Are you in the market for a new side by side? One important accessory to consider is rock sliders. But do you really need them? In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of rock sliders and why they are an essential addition to any side by side.
First, let's answer the question "Do I need rock sliders for my side by side?"
The short answer is yes. Rock sliders are designed to protect the sides and undercarriage of your vehicle from impact and damage while off-roading. They are an essential accessory for anyone who plans to take their side by side on tighter trails or rougher terrain
Now, you may be wondering "What do rock sliders do?" Rock sliders are installed on the lower sides (rocker panel area) of your vehicle and act as a barrier between your side by side and obstacles such as rocks, trees, and other debris. They absorb the impact of these obstacles and prevent damage to the sides of your vehicle.
Without rock sliders, your side by side is vulnerable to dents, broken plastic, scratches, and even more severe damage. In addition to protecting the sides of your vehicle, rock sliders also provide an additional step for getting in and out of your side by side. This is especially useful for those with smaller kids, older folk, or who have lifted their side by side, making it difficult to get in and out.
Another benefit of rock sliders is that they can also be used as a jacking point, tie down point, or even just as simple as a flat surface to put a wrap on to. This can be helpful if you ever need to change a tire, use as a winch point, lift your side by side, or perform other maintenance on your side by side.
In conclusion, if you're in the market for a new side by side or are looking to take your current one off-roading, rock sliders are an essential accessory. They provide protection for your vehicle, additional step and they can be used as a jacking point. Don't let a lack of rock sliders hold you back from exploring the great outdoors.