ' flex ' ) and welding in frame braces.. Nothing beats a good bead of E6010/E7018 using 1/4inch rod. .
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I think just having them available would be nice, regardless of weld on vs bolt on.

Having to drill holes in the frame can be just as big a hassle as running to the welding shop for those without the equipmemt. Both methods have their pros/cons.

Can the mounting brackets not be both?
X2! I bet it would be possible to make "universal" brackets that can drilled for bolts, or welded.
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X2! I bet it would be possible to make "universal" brackets that can drilled for bolts, or welded.
i could easily do that route but im afraid it wont hold up. i wont be able to test them out either. unless someone wants to be a test! lol

i am not really to the point of making them, still working on the process in the shop and tools. maybe in a month or two.
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Nothing beats a good bead of E6010/E7018 using 1/4inch rod. .
Yea there does... a good bead of ER70S 6
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which ever welding is easer and i have a welder but some of us don;t so i would probley do it as a option but which ever it comes out to be ill still buy a set cause im wanting some but can;t bend tudeing
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idc, i just want a set.........and a set from another ranger guy is even better, that way i dont have to go buy some yota parts :)
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i would prefer the weld on kind... if you make them for regular cab trucks i will get a set
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i like this design

these are weld ons
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these arent bad either if u can see them

bolt ons
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u could bolt on like some diamond plate and have steps
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i'd be intrested in either one...it don't matter to me i just want some
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i could easily do that route but im afraid it wont hold up. i wont be able to test them out either. unless someone wants to be a test! lol

i am not really to the point of making them, still working on the process in the shop and tools. maybe in a month or two.
You give me free sliders I will come out there!! And maybe a little something else for the front of the truck!!!
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