Hardware: The hardware accompanying the
sliders are listed below. Please take inventory and let us know if anything is
(2) long bars with welded
(2) short bar with one nut
(14) 1/2x1.5" grade 8 bolts
(22) 1/2" grade 8 thick fender washers
(8) 1/2" grade 8 locking nuts
(2) 3/8thx1.5" grade 8 bolts
(2) 3/8th grade 8 nuts
(4) 3/8 grade 8 washers
Note, some hardware is not used for
some year trucks as Toyota has removed and added holes over the years. The main
thing is that you have 3 connection points on the bottom side of the frame
which all years have these holes.
(1) 3/4" wrench
(1) 3/4" socket and wrench
(1)10mm deep lug socket 2015 + only
(1) 12mm wrench
(1) 14mm wrench
(2) 9/16 wrenches
Small screwdriver or thin
pointy object (more on that later).
This is the first thing you need to do when
installing the sliders. You insert this into the Trans crossmember before the
sliders are set into place. You cannot install this washer with them on the
This is where the washer above is placed. Take your
screwdriver and align the nut with the hole so you can get the bolt started. If
your fingers are small enough, you can use one to help you move the washer
around in the right position. Place the bolt into the hole that fits your truck
one will be covered depending on if you have 2wd or 4wd.
The first bolt is this one on
the lower section of the frame, which is in between the carrier bearing
crossmember. Take your 14mm and remove it. Note we have seen the frame
move apart about a 1/16th when this bolt is removed, making it hard to put back
in. If this happens, you can take a ratchet strap around both sides of the
frame to pull it back. Don't try and force it in, as you can cross thread
Next you need to remove the
bolt on the side of the frame and move the bracket out of the way for the
The picture shown is a 2016.
The 2015 and some 2014's have this same box on the passenger side frame,
disregard this if you don't have this box on the outside of the frame rail.
There are two m6 bolts and two m8 bolts. Remove the m6 bolts with the 10mm socket,
then remove the two m8 bolts with the 12mm wrench.
For all other trucks there is
one m8 bolt. Remove it with the 12mm wrench, then pull the bracket out of the
way and set the sliders into place. NOTE the lower bolt needs to be
started first. It's a tight fit once the sliders are installed,
so the lower factory bolt is installed first.
After that you can reinstall
the m8 bolts and bracket. If you have the black box, you just move it forward
one hole and bolt it in with only one bolt. Then place the cover back on with
the m6 bolts.
The black box with cover
removed and replaced one hole forward.
Next you need to bolt up the front leg. The frame is
boxed here, so we made a welded part with two top lock nuts on it to make your
life easier. All you need to do is get the bolts started with the bracket, then
you won't need a wrench on the back side.
Next you place a washer on the 1/2" bolts and put
them in every hole they fit into, with one of the fender washers and lock nut
on the back, leave loose until all bolts are in place.
This bracket can be removed to
fit your arm into the driver side boxed section.
On the driver side some of the brake lines are in the
way you will need to move them ever so slightly to get the nut to clear.
In addition, with the 2016, this box needs to be
removed and a bolt installed backwards in the frame with it sticking out as
shown in the pictures below.
Once all your 1/2" bolts
are in place, install the 3/8th bolt into the very rear lower hole with a nut
and washer on both sides.
NOTE the driver side is very tight
so going in from the front of the tank with your hand is the best way to do it.
You may need someone with small hands to help out. We have also noticed on the
18 and 19 models the frame has mutable stacked sheets stacked on top and is not
in line with each other, preventing the bolt from passing through the hole.
Drilling may be required to make that bolt fit.
It’s now time to tighten everything down. Start with
all three lower bolts, then continue with the remaining bolts. All the bolt
need to be good and tight, but if you must, you can torque them to the factory
bolt spec if you can locate (we are still looking for it and will update when
we can) the 1/2" bolts 80 ft lbs and the 3/8th to 33ft lbs.
Now that your sliders are installed go out and use them up as they were