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speedkills
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#21 » Sun May 02, 2021 7:45 pm

Ah, haven't been but want to do a trip west through Utah, then down through Devil's Staircase and towards grand canyon, then to do some camping in Anzo-Borrego in southern California so coming back home through Death Valley might work out well.

factorywagen
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#22 » Sun May 02, 2021 8:15 pm

Otiswesty wrote:I had the Gwagenaccessories slider. They are not tubular. Solid steel. I would recommend them.

Do you have pics installed?

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Otiswesty
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#23 » Mon May 03, 2021 10:33 am

factorywagen wrote:
Otiswesty wrote:I had the Gwagenaccessories slider. They are not tubular. Solid steel. I would recommend them.

Do you have pics installed?
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DesertStar
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#24 » Mon May 03, 2021 1:29 pm

X2 on the Gwagen accessories sliders...I have them on my W463 and my W460. Very solid and never think twice about using them. I do not drive the serious rock crawling trails like Rubicon...however I am confident they would do well.
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DesertStar
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#25 » Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 pm

On the 463, they are hardly noticeable when you have the sidesteps installed.
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G Nome
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#26 » Mon May 03, 2021 5:24 pm

Gotta love a guy who salutes to his G every morning!
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Gelande
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#27 » Tue May 04, 2021 3:09 am

http://www.gwagenusa.com

order as a built bolt on to frame kit all powder coated nice or save and order as as a kit and you weld it together yourself. (significant reduction in price)

only sliders that slide
only sliders that mount to chassis
only sliders that you can lift your car with
only sliders offering complete exhaust protection
only sliders that are actually tested and proven to slide rather than grab
tested, improved upon, tested again on the hardest trails with massive granite boulders

If your sliders mount to your rocker panel sheet metal they are not good for much other than to say...hey i put on these sliders don't they look like they might work?

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Gelande
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#28 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:30 am

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AlanMcR
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#29 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:35 am

These seem to interrupt the ability to smoothly slide on the frame rails. The factory rails are actually pretty good with the exception of not being long enough at the back end. They certainly can be used to heft the truck from any point along their length. I've landed on them a few times. Done from high enough I did manage to dent the tubes, but it sure took some trying.
...Alan

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Gelande
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Re: Best rock sliders for w463 lwb?

Post#30 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:50 am

That is correct, and it's intended.
The sliding is done on the protective plate rather than using your chassis metal.

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