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Unread 08-28-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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Savvy sliders with stretch?

I'm planning a 5-7 inch stretch in the rear using a 19 gallon stretch tank for my TJ this winter. I'm wanting to get aluminum corners and possibly aluminum rockers to replace my bent up Warns.

For the corners I'll be getting some Savvy blanks, but I'm also interested in getting the Savvy LJ rockers with the 4130 sliders.

Question is, anyone use the LJ 4130 or stainless sliders with a TJ stretch? How much longer are the LJ rockers and sliders than the TJ ones? Thanks!

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Stretches usually use a standard size slider. You are cutting the back of the Jeep to stretch it not the front of the rear wheel well.
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Stretches usually use a standard size slider. You are cutting the back of the Jeep to stretch it not the front of the rear wheel well.
He's ordering blanks so he can create a new wheel well location so the stock well and its location doesn't really matter. When I stretch I'll be going with LJ rocker guards. James (bennettj13) is doing that now. It will look excellent.
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Stretches usually use a standard size slider. You are cutting the back of the Jeep to stretch it not the front of the rear wheel well.
I'm not sure what you mean, or how many stretches you've done or seen. You talking about a comp cut?


My stretch will need longer silders to come all the back to the fender well that will be moved back.
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I have quite a few guys use the LJ sliders with TJ blanks (cut you our wheel well) and it looks great. Mike comes to mine. Look on our website at the customer rigs and you'll see a TJ with a US flag hood. It came out great!

His build is on Pirate (hurley03 I think.)
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I'm not sure what you mean, or how many stretches you've done or seen.
A few.

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You talking about a comp cut?
Not specifically, but either way would work. I was referring and assuming that you would be keeping the front of the rear wheel well where is was not trimming it and cutting back accordingly to fit tires, comp cut or stretching the rear of the wheel well a bit would make no difference.

With the rear wheel well trimmed back and the tire not hitting anything on full stuff with a stretch a little extra opening looks fine. That is how most people I have seen do it (running stock TJ sliders). Here is my buddy's TJ on 39 inch krawlers stretched using stock TJ sliders. Not much was trimmed from the front of the wheel well.




Or like redlyner did his before (I know they weren't blanks but you get the idea).

















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My stretch will need longer silders to come all the back to the fender well that will be moved back.
Depends on how you do it. There are plenty of options for a rear stretch.
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He's ordering blanks so he can create a new wheel well location so the stock well and its location doesn't really matter. When I stretch I'll be going with LJ rocker guards. James (bennettj13) is doing that now. It will look excellent.
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I have quite a few guys use the LJ sliders with TJ blanks (cut you our wheel well) and it looks great. Mike comes to mine. Look on our website at the customer rigs and you'll see a TJ with a US flag hood. It came out great!

His build is on Pirate (hurley03 I think.)
Gerald, do you know how much longer the bolt-on chromoly sliders are than the TJ ones?

And I assume the whole rocker assembly from an LJ will bolt right up to the regular TJ tub?
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Pcoplin, shoot me your number in a pm, I'll text you some pics tonight of the lj sliders and TJ blanks pre-cut to give you an idea. You will be fine though I'm sure. The lj sliders are plenty long.
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Thank Bennett, I appreciate it.

Just ant to make sure I don't have to modify the slider too bad on a $595 set of rockers. If I were to do that I would make my own bolt on portion.
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Thank Bennett, I appreciate it.

Just ant to make sure I don't have to modify the slider too bad on a $595 set of rockers. If I were to do that I would make my own bolt on portion.
Line up the three holes under the door so you can use the inner backing plate. That will put the front slightly longer and leave plenty in the rear to trim to the new wheel opening.

When you get the sliders, mount them up to the same holes and then trim the end off to match and re-do the end caps. Not difficult at all.
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Here's Mike's TJ. I believe he only trimmed a little in the front. The longest point of the steel sliders is 57-3/8". The aluminum base is longer and can easily be trimmed.

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After seeing that picture I'm inspired. After my build is done I'm getting a bounce house too.
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After seeing that picture I'm inspired. After my build is done I'm getting a bounce house too.
Do they make them with ladders?
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Do they make them with ladders?
Wow. I just choked on a cheddar-popper.
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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