Shopping for rock sliders?
Question 1... do you want cheap sliders which are for show, OR ones that will last, and protect? Yes!
Question 2... do you want blunt ends on your sliders? So that they ram onto rocks instead of sliding over them? Slide please....
Question 3... do you want to be able to use a HiLift on your sliders? Yes!
Question 4... do you want your rock sliders to look like a high school shop project, OR a factory grade finished work of art? Of course yes!
Question 5... and for the love of God... Do you really want to WELD rock sliders to your vehicle? NO!!!! No, no, no!!! This is harmful to your frame!!!
Everyone thinks their kit is "the best". What we believe puts Rocky Road Sliders above the rest is our triangulated mounting system, and how tight and high up our sliders sit. Triangulated mounting means the mounts are not just attached to the frame, but the frame and the body. By using the pinchy seam on most of our slider designs, we give MUCH MORE mounting strength than any other kit possibly can only attached to the frame. They can use all the fancy frame wraps and gussets they want, but NOTHING BEATS TRIANGULATION!
Rocky Road kits tuck up tight! Our rock slider kits offer better clearance than any other kit on the market.
Rocky Road Rock Slider kits are not the flimsy light duty step bars, which are sold by every other 4x4 shop. Our kits mount solidly to the frame.
Cheap mounting screws and clips used by our competition & factory rockrails.
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The factory rocker "guard" kits we have seen use a very light duty screw and clip mounting system which is pictured at right. The photo at right shows what was holding the original Colorado rocker bars from the white truck pictured on the left. Those factory bars looked cool, but if anything ever hit them, you think those screws in the photo are going to save your truck? NO WAY!!
The only way to truly protect your truck is with a set of Rocky Road rock sliders!
Rocky Road's Colorado Rock Sliders are the 'creme de la creme' for true rocker protection for the Chevy Colorado. Forget hacking together a makeshift Toyota kit that won't fit right, mount optimally, or even look halfway decent. Our kits are designed for the Colorado/Canyon specifically!
We use thick inner hitch steel to make sure your bars do NOT bend! Anything else is just plain flimsy. Most other "rocker slider" kits are made from 1/8" wall or thinner material.... truly flimsy. Don't group our kits in with those flimsy tube nerf bars as those will bend on a hard impact. As pretty as those chrome or black round tube jobbers may look, when push comes to shove, and rocks come to crunch, those kits will will bend.... and many times, they'll shove themselves up into the body causing vehicle damage when they do collapse.
Our Colorado/Canyon Rock Sliders have a very sleek rounded look about them as we use genuine inner hitch steel in their construction. Hitch steel is not only very strong, it also has a nice radius corner instead of a hard boxy look. Inner hitch steel is the stuff you use to plug into 2" receiver hitches. Its sheer weight is astronomical as is its bending strength. Our shop press only goes to 100 tons and we can't even start to bend them. Do you think a scrawny little rock can hurt these things?
Why hitch steel?
Why not go with a lesser gauge steel to save production costs?
Because we wouldn't trust anything less to protect our vehicles and neither should you! Besides, since these carry the Rocky Road **lifetime guarantee**, we don't want to have to replace them for you for free every couple years or so. We made them indestructible so they'll last forever and they are guaranteed forever, NEVER to bend on you!
Tires in the air and he just don't care! Our Supersliders on Matt Girgis' "Rad Z71".
If you're not running Rocky Road Rock Sliders, or you have those cheesy factory side bars...
ain't no way you are going to be able to tackle this type of terrain without risking serious damage.
Our Superslider and Kicker Rock slider kits make for excellent steps too!
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Our rock sliders are very simple to install and are 'bolt on' with no welding or metal/plastic cutting at all. Rocky Road rock slider kits can be installed by anyone at home. No vehicle cutting or modification is needed. Instructions outline the simple bolton process for installation. Save money doing it yourself and you'll be shocked at the short installation time!
You'll find the Colorado/GMC Canyon Rock Sliders to be very attractive and will blend in nicely with your stock flares and moldings as pictured to the right. They run fender to fender and many folks have commented on their very OEM (factory) look. They tuck tighter to the body than any other rocker on the market as well.
