Rock Sliders | 16-Present Tacoma

(5 customer reviews)


The rocker panel is the most vulnerable area on your vehicle when off-road, as well as one of the most costly to repair. Protect your investment with a pair of RCI heavy duty rock sliders…



The rocker panel is the most vulnerable area on your vehicle when off-road, as well as one of the most costly to repair. Protect your truck with a pair of RCI heavy duty rock sliders.

RCI sliders utilize a full frame support mounting plate which serves both to protect your frame from damage, as well as provides an extremely rigid attachment for the sliders by using multiple bolt locations all across the frame. These will help protect the truck both off-road as well as in the parking lot, and are still very functional as a step if needed.


  • Protects rocker panels and doors
  • Our sliders utilize a 2″ square main tube which is far stronger than 1.75″ round tube used by competitors
  • Sliders come STANDARD with 1.75″ DOM outer rails for uncompromised strength
  • Heavy duty 1/4″ thick gussets on all four legs
  • Mitered, 3/16″ steel, laser cut and bent end caps are stronger, more functional, and look better than competitors square cut sliders. We take everything a step further
  • Full length 3/16″ frame plate and FOUR leg design guarantee a slider as strong or stronger than anything on the market
  • Easily capable of supporting the entire side of truck for lifting with hi-lift, or sliding on rocks
  • Standard 20 degree upward angle creates a low profile with maximum ground clearance
  • Direct bolt on addition to existing mounting locations, no drilling required
  • Available tread plate for step surface provides many benefits
    • Added safety for kids and pets getting in and out of the vehicle
    • Added protection to rocker panels from rocks and debris thrown from tires
    • Dimpled surface gives added grip and provides structural rigidity to the slider
    • We recommend 5 Degree for this option, for flatter step surface
  • Easy install with only basic hand tools
  • Available with our heavy duty black textured powdercoat finish, plus we take it a step further and coat all rock sliders with an epoxy primer for an exponentially more durable finish than competitors. We now powder coat in-house allowing us to provide better quality, and shorter lead times for the same cost!
  • All hardware provided (grade 5 & 8 hardware where applicable)
  • Standard with RCI’s signature low profile rear kick-out
  • Fits all 2016-Present 4wd access cab and double cab trucks

NEW – Optional 5 Degree low angle option for maximizing functionality as a side step, but still retains all the benefits of a true rock slider.


**Please see our “Current Lead Times” tab for the most up to date information! 

*Please note – Long-bed rock sliders will ship Fedex Freight! Cost calculated on website is ground shipping and does not apply to long bed models. We will call to confirm pricing and service options. Typical freight within the lower 48 is approximately $300-400.


Comparison of standard Hot Roll Electric Welded (HREW) steel tubing vs. Drawn Over Mandrel (DOM) tubing. 

Tubing Type


Yeild Strength (PSI)


Ultimate Strength (PSI)


DOM 72,900 ** 82,300 **

*Approximate mechanical specs for engineering design, may vary slightly depending manufacturer.



05+ Tacoma Slider Installation


Additional information

Top Tread Plate

Add Top Tread Plate (+$150.00), No Top Tread Plate


Bare Metal, Satin Black Powdercoat (+$150.00)

Slider Length

Double Cab Short Bed / Access Cab 6ft Bed, Double Cab Long Bed (+150)

Slider Angle

5 Degree Sliders, 20 Degree Sliders (Standard)


11ga tubing / 11ga DOM, with 3/16" heavy duty frame plates

5 reviews for Rock Sliders | 16-Present Tacoma

  1. Mike Scott (verified owner)

    Love these RCI sliders on my 2016 Tacoma. The guys at RCI quickly responded with photo go answer a question pre-purchase. The first mod to my truck, they were a little harder to install than I expected. But when a guy in a civic pulled into traffic and rammed the side of the truck, these saved my bacon. A scuff on the sliders and a scratch on my rear wheel vs him losing his front bumper. RCI FTW!!

  2. Darrin Carter (verified owner)

    Purchased these the same day I ordered my 2020 Tacoma TRD Off Road in voodoo blue. Very happy with the quality of product. These were packed very well and had zero issues with shipping. I ordered the standard 20 degrees with top plate and painted satin black. Was able to install by myself with the help of a floor jack. I was able to keep foam wrap and cellophane on during installation in case I lost balance with my floor jack. I knew I had to pop off 2 covers off the frame for the front mounting holes and all was straight forward. My only issue was a wire harness on the drivers side. I had to remove 2 clips on the frame that held the wire harness, with the slider nearly in place. Over all I think these are the best sliders available and the price was great. RCI does have sales on their products unlike some other vendors. Would definitely purchase these again and plan to buy more RCI items in the future. I would attach pictures if it was an option to show off my RCI sliders.

  3. Nick Brown (verified owner)

    These bad boys (plus the RCI front skid and a hitch-mount skid) allowed is to take a stock Tacoma through Hell’s Revenge with zero body damage. All that’s needed is a little touch-up paint on the sliders and it’s good as new.

  4. maki (verified owner)

    These sliders are great! If I could post a picture of the protection damage I would…
    They look great and do their job.
    Only negative I didn’t get a sticker:(

  5. James McAnally (verified owner)

    These sliders are built rock solid, look great, and installation was easy. Very pleased with quality of craftsmanship, and most importantly it made in the good ole USA. Next install is the skid plates.

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