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All-Pro
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All-Pro FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 1 3/4" round steel tubing for outer tube, 2" steel tubing for inner tube, and fully welded and gusseted 2" square tubing for the legs

Attachment - Bolt-on, 10.9 hardware included

Finish - Unfinished

Price - $399.00/pair, plus shipping




ARB

ARB FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 2" tubular steel, skid plate options available

Attachment - Bolt-on

Finish - Powder coated (color coding options available)

Price - ?




BudBuilt
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BudBuilt FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - Available in the standard .120" wall HREW tubing, also available in .187" thick DOM tubing. 3/8" thick mounting plates

Attachment - Bolt-on, grade 10.9 metric hardware included

Finish - Ufinished, powder coating available

Price - $399.00/pair for .120, $559.00/pair for .187, plus shipping, powder coating $89.00






Demello
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Demello FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 1 3/4" round for outer tube and 2" square for inner tube, with fully welded and gusetted 2" square tubing for legs, 1 3/4" tubing all the way around for tube sliders

Attachment - Bolt-on, grade 10.9 metric hardware included

Finish - Available powder coat, black, wrinkle

Price - $429.00/pair for hybrids, $299.00/pair for tubes, powder coat add $89.00 for hybrids and $51.00 for tubes, plus shipping





Expedition One
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Expedition One FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Shipping in January

Construction - 2" tubular steel, with internal structure of boxed sheet steel, combination of 3/16" and 1/8" with two steps, front and rear, full length step special order (pricing tbd)

Attachment - Bolt-on

Finish - Unfinished or black powder coat

Price - $439.95 unfinished, $509.95 standard satin, $529.95 super durable textured black, $589.95 w/ black bedliner finish





Garvin Industries Wilderness Products

Garvin Industries Wilderness Products FJ Cruiser Forums Thread - None Started

Availability - Now

Construction - Heavy Duty 2” square tubing(.120 wall thickness) plus a 1.5” diameter round tube for extra side protection

Attachment - Bolt on to frame

Finish - Available powder coat - Black

Price - $464.56




Expedition One
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Expedition One FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Shipping in January

Construction - 2" tubular steel, with internal structure of boxed sheet steel, combination of 3/16" and 1/8" with two steps, front and rear, full length step special order (pricing tbd)

Attachment - Bolt-on

Finish - Unfinished or black powder coat

Price - $439.95 unfinished, $509.95 standard satin, $529.95 super durable textured black, $589.95 w/ black bedliner finish




Man-A-Fre
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Man-A-Fre FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 2 1/2"" square tubing, 1 1/2" round tubing, and 3/16" plate, fully welded and gusetted

Attachment - Bolt-on includes hardware

Finish - Powder coated black or silver, smooth

Price - $415.00/pair for standard width, $435.00/pair for wide width, plus shipping (These introductory prices expire 1/1/07)




Metal-Tech
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Metal-Tech FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - CNC laser cut out of 3/16” steel plate and CNC bent to the faceted shape, 1.5" x .120 wall HERW tubing for support legs, 1/4" triangle gussets, and 1/4" mounting plates for the frame.

Attachment - Bolt-on, 10.9 8mm bolts included (USA made)

Finish - powder coated black

Price - $549.95/pair, plus shipping




Richard Stubbs

Richard Stubbs FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 1 3/4" round for outer, inner tubes, with 1 1/2" square tubing for legs fully welded, Structural C- channel is used for the frame attachment for added frame rail web support

Attachment - Bolt-on, hardware included

Finish - Unfinished

Price - $389.00 plus shipping



Rocky Road

Rocky Road FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 3/16" inner box inner hitch steel, super sliders have extra upper tube

Attachment - Bolt-on

Finish - Black powdercoat, smooth

Price - $309.00 std., $409.00 super sliders, plus shipping




Toyota

Toyota Rock Rails FJ Cruiser Forum Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 1 3/4" round for outer, inner tubes, plate steel legs partially welded

Attachment - Bolt-on, hardware included

Finish - Painted black

Price - $540.00 plus shipping (from TRD Source)




Trail-Gear
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Trail-Gear FJ Cruiser Forums Thread

Availability - Now

Construction - 1 3/4" round for outer, inner tube, and legs, fully welded and gusetted

Attachment - Bolt-on, hardware included

Finish - Black powdercoat

Price - $299.00 plus shipping




White Knuckle Off Road

FJ Cruiser Forums Thread (None Yet Started)

Availability - 0-2 weeks

Construction - Standard Duty model: .120x2 round tube main rub rail, .120x1-3/4 round tube outer rub rail and mounting legs, 5/16" laser cut mounting plates, 1/4" laser cut gussets, Heavy Duty model: 3/16"x2x3 rectangular tube main rub rail, .120x1-3/4 round tube outer rub rail, 3/16"x1-1/2x1-1/2 square tube mounting legs, 5/16" laser cut mounting plates, 1/4" laser cut gussets

Attachment - Utilizes Toyota factory monting holes and comes with 8mmx35mm 10.9 grade bolts

Finish - Bare metal or semi-gloss balck powder coat finish

Price - $350.00 Standard Duty, $400.00 Heavy Duty


 

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very nice been looking for a comparison like this for a while!
 

