The rocker panel is one of the most vulnerable areas on your Ranger when driving offroad. Factory steps and aftermarket nerf bars look nice but are made of thin material and are typically mounted to the body which won’t do much to protect your truck.
ShrockWorks rock sliders are extremely strong. They are constructed of 2" square tube with a 0.1875" wall and 1.75" x .0.120" wall DOM round tubing. They bolt directly to the frame using 1/4” thick, gusseted mounting plates that tie into both the side and bottom of the frame. This nets you a stronger frame attachment vs. simply bolting to the side of the frame. They make great Hi-Lift jack lift points and will easily withstand impacts from any obstacle you may come across on the trails.
The Dimpled Tread Plate option adds a formed plate that bridges the gap between the outer round tube of the rock slider and the main square tube. Once welded in place, the tread plates increase the rigidity of the sliders as well as act as traction aids, making the sliders more functional as steps. The standard sliders can be used as steps but you're only stepping on a single piece of 1.75" round tubing. The tread plates add to the style and finish of the rock sliders as well. Both options are angled up at 30*.