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TeraFlex Aluminum Rock sliders

Is anyone running the TeraFlex Aluminum Rock Sliders? I am looking at them for my 2 door JK and my wife's JKU.

If you could post up a quick review and some pictures I would greatly appreciate that.

I like that it looks to be a solid flat surface to step one and the light weight of the aluminum should not add too much extra weight to the Jeeps.

Thanks in advance for any responces and pictures

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Not to hate on Teraflex, just aluminum sliders in general...if you do any remotely hard wheeling you will have tub damage guaranteed, no questions ask and straight away like. Frame mount sliders only if your gonna wheel. If all your gonna do is go out and do trail runs then tub mount will be fine but don't bump into anyone really hard at the mall...lol

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Again, not to hate on TF, as they make many fine products. But their AL slider is purely a step. I helped install them on a friends Jeep. Any rock contact is dangerous with these. They have zero strength. His are beat to hell. Not for any kind of serious wheeling.

That said, I did run the Poison Spider AL sliders. Those are somewhat stronger than the TeraFlex AL sliders. The PS ones have webbing built in that provides some (stress "some") structural strength. I hit them pretty hard once and they dented in the slider a little. No tub damage, but I think I stressed them about as far as they could be stressed. Not recommended for serious wheeling, but if you happen to need them, they will take more "abuse" than the TeraFlex AL sliders. And they are still very light and a decent step.

Both are about the same to install. Good luck.
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Don't do it man. I have much love for Teraflex so this isn't a knock against them. Just saying there are two things you don't want to do if you wheel: 1) Bolt ANY slider to the JK tub (ask a whole bunch of us here why not and what happened when we did) no matter who makes it or what it's made out of, and 2) use aluminum as a sliding or impact surface on sliders. I used to think that after talking to Nemesis and seeing the Billy Rockers those might be an exception but I still wouldn't bolt them onto my Jeep.

That being said I am the biggest weight weenie in the world when it comes to my Jeeps. But I know where and how to save weight using alternative designs or materials like aluminum to do it the right way. Rockers can only be done right one way for the JK - steel and frame mount ONLY.

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Not to hate on Teraflex, just aluminum sliders in general...if you do any remotely hard wheeling you will have tub damage guaranteed, no questions ask and straight away like. Frame mount sliders only if your gonna wheel. If all your gonna do is go out and do trail runs then tub mount will be fine but don't bump into anyone really hard at the mall...lol

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So if the bolt to the body aluminum ones are not that great, (but still might be for me as I do not do hard core wheeling) does anyone one make a frame mounted aluminum slider with a flat step? The step is a must have.

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to be honest, if you have the money buy the nemesis. hell i just want to start with the tub protection from them. but just search around, i love the nemesis but like the other ones. good luck on your search. thanks for the topic!

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So if the bolt to the body aluminum ones are not that great, (but still might be for me as I do not do hard core wheeling) does anyone one make a frame mounted aluminum slider with a flat step? The step is a must have.

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A frame mounted option in Aluminum wouldn't make sense. You do frame mounted for strength... aluminum would just get banged up. Im not sure if anyone even does something like that.

In steel, I would suggest LOD sliders. Out of all the options, they seem to have the best step, excluding the Smittybilt SRC sliders.
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i as on posion $$$pider and found what your looking for. nice rail with a flat step. looks great.

http://shop.poisonspyder.com/Jeep-JK...8-200-alum.htm

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I've ran steel PSC Brawler Rockers and Nemesis Billy Rockers. I also have tub damage galore! My front doors barely close and if you drive in the rain with doors and top on the water pretty much pours in cause the doors stand proud of the A-pillar so much its not funny.

I had Larry at PSC make me a set of weld on sliders early last year (the ones they now sell online. Lol). They are now on a buddies jeep and so far so good. I've gone several different directions since and am finally getting around to installing the VKS sliders from Vick. They actually arrived today but unfortunately I won't have time to install them before a wheeling trip this weekend.

