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theBroken
09-05-2011, 02:34 PM
Base pricing:

Hummer H3T
PN: RDRBT1099$
Can be purchased here: http://rdoffroad.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=51

Hummer H3
PN: RDRBS 1049$
Can be purchased here: http://rdoffroad.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=50

Powder coating cost extra, prices above are for unfinished bashers. Many clients successfully paint their own for next to nothing.
Shipping it typically 150$ to 200$ for the H3 and 180$ to 250$ for the H3T.

If you are already own a set of Rock Bashers for your Hummer please feel free to use this thread to post up pictures and videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaeDvrxnr88&feature=channel_video_title

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaeDvrxnr88&feature=channel_video_title
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjgrXXb7ru0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjgrXXb7ru0&feature=related
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H3 RDRBS
H3 Rock Bashers are full leanght and do not allow mounting of splash guards as they keep debris off your H3 as they are designed.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/SANY0130.jpg?t=1314662579
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/SANY0132.jpg?t=1314662600
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/SANY0131.jpg?t=1314662596
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0007.jpg?t=1310231048
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H3T RDRBT
H3T Rock Bashers Photos
Photo's curiosity of www.cbphoto.com (http://www.cbphoto.com)
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/FullRail.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/Doorview.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/Underside.jpg
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/Underside2.jpg

Hans3T
09-05-2011, 02:43 PM
I always like watching that video...I think I've seen it like 5 times. :D

Bigunit
09-05-2011, 02:44 PM
I have set #00001 of RD's/Brodie's Rock Bashers and I can't say enough about how glad & proud I am to have these on my T. They trulay are the strongest slider out there for the H3/H3T. Here's 1 pic of them in action in Moab. I'll try finding some more.

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/laoochoa/Moab411bigunitsteelbenderhummjaypic-2-1.jpg

theBroken
09-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Superior to the competition

Here a set of H3 rock bashers compared to H3 GM rock sliders

First notice the closed end caps on each. No worry about clogging drain holes with the tubes being sealed on the RD bashers.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0095-1.jpg?t=1311379102
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The brackets on the GM sliders are a bit under engineered and assembled. Only welded on one side of the most important brackets not only creates a weak mounting point at the tube but it also allows for moisture to find a home. As you can see in the photo's rust has overwhelmed the joint.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0078.jpg?t=1311378297
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Only welding the side of the bracket the top of the bracket where it meets the tube is left open once again allowing moisture to set in and making a smaller area to disperse forces.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0101.jpg?t=1311309283
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RD bashers are welded on both sides of the mounting brackets but also up and over each end.
We also incorporate a gusset on each mounting bracket widening the impact area across the tube and not just in one small area like the GM sliders.
GM sliders (and other similar constructed sliders) are know to dent in rite where the mounting bracket meets the tube.
Our bashers will not dent in like this becase of the way they are constructed.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0087.jpg?t=1311309127
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0088.jpg?t=1311309144
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0100.jpg?t=1311309278
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Size matters!
The brackets on the GM sliders allow for deflaction on the tube when under stress which in turn weakens the metal over time.
Going up a size with the steel and having them pressed while hot allows the bashers brackets to have very little deflection.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/SANY0082.jpg?t=1311309092

Bigunit
09-05-2011, 03:01 PM
Found another pic:

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/laoochoa/Moabfallalexpic.jpg

Tactical h3
09-05-2011, 03:05 PM
In the mortal words of Paris Hilton those are HOT gotta add that to my Christmas list

05Mudiak
09-05-2011, 03:14 PM
I have set #0001s the very first H3 set,Ihave not had the chance beat them up yet but here is a couple pics. These things are tough deff heavy duty if you have seen the H3T's these are a bit shorter and have 1 extra mounting bracket per side. We have already had someone wack their door into it no more door dings for us. :ha:

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theBroken
09-05-2011, 03:27 PM
RD Rock Bashers compared to Rocky Road sliders.

Rocky Road rock sliders I would have to say are better than the GM sliders but they still fall short in a few key areas.


The idea behind rock sliders is to protect your rocker panels and doors. If you bend your rocker panel, in the H3 it happens to be welded into the floor pan and the upright pillars. If damaged bad enough you will be spending a lot of money to get a rocker panel replaced. It can also affect the way your doors close and seal. It much more than just worrying about a dent in your door. damage to the doors and rocker panel overtime can make for some messy and even more costly repairs than you might think. There's also structural properties that you will be weakening if this area is damaged and having the rocker do what it should do in a accident is far more important that one might realize.

