Rock slide Engineering fail

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I bought the rock slide engineering slider and had off road warehouse install them back in mid March. Only been on the trail once and the slider took a little hit on some rocks. A couple of weeks ago the slider didn't retract when the door was closed. But it worked after I opened and closed the door. Today the slider once again did not retract. I did exactly the same thing opening the door and this time I hear a click and the slider is loose and will neither stay up or down. Not a good idea. I went t ORW and first thing they said is oh you have a rash on the slider. The people there zip tied the slider up and a week from tomorrow (Saturday) they will look at the slider. My question is, is this normal.





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Did you get the optional skid reinforcements? I haven't smacked mine yet, but they stuck open once and I just flipped the switch to reset them and back to normal.

https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/...rock-slide-engineering-step-slider-skid-plate
Not yet. We did the reset and nothing happened. Apparently some kind of latch is loose and the motor was not starting. I asked the people at ORW if the rock rash would cause the problem. They said no. Also it also less than a week from installing the sliders when I tagged the rock. No problems for the next 5 months. I will find out next week what gives.
 

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I put the skid plates on mine before I went to the rubicon trail, otherwise they might have had the same result.

Did you bend it?
 
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I put the skid plates on mine before I went to the rubicon trail, otherwise they might have had the same result.

Did you bend it?
No. The slider deployed good for 5 months. I am planning on getting the skids
 

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that is too bad that you may have got a defective one. I am on my second set with no issues.

My first set was on my JK
 
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I just ordered both the steel skid plate and aluminum side plate for the slider. ORW said that the issue is something with the unit and nothing I did. Next Saturday the slider gets fixed and the new guards go in.
 

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one warning about the skid plate, the top corner isn't rounded like the slider, so if it touches your leg when you get out, it is a little sharper... It wont cut your clothes or anything, but it is noticeable.
 
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What is the aluminum side plate?
There are 2 guards for the slider. The skid plate (AX-SS-SP-JL4)($499.99) is steel and covers the bottom of the slider. The rock guards (AX-SS-RG-JL4) ($199.99) is aluminum and covers the side and bottom of the doors.
 

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Aah rocker guards. Nice (rocker panel)

I didnt want those, you drill into the body for those.
 
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