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First gen Rock Sliders

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Modifications Forum [GEN 1]' started by The_RS_Raptor_Guy, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. sj-CHI

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    They do incorporate a frame bushing for vibrations and while I haven’t tested them thoroughly I haven’t noticed road noise or vibrations.


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    Gotcha. It's hard to decide which ones to run. I don't want to drill a bunch of holes in the frame or body or weld them on either. I'd like something bolt on, but obviously want something sturdy! The bushings might be enough to keep the noise and vibrations down at least.
     
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    This is the frame mount with bushing. No drilling, it uses existing holes and a spring nut.

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    That's a lot more reasonable than them being bolted straight to the frame. I might end up going with the RPG ones then too since they are the only frame mount ones I've seen that don't require drilling or welding the frame, neither of which is recommended. I don't feel like the ones that just mount where the factory steps go will be quite strong enough, plus I like the skid plates on the RPG ones.
     
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    Been doing a little more looking around on this - Hefty Fabworks has nothing currently listed and White Knuckle Offroad has nothing currently listed. The ADD rock sliders just bolt in where the stock side steps do, so I don't feel like they will hold up to a lot, plus there's no skid plates on them. The RPG rock sliders bolt to the frame and to where the stock steps do, plus they have skid plates, so they should work well. The KHC rock sliders bolt to the frame as well as where the stock steps do and have skid plates, but I don't like that they don't have the kick-outs at the back like the RPG ones do.

    I'm thinking at this point RPG is the way to go.
     
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    Before I put my order in for the RPG ones does anyone else have suggestions? It seems like they are gonna be the best route at this point. Hefty Fabworks and White Knuckle Offroad have nothing available currently, ADD's are basically just really strong cab mounted bars, and KHC's rock sliders don't have the rear kick-outs to push the truck away from the trucks.
     
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    Went ahead and ordered the RPG ones without powder coating. I'll have them powder coated locally in wrinkle dark gray along with the front and rear bumpers.
     
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    @Cody Templeton I will be ordering a pair for my Gen 2 in a couple of weeks. I hope you bought them through @[email protected] because he would have saved you money and offered you superb customer service.

    I haven’t decided whether I am going to powder coat them myself or let RPG do it. If I do it myself, STEEL-IT is the way to go.
     
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    He did contact me and I was waiting on a commercial address that Cody was going to get me so I could get a better shipping quote. It was pricey to ship to residential since they ship via commercial freight on a pallet per RPG.
     
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    If I was going to paint them myself it would be Steel-It, but I wanted to match the dark gray that the bumpers and side steps came in, so I'm going to have them wrinkle powder coated. The shop is only charging 350 to blast and PC the front and rear bumpers and side steps.
     

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