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Thread: D&C Rock Slider Installation

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    Default D&C Rock Slider Installation

    Hi all, purchased a set of rocksliders from D&C awhile back and am getting ready to mount them. They did not come with any instructions and Damien has made no attempt to return either calls or e-mails regarding their installation. They seem to heavy to just weld to the frame, my question is this. Does anybody else have these and if so how did you mount them so they didn't just crack a weld and fall off? Thanks in advance. Dave

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    I've welded a number of sliders onto the frames of various vehicles and have never had a problem with the welds cracking or with the sliders falling off, what kind of weld were you planning on doing? The fundamentals of a good weld dictate that the weld itself be as strong if not stronger than the base material.
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    I guess my biggest concern is that the sliders are extremely heavy and I worry about repeated flex on the weld will cause it to fail over time.

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    Where do they mount, specifically? What area do they protect in the process? Are these the ones that slide under the diff housing?

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    I would like to see the sliders on and/or off the rig. If you have the time you might post some pictures for us? Let us know how they turn out however you do them. Thanks.

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    Last time I looked at D&C sliders he had two ways of mounting. You could either bolt them on with long bolts through the frame, or weld them on. Damon suggests welding. You wont have a problem with your frame unless you are doing some stupid idiotic stuff to bend the sliders.
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