Lexus Rock Sliders
Rocky Road GX460 and GX470 Rock Sliders
Rocky Road GX470 Rock Sliders are the creme' de la creme' of the rocker protection world. We use 3/16" inner hitch steel to make sure your bars do NOT bend! Anything other than hitch steel is just plain flimsy.
Most other rocker bars are made from thin 1/8" wall tube material. A lot of shops refer to these as Nerf bars. an appropriate name since they will offer about as much protection to your vehicle as a Nerf toy product would. A good number of the Rockrails we sell are to those who have actually bought these thinner bars and have bent them up. Even slick looking dual tube designs that appear to offer better protection are still only made from 1/8" steel and will bend on a hard impact.
GX460 and GX470 Rock Slider Features:
* Rock Sliders and Super Sliders mount exactly the same way, but the Rock Sliders do not have the round tubing on the outside of the rail like the Super Sliders. All images show Super Sliders.
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GX460/GX470 Rock Slider Description
Rocky Road GX470 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 goes to 50 tons and we can't even start to bend them. Do you think a scrawny little rock can hurt these things? Think again!
Best engineered GX470 Rock sliders
Pictured at left is an example of an engineering detail of the Rocky Road GX470 Rock Slider kits over others on the market. This just helps demonstrates one of the many superior engineering points in our system.
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!
This is one easily observed engineering advantage the Rocky Road kit offers... but there are many more.
Best GX470 rock slider protection
Rocky Road mounting systems are famous around the world for being the best and strongest. On older model Toyotas though... never fear, our rockrails are very simple to install and are easy 'bolt on' with both frame and body seam mounting systems. Everyone finds Rocky Road Rock Sliders very attractive and that they blend nicely with your stock flares and moldings. Most all will run fender to fender and many folks have commented on their very OEM (factory) look. We tuck them very tight to the body to minimize the possibility of getting hung up.
All kits come in a sturdy, durable, and very attractive black powdercoat electrostatic and baked powdercoat finish.
Rocky Road Rockrails are the strongest, thickest, and most protective bars on the market, with best mounting system, and are guaranteed NEVER to bend or dent.
In a nutshell, if you want the very best, you have found it.
Toyota GX460/GX470 Super Sliders, Maximum Rocker Protection
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, or other trail hazards.
Our Lexus Rock Sliders are unequaled in strength and looks.
Picture shows GX470 Supersliders. Notice the extra side protection,
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They also make an excellent step for access to roof racks and such.
Some of the kits pictured above are Supersliders. Each Superslider 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.
The extra slider tube up top offers additional side protection on the trail and off the trail. One of our favorite uses of the Superslider 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 Superslider. He just stuck a nice dent in the edge of his door, your Toy still looks cherry!
Nothing protects like the Rocky Road Super Sliders.
*Please note, installation of ANY true rock slider may necessitate removal or modification of stock mudflaps, trim or running boards.