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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to stop by and say hello since I finally purchased the vehicle I have wanted since I was 19, only took me 11 years.

09, TRD off-road, V6 auto, Access cab.

What I'm really looking for are 4x4 trails where I don't need mods and I can go fishing at the end of the trip . That is my main interest. Though I'm sure I will enjoy running trails with people.

For the easier more simple trails I want to do are rock sliders a good investment? If so how much should I expect to pay for them? and does anyone know if they will void the warranty?

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Colorado offers plenty of options for taking it easy on your rig. Check out this site for many of the descriptions:

www.traildamage.com

Sliders are a simple investment that can save you major headaches if you decide to push the limits a little (or a lot.) Cost will vary, but I'll let the Taco drivers chime in on price, or there are some folks around here that fab their own for less. Sliders should have zero effect on a warranty.

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Welcome! I'm stoked to get into flyfishing this summer, and I'm sure we can put together some trips that will involve awesome scenery, good fishing, and easy trails. I've been daydreaming about the mountains all day long.

I would definitely recommend you install rock sliders before any other modification, aside from maybe some more aggressive tires. (and I think most people on CoTTORA would agree)
You can get some unpainted sliders from demello for about $300, then spend another $50 to $100 to get them welded on. They WILL NOT void any warranty.
...and I'm sure the next guy to post here will tell you how much cheaper it is to make your own sliders at home, but everybody's different.

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build your own!

just kidding. I'm actually not too sure on the slider selection for the new models. I know that Trail-Gear has the best prices for good sliders, but haven't checked their site for the years/sizes. I will say that sliders are a great first 'mod' for the truck. Check out trail-gear.com or give Scotty a call over at Addicted Offroad (local trail gear vendor).

Oh, and welcome. See you on the trail.

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Where are you at?

As for mods, I say - armor, gears/lockers, lift - in that order. Especially for a truck you're still making payments on. Get tires when the ones you got wear out.

You can't hardly buy the steel for what the TrailGear sliders cost. If you're in the Denver/FoCo area, I'll weld em on for ya.

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I'm in Northglenn, so definately in your neck of the woods Redrunnertc. I have been doing a little research for sliders, I haven't found any yet I'll definately check the sites you mentioned mrdoug.
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Welcome, sliders run about 275$-350$ depending on your truck, i've seen then from 4X4 Innovations, WabFab, and several other places. Thats the price that they are on my 4Runner so you'd have to check them out for your truck. Welcome though
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What is the deal with the slee sliders? About 2.5 times the cost of any of the rest...are they made out of titanium or something?
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Good question.

It's been a while since I've gone out to look at their products.. seems they've taken the basic slider design and stepped it up a notch. Considering the basic function they serve (keeping the rocks from hitting the rocker panel) I'm not sure if they do that 2.5 times as effectively. But the mounting design is certainly more comprehensive than most designs.

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Near as I can tell, they just say "Slee Offroad" on the side.

I wish I still worked for a titanium mill ... I would SO have all titanium armor on the truck!

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I've got the bolt-on Demellos - best $500 I ever spent, and I could install them with drill and a lot of patience....

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Some great fly fishing on the high mountain lakes up by holy cross. Right after French Creek a trail leads off to the seven sisters lakes.




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What is the deal with the slee sliders? About 2.5 times the cost of any of the rest...are they made out of titanium or something?
They are VERY proud of them. They are nice, I've seen them. I built my own but there are alot of good ones out there, basic and fancy.

I didn't know that they made "09, TRD off-road, V6 auto, Access cab." 11 years ago. jk.

You will be amazed what a stock Toyota can do.

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Yes you will be very amazed, my stock 4runner has twice the flex of my buddies stock Xterra, it does great.
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For river fly fishing yes, up by holy cross it is small alpine lakes with little browns that are smart as hell.




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Unfortunately I'm going to be visiting my parents up in Wyoming this weekend. It is my pop's 60 on Saturday.
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For river fly fishing yes, up by holy cross it is small alpine lakes with little browns that are smart as hell.
Right, the fish are smart.. that's why you didn't catch any. Are they smart as hell? or just smarter than you?

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