Kia Sorento Rock Sliders / Rockrails,
& Kicker Rock Sliders
Rocky Road's Sorento Rock Sliders are the creme' de la creme' of rocker protection. We use 1/4" inner hitch steel to make sure your bars do NOT bend! Anything else is just plain flimsy. Most other Sorento rock sliders are made from thin 1/8" wall material and a good number of the Rockrails we sell are to those who have bought these thinner bars and have bent them up.
Pictured to the left is the Rocky Road Supersliders. Not only excellent protection, but notice how the kit
blends with the factory lines for an excellent looking vehicle modification.
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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. As pretty as those dual tube jobbers may look, when push comes to shove, and rocks come to crunch, those dual tubers will bend.... and many times, they'll shove themselves up into the body causing vehicle damage when they do collapse. We know, we've replaced many of them for customers as well. At 1/4" thick, ours are the absolute strongest rocker protection you can buy in the universe.
The Sorento 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 40 tons and we can't even start to bend them. Do you think a scrawny little rock can hurt these things? Think again!
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 vehicle 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.
Notice how tight our Supersliders tuck up to the body, yet still offer excellent side protection
and a great place to step for roof rack access.
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We made them indestructible so they'll last forever and they are guaranteed forever, NEVER to bend on you!Our Sorento rock sliders are very simple to install and are completely 'bolt on'. They mount on the sub-frame as well as along the body seam. Not mounting along the entire seam causes extreme stress with the leverage of an impact on the outer rocker itself. Our design distributes the load across a broad area instead of focusing it on small spots.
Installation is made easier by marking strips which we include with every set. Instead of trying to juggle a 35lb rocker bar in place while you mark your holes, you simply clamp our thin steel marker strip onto the body seam and mark your mounting holes.
You'll find the Sorento Rock Sliders very attractive and will blend in nicely with your stock flares and moldings. 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. In a nutshell, Rockrails are the strongest and thickest bars on the market, best mounting system, and are guaranteed NEVER to bend. Why wouldn't you get a set?
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.
Don't take only our word for it though. Take a look at any number of magazine or E-zine editor's rigs and you'll see Rocky Road Rock Sliders over and over again.
Pictures on this webpage have all been Supersliders.
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.
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.
Click on the picture for larger view. Supersliders give great access to roof racks!
Each Super 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 toy still looks cherry!
New Kia Sorento Kicker Rock Slider kits!
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 Kia people!
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These kits offer superior protection, amazing good looks, and as you can see in the photo at left, the rear Kicker portion also features a Diamond Plate cover for a really cool look and the kit also provides excellent access for roof racks, as well as for use as a step into your Kia.
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