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Old August 22nd, 2008, 23:47
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Weld it on or bolt it on???

I just made a set of rock sliders, should i weld them on or bolt them on. I have mostly seen them bolted on and im wondering if they are bolted on just so the the average joe with no welding skills can install them. I do plan to bolt them to the pinch seam but i wanted to get some feed back on how i should attach them to the "frame rails"
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 23:55
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

I plan on running hd offroad frame stiffeners, then bolting and welding my rails to it
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 23:56
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

If your not worried about pulling them off, just weld it.

But bolting them to the unibody rail and to the pinch seem will more then sufice for strength.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 21:25
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

Bolt em on. They get too beat up you might want to replace them at some point.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 23:13
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

lets see some photos?
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Old August 24th, 2008, 01:10
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

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Bolt em on. They get too beat up you might want to replace them at some point.

thats what grinders are for.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 03:10
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

I bolted mine and used 4 runners between the frame rail and the slider, but I like to overbuild. If there is any chance you might put on frame stiffeners or long arms I would go bolt on's so you can upgrade later.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 07:41
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

Depending on how they're made, you may need to remove them to remove the forward leaf spring bolts. Mine are that way (Kevin's Jeep parts) otherwise I would have stitch-welded them in addition to bolting them on.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 13:29
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Re: Weld it on or bolt it on???

i welded them on, if i need to take them off i will just cut them off, here's some pics





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