Ford Bronco Rock Sliders - Body Mounted
If you have seen the latest updates on the Lite Brite Studios 'Plan B' Bronco Build -- then you might already know that we've been working with the Lite Brite team on testing and refining a set of body mounted Rock Sliders for the new 2021+ Ford Bronco. A large focus of ours collectively, has been adding additional reinforcements and mounting points to strengthen the connection between these heavy duty rock sliders, and the Ford Bronco body.
These are made from a combination of 2" DOM Round Tube (120 wall) and 1/4"+3/16" laser cut steel plate that is CNC formed. The 3/16" laser cut steel plate that spans the distance between the 2 structural tubes is designed with minimal rock catching cutouts -- to provide a strong smooth surface that will slide over rocks and obstacles.
Unlike other products on the market, there is no requirement to have/source factory rock slider brackets, as additional mounting provisions are built into these sliders beyond what factory sliders and steps utilize. Use of these additional mounting points is optional, but recommended if you're planning to really test the abilities of your vehicle. 4 additional holes are required to be drilled along the bottom pinch seam of the Bronco body per side. Additional optional mounting points above the pinch seam require population of existing holes with rivet-nuts.
UHMW - The Ultra High Molecular Weight Option
Want to make these rock sliders slippery and even more impact-resistant? Select the UHMW Option! UHMW stands for Ultra High Molecular Weight. It's the 1/4" thick black cutting board like material that can be optioned onto these skids; it is more abrasion resistance than carbon steel, and it's far lighter weight. It helps to better distribute and absorb impacts, and keep you sliding along rather than getting stuck or hanging up on an obstacle since it's slippery and self lubricating. If you select this option, the UHMW will come pre-installed on large flat face the rock sliders.
The UHMW can be added later on, and all holes/mounting provisions are included and pre-cut regardless of the configuration you initially order.