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I got to thinking about this a bit, the testing of sliders. The poser tests, usually show lifting up the side of the vehicle with a fork lift or jack of some sort to show the strength. However in the field, sliders have dynamic stress meaning forewards or backwards stresses depending on the direction drive, as well as bouncing, dropping, pulling among other stresses that IMHO can double or maybe even triple the amount of stress placed on the slider in comparison to a static lift. I realize I haven't even addressed the stresses on the frame. What do you think?

I got to thinking about this since I am in the middle of my own project of fabricating some sliders.
 

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Build 'em, then test them.... It's called rock crawling. You also get to test your bondo skills, which is fun, too.
 

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WallyP226 said:
I got to thinking about this a bit, the testing of sliders. The poser tests, usually show lifting up the side of the vehicle with a fork lift or jack of some sort to show the strength. However in the field, sliders have dynamic stress meaning forewards or backwards stresses depending on the direction drive, as well as bouncing, dropping, pulling among other stresses that IMHO can double or maybe even triple the amount of stress placed on the slider in comparison to a static lift. I realize I haven't even addressed the stresses on the frame. What do you think?

I got to thinking about this since I am in the middle of my own project of fabricating some sliders.
If you slam them down hard on a big rock and you get no body damage, you know they work!
 
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