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N-Fab Rock Sliders with Removable Steps

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by garoto, Jun 10, 2024.

  1. Jun 10, 2024 at 7:31 PM
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    garoto

    garoto [OP] New Member

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    Hello all,

    I have OEM rock sliders that have taken a few hits and prevented damage to the car. Toyota made two kinds, ones that attach to the body and others that attach to the frame. Mine attach to the body, which I didn’t know at the beginning.

    So I bought these N-Fabs thinking they attach to the frame and come to install them, they attach to the damn body.

    What are the disadvantages or sliders that attach to the body? I am considering returning them, as the tubes are also reasonably narrower than OEM and seem less beefy. But, I love their removable step system as it works perfectly for my use case. Remove steps when going off roading and put them back on for daily driving.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2024 at 6:03 AM
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    Trident904

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    Anything that attached to the OEM running board or step mounting points on the rocker panel are not “rock sliders” and should not be used as such. If you were to come down on those on a rock, you run the risk of damaging your rocker panel which could cause a lot of different problems.

    Rock sliders mount to the frame via either bolt on application or weld on (strongest application).

    If you do any type of off-roading, your best bet is to find a set of bolt on sliders that bolt to the frame. Better safe than sorry.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2024 at 10:32 AM
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    garoto

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    I returned them. No idea why nfab calls them sliders.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2024 at 10:47 AM
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    Trident904

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    Nfab makes nothing that should actually be used off-road. Them, Tyger, Westin, etc are all for aesthetics only and don’t really provide any type of real protection for offroad use.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2024 at 10:57 AM
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    garoto

    garoto [OP] New Member

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    I noticed the minute I took them out of the box. They’re absolutely useless.
     
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