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Old 02-20-2003, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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4Runner Sliders - straight out or angled?

For those of you with sliders, what are some of the pros/cons of having the sliders come straight out or angled up?
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Old 02-20-2003, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they can get hung up easier
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Old 02-20-2003, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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they can get hung up easier
straight out?
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Old 02-20-2003, 03:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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BUILT MINE LIKE ALL PROS,

But made the kick out more up and more out some too,

That way itll pivit you around,
Its so very cool,

its a tool,

just weld some 4"x4" x 3/8" or so to frame then weld to that

grind off all rubber and undercoat too then weld on prime then good paint all done

time is $ and go buy some so you can wheel more!

if you do build em go 2"Tube at least and thick too.
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I made mine straight,because; I thought I'd always hit my leg on it while walking by them, the rock is just going to slide into the tire and it was a bunch eaiser to make them that way...

I used 2" square 3/16 thick for mine ...... pretty much coppied 4crawler
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nerf bars

Mine are made from rectangular tubing, probably 2"x1.5". They are gusseted on each of the three mounting points. I also put a strip of grip tape along it to prevent embarassment.

I can put a hi-lift under them and lift the side of the rig without them flexing. They also do not reduce my clearance as they are no lower than the frame rail. They stick out just a hair further than my sheet metal so I generally hit them with trees before the trees hit my doors/bed.

I was going to flare mine out at the tire but I opted not to as I saw a friend of mine get his hung up on a rock that his truck would have otherwise cleared. His tire would have just spun him past it if it had hit his tire. Plus, the round tubing isn't nearly as burly as mine rect. stuff is.

I was going to include pics but my camera took a crap on me just now. I'll have to get a new one tomorrow and if anyone is interested I'll post pics.

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Old 02-21-2003, 03:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have mine angle off the main tube and wouldnt have it any other way. I have never had a problem of it hanging up on anything. It has saved me from tipping over many times. the only problem that I have is in the lenght of the main tube not being long enough now that I have lenghtened my wheel base.
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Old 02-22-2003, 09:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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2x2x3/16" square. straight off the frame, with a 1/4" plate welded to the frame, and slider welded to plate. Spreads the load out great, so they don't move at all. Have come down very hard on these with out problems. There is just one piece running the length, and it sticks out about as far as the fenders bulge. This works extremely well for me.
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I Thought you ment the rear part of the slider... angled away from the truck like to push the truck away from a rock or tree. I like that part straight BUT my sliders are angled up.
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2x2x3/16" square. straight off the frame, with a 1/4" plate welded to the frame, and slider welded to plate. Spreads the load out great, so they don't move at all. Have come down very hard on these with out problems. There is just one piece running the length, and it sticks out about as far as the fenders bulge. This works extremely well for me.
This is *EXACTLY* the setup I have and it works great for me too. I'm not sure how angling it up actually helps... Mine are not flared at the rear tire either.
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