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Old 04-05-2009
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if you wheel at all...sliders. def. and brush guards bring the suck offroad.
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Alright I emailed him.

If I can pick one up for under $500 I will be quite happy.

They are the secks
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I would vote for sliders, especially if you plan on running rough 4X4 trails without a lift. Sliders will offer protection and peace of mind when running rough trails. It only takes one good hit to screw up your rocker panels. If you plan on adding a body lift later, adding sliders now may not be desirable. However, you could do sliders now and a suspension lift later and not have to relocate the sliders.
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I'm surprised no one asked if you even will use the sliders. IMO its pointless just to have them for looks, only get them if you actually need them to protect your rockers.
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I'm surprised no one asked if you even will use the sliders. IMO its pointless just to have them for looks, only get them if you actually need them to protect your rockers.
Yeah if I got them they would probably be more for looks anyways due to the lack of actual places to off-road around me. The places I go aren't really serious enough to do damage to my rockers at all.
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I tend to forget to look at where people are from. In AZ pretty much any time you take your truck off road, you risk damage to your rocker panels. I agree with 04blackedge, sliders are not worth the expense if you are not going to need them.
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I'm surprised no one asked if you even will use the sliders. IMO its pointless just to have them for looks, only get them if you actually need them to protect your rockers.
i just assumed that if you were thinking about sliders that you would use them. if youre not going to, then get the brush guard and keep the steps.. but for offroad, def sliders!
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i just assumed that if you were thinking about sliders that you would use them. if youre not going to, then get the brush guard and keep the steps.. but for offroad, def sliders!
x2! I will be building some sliders by the end of the year for my truck. Had a couple close calls already.

+ they are 'door ding' protectors
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sliders because I hate brush gaurds
your just jealous


but i would get sliders over a b-guard.
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From what I understand he makes brackets for it now, so it is a bolt on. BUT if you are body lifted you still have to make your own brackets. I may be wrong about him making brackets for it, I thought the member I was talking about earlier said he was making brackets for it now though.

For the price he charges for the bumper you cant beat it, and the fact that he has and is willing to work with us(Ranger community) to offer us something no one else provides us makes me more more than happy to pimp his product to anyone interested...lol
yeah he was very helpful when I first called him wondering what he thought about the idea, the main reason I picked his bumper was because it was a quality bumper for a great price compared to what everyone else wants.

and we got the same measurement for width
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yeah he was very helpful when I first called him wondering what he thought about the idea, the main reason I picked his bumper was because it was a quality bumper for a great price compared to what everyone else wants.

and we got the same measurement for width
your bumper is from custom 4x4 fab? its totally different from Sea-Bass' bumper... anyway, was yours made completely bolt on?
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your bumper is from custom 4x4 fab? its totally different from Sea-Bass' bumper... anyway, was yours made completely bolt on?
Yes his was, I think camodown was the first(Ranger) to get one from him.
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but i would get sliders over a b-guard.
you know you want some! and your only a few miles away!
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your bumper is from custom 4x4 fab? its totally different from Sea-Bass' bumper... anyway, was yours made completely bolt on?
yeah I got a bone stock xj bumper from him and I had to make it work hopefully myself

Yeah I made mine bolt on.

then jimmyd found out I got it from him and called him and I guess he started making them from there

I think the ones he uses for rangers himself is the zj bumper he has

Mine looked like this when I got it (it's come along way haha)


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+ they are 'door ding' protectors
Damn, that thought never crossed my mind. The backseat doors on an SUV can probably still get to your ride though because they are curved. I think I will get sliders on every truck from here on out, just to protect it from door dings!
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Mine looked like this when I got it (it's come along way haha)
yeah no kidding! I love the stinger/grill guard thing you have! I might have to copy, lol
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thx we didn't have a pipe bender so we used 45's to make it
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I'm surprised no one asked if you even will use the sliders. IMO its pointless just to have them for looks, only get them if you actually need them to protect your rockers.

a brush guard is useless either way
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