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5th Gen Armor

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by SixthSnail, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Feb 9, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    Thank you.
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2020 at 9:34 PM
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    I have to say, when I get these installed. I plan to post a boatload of pics...I have searched for hours, not finding any photos of the flat, no kickout, with grip top plate, version of the RSG sliders, or even photos of the flat with no kickout...I guess they're pretty rare.
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2020 at 3:47 AM
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    As a manufacturer. Without kickout, and 0* sliders are extremely low # of orders with those options separate combine those 2 options and they are even more scarse, even fill plates are a low priority option but still ordered more than those other 2 options.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2020 at 4:18 AM
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    I have RSG and KDSS. It was pretty easy. As the website says, just un-bolt the KDSS brackets and slide the mounting plate in. Bolt everything back on and grind the corner off off the little KDSS skid plate. No problems.
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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    Thanks. The lack of photos is a testament to your observations. In my case, I wanted a front step first, and slider protection second, so the 0* with no kickout fit the bill perfectly. I'm just grateful to find a vendor willing to offer that option.

    I found a thread on the other forum where RSG wanted feedback on the idea of flat sliders when they were considering offering those, and a lot of responses were "why bother?"...I am glad they still went ahead with the idea
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Take a look at BudBuilt as well. They offer a flat slider with fill plates as well. Ours are angled and we love them (and probably use them a little to much haha). They use threaded holes etc that are in the frame already and wrap around the frame in the back. Our 5yr old uses them as "steps" to get in as well. Not the best step but we were looking for protection first, step second. Flat would be better as a step but I can recommend them from a quality perspective. (same goes for their skids, we are Fully-Plated from front to rear with the exception of the control arms, still looking for control arm skids that work with the KDSS)
     
  7. Feb 10, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    We offer those as well just not advertised. Heck we have one set being made right now 0* with fill plates it's one in the few hundred sets we've done recently. The "why bother" response you got is probably because flat vs 15* there is really not a noticable difference in how much the slider sticks out or ease of egress and ingress using them as a step. When people talk to me about it I go over it all with them. Typically they will stick with the 15* and once they are on and using them I get a message saying they don't know why they were considering different. Until you have used both, built both, and put both on and had them side by side (which most people don't) then it's hard to give someone good information so they can make an informed decision weighing all the differences.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    I appreciate the information, thank you. I guess if someone wants a 0° slider from SOS, they would have to know to ask, as I did not see that option on your 5th Gen slider ordering page...
     
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  9. Feb 10, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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    Considering it's less than 1% of our orders then yes they would have to ask. We get a lot of people ask but not many actually order that way. We've eliminated a lot of extra stuff that is very rarely ordered just streamlines things. It never hurts to shoot companies a message about stuff when it comes to these sorts of things. You'd be surprised at what's not on websites but can get done. It's not like Amazon.

    There's a difference in companies that offer stuff like this, you have some like ours which are more "fab shop" style then you have the "big box" type. The fab shop will be willing to do different things big box what you see is what you get on their website.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:31 AM
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    OP has been missing since May 16, 2017 it looks like. Everyone post the armors here and I will either make a new thread or try to get control of this one to keep the Original post as a List of links etc. I will try to keep a current coupon code etc. with the link/pics as well. :boink: @victoryrunner @ovrlndkull and anyone else that is on here! I am doing tons of looking/research for our 5th gen bumpers and may as well help others with what I am coming up with.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    Side note: @victoryrunner as soon as we scrape up the $$ for the bumper and winch we are ordering the Strike without the tube. I think that one is a homerun. Doesnt look like an "afterthought" in my opinion. Do you know if it will work with the Smittybilt X20 (98510) or the Warn VR EVO 10-S (103253)? Thanks
     
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  12. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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    Thank you! We appreciate that! We wanted to retain as much of the factory look/grill as possible, I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Yes, either of those winches should work.

    Thanks for the tag! I'll post some of our armor here in one post so I'm not spamming this whole thread with posts.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    MyWyfsRnnr

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    don't worry, I will catch your stuff. I am just looking for stuff/companies that are not on my radar
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    Hey everyone, I’m Cam from Victory 4x4! We are a manufacturer located in Michigan. We operate out of 32,000sqft. We do all of our cutting, bending, welding, and powder coating in house. Some of you might know our sister company, JcrOffroad, which has made Jeep armor for almost 16 years.
    We have tons of products currently available for the 5th Gen but will continue to come out with new products, so follow along on our prototype thread as well! https://www.4runners.com/threads/victory-4x4-new-product-prototyping.8756/page-6

    We have front integrated winch bumpers (steel & aluminum), our new front Strike full bumper (steel & aluminum), full skid system, roof racks, factory roof rail crossbars, storage panels, two rock slider options, and our new Strike modular rear bumper & carrier system, and a lot more! I'll post a few photos below. Check out our website and let me know if you have any questions.

    https://www.victory4x4.com/category/4RUNNER.html

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  15. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    So are you going to make just a bumper thread or a full armor thread. Let me know whatever you want or need and I'll post some stuff up for you. :fistbump:
     
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  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    I gotta say I'm impressed with that @victoryrunner rear bumper and interesting slider light concept. The front bumper without the bars is super clean and might even work with the TSS radar. These guys must be kinda new because I've been around a little while and I haven't seen them for long.
     
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  17. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:25 AM
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    It will work with TSS! We've been in the Toyota market for a few years now, but making offroad armor for close to 20!
     
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  18. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    I am going to do a full armor thread, front to rear, I think listing manufacturers alphabetically. I am going to yank pics etc off Manufactures websites :hattip:
     
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  19. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    Ok cool if you have any questions just let me know I'll gladly help out where I can
     
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