(2010-2021) 5th Gen 4Runner Bolt-On Rock Sliders with Kicker
Defending the most vulnerable areas of your 4Runner, 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, that runs the full height of the frame rail. This foundation works in conjunction with factory welded captive nuts inside of the frame rail to appropriately move stress up and down the frame rail during impact. We have seen too many frames buckled inward from other sliders that do not distribute the 4Runner's crushing load appropriately.
Four (4) 1.75" OD 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 three (3) leg designs, regardless of whether round or square tubing is used. Our main tube is constructed of 2" OD steel tube, providing a rock solid, smooth sliding surface. The 2" OD round main tube is far strong enough to support the full weight of the 4Runner 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" OD steel tube with smooth angles to stand up to constant abuse and not hang up on rocks. Three (3) additional reinforcement 1.5" OD 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 4Runner's frame to the outer tube is 15.5".
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 4Runner away from danger, or preventing the 4Runner from getting too close to an obstacle to begin with. BudBuilt's kicker, combined with our 20º upward angle, provides massive ground clearance and protection where you need it most. From the 4Runner'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
- Only round tubing using is used for its strength and function increase over square tubing
- Unique mounting system provides unsurpassed rigidity and strength during hard impacts
- Mounted with industrial 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)