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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Alanvs » 08 Dec 2010 22:06

Holy S%#t what do those things weigh.
Put bigger tires on, then you don't have to worry soooo much. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Peter Connan » 09 Dec 2010 07:07

Hi Rocstompa

I would go with galvanising, but not powder coating. Powder coating chips pretty easily and cannot be touched up.
My personal preference would be galvanizing, and then you get a paintable rubber coating, unfortunately I can't remember the stuff's name, or bitumen underbody sealant.

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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Rocstompa » 09 Dec 2010 14:10

Alanvs wrote:Holy S%#t what do those things weigh.
Put bigger tires on, then you don't have to worry soooo much. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:


I would but i'm scared of the fuel bill :lol:

Peter Connan wrote:Hi Rocstompa

I would go with galvanising, but not powder coating. Powder coating chips pretty easily and cannot be touched up.
My personal preference would be galvanizing, and then you get a paintable rubber coating, unfortunately I can't remember the stuff's name, or bitumen underbody sealant.

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Before I could stop them they sent it for powder coating, I will have to check later what I want to do if they chip too badly. As long as they work I'll be happy as they are going to be tested. :thumbup:
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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Langman » 09 Dec 2010 15:20

Assume you will have to remove your running boards in order to fit these? Send a pic of them fitted, I like the angle at the ends. It gives them a nice rounded off look. Did you use boiler pipe?
A good chroming would also have looked just as nice, should be fairly resistant to chips as well if done properly. Maybe your powder coating does the trick.
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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Alanvs » 09 Dec 2010 17:31

I would but i'm scared of the fuel bill :lol:

Believe me with the 4,5 and 35's the fuel bill was the same as 33's. I would imagine the 4.8 would be the same!!
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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Rocstompa » 09 Dec 2010 20:06

Alanvs wrote:I would but i'm scared of the fuel bill :lol:

Believe me with the 4,5 and 35's the fuel bill was the same as 33's. I would imagine the 4.8 would be the same!!
Patrols were made for 35's, anything below just does not look right.


I have to agree , the 35,s look right at home on the patrol, should fit the sliders tommorow and will post pictures.
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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Rocstompa » 10 Dec 2010 13:03

Rocksliders on , will post some better pictures on the weekend.

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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Langman » 10 Dec 2010 14:28

Looks great!
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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Rocstompa » 10 Dec 2010 17:28

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Re: Building own Rock sliders

Postby Stefan » 10 Dec 2010 19:53

Very cool!
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