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S.E.C. Rock slider testing (pics)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Oct 7, 2000.

  1. CK5

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    Put the S.E.C. rock sliders on a few days ago and had a chance to test them today at Left Hand Canyon (man I love Colorado). They are bolted to the body only, so flex is not an issue, I would have had body damage today for sure if I did not have these on, I came down hard on them a few times with no problems at all, in fact the pic of me going around the large rock shows them pushing me out of harms way. The ones I have are 3x3 - 3/16" thick and have removable Jeep TJ steps. These pics are not the best but I will have close up's on my upcoming review. 2 thumbs up on these baby's!!!
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    Steve,

    Glad to see that you enjoy the job as tester of my rock sliders, someone has to do the hard work :)

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    Did you get a new rear bumper, might be just me, but the spare looks a lot closer to the body in those shots.

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    Steve, I noticed you got your cans on the bumper. Can you post a pic or two of that. I've been trying to decide how to do mine and since my bumper is very simular to yours it might give me some ideas.thanks

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    Would it be possible for you guys to post how they go on and what they bolt to? thanks alot!
     
  6. CK5

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    I will be doing a review soon with better pics of course. Yes that is the new bumper from Kena.. with most of it modified by Tim and myself. I had to redo most of it to get it to work, but fairly nice now, I removed the gas can pans that they had on there and bought a 2-can basket from americanvan.com that worked great, Grim turned me on to that place. Thanks to Tim for doing the welding for me, we had to change a lot of stuff on the swing arm to get it to where it is now.

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    I just got mine finished this morning. Used a stub shaft and bearings for a trailer and made a body tie in using leaf spring bushings. Its super tight and no wobble or droop when opened now. I LOVE it.

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    Any pics Dep?

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    Because I don't know.....What are the advantages or dis of these rock sliders to the Smitty bars? I'm so confused!!!!

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    I think the Smitty bars are designed more for looks and to provide a step to get into the vehicle, while providing only a small amount of protection. I doubt they could support the entire weight of the vehicle.
     
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    Rock Sliders save the body from damage, the Smity Built nerf bars are way weak and will fold up and cause body damage.

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