Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: The Inland NW, USA
RRO Super Slider Installation Instruction Notes
Ship date to time of order was about 4 weeks, as quoted when I ordered.
Got mine on okay. The OE plastic rails are super easy to remove with the "No Step" method: remove screws/clips on either end as instructed, open one of the doors, gently step onto the plastic rail with both feet and full body weight using roof rail to balance, then hop downwards. *POP* Done. Clips go flying, but the whole rail comes off intact, and fast.
One side went ok smoother and lined up better than the other. The side that didn't go as well had a couple pinch seam bolts hit a skid plate on the other side, and I had to trim some unplanned body filler to make room for washers and nuts. The other side fit like a glove.
On the side that didn't go as well, 3 of 6 rubber nuts also didn't hold or got torqued out of whack after tightening. Even still, the rail mounted solid and isn't going anywhere. On both sides, the 2nd rubber nut from the back hit another steel layer inside the frame, I drilled 1/4 pilot holes on these and they went fast, even still the rubber nut didn't quite go in all the way.
I didn't have an issue breaking drill bits. Used a Dewalt cobalt 1/8th (for pilots) and 1/4, both bits lasted the whole project. I used lots of cutting oil. Holes go faster with lots of force and some extra speed. The holes on the jacking area of the pinch weld are the hardest by far, the middle ones are easy. For the big holes at 9/16, used a Milwaukee step bit that also lasted the whole project, went slow on those as instructed.
The powder coat seems very strong. I got the smooth cover plates and they look great too. Thought I'd have scratch them a fews times but it didn't go through the coating like I think paint would have.
When supporting the rails with Jack's to line up the holes, support through rails by the square tube frame, not the step, and not the shelf that goes to the pinch. A jack on each end works best. Don't mark hole until the top holes and the pinch weld holes are flush against the body.