Metal-tech 4x4 sliders are on my FJC. Have been since Jan 07! Ok I own Metal-tech 4x4 so I might be a bit biased. However I know how they are made and the very names of each person who were involved in making them since we build not just our sliders but also our numbers in house.
A couple of weeks ago my O8 FJ went through the Rubicon with factory sliders. They are scratched up pretty bad but they didn’t bend. And they are tucked in really tight to the body but did not bend into the rocker even though the entire weight of the truck was on top the sliders on many occasions. I personally don’t like kick outs much.-Just one more thing to get hung up. I won’t be changing the factory sliders out for an aftermarket part