Smittybilt XRC Sliders installed!
Ok, I finally sucked it up and installed these sliders. They've been in my garage for 6 months as I researched other options. I was concerned about cutting the center body mount down and weight on an already heavy rig. As a quick review I'll say they look rather nice and are pretty beefy. They weigh approximately 85lbs.
The center body mount needs to be cut 3/16 to accommodate the slider. My final install, not pictured, I cut another 1/8 off in order to mount a washer between the mount and the slider as I did not like how it sat unevenly on the mount.
Some problems I encountered: The furthest back bolt aligned with an enclosed section by the seatbelt. I took great pains to tap this hole and simply thread the bolt. The second one from the front aligned with a vertical tub support and again tapped the hole to thread the bolt. The sliders are still attached with washers and nuts at the other 4 holes and captured by the body mount, so I don't think this will be a problem. Finally, the stock front flare would not fit correctly without cutting a small piece of the slider off. So I did.
I am a bit of a perfectionist, so it took me a while to get them to this point. In the end, I do like how they fit and look. I think they will take a beating with some simple touchup work afterword. I do plan to modify the flare extension by shortening it about 10 inches and reinstalling them in order to complete the look.
93YJ 4.0 I6, AX-15, NP231 Teraflex SYE, Tom Wood Drive Shaft, G2 D44 ARB, ARB locked 30, T&T customs axle trusses, ProComp 35" Mud Terrain, RE SD 4" Lift, Daystar 1" BL, Harbor Freight 8000 Winch, Swing Away Tire Carrier, and some other stuff.
Last edited by brinoff; 07-17-2009 at 12:27 PM..