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I've heard trail gear and bent ups are the same? Anyways, thumbs up for the trail-gears for the price & free shipping. I'm very happy I got trail-gear's pair.
 

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Chris from Trail-gear said they are in the process of getting a bunch powder coated. Rumored to ship powder coated for $300. Contact them for more info on the dates.
 

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ACHlLLES said:
I've heard trail gear and bent ups are the same? Anyways, thumbs up for the trail-gears for the price & free shipping. I'm very happy I got trail-gear's pair.
I think they are close, but if you look at it closely, the Bent-Ups have square legs where as the Trail-Gear's have round legs.....so different. The Bent-Ups can also be ordered with a square tubing option and they are quite a bit more expensive.
 

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Tranman said:
Chris from Trail-gear said they are in the process of getting a bunch powder coated. Rumored to ship powder coated for $300. Contact them for more info on the dates.
Will do Tran, thanks for the info.
 

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Tranman said:
Chris from Trail-gear said they are in the process of getting a bunch powder coated. Rumored to ship powder coated for $300. Contact them for more info on the dates.
$300 for SHIPPING included and powdercoating included? That is too cheap. Tell Chris to charge more! Does he have overhead? A wife? A need for profit? Heating bill?

I'll be at LCNW this week. Will ask about their sliders :cowtounge: ..... and of course their bumper.
 

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ACHlLLES said:
I've heard trail gear and bent ups are the same? Anyways, thumbs up for the trail-gears for the price & free shipping. I'm very happy I got trail-gear's pair.

Trail gears also sit 'level', wheras the bentup's are angled 'upward'. Dont know about total length though....meaning how far they stick out from the frame mounting surface to the outside edge of slider.
 

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How about adding how far they extend out?
I found a couple dimensions in previous postings:

All-Pro: 4"-4.5" and 7" at the rear flare.
Bent-Up: ?"
Demello: 1.5"
Expedition One: ?"
Richard Stubbs: ?"
Toyota: ?"
Trail-Gear: ?"

I believe that each of these are the dimensions from the door exterior.
I suppose measurments from the frame would be the most direct comparasin.
 

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LostSailor said:
How about adding how far they extend out?
I found a couple dimensions in previous postings:

All-Pro: 4"-4.5" and 7" at the rear flare.
Bent-Up: ?"
Demello: 1.5"
Expedition One: ?"
Richard Stubbs: ?"
Toyota: ?"
Trail-Gear: ?"

I believe that each of these are the dimensions from the door exterior.
I suppose measurments from the frame would be the most direct comparasin.
Good idea. I would use these 95% of the time as a step for the roof rack or for kids getting in and out and 5% of the time sliding off things.
 

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camvan said:
Thanks for the great comparison, is there a purpose beyond fashion for square tubed sliders? I was taught in engineering school that a circle is stronger than a square :)
A round pipe is better suited for internal pressure than anyother shape (pressure exerts an equal outward force evenly on the cylinder shaped surface). But a slider is designed to take punishing impacts when the wheel/tire moves beyond contact with the ground and gravity causes the vehicle lands on the undercarriage (slider or skid plates hopefully). Sliders will incur dents and other deformities, when this happens. I think the strength of the slider (for its intended purpose) is more dependent on the wall thickness than the shape in this case. However, one benefit of a pipe (tube) designed slider is the reduced area making contact with the rock while sliding over the obstacle. The flat surface of a square tube slider make a larger area of contact and more friction is the result. The benefit of a square tube design is a more stable standing platform, for the type that extend from the vehicle body to hold the vehicle away from an obstacle and perform as a step.

The purpose of a slider is to protect the undercarriage from damage when misjudging the line of travel or underestimating the height of the obstacle. If the person is purposely trying slide on the rock rails (rather than drive to miss obstacles), then the driver should be looking for full coverage undercarriage skid plates and the custom sliders with minimal void areas. The larger the void area, the more opportunity to snag on a large obstacle.

I my mind the ideal slider never gets a scratch because the driver picked the right line and accurately judged the height of obstacles on the trail.
 

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Steve-o said:
We have decided to do both wide and tight versions of the sliders. They come powder-coated black, we are thinking about doing silver as well.
Silver? Oh yeah, I remember... that's what they used to call Titanium Metallic in the old days! :)
 
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