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I had Teraflex sliders on my last 4-door JK. They are considerably lighter than the stock Rubicon sliders, which is nice. I like the way they stick out and form a step, because it helps deflect rocks and other debree thrown by the front tires from hitting the body of the Jeep. But the step is just wide enough to slip off of when they are muddy, which is all the time if you 4-wheel in the mud. The step acts like a shelf to stack mud on , and you have to plow the mud off of the steps with the door when you open it. Then it is all but impossible to get into or out of the Jeep without rubbing your pant leg against the mud covered step. They become a real pain in the butt when the weather is anything but dry and sunny.

I saw a set of Teraflex sliders that did not hold up when they were used for sliders, and I am told it cost about $4000 to repair the damage to the Jeep's body. I did not see the damage to the Teraflex slider while it was occurring. I saw the Jeep parked at an offroad shop with the caved in Teraflex slider, so who knows what caused it. I was told he slid off a big rock and dropped onto his slider.

If what you really want is a step I would recommend Rockslide Engineering's slider steps.

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ive hit mine on a few rocks and they do what aluminum does and smeared a bit but saved the tub adequately. i like them just wish they were sealed so i could turn them into air tanks.
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thanks for all the replies, no decision made yet still looking. keep the comments coming as I appreciate all the info you can give me.

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I have no complaints. I have them on my 4 door. Just about any body mounted slider will damage the sheet metal of a JK if you're landing the jeep on them.

If you're going to play in the rocks, just choose your lines well. I've given mine some pretty good hits and light bounces. It gouged the aluminum. A grinder and some rattle can and they are decent again. I do have a dent from a tree stump hitting when my jeep slid into a V-notch.

So far, no sheet metal damage. But, I don't point & shoot. I try to watch my lines. There are also obstacles out there that everyone knows will do some body damage, I bypass those when possible. I don't baby my jeep by any means, but I don't beat on it mercilessly either.

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I ended up getting 2/3 of a set of Nemesis Billy Rockers that were for sale on the site from: "e-jeep". He was local to me. Thanks for all the replies and help.

Now just need to get a set of Titan Tub Armor and find time to install everything..

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ok, ok.

Old thread resurrection Saturday .

please, I know the opinions and shortcomings of body mounted versus frame mounted. The VKS slider thread is what compelled me to ask this. Spare me the "it's a bad idea to install these" and just humor me for a few moments,ok?

I installed these back when a step was priority for family. I trusted that wisdom of my line choices, together with the strength of their extruded aluminum plus the weight savings over steel ,would make these worth the install & answer the need for a step for my wife and kids for my 4door '11.

3-4 years in, I am taking much more difficult lines and wheeling things I never would have back then, ultimately causing me to repeatedly look at the sliders from TeraFlex as -not if they'll take a hit , but when will they take that pivot or fall onto them - and wonder what I can do to at least take some preventative step. ( i would add that I have hit these pretty hard. I have dropped a few inches onto one and it took the force with no damage and I have gouged one pretty deeply. but anything massive and it is gonna be bad)

Now, short of spending the $ I am saving for beadlocks at present to buy some frame mounted rock sliders, I have a question that I cannot be the first to wonder about ;

If I am already running these - be it a bad or a good idea - would attempting to find some high-density , expanding spray polyurethane (or other type) of foam to use to fill the void I have outlined in the profile image below be of any use to make the integrity of the structure capable of absorbing more damage? Or, would it be moot because it would still push up into the body. I think if it were more rigid or filled it could soak up a moderate blow that it might not be able to take in it's hollow, extruded form at present.

I am seeking opinions because I cannot change them out at the moment so I'm trying to see if this idea is at all feasible to viably reinforce these or if it is just plain silly to consider.

Also, what kind of foam would work in this capacity if not too ridiculous of an idea?



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[COLOR="Teal"]ok, ok.

Old thread resurrection Saturday .

please, I know the opinions and shortcomings of body mounted versus frame mounted. The VKS slider thread is what compelled me to ask this. Spare me the "it's a bad idea to install these" and just humor me for a few moments,ok?

