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    Rock sliders and underbody guards

    Buy a XLS ranger and want to install some rock sliders.

    There is a massive price difference between the different brands.

    Is one significantly better than the others?

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    Can I ask what brands youíve been looking at and the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukevl View Post
    Can I ask what brands youíve been looking at and the price?

    http://www.dominator4x4.com.au/rock-sliders-2

    Gumtree specials

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/coop...ld-/1176179457

    https://www.scfabworks.com.au/

    Expensive one

    http://murchisonproducts.com.au/shop...-14-rock-rails

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    For underbody guards ive only ever used ones from South Africa, 3mm steel and hella robust and 1/2 the price of anything else, i'll see if i can find an old work email with deets.

    For rock sliders ask em what the mat specs are, some are made from exhaust tubing and are shitacular !

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    Are the MCC ones anygood?

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    For sliders id go custom fab'd. I doubt the big names are using 3mm wall minimum. Tjm I've heard are especially thin.

    Xrox front bars dont have a great name for actual crash strength. The side wings are usually bolted on and normally fold up in an impact.

    I have a set of "basha" bash plates and they've done what they say on the box. No dents. Were around $550.

    I make these for pootrols. I expect them to outlast any 4by I bolt them to.
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    Does your ranger have side airbags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotgemini View Post
    Does your ranger have side airbags?
    No idea? Reason for asking?

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    If it has side air bags and you fit up sliders they may not deploy in a side impact.
    I went with ARB side steps and rails for this reason as they are adr approved and do not interfere with side air bags.
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    More likely it will deploy too soon when it shouldn't but risk is low IMO. Interested to know if people care about that or not

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    Cops also check this but usually more worried about lift kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slain View Post
    If it has side air bags and you fit up sliders they may not deploy in a side impact.
    I went with ARB side steps and rails for this reason as they are adr approved and do not interfere with side air bags.
    Considering the fair majority here grew up (and survived) around cars that had no airbags at all is it really that much of an issue ?

    Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.


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    It's the age old aftermarket vehicle modification question and how much risk you take modifying your car from standard. Personally I like to modify my cars a lot and understand the risk of doing so- and take the responsibility associated with it.


    But this comment is still retarded
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Considering the fair majority here grew up (and survived) around cars that had no airbags at all is it really that much of an issue ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Considering the fair majority here grew up (and survived) around cars that had no airbags at all is it really that much of an issue ?
    Was simply stating the facts for the OP since this can affect safety, insurance, defects etc.
    My 4wd is used by my nopics occasionally and for my business so it is legal and compliant for these reasons.

    Otherwise my Cortina is probably one of the most unsafe cars on PF given it still has factory low back seats which are designed to pivot forward by lifting them (no latches), original fixed column, fixed front seatbelts and 6 times the standard power but the car is only driven by myself and in rare circumstances the nopics rides shotgun. But I know this and as luke said, I accept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukevl View Post


    But this comment is still retarded
    you need a cuddle ?

    Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lukevl View Post
    More likely it will deploy too soon when it shouldn't but risk is low IMO. Interested to know if people care about that or not
    Absolutely care for me, that's why I paid twice as much for the oem rock sliders.

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    So i looked into this a bit more.

    TJM side steps and ARB are the same material. There is roughly $400 between them.

    Found this company that is adr approved.



    https://www.slx4x4.com.au/products/x...-adr-compliant

    Thoughts?

    I really need some sort of step though as my daughter canít get into the car

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    Any step will be ADR compliant if they donít have sharp edges. There is no other applicable ADR

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