Rocky Road Discovery 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.
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Shopping for rock sliders?
Question 1... do you want cheap sliders which are for show, or ones that will last, and protect?
Question 2... do you want blunt ends on your sliders? So that they ram onto rocks instead of sliding over them?
Question 3... do you want to be able to use a HiLift on your sliders?
Question 4... do you want your rock sliders to look like a high school shop project, or a factory grade finished work of art?
Most other 'rocker style' bars are made from thin 1/8" wall tube material. You'll still pay $500 or more for these light duty rocker bars which are sold as "rock sliders", but they will dent and they can bend if put to test hard enough on the trail. Rocky Road kits are guaranteed NEVER to bend or dent... Guaranteed FOREVER!
Our 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!
Rocky Road kit
Some other companies' kits
Notice the top picture at right 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 right. This is from a competitor. Similar 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.
This is one easily observed engineering advantage the Rocky Road kit offers... but there are many more.
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 4WD's 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!
Our rockrails are very simple to install and are completely 'bolt on'. We use a series of existing mounting holes on the vehicle. Now a few companies who make slider kits for the Disco will use the existing holes found inside the rocker panels when you open your doors. The reason our kit is so superior in mounting strength lies in the backing plates which we also supply... and NO OTHER company does.
As you can see, our rock slider kits tuck in super high and tight for a nice
factory Land Rover look.
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You will find Rocky Road Rockrails very attractive and will blend in nicely with your stock flares and moldings. The rock sliders 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. These kits also come with a very attractive spacer bracket for the ends of the Rockrails to help fill the gap from the curvature of the Discovery. These bolt-on steel spacer pieces are included with every rock slider kit.
All Rockrail and Superslider kits come in a sturdy, durable, and very attractive black powdercoat electrostatic and baked powdercoat finish. Rocky Road Rock Sliders are the strongest, thickest, and most protective bars on the market, with best mounting system, and are guaranteed NEVER to bend.
In a nutshell, if you want the very best, you have found it.
Pictured at left is our Kicker Rock Slider.
Our Full Cover Kickers give you a full diamond plate cover along the top step of the rock slider.
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The Superslider and Kicker Rock Sliders kits provide an excellent jack point for a Hi-Lift or other style jack and are plenty strong to serve as a jack or side-pull winch point. The Kicker style kit also makes for a nice step for access to roof racks and such with the diamond plate rear section.
Each Superslider and Kicker slider 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. 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 'sweet baby' still looks cherry!
Nothing protects like the Rocky Road Supersliders and Kicker Sliders.
Enjoy this video of installation and Chris Smith's review on our Land Rover rock slider kit.
Don't just take our word for it, Bill Burke's 4wheeling America uses and highly recommends RRO Rock Slider kits.
These are the very best engineered rock slider protection on the market!!
LR4 Rock 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
LR4 Rock sliders in their happy place...
out on the trail, protecting a vehicle!
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