Protect the most vulnerable parts of your Lexus GX470 with these rocks sliders from LFD Off Road.
One of the most important armor items for your vehicle, rock sliders protect your rocker panels while navigating obstacles off road, while also providing a multitude of recovery options and jack points.
Their sliders are constructed with a one piece 1/4" metal backing plate that bolts directly to threaded holes in the frame. Each side plate is secured to the frame with either 11 or 12 grade 10.9 bolts, depending on the side.
The tubing is all 1.75" round .185" thick wall DOM tubing cut on our CNC tube plasma cutter and bent in house. This .185 DOM tubing is thicker than the industry average construction of .120 wall tubing. 1/4" gussets also help to strengthen the weldment at the back plate attachment points.
Sliders are used off road to protect your rocker panel from damage from objects such as rocks, stumps, trees, etc. In technical situations they can also be used to help you "slide" over or rotate around an obstacle, hence the name. Sliders can also be used with a Hi-Lift jack along their entire length to lift a vehicle, or as a hard point for recovery operations to pull a vehicle sideways (non-kinetic pulls).
Their sliders ship raw steel, no paint or powder coating, as a pair, with installation hardware. The customer is responsible for painting or powder coating. They recommend a simple spray paint, sliders will often need repainting if used in the field. They recommend using a M8 tap and penetrating oil to chase your threads in your frame prior to installation; this will remove dirt and rust and make the bolts go in the frame easier.
This listing is for "flat" sliders with filler plates on the entire slider (not pictured, we will update photos next week when we're back in the office). These have zero angle, so they are friendlier to use as a step. These do give up a little ground clearance compared to angled sliders, but make getting in and out of the vehicle a little easier.
Sliders are built to order and subject to lead times.
They have not tried these with a KDSS 4Runner yet, so we do not know if they will work with KDSS.
Often confused for running boards or side steps, sliders differ in that they are fully constructed of metal and bolt directly to the vehicle's frame. Running boards and side steps bolt to the vehicle's body instead, and are vary rarely made as tough as sliders.