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Sliders... to weld or not to weld?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by AlphaEcho2k5, May 1, 2014.

  1. May 1, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    I'm considering getting a set of Savage Off-Raod sliders. I've been under the impression that welding the sliders is the best way to mount; however I've seen some guys just bolt on. What's your thoughts? What's the likelihood of tearing the frame with welded sliders? Thanks.
     
  2. May 2, 2014 at 6:41 AM
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    Welded. It's cheaper, stronger, and it gives you more flexibility in how you want to mount them. You're as likely to tear the frame with bolt-ons if they're properly mounted, using really strong bolts.
     
  3. May 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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    ^^^^^ Agreed, welded.^^^^^^^
     
  4. May 2, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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  5. May 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM
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    Thanks Guys, I appreciate the advice / recommendations.
     
  6. May 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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    I always weld on sliders whenever possible. I want them to be as solid and integrated as they can be, after all they're there to deflect damage to the vehicle so I want them to do their job without question of deflecting
     
  7. May 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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    Weld them, no question about it. It is going to save your truck if you oh decide to almost fall off a Mt. or get shoved into a tree on a trail.

    Blue
     
  8. May 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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  9. Dec 26, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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    Hey Hey low blow
     
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