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post #1 of 17 Old May 8th, 2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Polaris Rock Sliders

Anyone have these?

I have a set on my 2008 and they fit tight to the rockers like I think they should. I just installed a new set on my 2012 and Polaris has completely changed the design. They are longer, look cheaper, and when installed there is about 1.25 inch gap between the rocker and the rock slider. They are mounted as close as I can get them. I'm thinking of cutting an inch off the brackets and drilling new holes to mount them closer to the rocker panel. They almost look like an atv nerf bar at this point and add about 4 inches to the width of the machine. I think they look hokey if you ask me.

Does it have this gap on your RZR?
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post #2 of 17 Old May 8th, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

yep. Mine have that same gap and I have been contemplating about whether to deal with it, or just leave it. If you do modify yours, I would be interested to see what you come up with. I have the "S" flares and they didn't look so pronounced after I installed the flares.

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I have the same gap too. i would like to know about any mods as well.
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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

Couple good hits and they will be bent up tight to the plastic. At least mine did. First ride.

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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

The FUTV sliders are the way to go, not pretty to look at, but do the job and will not snag on something and tear the hell out of your rocker panel.

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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

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The FUTV sliders are the way to go, not pretty to look at, but do the job and will not snag on something and tear the hell out of your rocker panel.

JMHO
Yeah but they don't cover anything more than just the rocker panel if one has a factory skid. You need something that has some width to it to protect the areas missed by the factory plate.
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The FUTV sliders are the way to go, not pretty to look at, but do the job and will not snag on something and tear the hell out of your rocker panel.

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Yeah but they don't cover anything more than just the rocker panel if one has a factory skid. You need something that has some width to it to protect the areas missed by the factory plate.
Oh yeah, gotcha!

Hard for me to imagine folks are still running on those factory skids..

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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

No mods. Took them back off and took them back to the store with part number of old style like on the '08. Polaris still carries the old style. They just don't have them in their catalog for the past couple years. Exchanging them out for the old style.
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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

re drill sounds the way to go

link for crow dog's site!!! www.utvguide.net


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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

I was looking at the mod. I wasn't comfortable with just redrilling the bracket as it looked like the bolt holes would have been to close together for my liking. I would have had to weld an extension onto the bracket then redrill to the existing frame holes if they wouldn't have done the exchange. The old style was much more heavier duty. Same style as the aluminum ones but in metal. Not sure why they changed the metal style.
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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

Can you or anyone give me the old style part number?

Thanks
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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

First ride out with the rock sliders blew the two cheap little rear bolts they give you on both rock sliders. Selling them and trying to find out how to get a drill or something up in that tight area to pull the threads out which are stuck now. Not Impressed with the design of these at all.

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I busted my bolts also. Just use needle nose vise grips and thread it in till it falls out. Or just drill the hole bigger and use a bolt and nut to install again.
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Re: Polaris Rock Sliders

Or you can go to Sear, Lowes or Home Depot and get an EZ Out that is designed to remove broken bolts. That way you don't mess up the original threads. Just put in a better quality bolt the next time from your local hardware store.
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It's tiny bolts, I drilled it out and used better bolts with nuts.
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