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Slider Install Game Plan

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Hank H, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:37 PM.

  1. Jun 10, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    Hank H

    Hank H [OP] New Member

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    I got my RSG sliders and am fixing to mount them. I watched a few videos and it's straightforward. But since any yahoo can put up a video I though I'd run it by you guys

    Its a new runner with about 1500 miles on it so that makes it a little simpler I think.

    1. Wash the frame down with water in the mounting area.
    2. Remove the bolts holding the break line and the plastic inserts in the larger holes.
    3. Spray WD40 in the mounting holes and use a bolt to clear the threads
    4. Clean out the WD40 with break cleaner so the lock tight will hold.
    5. Bolt them on. I don't have a floor jack or anything so my plan is to hold them up and have Mrs. Hank get the first bolts in. Then we can finish the job.

    RSG says to tighten the bolts to 24 ft-lbs. That's not very tight is it? Are they worried I will strip the threads in the frame?

    OK, this is easy. Am I missing anything?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2021 at 2:46 PM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    Sounds like you have it covered. If Mrs. Hank isn't available - you can prop one end up with whatever, to get the first bolt started then do the same on the other end. just thinking out loud

    Pictures....;)
     
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  3. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    Red_5

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    You don't need a floor jack. You can use a toolbox (or whatever) to rest the slider on while you're bolting up the first side. I suspect this will be easier than what you're proposing. Good luck!
     
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  4. Jun 10, 2021 at 9:32 PM
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    Hank H

    Hank H [OP] New Member

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    Thanks guys, glad I’m on the right track. Don’t worry, Mrs Hank is a gamer. Actually she’s the one who fiddles with the lawn mower and weed wacker when they aren’t running well. She would be pissed of I mounted the rocker rails without her.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    PhantomTweak

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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Sounds like the kind of gentle, loving, lovely, wife you do NOT want to make upset. I get a mental image of you putting one on by yourself, and when she finds out, she chases you around, beating you over the head with the other one. Scary! :goingcrazy: :help: :ohsnap:

    Good luck!
    Pat
     

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