Free sliders, anyone done it? (1 Viewer)

Joined
Jul 22, 2010
Messages
86
Location
Ft. Worth, TX
Well the day before I was planning to take my running boards off a lady hit while texting pushing my running boards into the cruiser :bang: so long story short i take my 95 into service king and they say they can't obtain factory running board. So just about to say oh its okay i dont need em, they guy said the only route was to go aftermarket... so i printed off this linkhttp://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/products_sliders_main.htm :hmm: and he said its a possibility that nationwide could pay for em,

Anyone gone through this before if so input would we great! It'd be nice for a 17 year old kid to score some free sliders:D
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
Messages
329
I say go for it. Although I'm sure you COULD get a part number for the factory sliders which probably retail very high ($$$) and get a check for them, then just buy the sliders.
 
Joined
Jul 22, 2010
Messages
86
Location
Ft. Worth, TX
I say go for it. Although I'm sure you COULD get a part number for the factory sliders which probably retail very high ($$$) and get a check for them, then just buy the sliders.
Thats what im thinking, i was so close to saying oh its ok i dont need the running boards, then the lightbulb went on :idea:
 
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
1,075
Location
South of Beale
 
I often daydream about a fender bender that involves totalling out my front bumper, thus requiring me to purchase an ARB bumper on the other person's insurance dime....
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
Messages
329
This happens to me all the time. Minor damage, then I just do my own body work as it's a hobby of mine. It's always just cash in the pocket for my 'Labor'.
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
909
Location
Lex, NE
 
 
You could show them this page: BumpItOffroad -and tell them that it is very close to stock and then they even have a picture. I have the step sliders from BIO and they are awesome! I know they are a little less expensive then Slee's but they look very stock like.

It's worth a shot
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
335
Location
Carlsbad, CA
 
 
From what I can see on a quick scan a complete step for one side from Toyota would be >$600. If the sliders don't fly go to a dealer and have them build a quote for you, have service king give you a quote for labor and start negotiating.
 
Joined
Oct 4, 2006
Messages
21,648
Location
Seattle, WA
 
 
do it

I'm going to put the stock bumper back on mine just incase someone rear ends me. That way I can get a 4x4 labs one.

I just have the bare cross member now
 

MoJ

Proven source of misinformation
Moderator
Joined
Oct 24, 2003
Messages
4,133
 
 
 
I say go for it. Although I'm sure you COULD get a part number for the factory sliders which probably retail very high ($$$) and get a check for them, then just buy the sliders.
This...and it's been done by another mud member. iirc it was more than enough for some slee step sliders.....
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 27, 2009
Messages
365
 
Yeah I keep hoping some will wipe out my front bumper so I can get a new one on their dime...I work at a body shop and yes have the shop do the sliders. You are owed X amount of dollars from the wreck. What you do with the funds is your buisness.
 
Joined
Apr 1, 2004
Messages
2,371
Location
Boise, Id
 
 
 
This is how I got my Slee front bumper. A lady ran a stop sign and I caved in her b-pillar with the 80. I told the shop to fix the fender and flare, but to leave the bumper alone...the insurance gave me the difference in cash for the bumper-pieces-parts and I bought a Slee short bus bumper with it.

Now if someone would just rear end me...
 

Bluetribal

SILVER Star
Joined
Mar 14, 2006
Messages
5,950
Location
Sandy Eggo
 
 
I often daydream about a fender bender that involves totalling out my front bumper, thus requiring me to purchase an ARB bumper on the other person's insurance dime....
72RatCamaro said:
Yeah I keep hoping some will wipe out my front bumper so I can get a new one on their dime...I work at a body shop and yes have the shop do the sliders. You are owed X amount of dollars from the wreck. What you do with the funds is your buisness.
Careful guys, someone will soon enough ream you for these comments. Trust me I made the same mistake 5-6 years ago on here. :rolleyes:
 

LINUS

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
Joined
Mar 29, 2003
Messages
5,565
Location
PNW - WA
 
 
 
This happens to me all the time. Minor damage, then I just do my own body work as it's a hobby of mine.

::: Note to self ::: Never ride in a vehicle w/ Tacoma4life at the wheel.


Seriously, I hope you just misworded that somehow.
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
Messages
329
::: Note to self ::: Never ride in a vehicle w/ Tacoma4life at the wheel.


Seriously, I hope you just misworded that somehow.
Ha ha, yeah maybe all the time wasn't accurate. It's happened probably 5 times in my life and 3 of those were inclement weather (hail).

I actually have a perfect driving record. That's why full coverage (250 deductible) for both our Tacoma and Cruiser is only $78/ month. :) I seriously drive like a grandma, except without the cutting people off...
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top Bottom