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! And no 'chat room' expert can deny this engineering fact. Our kits address the miniscule amount of frame/body flex as well, so this is NOT an issue with Rocky Road slider kits.
Supersliders pictured on Bernie Chacon's 2016 Tacoma.
Notice how the sliders tuck up nice and tight. Full protection, yet excellent clearance.
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Many kits also use mounting bolts and brackets which hang BELOW the frame REDUCING clearance. Rock Rock kits do NOT reduce clearance even a fraction of an inch. Their mounts look fancy in photos, but on the trail, those other kits reduce clearance!! WTH??! The pictures of those other brand kits look slick... from the bottom, or weird angles that don't show the height of the kit. Their mount system requires them to push their slider bar INCHES LOWER than our slider bars. Rocky Road Rock Sliders simply tuck tighter and look better once installed.
NEW Kicker RockSliders. With the rear diamond plate covered kick-out for additional side protection as well as a great step and platform for roof rack loading.
Excellent factory look, but strength far superior to anything else out there.
OTHER rock sliders use box steel tube, which has a blocky 'High-School metal shop' look to it once you see them in person.
Other shop's photos are deceiving in this regard.
Rocky Road 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!
We use existing mounting holes whenever possible to minimize drilling on the vehicle. However, we don't sacrifice mounting strength so save a couple holes though.
You'll find our Tacoma Rock Sliders to be very attractive and will blend in 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.
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on the Double Cab Tacomas!
All kits come in a sturdy, durable, and very attractive black powdercoat electrostatic and baked powdercoat finish.
Our Tacoma Rock Sliders have been installed and reviewed always with the highest marks by offroad magazines, websites, chat forums, etc. Rocky Road Rockrails 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.
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Pictured left is our new Kicker RockSlider kit with the flared out tail end and diamond plate cover. Our pictures simply don't capture how cool this setup looks and its utilitiarian-ness (is that a word?)
Again, our kit tucks higher and tighter than ALL others on the market!!
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!
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Notice the top picture at right is a typical 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. 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, and this is typical of most all our competitor's kits. Rocky Road rock sliders as in the upper picture always tuck up nice and tight no matter what the vehicle!
This is but a couple easily observed engineering advantages the Rocky Road kit offers... but there are many more.
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