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Rock sliders / side steps

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Seanson, May 10, 2016.

  1. May 10, 2016 at 10:42 AM
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    So I'm looking into making my own side steps, probably close to n-fab drop step in design. I'm fabing up my own mainly cus I can't find anythingelse for my RCSB.

    I have the stockish chrome nerf steps on there now but I want a cleaner tighter look.

    My question is how so should I mount them? Do I use the 2 flimsy mounts on there now or should I go all out and just weld straight to the frame?? What are your thoughts ? Anybody here have steps/sliders welded on ?
     
  2. May 10, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    Depends what you're using it for...some plates and bolts should be fine for non real off road events. If you want something sturdier, and may actually use them- weld up.
     
  3. May 10, 2016 at 3:07 PM
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    My sliders will be grade 8 bolted to the frame. I want to be able to remove them for repair if need be..
     
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  4. May 10, 2016 at 5:02 PM
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    That's a good idea. Im just nervous about putting holes in the frame. Which sounds weird when the other plan is to weld it
     
  5. May 10, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    There should be some factory holes already there.
     
  6. May 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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    You might be able to use existing holes to bolt up without drilling. I'm too lazy to check the frame for "existing" holes. I'm for Drill, Drill, Drill, as long as spaced properly. Call Slee OffRoad if you have any doubts.
     
  7. May 12, 2016 at 2:34 PM
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    So I looked at my frame today. Not sure if RCSB Are different then Crews or dbl cabs but there's maybe 2 holes on each side. They're is a couple other larger square holes but I'd have to rig up some fancy nut plates and I'd still have to drill holes in the bottom.
     
  8. May 13, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    I welded to my Tacoma because it was build more for the trails. For the Tundra I am going to get bolt on (at some point in time).
     
  9. May 13, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    What size grade 8 bolts should be use? Will 3/8'' work?
     
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