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What size square tube for sliders??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Fot those who have cut off the rocker panels and made the rock sliders in their place, what size square tube did you use? I'm leaing towards 3x3, maybe 3x4 if I can find any. I have to make sure the tube is long (up/down) enough so I can weld my floor supports to since it won't be going to the factory rockers anymore

    tanks
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i used 3x2 1/8" fits great, i should have gone with 3x3 so i can add some tube to the sides.
     
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    I used 2x3 and connected them to the two main underbody suports via some 2x2...
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    I used 3x3 and welded to the body supports on the back side.

    Rene
     
  5. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I used 2x4x.188 rectangle tube...more clearance.:grin:
     
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    xtrmjoe 1/2 ton status

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    I used 2x4 as well.
     
  7. Hossbaby50

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    I used 1.5"x3" square. I welded 2 peices of 1.5" .250 wall square tube together to make 1.5"x3" tube. It is super strong and give me better ground clearnence. The higher your rockers are the better.

    I think whatever material you use for sliders should be at least 3/16" wall or better.

    Harley
     
  8. 85mudblazin

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    I used 3x3 3/16" thick square and made some mounts to bolt to the body supports but I am going to cut out my rockers and stick them in there in the future.
     
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    Burt4x4 used 3x3, and i did my sliders like his..

    I went with 2x3 .188

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    I used 4"x4" 3/16 ,but I cut off 2" off the bottom of the doors to get more clearance


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    I think I would go thicker than 1/8", I went with 3/16" and I slammed my truck down on a rock and put a small dent in the bottom of the tube, if I had 1/8" I think it would have been worse. just a thought :)
     
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    I am installing mine this week. Bought 3x4" Tubing 3/16" thick.
     
  14. big pappa b

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    Yes 1/8" is thicker than the factory rockers but they weren't made to rest the weight of the truck on. I have a 454 in my K5 so I'm not too concerned with a little extra weight either ;)
     

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