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Nerf bars vs rock sliders

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by owslystnly, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Jun 12, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    owslystnly

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    Alrighty, total n00b question here: Is there a difference between nerf bars and rock sliders? (manufacturer doesn't matter, unless you are saying one should be totally avoided).
     
  2. Jun 12, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    Rock sliders are purpose-built for off-road use. They are stronger, etc., but also substantially more expensive.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2016 at 5:13 PM
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    Also any advantage to weld on vs bolt on besides difficulty of installation?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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    If you plan to use sliders for off-road use then they should be welded on for max strength. You can usually use the weld ons as a jackpoint but I would definitely clear that with the manufacturer before attempting. Weld ons tend to be cheaper than bolt on sliders too.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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    I would eventually like to. Hopefully, you know, never actually hit them, but I'd rather hit them than rocker panel or door...
     
  6. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:03 PM
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    In that case I would go weld on. Tundras aren't light and welding would ensure the sliders do what they were designed for.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:15 PM
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    Weld for sure for off road. Also consider the angle (flat vs angled up) and kick-outs vs non-kick out
     
  8. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:58 PM
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    As I said in some other thread, I'm new to all this (but pretty darn excited about the opportunities).

    Open to any and all suggestions, so lets hear'em.

    (FWIW, probably won't be doing bumpers or suspension until warranty time is over).
     
  9. Jun 12, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    I didn't do a kick-out on my Tacoma, but did angle it just a tad up

    image.jpg
     
  10. Jun 12, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    Pros and cons to kick out? angle?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    Look preference for me. Safer depending on ur wheeling too
     
  12. Jun 12, 2016 at 7:22 PM
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    Any one in the Houston area is welcome to my garage. I've got both 110v and 220v welders.
     
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