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Old 01-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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I'm looking to build a pair of rock sliders for my grand cherokee. Anyone ever built any? Any tips? ? Pictures?? Thanks!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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I don't think I've seen that done. It couldn't be too hard. Or shouldn't be much harder than making anything else
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Here's mine. There for a xj but should be the same thing

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f58/2x6...-build-115338/
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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These are jcr stage 1. I didnt make them but hope this helps.
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Well the only issue I see with the design of a rock slider that mounts off of the frame and extends out to the sides like that is that once you put the weight of the jeep on them they will bend unless your using some .250 wall tube or better. I have never personally built a set for a GC but I have on other rigs for some customers and ushually if your a mid to hardcore wheeler I would say the best way is to mount them to your frame then get a section of angle iron and bolt that to the rocker so you have 2 points of support. If your just going for the look like 75% of the " off roaders" in CALI then hell you could zip tie them on and they would last a few years.... Good luck
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Thanks for the pictures! I think I'll do the same thing to mine but use round tubing instead. And thanks for the tip!
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Here's mine. There for a xj but should be the same thing

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f58/2x6...-build-115338/

There it is the right way to do it. When your sliders are part of the body they wont bend. Getting close to doing mine this way. He didn't show picks but when I do mine I plane to weld cross bars to the reinforced frame. If that bends I should be dead.
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If your just going for the look like 75% of the " off roaders" in CALI then hell you could zip tie them on and they would last a few years.... Good luck
sounds like you're part of that 75% lets see your zip ties
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im just wrapping up my rocker build i should be making a build thread but heres a little idea its a 2x6 Click the image to open in full size.
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Looks good.
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Heres a set i made up in a weekend.
I used 1.75" dia. .25 wall tube for the mounts and the rock slider tube. (bottom most tube). For the outer tree rub rail i used 1.25 dia. 3/16" wall. I can put a jack on either tube and lift one whole side off the ground so both tires are inthe air an it doesnt move one inch.
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Thank you for*good*communication.
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