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Rock Sliders | 2005-2015 Tacoma
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2005-2015 2nd Gen Tacoma Rock Slider, Full Diamond Fill, Powder Coated Textured Black
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Rock Sliders | 2005-2015 Tacoma
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Fill Plate Design
Diamond Plate (+$165.00)
Dimple Die Up (+$165.00)
Dimple Die Down (+$165.00)
Bare metal - Sanding required prior to painting
Bare metal - Metal is sanded and prepped for immediate painting (+$60.00)
Textured Black (+$230.00)
Other (specify in checkout "Comments") (+$280.00)
Cab and Bed Configuration
Access cab and Double cab Shortbed
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(2005-2015) Tacoma Bolt-On Rock Sliders
Defending the most vulnerable areas of your Tacoma, BudBuilt sliders are engineered to protect both rocker panel and frame alike. As with all BudBuilt products, our sliders are CAD designed by mechanical engineers, with specialties in material science and failure analysis. Combining formal education with decades of engineering and hard-core rock crawling experience, BudBuilt has the proven edge to make products the best they can be.
BudBuilt sliders begin with the strongest foundation in the industry, 3/8" thick, 5.6' long solid steel plate that runs the entire height of the frame rail. This foundation works in conjunction with additional 3/8" plates that mount on the back and inside of the frame rail. Massive 5/8" grade 8 hardware "sandwich" the outer and inner 3/8" plates to the Tacoma's frame, with additional M8 grade 10.9 metric hardware further secure to existing captive nuts. This industry exclusive design provides an absolutely rock solid surface for the sliders to be built on.
We have seen too many frames buckled inward from other sliders that do not distribute the Tacoma's crushing load appropriately.
Five (5) 1.75" .120 steel legs with additional reinforcing gussets solidly mount the frame plate to the main tube. We chose this design for its superior strength qualities over four (4) leg designs, regardless of whether round or square tubing is used. Our main tube is constructed of 2" .120 steel tube, providing a rock solid, smooth sliding surface. The 2" .120 round main tube is far strong enough to support the full weight of the Tacoma under lifting situations, and provides an additional 1" of ground clearance as opposed to 3"x 2" rectangular tubing. Angled 20° upward from the main tube, the outer tube is constructed of 1.75" .120 steel tube with smooth angles to stand up to constant abuse and not hang up on rocks. Four (4) additional reinforcement 1.5" .120 steel tube legs tie the main and outer tubes together, creating a total of six (6) connecting points. This design further increases rigidity and strength across the entire slider. Total distance from the Tacoma's frame to the outer tube is 15.5".
Optional "kicker" can be added free of charge. Our kicker design is accomplished by forming the outer tube to smoothly add 2" of additional protection to the rear of the slider. When driving on tight and narrow trails, the kicker greatly reduces fender impacts from rocks and trees by either kicking the Tacoma away from danger, or preventing the Tacoma from getting too close to an obstacle to begin with. BudBuilt's kicker, combined with our massive 20º upward angle, provides massive ground clearance and protection where you need it most. From the Tacoma's frame to the furthest point on the kicker is 17.5".
BudBuilt sliders are designed and manufactured in house from pure American steel. We will never use lower grade Chinese or Indian raw materials
Unique mounting system provides unsurpassed rigidity and strength during hard impacts
Mounted with massive grade 8 and factory sized grade 10.9 metric hardware and ultra thick washers
20º upward outer tube angle provides incredible ground clearance and protection
Sold as a pair (2)
Drawn Over Mandrel (DOM)
Recommended for use in rock crawling applications, where hard impacts from the sharp edges of a rock is likely to occur. DOM offers off-roaders and overlanders a better "dent resistant" metal process as compared to HREW.
Technically, DOM is not a type of steel tube, but rather the process in which the tube is finished. It is considered a high quality tube. The first stages of manufacturing are identical to ones used to make HREW tube, but in the finishing stages, the entire flash weld is removed and the tube is cold drawn over a mandrel. The cold drawn process provides the tube with better dimensional tolerances, improved surface finish and the strongest weld strength achievable.
Fill the entire slider between the main and outer tubes with 1/8" (3.175mm) American steel. This option works extremely well with both straight and "kicker" sliders. Offers driver and passengers a superior step surface for cab entry and exit.
A fill plate design for both partial and full fill plates. Diamond plate offers a superior traction surface with the classic feel of strength and authority.
Dimple Die Up
A fill plate design for both partial and full fill plates. Dimple Die Up is our modern take on diamond plate. Evenly spaced 2" laser cut holes are individually pressed to giving dimension and purpose. Once orientated up, form joins function, and the pressed edges offer a high traction step surface.
Dimple Die Down
A fill plate design for both partial and full fill plates. Dimple Die Down offers modern, aggressive styling. Evenly spaced 2" laser cut holes are individually pressed to giving dimension and purpose. Once orientated down, this fill plate offers a unique, race inspired form.