Bolt on Slider Install

Bolt on Slider Install

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Bolt-on Rock Slider Installation Guide
First off, Thanks for choosing WarFab to protect your ride!  We appreciate you trusting your hard earned time and funds with us.  If there is anything we can do to help, answer, or make your life easier, please feel free to give us a shout.

Ok, lets start off with getting everything organized.  Your kit should have come with a pair of rock sliders, left and right, 2x cab mount backing plates, and hardware.  Depending on the year of your truck, you may not use all the hardware provided.
If for any reason you do not have those items, please email us at westslopewheeling@gmail.com so we can correct the issue. 

Prep:
There are some pieces we need to remove from the truck before we install. 
- First, to the rear of the mounting surface there is a single bolt into the frame on each side.  We have seen a variation in sizes between trucks, but generally a 14mm or 9/16 works 9/10 times.  We have found a few 1/2" bolts as well. 
- On the passenger side front, some models have a small bracket on the frame held on with a 12mm bolt, remove this item as well. When reinstalling, move this bracket back one bolt hole.
- Driver side has two small 12mm nuts holding a bracket on the inside of the frame rail, as well as a 12mm bolt holding a thin clamp for wiring just ahead of those.  Remove all 3, and your slider brackets do have holes for these items.
- The fuel lines use a white push clip to hold it tight to the frame.  In order to access some of the holes for hardware, you may need to slide the fuel line up or down a small amount.  Go ahead and pull back on these clips to loosen fuel lines.  Be sure not to jerk or pry on the lines in a manner to damage them.  A simple pull with the fingers is all that's needed to gain access.
- All of our hardware uses 13mm for the cab mount bolts, and 19mm for both nut and bolt on larger bolts.  We find a box end on outside of frame with a socket on the inside of the frame works best.  We do recommend, especially on the factory uncoated hardware, to add some sort of anti-seize.  We have dealt with more than one 3rd gen with rotting factory hardware.
Install:
Install is easiest with two people, however, we will discuss how we install by one person in a driveway setting.  Depending on your comfort, this may not work best for you, but the process is the same.
- Have the singular factory bottom bolt ready near its location on the frame, as well as at least one nut and bolt combination disassembled, ready for use.
- Center yourself to the truck and sliders with the sliders in your lap.  Scoot toward truck until when raising your knees, they will be closest under the frame.
- Slide the sliders toward your knees so you can use your legs to raise them to the frame.
- Lifting the sliders, align the bottom factory hole with the allotted hole in the sliders.  Instert and hand tighten the factory hardware.  (While this should support the weight of the sliders and allow you to install the other hardware, we do not recommend letting them hang freely until the other hardware is positioned to prevent the sliders from falling on you.)
- Install the prepped bolt into an aligned hole.  We recommend the small washer bolt side and the large washer nut side.(Slider's weight should now be solely supported by the hardware)
- Cinch up the bottom bolt.  Do not over tighten - the idea is to get the bracket close to the frame without securing it in place. 
- Move to the cab mount bracket.  You will notice the backing plate matches the bracket in one configuration, but not the other.  Insert the backing plate through the large hole for the body mount in the orientation that matches the bracket.  (If you are like me and have big fingers, beware, the washer for the cam mount bushing can scrape your hand if you pull back quickly)
- Install the two 3/8 bolts.  Note: do not tighten one and then attempt to add the other.  There is a groove inside the mount and the backing plate will sit crooked.  simply turn the first bolt a few rotations by hand before starting the other bolt.  once both are started, go ahead and cinch them down.
- *driver side* To utilize the hole under the bracket you removed earlier (held on by the two external nuts), you must insert the bolt from inside the frame out.  Once the bracket is back in place, this bolt is inaccessible.  Be sure to tighten securely before reinstalling the bracket.
- Continue applying to remaining hardware into the aligned holes.  we recommend getting everything in and cinched up before going back through and tightening everything down.  This allows the bracket to shift a little if needed to get all the hardware in. 
If there is any section of this that troubles you, or you need photos to help guide you through, let us know and we can email them to you.  We have a youtube video with slider install tips on our channel, warfabinc.
Please enjoy yourselves, be safe, tread lightly, and stay the trail.  
Thanks again.