When it comes to conquering tough terrain, a well-equipped vehicle is crucial. That’s why one of the most important additions to any off-road vehicle is a set of rock sliders. Not only do they protect your vehicle from potential damage, but they also enhance its performance and appearance. Read on to learn more about how rock sliders protect off-road vehicles and why you should consider adding them to your rig.
The Armor Your Vehicle Needs
Off-roading can expose your vehicle to hazards such as rocks, tree stumps, and deep ruts. These obstacles can cause serious damage to your vehicle’s underside, sides, and rocker panels, leading to expensive repairs. Rock sliders are the ultimate armor designed to protect your vehicle’s most vulnerable parts.
Constructed from heavy-duty steel and aluminum, they can withstand significant impact and abrasion. They usually weigh 2-3x more than average running boards or step bars. (Learn more about the features of board and bars here.) By acting as a shield, rock sliders absorb and distribute the force of an impact, minimizing the risk of damage to your vehicle.
Rock sliders not only offer protection but also improve your off-road vehicle’s performance and capability. When driving over obstacles, the low-profile and curved or tubular design allows sliders to slide over rocks and other obstructions, hence the name. Rock sliders are installed tightly against the body of the vehicle. This helps to prevent your vehicle from getting hung up or stuck, and provides a more enjoyable off-roading experience.
Additionally, rock sliders provide a stable pivot point for getting through tight turns and narrow spaces. Overall you’ll have more control and confidence in tough terrain.
Style Meets Function
Aside from their practical benefits, rock sliders can enhance the appearance of your off-road Jeep, Bronco or other trail-worthy rig. They are available in various styles and finishes, allowing you to customize your vehicle to match your personal taste. Many are available in 2 or 4-door applications. By adding rock sliders to your off-road vehicle, you’ll be upgrading its protection, performance, style, and personality.
Rock sliders not only protect and stylize your vehicle but some models can also serve as a step for entering and exiting the vehicle. This is particularly useful when your off-road vehicle has been lifted or has large tires, making it harder to climb in and out. By offering a stepping platform, rock sliders help to prevent slips and falls.
Rock Sliders And Rock Rail Steps From Westin Automotive
Rock sliders offer next-level protection against the hazards of off-roading and add a touch of style and personality to your rig. Westin Automotive has been engineering high-quality aftermarket products for enthusiasts for over 40-years. We offer high-quality rock sliders and rock rail steps that look great and install easily – just bolt them on:
Don’t let the fear of damage keep you from exploring the trails – equip your off-road vehicle with rock sliders from West Automotive, or contact us if you have any questions.