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« on: Jul 12, 2008, 12:33:09 AM »
  Is there some special reason that some sliders (AllPro) have that little bulge at the end? What is the purpose? Does it protect the bed or something? I have a feeling it might be a  :smack: easy answer, but it escapes me.
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2008, 01:06:56 AM »
i think it is to push the truck away from the rock so the rear tire can go around it.  i have never seen them as being usefull though, seen many trucks get stuck on them.

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Re: Sliders
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2008, 02:17:14 AM »
its a kickout meant to make the rock hit the tire instead of the sheetmetal




what i wnat to know is why they are made of HREW instead of DOM considering this is a high stress part that may be supporting the truck either being stuck on a rock or trying to jack the truck up by them.....
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2008, 02:38:43 PM »
its a kickout meant to make the rock hit the tire instead of the sheetmetal




what i wnat to know is why they are made of HREW instead of DOM considering this is a high stress part that may be supporting the truck either being stuck on a rock or trying to jack the truck up by them.....

And for that, HREW is plenty strong, depending on the wall thickness of course. 
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2008, 05:34:05 PM »
Iam running the AllPro sliders on my 85 and love them. They have saved cab from damage due to that bulge. Hrew is plenty stong as Blackdog said.

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Re: Sliders
« Reply #5 on: Jul 14, 2008, 06:02:06 AM »
I buildt my sliders and other sets as well with that buldge. I use it as a pivot point to drag my rear axle around obsticales. I have been held up by them before, but the bennefits outweigh the negatives for me. I have never been stuck by the buldge bad enough that a slight readjustment of my line couldnt overcome.
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #6 on: Jul 14, 2008, 08:53:23 AM »
I've always called them kickouts.  Purpose is to "kick" your rear tire away from obsticles.  I don't believe kickouts are good.  (especially if they extend out further than the tire.)  A. Would kick my tire off the line I picked.  B. When sliding on my sliders, good chance of it stoppping my forward progress when the obstical hits the kickout.

My obsticals are rocks.    I can see an advantage for a kickout for trees, but in California, they don't let us within 20 yards of any trees.  :O


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Re: Sliders
« Reply #7 on: Jul 14, 2008, 08:18:39 PM »
I've always called them kickouts.  Purpose is to "kick" your rear tire away from obsticles.  I don't believe kickouts are good.  (especially if they extend out further than the tire.)  A. Would kick my tire off the line I picked.  B. When sliding on my sliders, good chance of it stoppping my forward progress when the obstical hits the kickout.

My obsticals are rocks.    I can see an advantage for a kickout for trees, but in California, they don't let us within 20 yards of any trees.  :O

Well up here in the Pacific Northwest the trees get real close to the truck. I guess they would be useful up here. Thanks guys.
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #8 on: Aug 24, 2008, 05:08:39 PM »
My sliders are DOM   :thumbs:  and I have a Kick out on them, I love the kick out,, It helps push the truck away off of rocks minimizes body damage and helps keep your rear axle from binding against rocks. I personally like the looks of it as well,  8) and it serves as a really awesome step (sorta like a step side bed) to stand on while getting in or out of the bed...    :yupyup:
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #9 on: Aug 28, 2008, 02:00:48 AM »
how are they on 2nd gen 4runnahs?

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Re: Sliders
« Reply #10 on: Oct 08, 2008, 07:44:36 PM »
Rick...... we need to go get on some trails together sometime.
You'll see how mine work, with the kick out.
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #11 on: Jan 30, 2009, 06:22:44 PM »
Well up here in the Pacific Northwest the trees get real close to the truck. I guess they would be useful up here. Thanks guys.

whrre are you located in the northwest? im in vancouver washington

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Re: Sliders
« Reply #12 on: Feb 05, 2009, 07:44:00 PM »
hey im in oregon and i build this style!

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Re: Sliders
« Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 2009, 07:46:06 PM »
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Re: Sliders
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2009, 02:32:34 AM »
whrre are you located in the northwest? im in vancouver washington
I am in the Oly area. But wheel anywhere as far South as Sand Lake.
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