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RockSliders->.188 or .250"?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ryan B., Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Ryan B.

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    RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    Gettin ready to tackle some rock sliders. What thickness are your sliders?
    Should i go with .188" or .250" wall for some 3x3 box tubing?
    Anyone tell me the weight difference per foot i will see, gonna be about 11 feet of tubing, 5.5 per side, so will the added weight but protection of .250 wall be necessary?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    Why not 2x3 tubing?

    I vote for .250 wall.
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    I think the lighter stuff would suffice in all but the most hardcore situations.
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    What is shedule 40 pipe thickness? That is what I have welded to .188 wall square tubing. No dents and my truck is HEAVY not as heavy as willyswanter.
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    I used .188 x2x4 rectangle tube...it's holding-up great!!!
    I think .250...will do nothing but add weight.. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    What's nice about the 2x4...is you get an inch more clearence.. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. Ryan B.

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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    Thats what i thought about .250 wall just going to add weight. I was leaning towards .188.
    Any pics of your 2x4 sliders?

    Thanks for the quick replies guys. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    I used .120 and came down on them HARD a couple times without any bending. Oh yeah im using 4x2 rectangle tubing. I also used .25 for the mounts, cause the last ones i had were puny and i bent the mounts before I bent the sliders.
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

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    What is shedule 40 pipe thickness? That is what I have welded to .188 wall square tubing. No dents and my truck is HEAVY not as heavy as willyswanter.

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    It depends on the diameter. 1 1/2" Schedule 40 is .145"
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

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    What is shedule 40 pipe thickness? That is what I have welded to .188 wall square tubing. No dents and my truck is HEAVY not as heavy as willyswanter.

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    I run .120 wall 1.5" DOM for my sliders and they have held up great under my 8500 pound truck. I landed on the pass. side very hard on the Rubicon and got a bend about .5-.75" tall and thats it.
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    I am running 1x3 .120 wall rec tube with two pieces of 3/4x3/4 .120 wall square sleeved inside (so now a 1x3" .250 wall rec tube). Have not bent it yet. I have tore the crap out of the kicker tubes though (1" .120 wall round). My next move is 2x6 .188 wall rec boat side. I think .188 will do well and .250 will be an install and forget item
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    i have 2x3 .120 rectangle tube on mine. never needed it yet.
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    Can you get 3/16" thickness tube in AR400? AR400 holds up real good in dump truck beds. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    I have the exact same setup, I have 3/16" thick tube.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    and ow yea it is plenty strong I have slammed my whole truck down on one and it didnt even budge, here is a pic hope I have them mounted.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing. You installed rock sliders, but didn't cut your rockers off? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

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    Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing. You installed rock sliders, but didn't cut your rockers off? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    I really like the look of rockers/the bottom of a K5 Jimmy. I think it has an uber kool look... I'd cry if I didn't have em!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

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    Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing. You installed rock sliders, but didn't cut your rockers off? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    I really like the look of rockers/the bottom of a K5 Jimmy. I think it has an uber kool look... I'd cry if I didn't have em!!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    I like the performance of ground clearance and breakover angle myself.

    I'd rather drag rocker panels than have sliders that hang down further.

    Oh wait, I do drag rocker panels. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    No I didnt I prolly should have but I didnt feel like tackling that, I thought about clocking the t-case up and making the sliders the bottom mounts for the flat belly skid plate since they hang about 1" below the frame.
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

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    What is shedule 40 pipe thickness? That is what I have welded to .188 wall square tubing. No dents and my truck is HEAVY not as heavy as willyswanter.

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    It depends on the diameter. 1 1/2" Schedule 40 is .145"

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    I thought 1.5" sched. 40 pipe is 0.140" wall thickness, hence "40" ????
     
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    Re: RockSliders->.188 or .250\"?

    I used 3x3 1/8" tube and so far so good /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    Should have used 2x3" though to fit the front fender mount, 3x3 if your going to cut the mount all the way out.
     

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