Protect your baby. Notch Custom’s X-Max Sliders are a high-clearance, high-performance rock slider, designed to fit perfectly with your X-Max Fender Flares. Made from a single piece of 1/4″ steel, bent to perfectly boat-tub around the bottom of your Jeep Cherokee XJ’s body, the X-Max Sliders will keep pesky rocks and logs from jumping up and compromising the strength and look of your vehicle’s sides. Here are a few of our rock sliders’ features:
One of the first modifications most Jeepers do is installing a set of rock sliders. That’s smart! But instead of purchasing the first set you come across, remember there are plenty of factors to consider. First, how effective they are. We’ve thoroughly tested our X-Max Sliders on some of the toughest trails in Moab. After multiple hard hits and long scrapes, these sliders are unaffected. No bends or dents. Next, consider style. Notch Customs’ sliders offer a sleek, high-clearance, out-of-the-way design. Not only that, but they offer enough room for your aftermarket fender flares, too – even flares as big as our own X-Max Fender Flares!
Finally, someone’s going to have to install those sliders. Now, if you’re local, we’re happy to perform the install for you, but if you plan on putting them on yourself, we’ve made sure to design the sliders to provide a solid, reliable hold and still be simple to install. All hardware and specialty tools are included.
Driver & Passenger sliders
(8) 5/16 x 18 nutserts
(8) 5/16 x 18 x 1-1/4” flathead hex bolts
(2) 5/16” x 3” flathead hex bolts
(2) 5/16”x 18 x 3-1/2” flathead hex bolts
(2) 5/16”x 18 x 4” flathead hex bolts
(12) 3/8” x 2” fender washers
Nutsert install tool
Begin by opening the front door all of the way and the back door half way.
Set the Slider in and hold in place. Make sure to push it down and in as you are doing this. Remember that the bottom of the doors will need to clear the slider.
Ensure that the slider is even between the fender flares. This could be done by eyeballing the gaps or measuring for more accuracy. Also ensure that the slider is level.
Use a center punch to mark the center of the hole that is 3rd from the front of the vehicle.
Remove the slider.
Drill a 17/32” hole at the punch mark.
Using the nutsert install tool, install a nutsert into this drilled hole.
Put the slider back on against the vehicle. Install with a 1-1/4” bolt. Ensure the flare is level and tighten the bolt.
Use a center punch to mark the remaining 3 holes on the inside of the door jam. Remove the bolt and remove the slider.
Drill the remaining holes (17/32”)
Reinstall the slider.
Using the 1-1/4” bolts, install the slider and tighten the bolts.
Looking at the flare from under the vehicle, locate the 3 holes on the bottom of the slider. Before drilling these holes out ensure that in the cab, the carpet is out of the way as well as any wires that may run through there. The nuts may be tucked under the carpet at the end. Drill out the holes using a 3/8” drill bit.
The bolts that will be used for the bottom of the slider are longer for the rear of the vehicle than the front. The front bolts are the 3” bolts, the middles are the 3-1/2” bolts, and the rears are the 4” bolts. When installing the bottom bolts, first slide a spacer in between the slider and the body, with a fender washer above the spacer. Before tightening with the nyloc nut, first place a fender washer on the bolt with sealant underneath the washer.