POWDERCOATING. Some shops charge you extra for powdercoating... Huh?!?
All Rocky Road rock slider kits come coated in a great looking black. You're gonna pay the same price as a Rocky Road kit and get it in bare metal? That's crazy! Or pay $60-90 extra to have that shop coat them for you? Even Crazier!!!
With Rocky Road rock sliders, its all included!
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Notice the top picture at left is a Rocky Road rock slider kit. See the beveled edge? The nice 45* ramp which would slide up and over any rock or stump on the trail? Its takes more time and effort to manufacture the kits this way, but that's all included with the Rocky Road kits.
Now take a look at the lower picture at left. This is from a competitor. Same pricing for the rocker kits, but they cut their production costs by making the end a blunt square. Run that thing into a rock and you can clearly see the trouble you will face. Its a battering ram, not a rock slider. It could stop your vehicle cold or require you to bash away until something gives. Why would they build their kits with this engineering defect? Simple... its cheaper to manufacture with the flat end, so that's what they go with.
Also notice how much further down their kit hangs. Rocky Road kits tuck up tight!
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At left you see our new Kicker Rock Sliders. Kicker Rock Sliders feature the same great mounting strength and overall design as our Superslider kits, but with that extra rear kick-out section in back. For years these have been hugely popular with the Toyota guys, and now Rocky Road is finally bringing them to Chevy and GM people!
In a nutshell, Rockrails are the strongest and thickest bars on the market, best mounting system, numerous superior engineering point, and are guaranteed NEVER to bend. Why wouldn't you get a set?Pictured at right is an example of an engineering detail of the Rocky Road kits over others on the market. This just helps demonstrates one of the many superior engineering points in our system.
Some folks ask if they can handle a HiLift jack. HA! If a rock slider cannot handle a gentle upward push from a HiLift, how is it supposed to block an assault by a full body slam on a rock??? Our Rockrails can handle anything and everything you can throw at them and are guaranteed for life against denting or bending.
|Reuben Litton with Kicker Sliders, & Rooftop tent! (available from Rocky Road).
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Also available are the Rocky Road Super sliders. All pictures on this webpage are actually super slider models and the Kicker Rock slider above.
These rocker bars offer all the strength and warranty of our regular Rockrails, but with the added bonus of an additional upper tube. This upper tube can provide even more protection against sliding into rocks, trees, other trail hazards... or even careless doors flying open in parking lots.
All photos on this webpage are of the super slider kits with the additional secondary protection bar.
Note the extra side protection, step for roof acces, and unbeatable looks!
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Everyone who has seen these on our shop 4x4s has wanted a pair. They are unequaled in strength and looks.
They also make an excellent step for access to roof racks and such. Notice Reuben Litton's truck on the right with his Roof Top Tent and our Kicker sliders are key to helping him with setup and break-down.
Each Super Slider and Kicker kit mounts identical to the standard Rockrail for the vehicle. It also still features that great looking 45* front and rear edge. Not only good for looks, but alot more practical for trail use than our competition's squared off ends.
This is basically the same proven design as our world famous Rockrails, only with the extra slider tube up top.
The extra slider tube up top offers additional side protection on the trail and off the trail as well as a great jack point and a nice step for your truck. the Kicker Rock sliders feature a rear diamond plate insert as well.
One of our favorite uses of the super slider is as a bash guard against other swinging doors in a parking. Imagine the dismay of the chump who just threw open his car door only to whack it on the solid steel of your super slider. He just stuck a nice dent in the edge of his door, your toy still looks cherry!
NOTE: Our Superslider kits angle upward off the main slider bar for superior clearance on the trail... see pictures above.
Our FLAT-OUT Superslider kits provide a flat Superslider option, for those who want a wider flat step off the vehicle (same position as our Kicker Slider kits).
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The world has discovered that Rocky Road parts are the absolute best on the planet. As a result of the somewhat overwhelming demand at this time for our kits, there can sometimes be a few weeks turnaround time. Please bear with us and understand sometimes the best things in life take just a little longer
Notice the very high clearance from the Rocky Road kit.
Doesn't impede your trail action or get you hung up at all!