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Rocky Road Rock Sliders

A few years back I went to Utah to have a set of Rock Sliders mocked up for my truck. Anyway I just visited the web site of the company that used my truck as a prototype and noticed that they are now marketing those sliders to the general public. I have been very happy with mine. If you are in the market, you should check them out and let them know that you appreciate their support of the Ford Ranger. At the very least, you can see a few pictures of my truck at the very beginning of the transformation. The attached link below will take you to the Ford Ranger page:

Ford Ranger rock sliders, rocker protection

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cool deal man!
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I will be getting a pair when funds become available. Been wanting an alternative to nerf bars or factory bars
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I may get some of these when the money is right.
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Holy Crap! 409 before shipping? Thats a **** ton of money. Why not just get Beards? they are like 300, and the same, if not better design
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Holy Crap! 409 before shipping? Thats a **** ton of money. Why not just get Beards? they are like 300, and the same, if not better design
i know, i wasn't necessarily going to get these, i just meant sliders in general
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"our shop press goes to 50 tons and we can't even start to bend them". BULL FUKCING ****! If a 50 ton press (100,000 pounds) can't bend them then what they hell are they using to make them? The gods of Olympus?! I hate stupid advertising
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"our shop press goes to 50 tons and we can't even start to bend them". BULL FUKCING ****! If a 50 ton press (100,000 pounds) can't bend them then what they hell are they using to make them? The gods of Olympus?! I hate stupid advertising
By this claim, I believe that they are talking about the inner hitch steel main bar. There are no bends in that bar with their design. I am not saying that anyone needs to buy them just letting you know that they are available. Plus there are two options one around $300 and one around $400 both are fully welded and powder coated. We need to give some love to companies that support our trucks.
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I have no doubts about the quality but what the hell is hitch steel? Hitches are made out of regular mild steel for the most part
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Hitch steel simply refers to the fact that they use the same 3/16" bar stock that is used to make the hitch (the smaller rectangular tube that slides into the 2" receiver).
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Quasi242, do you have any close-up pics of your sliders? I would like to see the bottom of them.
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and powder coated.
they should add that in the description. I read through it to see if it was raw or finished, never saw anything about it. Also theres no note for stock height vs body lift. I assume thats not a problem?
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very cool Matt.

Is the slider all closed in?
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trail-gear sliders are only 175 dollars shipped to your door.
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trail-gear sliders are only 175 dollars shipped to your door.
they are also not a direct fit...
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Quasi242, do you have any close-up pics of your sliders? I would like to see the bottom of them.
I don't but I will take some and post them up.

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they should add that in the description. I read through it to see if it was raw or finished, never saw anything about it. Also theres no note for stock height vs body lift. I assume thats not a problem?
You can call and verify the powder coating, but I am fairly certain that they come finished. Since they used my truck, they are set up for stock height, I would imagine that you would need to modify the mount points for a body lifted truck.

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very cool Matt.

Is the slider all closed in?
Thanks. Yes the sliders are all closed in.

Funny story, I had the unfortunate experience of merging over a ricer CRX a few months back. Without going into all of the details, my rear tire crawled over his front fender. All I felt was a slight bump. The rock slider completely protected my cab and bedsides from any body damage (rock slider made first contact). The only sign of the incident on my truck was some white paint transfer on the rock slider.
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id like to see some close ups!
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id like to see some close ups!
me too, there pics don't show them very well
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me too, there pics don't show them very well
i was thinking the same thing. you can kinda see it in the reflection
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Maybe I should ask for clarification on what is meant by closed in. The main bar has both ends capped. The outer bar has bends on either end and are welded to the square tube. between the two tubes there are a series of gussets (for lack of a better term) that are welded in. I will shoot some pictures so that you can understand what I am talking about.
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