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Unread 07-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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LoD rock sliders - installed!

Finally got my sliders installed after a few hiccups this weekend. With that behind me, I can say I think they're awesome. The wife loves that they have a step, so she can finally get in the Jeep rather than climbing in. If anyone is looking at these, I'm happy to answer any questions. Before and after pictures attached.

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Unread 07-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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They look great, time to put them to use!
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Unread 07-14-2013, 11:06 PM   #3
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those look sweet. how was the install?
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #4
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those look sweet. how was the install?
The install itself wasn't too bad. I took my time and all in, it took a little less than 4 hours. Drilling and tapping the holes in the frame are the time consuming part. I definitely learned a few things along the way, but fortunately no issues.

Getting ready for the install was really time consuming, but that is partly my fault. I did have one issue with the LoD product. On both sides of the Jeep, the sliders use the transmission skid plate mounting holes and bolts. The problem is that I have a manual transmission, so no stock bolts. No idea why LoD wouldn't provide those two bolts. It took half a day to figure out what size I needed and then another half day to find them. The bolts are an odd size and not stocked anywhere (Jeep uses a non-standard thread pitch). A thanks goes out to my local Ace Hardware for having them!

I'm impressed with how solid they are. I have no doubt they will take anything I throw at them.
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Nice looking and look very functional...go put some rock rash on them....lol
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Nice! Looks good on there. So, what is next on the lineup?

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Unread 07-15-2013, 09:15 AM   #7
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I'm looking to pick up a set of these as well. I have an LoD full width front bumper that I am looking to either customize of replace.
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Nice! Looks good on there. So, what is next on the lineup?

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I wish it were fenders and bumpers, but I think it is going to be skid plates, gussets, and axle sleeves. I don't think I could forgive myself if I broke something because I didn't make the proper preventative investments.

I'll definitely be in touch with you on everything!
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I'm looking to pick up a set of these as well. I have an LoD full width front bumper that I am looking to either customize of replace.
You wouldn't be disappointed. Talk to Jason at Krawl Off-Road. He'll answer all your questions and get you hooked up!
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What wheels are those? Love em
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What wheels are those? Love em
Level 8, Strike 5 (17x9, 4.5" backspacing). I looked for a long time and then saw these and was sold. They come in silver (which I have), black, or black with silver outer edge.
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The install itself wasn't too bad. I took my time and all in, it took a little less than 4 hours. Drilling and tapping the holes in the frame are the time consuming part. I definitely learned a few things along the way, but fortunately no issues.

Getting ready for the install was really time consuming, but that is partly my fault. I did have one issue with the LoD product. On both sides of the Jeep, the sliders use the transmission skid plate mounting holes and bolts. The problem is that I have a manual transmission, so no stock bolts. No idea why LoD wouldn't provide those two bolts. It took half a day to figure out what size I needed and then another half day to find them. The bolts are an odd size and not stocked anywhere (Jeep uses a non-standard thread pitch). A thanks goes out to my local Ace Hardware for having them!

I'm impressed with how solid they are. I have no doubt they will take anything I throw at them.


nice. thanks for the input on the install.
they do look solid.
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Level 8, Strike 5 (17x9, 4.5" backspacing). I looked for a long time and then saw these and was sold. They come in silver (which I have), black, or black with silver outer edge.
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What is the bolt size pitch I plan on installing into manual jk soon
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What is the bolt size pitch I plan on installing into manual jk soon
It's M12 x 1.5. You'll have to find a good hardware store. The 1.5 pitch is not standard and I had a hard time finding them (Ace hardware for the win). Stock bolts are 45mm long, btw.

The bolts that hold your t case and gas tank skids are the same, so you can pull one to compare.

Last bit of advice. There is a drill and tap set made by Kawasaki I think (LoD pictures it in their instructions). Guys had problems with it as the drill bit was too large. I found that kit and the bit size was literally the wrong size for the tap.
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