Rock Sliders | 16-23 Tacoma

(10 customer reviews)
Comment — Matt Gular (verified owner)



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 Toyota Tacoma rock sliders.

RCI sliders utilize a full frame support mounting plate which serves both to protect your Toyota Tacoma 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 your Tacoma both off-road as well as in the parking lot, and are still very functional as a step if needed.


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  • Fits all 2016-Present 4wd access cab and double cab short bed trucks
  • 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 powder coat 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

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.


Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm –

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

Tubing Type


Yield Strength (PSI)


Ultimate Strength (PSI)


DOM 72,900 ** 82,300 **

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



Additional information

Top Tread Plate

Add Top Tread Plate (+$175.00), No Top Tread Plate


Bare Metal, Satin Black Powdercoat (+$150.00)

Slider Length

Double Cab Short Bed / Access Cab 6ft Bed

Slider Angle

5 Degree Sliders, 20 Degree Sliders (Standard)


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

10 reviews for Rock Sliders | 16-23 Tacoma

  1. Matt Gular (verified owner)

    Can’t say enough about this product! The build quality is excellent and the powder coat looks great. Install took about 2.5 hours by myself.

    Also, some of the best customer service. Scott answered my questions and ensured my order made it out the door quickly. Definitely will be coming back for more products.

  2. ricardodurand (verified owner)

    I’ve had these rock sliders for about a year and a half, love the look, no rust at all, quality of the materials are top of the line. They have saved my truck from door dings as my truck has no door dings. Cannot recommend enough.

  3. Ty (verified owner)

    Just installed these. Went with the standards, no filler, w/ kick outs. The driver side install is a PITA, no fault of RCI what so ever. Passenger side is a breeze. Absolutely stoked with my decision to go with RCI. Every product Ive put on my truck has looked good and proven to be functional. These are no exception and the staff is on point as well. RCI is the sheet…

  4. Kenneth

    Just got mine . Easy install. Quality is awesome. If you got young kids or pets get the top plates. I cringe thinking about there legs going in the holes when they get out. Just saying on any sliders. Love my sliders

  5. Sean S (verified owner)

    Love these sliders, install by myself in my driveway was simple enough with some jack stands.
    I have had them a year now and have punished them with no complaints at all in terms of performance but the powdercoat on the top plates did pop/chip on the outer edge along the tubing seam since they aren’t fully welded (and I don’t think that would be a practical solution either).
    They’re starting to rust on those edges so I’ll have to get them all cleaned up come spring. I am thinking that it might be better to have a gap/relief between the tubing and the top plate even though it looks SUPER clean having it all flush.

    Other competitive versions of this design use bolted on plates and I would never opt to go that route unless someone really had the patience to waterproof every piece of hardware.

  6. 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.

  7. 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:(

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!

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