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rock sliders welded or bolted

Im having a hard time figuring out which is better welded or bolted please any suggestions would be of help

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its a toss up. most go with welded. just sayin.

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I would go welded. The upside of bolted is you can take them off. The downside is that you need to usually drill holes in your frame.

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I would go welded. The upside of bolted is you can take them off. The downside is that you need to usually drill holes in your frame.
You can minimize the number of holes to be drilled by using the CBI bolt on brackets... which need to be welded onto the sliders

If not mistaken the Demello bolt-on's mostly use factory holes also...

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Notice the front bracket is different than the others. This was because the front leg on the sliders I'm using contacted the frame right where the crossmember is. Couldn't 'wrap' the U-shaped bracket around the frame. WGASA84 welded up an "L" shaped bracket which is then welded to the slider and bolted through an existing hole in the frame...
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I would go welded. The upside of bolted is you can take them off. The downside is that you need to usually drill holes in your frame.
X2, get em' welded you may have to support the whole truck on one of those! But I have no experience with the bolt on kind, so what do I know!
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Mine are welded. It makes painting them a little more challenging, but no big deal.

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weld on for me too...

little work to maintain... removing them (bolt on) would just mean more work for me...

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for all you weld on folks... DOM or HREW? I hear some people say they are on their 2nd set of sliders... Grinder time when that happens? I guess it depends how hard you wheel.

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Some say that the sliders shouldn't be stronger then the frame, but I think they are anyway. If your talking about round tube, maybe go DOM for the outer rail and HREW for the rest? The outer rail seems to be the most popular for getting dented. I'm a fan of square tube and mine have held up great since day one.

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welded here too and I wish they weren't now that I would like to remove the BL.

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I had Demello weld on the rock sliders. Much stronger than bolt on!

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well i finally got my sliders now i need someone that has the equipment so i could have them put on anybody out there willing to help me out let know when and how much

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welded here too and I wish they weren't now that I would like to remove the BL.

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That's some funny shit I always thought you were the OP for that image.

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Just a question about taking off welded on sliders. Can they ever be removed if necessary if they are welded on? Would the frame still be the same, or would it be a lot weaker after removing them?

I welded my sliders on and I'm just curious if I can ever get them off if need be.
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You could just cut the tubes off and leave the plates. That's what I would do
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Just a question about taking off welded on sliders. Can they ever be removed if necessary if they are welded on? Would the frame still be the same, or would it be a lot weaker after removing them?

I welded my sliders on and I'm just curious if I can ever get them off if need be.
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Prolly your best bet...
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