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How functional are sliders for getting up on one's rig to load gear ie bikes. I was considering going w/ sliders vs the stock rails even though I don't do any heavy off roading. The thought of the stock rails not bolting to the frame has me a bit concerned but accessability to my roof rack is very important as well.

Secondly, does anyone have information re the least expensive source for sliders. I know Shrock is the favored slider on the board and I wasn't sure if he only sold direct.

Thanks for your input.

Devandra
 

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Cannot get much cheaper for sliders then shrocks.

Just need to add a little anti-slip tape to the top.
 

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If the doors are open, the Shrock bars make a great step (so do the back tires (forget about the steps in the rear bumper corners). With the doors closed it's a bit hard to step up on the Shrock bars.

I herculined my sliders which makes them great for standing on but I am sure a good quality grip tape will work just as well.

As for price, Shrock bars don't cost much more than the stock rails which IMO are WAY over priced (the stock rails, not the Shrock ones).
 

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Here is a picture with anti-skid tape. Wow amazing how good my paint looks there. No it looks like crap.

 

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Thanks for all the feedback and pics. Looks like Shrock is definitely the way to go. Jim just returned my e-mail telling me that there's a 2 week turn around on his sliders. . not too bad seeing how many people are ordering them.
 

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2 The X said:
Thanks for all the feedback and pics. Looks like Shrock is definitely the way to go. Jim just returned my e-mail telling me that there's a 2 week turn around on his sliders. . not too bad seeing how many people are ordering them.
And how small of a shop they are.

Be warned though, Jim is a great guy with great product and great customer service, but his time lines are not always accurate.
 

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Muzikman said:
2 The X said:
Thanks for all the feedback and pics. Looks like Shrock is definitely the way to go. Jim just returned my e-mail telling me that there's a 2 week turn around on his sliders. . not too bad seeing how many people are ordering them.
And how small of a shop they are.

Be warned though, Jim is a great guy with great product and great customer service, but his time lines are not always accurate.
Expect 6 weeks.
 

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Jim's stuff is worth the wait. No questions asked. They are a lot better then Calmini's. I like Jim's design because they have that 30 degree bend towards the body where Calmini's is just flat.
 

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I stand on my Shrocks all the time, normally as the first step on the way to standing on the tire / rear step. So I can reach up onto my Yakima Loadwarrior rack. Or to wash the roof.
 

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Syndicate said:
Yes, old post revival...

Does anyone have any photos of how the Shrocks are mounted to the frame?
Mine show up this Friday...I will post a pic or two of the install
 

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Syndicate said:
Thank you.

I was just asking because I was wondering what the interface was, whether it looked like it could support the weight of the vehicle...

So, can you Hi-Lift safely off the Shrocks?
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-- :clown: yea Syndicate--either the whole vehicle (side) or either end--

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Yes you can. If you're really worried about it then you can do what I did and simply just weld them to the frame.
 

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How to order Shrock sliders!

How to order Shrock sliders!

I am not sure, do they come in a pair for $389.00
or I need to order two pieces ($389x2) for my X?
Did you guys install them by yourself?
Easy? If take the sliders to the shop for installation,
how much they gonna charge?

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it's the 389 for the pair...really really easy to install, you can do it yourself. you've gotta drill one hole, but that's nothing. the hardest part is simply maneuvering the sliders into position....which isn't hard if you have alittle help.
 
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