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Old 02-03-2014, 11:15 AM
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Ok, in the process of making my XJ a lot more stout and I've already installed frame stiffeners and the 2x6 rockers, my question is as follows; due to the way my sliders are welded in, they are basically pinched & welded between two pieces of angle iron, do I need to run tube from the sliders to the frame? Personally, I feel like that it is unnecessary as the sliders are unbelievably solid. Thoughts? Opinions? Here is a link to my build so you can see how I've put the angle in and secured the 2x6 to said angle.

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Any opinions or input will be heavily weighed & thought out. Like I previously stated, I do not think that they will be needed. I also can see how they could get hung on stuff, which wouldn't be cool. As of now I have it in my mind to not do it but I can be persuaded if a proper case presented. Thanks guys.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:43 AM
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If you wheel it, yes. If you drive it to work and the mall, no.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:07 PM
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It's strictly for wheeling & hunting, not a DD by any means. Is it a stiffness issue? A strength issue? Just curious, I don't see the 1/4" thick slider bending or anything, but I have lots to learn.
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rocks are way more unforgiving than you realize

mine weren't tied into the frame. they started off nice and flat like yours and ended up at a 45* angle. eventually they bent up so high that they sealed my rear door shut. although, mine were only welded on the outside, not the inside

anyway. I learned my lesson. my new sliders will be tied in with 3 or 4 pieces of 1.5x3.5 3/16. they're so easy to make. you can't beat peace of mind

edit: ah totally just realized I didnt take any pics of them. anyway, you can see 1 of them behind this shackle hanger. they sit flush with the frame and go through the floor

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rocks are way more unforgiving than you realize

mine weren't tied into the frame. they started off nice and flat like yours and ended up at a 45* angle. eventually they bent up so high that they sealed my rear door shut. although, mine were only welded on the outside, not the inside

anyway. I learned my lesson. my new sliders will be tied in with 3 or 4 pieces of 1.5x3.5 3/16. they're so easy to make. you can't beat peace of mind

edit: ah totally just realized I didnt take any pics of them. anyway, you can see 1 of them behind this shackle hanger. they sit flush with the frame and go through the floor

Is it necessary that they go through the floor? Cutting up my floor was one thing I was hoping to avoid.

Thanks for the advice so far fellas.
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mine are super high clearance. I also cut my doors. I think yours will hang low enough where you shouldn't have to cut the floor
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Thanks! I'll get started on them this week.
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I finished welding in my passenger side slider then put braces from the slider to the frame on the drivers side, going to passenger side tonight. Used 1.75" tube @ 13.5" long, cut the ends to 45* and welded 1.75"x2.25"x.25" strap to it to close the ends.Name:  7703514F-F098-474B-B76C-E3815AA0AE83.jpg
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nice. those definitely aren't going anywhere now. bummer about how low they hang though
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Thanks! I agree, they are lower than I'd like BUT they are solid and I don't see a whole lot of clearance issues. Also, I didn't see any other way to mount them without cutting into the floor, which I wanted to avoid. I was thinking of getting a sheet of 1/2" or 3/4" HDPE and attaching so they don't get caught on anything. Worth trying or will the HDPE not hold up?
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This is how I did mine.





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This is how I did mine.





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I almost did this before I had even posted this thread; you're build thread/s have been a huge idea mine for my build. Thanks Nitro.
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the slider wont "slide" with a ton of tube welded like a step ladder across the bottom
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the slider wont "slide" with a ton of tube welded like a step ladder across the bottom
yup. I know. But I don't have junk, rotten rockers anymore and my XJ is stiff as heck. If it becomes a recurring problem I'll just break out the plasma. Thanks for the input tho!
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or just attach a skid plate of sorts that goes across the whole thing.. at least then it'll still slide
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