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Unread 01-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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those with JCR sliders...do you have fitment issues?

I was installing my JCR sliders on my Jeep this weekend and the fitment is off.... there is about a 1/4 inch gap between the bracket on the sliders and the frame. I have it bolted to the pinch seam and the bolts as tight as I could get them to the frame and the sliders are on tight but I want it flush so it can have full strength.

I am going to see if they can just send me extra brackets and I will just insert them between the original bracket and the frame and then just weld it to the bracket and frame.

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I can't remember what brand of sliders I have, but I had fitment issues when I went to install them. I ended up getting them bolted to the pinch seam and bolted to the frame with 1 or 2 bolts then took it to a welding shop and had everything welded. They are not coming off.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 08:18 AM   #3
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I was installing my JCR sliders on my Jeep this weekend and the fitment is off.... there is about a 1/4 inch gap between the bracket on the sliders and the frame. I have it bolted to the pinch seam and the bolts as tight as I could get them to the frame and the sliders are on tight but I want it flush so it can have full strength.

I am going to see if they can just send me extra brackets and I will just insert them between the original bracket and the frame and then just weld it to the bracket and frame.
That's a common problem with JCR sliders. they can (and often will) send you brackets if you ask for them, but I just made some aluminum shims. I wheel my rig pretty hard, and there hasn't been a problem yet......
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Unread 01-04-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
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I'm sure they're stout sliders, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I bought a product that required them to send me spacers because they didn't fit properly. For the kind of money most places charge for sliders, they should bolt up properly every time.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
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Yea, I have that issue and they sent me 1/4" spacer brackets to fill the gap. I bought them last year and have yet to put them on. My plan was to end up welding them on, but with the arms 1/4" shorter, that blew that idea out unless I want to fab something up for it. I am slightly pissed they don't fit right. I couldn't find a 1/4" longer self tapping bolt either, not sure it really makes a difference though.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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I'm sure they're stout sliders, but I'd be pretty pissed off if I bought a product that required them to send me spacers because they didn't fit properly. For the kind of money most places charge for sliders, they should bolt up properly every time.
point taken, but the JCR stage 2 sliders are the best bolt-on sliders I've ever seen. I'm usually a HUGE IRO fan, but I just love my JCR sliders. It was worth the extra effort to fix that little snag.
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point taken, but the JCR stage 2 sliders are the best bolt-on sliders I've ever seen. I'm usually a HUGE IRO fan, but I just love my JCR sliders. It was worth the extra effort to fix that little snag.
I wish they angled up a little like the IRO premium though...
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I wish they angled up a little like the IRO premium though...
well, actually, that's why I like them so much; they don't! You have to actually put them on the Jeep to see how much side protection you get from them, it's pretty ridiculous, and the sliders don't look too bad sticking straight out. I just put some 3M grip tape on the bars, and they look like step-up bars!
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well, actually, that's why I like them so much; they don't! You have to actually put them on the Jeep to see how much side protection you get from them, it's pretty ridiculous, and the sliders don't look too bad sticking straight out. I just put some 3M grip tape on the bars, and they look like step-up bars!
yea, thats what i'm going to do on the bars. i've already got them painted with some rustoleum textured black. just gotta put some grip tape on the bars when i install them. i've got to paint my pinch seam before i install them though...
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I built my own, but If I were to buy sliders, I'd probably go with IRO. Really just because they are already powder coated, probably don't require any modding or spacers to get them to fit, and I really like IRO as a company. Nothing against JCR, I'm sure they make a great product.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 08:53 PM   #12
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The JCR Stage 3 Sliders do angle up. They are on sale $10 cheaper then the stage 2, as well. .
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I guess I got some out of the good batch, because mine bolted right up. Only complaint I had was that a couple of the holes on the body mount hit the pinch spot welds dead on & the were a pain to drill.
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I looked into JCR sliders as they were the best price and i sent an email to IRO asking why theirs cost so much more.
This is what they replied.
"Hi Josh,
Thanks for thinking of our sliders. There are many advantages of our sliders over any of the other sliders out there, including JCR. Ours mount tighter to the pinch seam which brings your side clearance in. Our outer round tube angles up to protect the doors without sticking out too far and increasing your width. Ours uses 3 frame kickers. They each install with 20 screws for ultimate strength. Ours come powdercoated, theirs are bare metal. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I'll be happy to help!"

At this point in time the stage 3 JCR wasnt offered on their site so i was comparing it to the stage 2 which doesnt angle up.

I also saw while i was looking into it that the IRO sliders are made with thicker steel.

In the end JCR would niether offer me a military discount, nor would they work with me on my APO address as they said it was not possible. IRO took the time to look into shipping along with a military discount and now I'm happy as pie with my IRO Premium sliders installed.

It is just icing on the cake that the JCR sliders arent fitting well.
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I like that answer!
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