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Sliders for the LR3/D3

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The time has come, at least after the diff gets redone, I need sliders. 

 

They need to be good for jacking with a hilift. 

 

I noticed a few early examples were attached to the sill (body) and not frame. 

 

Favorites anyone? Low profile would be nice but if you guys feel the angle for the hilift is too close to the doors I am okay with the nerf tubing that sticks out on some. 

 

Thanks,

 

 


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tactical is the most popular. i have them on my LR4.  they are very nice with a wide footprint.


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Given the way the Hi Lift seems to always want to lean in towards the body when jacking, I'd go for a nerf bar option. Those extra inches away from the body will come in handy. It will also offer better protection in cases where you might need to pivot off a rock or log. You can loop a strap around them, and, the nerf will give you something to stand on. A well designed set will not stick out past your tires.

 

The RTE sliders for the D2 only attach to the sill. If you come down hard on a rock, they can tweak and catch the bottom of the doors and make it difficult to to open/close. You learn to carry a BFH for that. Outriggers to the frame can help prevent that, but they also open the possibility of catching on something underneath.


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I have had 3 different sets of sliders. Go with the Tactical 4x4.


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I too think the Tactical is the best option for the LR3/4.  They give you a flat plate all the way from the sill into the frame rail so not only do they act as a slider they act as a skidplate as well.  They also fully cover the compressor.  If you get them with the nerf bar (highly recommended) you can lift from them with a hi-lift but of course you need to be careful any time you're using one since they can easily slip and leave a dent.

 

If you want to see some in person I'm planning to have my LR3 at Drew's BBQ in Vallejo next week.  Come to think of it, I think Drew has Tactical sliders on his LR3 as well.

 

http://tacticalrover...m/Products.html


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Excellent feedback everyone! Looks like tactical it is. These bolt to the frame, not sill correct? 

 

I have seen Don's at the BOD meeting, which is what got me thinking... I love the hilift but if you have seen my rear hatch you can observe the small dent I put into it when I was testing my switch and the truck shifted on the jack...


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I'm not sure how sliders on a D3 work, but on my truck, I have hem tied into the frame. I would recommend nerf bars for sure. As well as having a handy step, I've used them to pivot around rocks, and they offer generally more protection to the doors.
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Yes they bolt to the frame and after watching others use the hi lift as well as attempting myself, I'm looking at the X jack exhaust jack for the LR4. The sliders will help either way by giving a bigger footprint.
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Yes they bolt to the frame and after watching others use the hi lift as well as attempting myself, I'm looking at the X jack exhaust jack for the LR4. The sliders will help either way by giving a bigger footprint.


I wouldn't replace the Hi-Lift with the X-Jack. In my experience it packs up fairly large, and I'm pretty sure my family has gone through three. You have to be pretty careful if you are on any sort debris that might pop it. You also have to be careful of the exhaust; the heat will melt a hole through it. I don't think that it's as versatile as the hi-lift. It usually gets stored with the pull-pal: at home for most trips. Next time I see you, I can bring it and you can see if it will fit your ideal application.
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Hi Lifts are always risky.  I hear Graeme has a slight dent in the hood of his Disco from one.


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DiscoDavis,

 

Did you see my sliders when we were up in Santa Cruz? I should have shown you how they looked and were bolted. It's basically (I think) 6 bolts on each side directly to the frame. I believe there are 2 big ones and 4 smaller ones.

 

-David


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They attach with 2 main bolts to the body mounts and several small bolts along the bottom of the sills.
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I think its safari guard that puts a "sleeve" into the bumpers and sliders and then you use a "pin" type attachmet your high lift to give a much better hold. Always liked that. I too have a dent in my door from a high lift.
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No dents (from a Hi Lift at least), but the truck has fallen off of one. I think the LR3/4 would be better off using the Lift Mate with the Hi Lift than just the jack itself. The pad does help keep the standard a little further away from the body. Of course, if you have to change a wheel, you'll need an axle stand too.

 

The X-Jack definitely has its place. It's just another piece of kit that has its pros and cons, based on where you're going and what you're driving.


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+1 on the lift mate. I mostly use the Hi-Lift to stick rocks under the wheels when I get stuck on things. It makes it so much safer and easier when I don't have to jack all the way though my suspension.
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I have the tactical sliders on my LR3 as well. Very nice. I strongly recommend the nerf bars as well.


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Excellent, this is perfect info. Working these in the budget soon. Thanks all.


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DiscoDavis,

 

Did you see my sliders when we were up in Santa Cruz? I should have shown you how they looked and were bolted. It's basically (I think) 6 bolts on each side directly to the frame. I believe there are 2 big ones and 4 smaller ones.

 

-David

 

No sadly I was too busy oogling other parts of your truck. ;)


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So Connor, will you be coming to the barbecue this weekend?



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I reached out to Eric at Tactical today regarding sponsorship etc and he confirmed that NCLR members get a 10% discount on all products. Just call or email and let them know you are from NCLR.


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