I installed these back when a step was priority for family. I trusted that wisdom of my line choices, together with the strength of their extruded aluminum plus the weight savings over steel ,would make these worth the install & answer the need for a step for my wife and kids for my 4door '11.

3-4 years in, I am taking much more difficult lines and wheeling things I never would have back then, ultimately causing me to repeatedly look at the sliders from TeraFlex as -not if they'll take a hit , but when will they take that pivot or fall onto them - and wonder what I can do to at least take some preventative step. ( i would add that I have hit these pretty hard. I have dropped a few inches onto one and it took the force with no damage and I have gouged one pretty deeply. but anything massive and it is gonna be bad)

Now, short of spending the $ I am saving for beadlocks at present to buy some frame mounted rock sliders, I have a question that I cannot be the first to wonder about ;

If I am already running these - be it a bad or a good idea - would attempting to find some high-density , expanding spray polyurethane (or other type) of foam to use to fill the void I have outlined in the profile image below be of any use to make the integrity of the structure capable of absorbing more damage? Or, would it be moot because it would still push up into the body. I think if it were more rigid or filled it could soak up a moderate blow that it might not be able to take in it's hollow, extruded form at present.

I am seeking opinions because I cannot change them out at the moment so I'm trying to see if this idea is at all feasible to viably reinforce these or if it is just plain silly to consider.

Also, what kind of foam would work in this capacity if not too ridiculous of an idea?
Howz about welding aluminum plate in a thickness of say .250" in the shape of the outline in your picture but small enough to just fit into it and able to slide to the opposite end. If tight enough you could then drill holes X amount of inches apart and insert a fastener to hold it in place or weld the ends. I would fab using continuous filet instead of skip welding it. Would that not give it the added rigidity that you desire? (thats what my wife asked when she gave me a Cialis tab) Or you could just fill it with molten aluminum from collected beer cans. my three cents.
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You've truly inspired my creativity and ingenuity , dude!
How about, not-just your reinforcement filets ( brilliant, btw) idea but I could add positive/negative polarity to those contact points, the molten aluminium can contain some manner of kinetic-charging battery pack that will in-turn power small turbines pulse strong jets of negatively ionized air outward from the body ,blowing rocks away from the rails.
Yeah!
Some quality ass-flux could be packed all nicely behind the whole structure between the body and the original TF slider rubber strip and then there could be a Sombrero that , should all else fail, would at least make rocks think that the sliders are taking a siesta and not want to bother them at that time.
Bingo , I think its a solid plan! Thanks for the help, Rubi!




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ok. point taken. I will just get some real freakin' rock sliders .


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What if you take the largest diameter DOM steel tube that will fit, slide it into the void and then bolt it in place or weld an aluminum cap on the ends to keep it from falling out? DOM is what they make "real" sliders from, so DOM inside an aluminum sheath should be plenty rigid.
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do a google search for "4 door Jeep JK TeraFlex Rock Slider " then find the stock photo of them uninstalled from above . They are extruded aluminum that they pressure curve as if is forced-out of the die to follow the subtle curve of the body . They really are crazy oddball manufactured sliders that there isn't any other made like them but they are just for medium to kinda hard hit ...not sliding along on them every time out as sometimes is necessary . Another year or two and I'll not want them on the jeep and I'm tired of catering to them when solo .


I resurrected this dead horse topic as I wanna fill them with impact absorbing foam and rubicajun reminded me I was being stupid, heh.


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DOM is what they make "real" sliders from, so DOM inside an aluminum sheath should be plenty rigid.
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do a google search for "4 door Jeep JK TeraFlex Rock Slider " then find the stock photo of them uninstalled from above . They are extruded aluminum that they pressure curve as if is forced-out of the die to follow the subtle curve of the body . They really are crazy oddball manufactured sliders that there isn't any other made like them but they are just for medium to kinda hard hit ...not sliding along on them every time out as sometimes is necessary . Another year or two and I'll not want them on the jeep and I'm tired of catering to them when solo .


I resurrected this dead horse topic as I wanna fill them with impact absorbing foam and rubicajun reminded me I was being stupid, heh.
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