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body lift &rock sliders

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sapper, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    iv been wanting a couple things but not sure if they work together. if i put a 1" body lift on will the rock sliders from SEC still work? thanks

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  2. wayne

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    I don't see why they would not be able to work with just a 1". Might have to do a little modification but I doubt it will be to bad of a job.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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  3. Boss

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    I haven't looked at those sliders, so not sure, but basically, if they attatch to the frame at any point, then you will have to modify to make it work. If they only attatch the body, then you won't have to worry about any mods to make it work after the 1" body lift.
    I made my own sliders and they attatch the body only, and I also have the 1" body lift.

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  4. CK5

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    Boss, any pics?

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    Steve,
    Yep, have pics, but I need to download them. I'll try and do that tonight before I go out for the MNF game. I'll post it so you and all can see. Basically, I got rid of my stock rockers and put in a piece of 3x3" and cut angles in it to make it look professional and I incorporate steps in it too and cut angles out of that to make it look professional. All in all, it looks really good, gained 1" clearance (could've gained 2" if I used 2x3" though, oh well) and the step is solid and helps me get in and all. I can fab this up for anyone if they like.
    Boss

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    Yes, plaese post some pictures when you get a chance. I have no rockers left anymore and want to replace them with something sturdier than just more sheet metal.

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    Cool, my rockers are in good shape but I want to cut them off and install 2x5" or something for better ground clearance and strength.

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    Steve, are you planning to cut out the bottom 1" lip on the door? You will have to with anything more than 3". 2x5" could work definately, and you will have 2" sticking out to use as a step. I currently have 3" sticking out for my step and this setup is super solid!!. It's basically even with the door, so no extra width issues.
    Boss

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    Was thinking about 2x5" then use 1-1/2" DOM off of that to use as pivit point and step, similar to Dep's.

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    Steve you have Rockstompers on the UAV now right? If so are they working out alright? I ask because I was thinking of going with Scott's stuff.
    Eric

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    Umm, yes and no, yes they work, BUT, they are causing a crease in the body on both sides by the rear wheel opening and another guy that has them came down on them hard and split his body apart (inside the door where the rear and the cab are welded), but no damage to the sliders or the rockers. [​IMG]

    This is why I never did a review on them or anything because I wanted to test them first.

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    Thanks everyone. Steve how do the sulli built (sp) sliders work?

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    Thanks Steve
    I was up at Scott's place last weekend and we talked about them. Now that I have the 1in body lift on I was hopeing to go right off the frame and stay away from the body with the mounting anyway. Did you go with the 2in or 1.5 bars? I presonallylike the 1.5 bars.
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    Shawn has the Sulli's, they look OK, but they have not been tested on his rig so don't know for sure. Anyone running them that wheels hard? Even if they work great which they prolly do, I am going all the way and just cutting off the stock tin and doing it right, I will gain 2" more clearance from a stock rocker and it will stiffen up the body alot.
    I have the 1-1/2" rockstompers so when I go to the 2x5 I will gain 3-1/2" more clearance over what I have now.

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    I just got mine from Sulli so the test will be on soon,
    well if it doesn't snow and work slows down.
    They are sweet and I'm hoping to avoid the body crease.
    Here is a picture:
    http://toyboxoffroad.com are in the process of getting someone else to do them up I think. Need to check with them.
    here is the write up on Shawns install <a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/sullibuilt/>http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/sullibuilt/</a>
    I may also come up with some type of quick connects for my big old nerf bars so the ladies have an easy step up and gimpy old me. hehe Then take them off for the real fun.
    I'll let you know how they work.

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    Steve and everyone,
    Sorry, didn't get a chance to download last night, but will tonight, promise!!
    Anyhow, since it seems you are adding a tubing for the step, then you'll probably want to use 2x3" instead of 2x5". With the 2x5" it'll stick out 2" out, so the bottom lip of the door needs to be cut. UNLESS, you're planning on cutting the two cab support back 2" to make room for the 2x5", that'll work. But 2x3" will tuck under nice and neat. It's up to you. When I download pics tonight, you'll see. The steps I made are like Deps, but more "Aerodynamic" Hard to explain.
    Boss

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    Yeah, I plan on cutting back the cab supports like Dep did.

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    No matter what I do, I do not want to do this: <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/photo/22401293/22402597ijVykiOWLn>http://community.webshots.com/photo/22401293/22402597ijVykiOWLn</a>

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    If you go ONLY to the frame I garrantee the first time you come down on them hard you will have folded rockers where the outriggers pass under them. The frame will twist when loaded that way. If your going to go to the frame then you need to put a bushing at the frame and put some stop plates under the cab suports to transfer the load when it comes down on them. There is not a Frame mounted slider on the market that works on a narrow frame GM PERIOD. All will cause some damage. So far the best one I have seen is the one that Shawn put on. It's tied into the cab suports pretty good. I think Steves is simular set up and he still having problems with body damage. Granted they have saved him a lot of damage also.
    This is why many of us are going to the intergral body slider. In my case this helped take some of the twisting and door alingment problems out of the truck. I think Dep has reported the same. I think Keith has also done this and I know BigJBear is in the process of doing it on his Roadster that he's putting back together.
    If you just can handle the cutting the rockers off you need to put a stonger backing plate or some 3x3 angle iron on the inside of the rocker under the floor. Probably be best to weld it on so you may need to take it to a body shop. This will give you a broad area to take the load so that you have less of a chance of putting enough load on a small area and causing it to fold.

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    Agreed!! Body only is the way to go! I am 1/3 of the way there with my homemade 3x3 square tubing rocksliders....

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