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Thread: White Knuckle Offroad sliders

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    Default White Knuckle Offroad sliders

    New poster to expedition portal! I've been lurking for a while now for research purposes but I figured I'd shared story of these WKO sliders.

    I was lucky enough to purchase these sliders from a writer of 4wd Toyota Owner for free. Well actually the cost of the sliders was a $200 dollar donation to a off road style "wounded warriors" charity, which
    Is awesome. These sliders are the first ones ever made by WKO for the 4th gen 4runners and were featured on the original owners rig in the magazine!! Any ways I recently painted them with rustoleum textured black spray paint. I'm currently waiting for a bolt kit from WKO so I can install them.

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    Very cool. They look nice.

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    Good score, they make good stuff. I would like to get a pair of their sliders for my 40.
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    The old design looks way better than the new one he was forced to use. Congrats!
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    Finally got them I stalled and let me tell you they were a pain in the butt! It looks so simple too, but the top bolt on both sides had very little room to put the washer and nut on. Check it out.

    All said and done, I'm happy with these sliders. They are very solid. I guess being so hard to put on means they are hard to take off. Which would make the mounting system very strong. They stick out a perfect amount, and the kick-out provides a really nice step to load stuff on the rack and actually doesn't stick out that far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfran42 View Post
    The old design looks way better than the new one he was forced to use. Congrats!
    What do you mean? Why was he forced to change the design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no-pistons View Post
    What do you mean? Why was he forced to change the design?
    Metaltech has a trademark on the rear closed hoop design.

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    I think that's why Demello sliders have a "double" closed loop design as well on their kick out sliders.

    UPDATE:
    Sliders are coming off soon because they are creaking pretty bad. Sounds like its rubbing the bottom of the floor where one of the top nut sits (the problem one pictures in previous post)

    Any ideas on how to fix this? Can I message the area with a sledgehammer? Im kinda bummed. And advice would be appreciated. Thank you

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    Look great but...bolt kit?

    Rid yourself of the problems, weld them on. NO one should run rock bars "bolted" on, your just asking for trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Overbear View Post
    Look great but...bolt kit?

    Rid yourself of the problems, weld them on. NO one should run rock bars "bolted" on, your just asking for trouble.
    I agree on principle but tons of people who wheel their rigs hard use bolt-on sliders. Sure, the brackets can snag obstacles but there are a ton of people who either do not have access to a welder or know that they will flip the vehicle in a few years and don't want/need such a permanent solution.

    Speaking as a 100 Series owner with bolt-on sliders, I know that due to the IFS, this rig is never going over 2.75 inches of lift in the front. This basically takes in out of the rock crawler category where weld-on sliders seem a better solution. I use my sliders to protect the quarter panels in tricky situations, not to traverse rock gardens.

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