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Unread 08-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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CJ rock rails (sliders, rocker guards) recommendations

Hey all,

I really liked the construction and reviews for the Shrockworks sliders, but can't get past the lack of customer service and recent complaints in the reviews about wait times doubling and excuses for such. See my post and the mentioned here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f233/...-rails-771037/

SO, those are off the menu for me now and I'd like to get feedback from those that have comparable units. I think I'd like to stay with the tub mounted and I like the clean look of the Warns, but they seem a bit wimpy on the structural support side.

Thanks,
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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
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Here are mine,

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Unread 08-04-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
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A to Z Fabrication
AtoZ Fabrication...Made In the USA

Got mine within the week. Great customer service and excellent product
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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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call Kenneth at KORE. They did mine and they are great quality and KORE is still a pretty small shop so the customer service is excellent.

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Here are a few shots of it I stole from Kenneth's photobucket site



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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:49 PM   #5
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I purchased the Shrockworks sliders over 1 yr ago. On the positive side:
1. Great product engineering.
2. Easy to install with no issues.
3. Good durable finish.

Negative:
1. As previously documented, it takes twice as long as you think it is going to take.
2. Horrible C.S.
3. Can't use them with yj flares.
4. Pricey

Would I recomend them? NO WAY! Customer service is most important of anything mentioned.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #6
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I purchased the Shrockworks sliders over 1 yr ago. On the positive side:
1. Great product engineering.
2. Easy to install with no issues.
3. Good durable finish.

Negative:
1. As previously documented, it takes twice as long as you think it is going to take.
2. Horrible C.S.
3. Can't use them with yj flares.
4. Pricey

Would I recomend them? NO WAY! Customer service is most important of anything mentioned.
WOW! I'm surprised---I have Shrockworks sliders and I haven't had a single issue! They showed up on time, great product, and I never had issues with them so I never had to get any follow up CS. It has been a couple of years, so I hope things haven't gone downhill with them....
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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call Kenneth at KORE. They did mine and they are great quality and KORE is still a pretty small shop so the customer service is excellent.

4x4 | CJ | Off Road | Chassis Fabrication | Rock Crawler

Here are a few shots of it I stole from Kenneth's photobucket site




Kore is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, good guys met them at a 4 wheel drive event in Disney, OKlahoma. They know their stuff very well, and are very nice to talk to.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:49 PM   #8
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I have Body Armor Rock Crawler Side Guards. They where affordable and easy to install once I was able to remove the a couple of body mount bolts. They are very robust and also double as a step to enter the CJ.

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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:15 PM   #9
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Big Daddy Off Road aluminum sliders:

http://www.bigdaddyoffroad.com/produ...roducts_id=101

That's the cut to length and drill your own hole version, but they're available at 4wheel parts and other online places already made up.

BDO doesn't list a premade AL slider for the CJ, but it does have a steel version.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 02:25 PM   #10
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Cool, thanks for all of the tips guys. I wasn't aware of the KOREs and had not looked at the AtoZs but I believe I like those 2 the best. The positive C.S. mentions go a long way too.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 03:02 PM   #11
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Kickingprop, how do you get around that "lip" that's at the bottom of the front fender with the KORE sliders? Looks like it's covered up, but it doesn't look like the slider is formed for it.

Same question for those with the Big Daddy ones.

Anyone care to share a good picture of the Big Daddys and the AtoZs installed on a CJ7 please?

Thanks!
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Unread 08-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #12
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I just trimmed the lip. I think Kenneth can easily come up with the specs for his plasma table that can adjust for leaving the lip on but this seemed like an easier route for me at the time
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Phase Three: Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning

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Unread 08-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #13
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WOW! I'm surprised---I have Shrockworks sliders and I haven't had a single issue! They showed up on time, great product, and I never had issues with them so I never had to get any follow up CS. It has been a couple of years, so I hope things haven't gone downhill with them....
Apparently things have.... Shrockworks Rocker Guard Reviews - JeepReviews.com

Unfortunate since they were my fav.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #14
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I just trimmed the lip. I think Kenneth can easily come up with the specs for his plasma table that can adjust for leaving the lip on but this seemed like an easier route for me at the time
Thanks KP!
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Unread 08-05-2010, 09:20 PM   #15
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Ok, this is just like everything else out there...you can find the parts for the CJ7 but not the CJ5. What's up with that?
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