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Old 07-17-2003, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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80 series side protection

Does anyone know of a company that makes side steps that are side protection as well. I'm asking for a friend. I don't know anything about the 80's. He wants something that looks like the tube steps but is stronger than those cheap ones. Thanks guys!
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80 Series Rock Sliders

These are stonger than those cheap ones......they're also not cheap.
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's difficult to get decent bolt-on protection for an 80. The body extends a good ways out from the frame meaning that there is a lot of leverage applied to a slider. Also, the stock exhaust complicates the attachment method. Christo's are probably the best out there for bolt-on, but I'd also consider custom ones if you have access to a decent shop (or buddy w/welder). I understand that RockWare now makes a slider as well but I don't have any experience with them. Just FYI... I had the rocker panels notched on the body and a 2x4 piece of box steel welded in place. Works great, but is a lot more work than bolt-on.

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I e-mailed Luke at 4x4Labs last week to ask him about sliders for 80 series and he said he's got them on his agenda but won't be getting to them for a while. I know when he does that he'll make some killer ones, but for now, it doesn't look like they are a good source just yet.
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Here's another good option. I've seen these first hand and they are SWEET!

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I built my own. They took quite a bit of time but only because it was my first time doing anything like this and I can only get an hour or two in a day. Cost was about $100.00 in material. $75.00 to blast and powder-coat.
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Jeff.. Where's the pics of the whale with chopped rockers and 2x4 installed..

I've got the 2x4 sitting in the garage and the bender ordered to do my FJ62.. Doubt it'll be done by texas.. But I can always just keep on bending/bashing the rockers till they're toast!
Eventually they'll look like the Sherpa's rocker panels..
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I made my own with pictures from George's website: http://www.geocities.com/george_tlc/index.html. The nice thing about the FJ80 body is that it's straight. Mine are used as air reservoir as well...no biggy, just cap the ends and check for leaks! The material I used was 2"x4"x1/8" for the sliders and the same for outriggers. 1/8" is nice and light but haven't put them through the torture test yet so I don't know how they'll hold up.

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Old 02-20-2004, 01:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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1/8 will be fine. I made mine from 1/4 and they are way too heavy. I'm thinkin' speed holes. They sure do make a nice ring when they scrape over the rocks. Warms you right down to your bones.

JJJ - you over at IH8Mud yet? Good 80s board over there. Gotta watch the mod though. The good one got shitcanned and you wouldn't believe who they got now.
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simon at www.faultlinefab.com builds them also. i'll try to post a pic tomorrow.
give him a call @ 909-599-9559
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here we go:
PS: thanks again for the tires. if you have simon build the sliders for you, i can pick them up from him in 2 weeks and deliver em to you! no shipping that way!
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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christ on a crutch georg! doesnt simon have more work than he can do yet? you are a shameless hussey dude.
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you know it!

anyways, might as well talk to butch, he does great work as well. and i'm sure he can e-mail you pics.
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Georg,

Give the guy a break....Simon needs to finish my truck....
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christ on a crutch georg! doesnt simon have more work than he can do yet? you are a shameless hussey dude.
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So many choices! Wasn't like this a few years ago.

If you wheel it.... they (vendors) will come.

Shaka, call Ken at HannaQuality (805) 459 0676 he's just down the HWY in San Luis Obispo.

Ken's making bolt-on sliders with great protection for the catyltic converters.



(I got the first set a couple years ago, so I'm biased, but I can tell you they work great)


Checkout the Hanna Quality Sliders on my '93 FZJ80

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So many choices! Wasn't like this a few years ago.

If you wheel it.... they (vendors) will come.

Shaka, call Ken at HannaQuality (805) 459 0676 he's just down the HWY in San Luis Obispo.

Ken's making bolt-on sliders with great protection for the catyltic converters.



(I got the first set a couple years ago, so I'm biased, but I can tell you they work great)


Checkout the Hanna Quality Sliders on my '93 FZJ80

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What will a set of these babies set ya back $$
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I think its time I got a yellow star and get on the vendors list.
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I will work for half of what Georg will....lets start a bidding war... come on Simon...hire me...I will pimp your stuff also...
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