Hello all, I'd like to contribute to this forum by sharing a slider comparison guide I've been working on. Being engineering and machinist oriented I feel compelled to know every spec possible on certain products before I buy. I know there is a buyer's guide already, but that one seemed outdated and I wanted to start fresh. I currently have OEM sliders and am looking to upgrade (well, I'm always looking to upgrade everything). This is a spreadsheet I put together to compare sliders only, no side steps. Please I encourage you, help me add to the information by posting below or if you have any ideas on making it easier to read. I only posted what I could find, not assuming any of it. Some websites are vague and ambiguous, makes searching annoying! Vendors, and anyone who has these products please help me keep it updated. I'm thinking I may not be able to get away without adding an inner rail column? Suggestions welcomed.
= Hot Rolled, Electrically Welded steel. This type of forming process is cheaper than DOM, contains a weld seam, and is weaker than DOM steel.
= Drawn over mandrel. Anyone who works with steel knows cold working processes increase strength. Significantly stronger than HREW and more resistant to bending. This process also creates a higher dimension tolerance and finish than HREW. Like HREW, DOM steel technically also has a weld seam, but a lot of people seem to confuse it with CDS (cold drawn seamless) which is basically DOM without a weld.
= Cold Rolled, Electrically Welded. Very similar to DOM, but slight process differences used to create.
-If there's not a cost in either powder coated or bare metal, then it's not offered for sale.
-When choosing sliders, I would suggest first deciding if you want any kickout or not. This will help filter your search immensely.
-When buying sliders, look for group buys or holiday deals from vendors on this forum, they're happening all the time.
-If you want OEM sliders, buy them used for a significant discount, also being sold all the time here.
-If you plan on using your sliders as intended, consider bare metal. Easier to touch up scratches with a rattle can.
-"Pure" branded sliders appear to be the same as All-Pro standard duty.
-Lifetime warranty is usually only against bending.
-Shrockworks seems to be under represented on these forums. Seems like a very good lower cost HD option, especially when bare steel, but sexy powder coat colors are cool too.
-Hardware should be included with all of them, but make sure.
-Anyone run Toytec? Not on their website, but on redlinelandcruiser's
? Also never really heard of them, they sold anymore?
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