Rawk Sliderrrz! - Sleekster Sliders Defend Against DumbPosted in How To: Body Chassis on September 2, 2013
“Stupid is as stupid does.” What does that mean? If a smart person does a stupid thing, then they’re not really that smart. For example, we have this nice newer (’10) Ram 3500 truck. It’s our tow rig. It doesn’t need to be used off-road on hard obstacles since we have it to tow our beater 4x4. But as stupid does, we took it off-road and proceeded to bash up the rocker panels. We could blame the rocks, the low-hanging rocker panel, or fate itself and say that we can’t have nice stuff, but the fact is we were dumb. The good part is we can usually fix dumb.
This month we fix our dumb actions with some Sleekster Rockers. These are rocker panel protection for later-model 4x4s (currently available for Pathfinders, Tacomas, FJ Cruisers, Raptors, and Ram trucks, with others in the works), but unlike most rock sliders that are welded to the frame, these are incorporated into the body itself. The unique design, though contrary to popular principle, actually works very well since they attach and reinforce a robust potion of the lower body panels and stay up high for clearance. We not only hid our dumb rocker damage, but we’re also prepared should we ever be dumb again.