4LOW Offroad Magazine|June/July 2020

Often during a vehicle build, you have a choice. Do you pick a look where the products are all designed and manufactured by the same company, or do you mix and match products and pick out what you want? Sometimes, the uniformity of one manufacturer’s product across the board looks nice, but it can also mean your rig looks like everything else out there.
Christian Sturtz

On this LJ, we wanted to do something different than the traditional rock sliders, and because it is being built as a family-style rig we wanted a few more creature comforts.

The product that we were immediately drawn to were the Rock Slide Engineering retractable step sliders. We knew they would work with OEM fenders or OEM type replacement fenders, but the real question was, would they work with a different manufacturer’s body protection and fenders?

We chose to go with MetalCloak rear extended corner guards with a 4 fender and the front arch fenders with a 4 flare. So, will they work together with no modifications? Sadly they will not. It was a few days of cutting, welding, drilling, and grinding, but we ended with something that we believe does justice to both great companies. (Figure 1)


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June/July 2020