All-Pro Off Road has done it again! We have been an innovator in developing products for the 05+ Tacomas, and that didn’t stop with the addition of the 2016 models. We know that rock sliders must be strong to protect your truck, as well as provide the optimal amount of ground clearance. The rocker panels are one of the most vulnerable areas of your vehicle, so leave it to us to provide you with the protection you need!
Our Rock Sliders have been trail tested on some of the most grueling trails around, from the Rubicon to the Hammers and Moab. They are built from USA produced heavy-duty .120″ wall tubing. The shape of the outer tube is very critical and determines how much body protection it will provide as well as how the truck slides along the obstacles without getting hung up. The outer tubes of the Tacoma Rock Sliders are 1.75″ diameter, and angle upward to provide more ground clearance and door protection. The rear of our Rock Sliders extend outward just before the rear wheels to provide extra bodyprotection where it is needed most.
All-Pro was the first to offer this “Kick-Out” design (since 1998) to protect the rear portion of the cab while maneuvering through tight obstacles. You’ll be glad you have this feature next time you’re wheeling next to a boulder, because as you near the end of the Rock Sliders they will push your truck out and away from danger just in time. Don’t be fooled by other “kick-out” designs that don’t offer enough protection or a smooth transition to the “kick-out”, like ours do. Get the best – Get All-Pro!
Our Heavy-Duty Rock Sliders feature an innovative full one-piece mounting plate and runs down the frame, adding support to the weaker C-channel portion of the Tacoma’s frame while allowing for an easier bolt-on installation. Rock Sliders mount with the included grade 8 hardware including countersunk bolts that are flush with the bottom surface, since exposed bolt heads can be easily mangled by rocks. Pinch flange notching may be required due to slight variations between vehicles, and minimal drilling is needed for proper installation.
For the legs, All-Pro uses fully gusseted 2″ square legs due to the higher resistance to bending when compared to round tubing In fact, the square legs are 1.7 times more resistant to bending than are 2″ round legs. To get the equivalent strength out of round tubing, 3″ would have to be used, and there simply isn’t enough room to do that. The legs run from the mounting points to the outer structure and are one of the most important parts of the slider to ensure a long life without the worry of bending. The square legs are more expensive, but the extra cost pays off for the user for years to come. The square tubing also provides more surface area to be welded to the mounting plate, which again, just adds to the overall strength.