Frame Mount Rock Slider - Tech thoughts
So I am looking for a pair of frame mount sliders. I know there are many good choices and I don't want to talk specific brands.
My question is that many of the frame mount sliders that are bolt-on use the bottom portion of the frame to thread a new bolt into. What happens is that the bracket will butt the frame on the bottom and the front. The installer will drill a hole into the bottom on the frame rail, tap the hole and then thread the new bolt into the frame rail to hold the slider.
Now the rails will normally have another bolt that is drilled through another hard point as well, but that bottom bolt bugs me. It seems like it can only be picking up one or two threads. The frame rail is definitely not thick enough to provide sufficient engagement to reach full tension strength of the bolt.
Not sure if it matters, but it bugs me so I thought I would throw it out there. Non-issue?
I am going to go with the bolt-ons and put a few stitch welds on it.
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