Here in this picture provided by Dave you can see how his RR sliders are bowed in the middle. It don't look so bad on the exterior but once you go under the truck you will find a different story.

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/H3TRRSLIDERSBENT2.jpg
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Notice hat not only is the main squure tube that RR uses is bent but also each stantion connecting the mounting bracket to the sliders has bent up.
The issue here is that they each bent up rite on the rocker panels seam which has now crushed at each bracket.
Since each one is crushed moisture will now find a home in the rocker panel stripping the life out of it over time.
You can't see it unless you crawl under and look but as I said before, you don't want this area rusting out.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Ridge%20Demon%20rock%20sliders%20H3%20H3T/H3TRRSLIDERSBENT3.jpg?t=1304118633
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Here is a cutaway of what were protecting.
This H3 cab was cut open for less than a week before these pictures were taken.
You can see how GM does put a finish on the enclosed area inside of the rocker to keep it from rusting.
This one that's cut is just sitting outside unable to be on the road anymore.
Notice how it's already started to show sings of rust inside the rocker.
A H3 on the road will accelerate this process and one that hits the trails more will rust even faster.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx243/RIDGEDEMONDOTCOM/Hummer%20H3%20parts%20accessories%20and%20projects/H3%20misc%20stuff/120420103152.jpg
In the picture above notice the seam rite above the "O" in the word only on the tire.
This is what bends and splits open on the RR sliders. Some refer to it as the pinch weld.

Bigunit
09-05-2011, 03:42 PM
I just posted a RidgeDemon Rock Basher install thread in the Teck Library section of the forum. This link will take you right to it:

http://www.hummer4x4offroad.com/forum/showthread.php?120-Ridge-Demon-H3T-Rock-Bashers-install

Portager
09-05-2011, 04:11 PM
Those Rock Bashers are the top of the line protection for your H3/H3T. The materials selection and quality of construction is superior to the competition. Is you plan to wheel your H3/H3T then invest a little more in protection and you’ll save at the body shop.

I hope to get a set of these someday!

alrock
09-05-2011, 04:23 PM
Aren't these bad for the environment? Those poor rocks don't have a chance! :cool:

supersapper-rpm
09-05-2011, 04:50 PM
Aren't these bad for the environment? Those poor rocks don't have a chance! :cool: Portager will probably find a geode or something after some "rock bashing" so these are a great investment for him esp.

HUMMER INVESTMENTS
09-05-2011, 06:25 PM
Though i am saving up the money for them on the 3's.
When i first saw the title:" Ridge Demon rock bashers for"

I was 'hoping' it would say " Ridge Demon Rock Bashers For HummerInvestmentsInc. for free!"

Sadness all the way for dreaming a little to high:flag:

Oh well ill keep saving!;)

skippy
09-10-2011, 05:03 PM
Nice clean constructionWish I could weld like that

Portager
09-10-2011, 08:04 PM
I have H3T S/N 0003 on my truck and I'm very glad I do. Here are some pictures showing them installed.
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy69/portager/IMG_6314.jpg
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy69/portager/IMG_6313.jpg
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy69/portager/IMG_6312.jpg
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/yy69/portager/IMG_6310.jpg

I had my Rock Bashers on for the Gold Basin trip and the iship trip and I'm glad I did. I've already scraped off a lot of paint, but they prevented a lot of damage to the truck. There is no better protection available for an H3/H3T.

Mr_Rich
02-06-2012, 02:13 AM
The discussion on Rock Bashers seems to have stalled. Have any been made lately? I definitely like the protection these sliders would add to my truck.

Pappibri
02-06-2012, 10:30 PM
One thing that I am confused about is, they say the "rock bashers are full length and do not allow mounting of splash guards as they are not needed......." but they in the picture of the H3 T it has the rock bashers on and mud guards also... I have to have the front mud guards on the front.. I live on a dirt road and if I dont my paint job especially on the rear fender would be toast in a hot second... Sorry, truck cost to much for me to destroy uneedlessly.. So what gives? Can you use them with them?????

CBphoto
02-06-2012, 11:57 PM
Dudes, I think you're all out of luck...don't know if any more will be made. Brodie seems to be moving on to other ventures...

I've got SN#0002 for the H3T, and being the test bed we had to beat them up good for those videos on page 1....but the only damage was to Poser Rock at Rausch Creek PA, and to my roof rack brackets that couldn't handle the slam on that rock...pieces of rock & plastic went flying, only scraped a little paint off the rails.

If you've got 'em, keep 'em! They're priceless!

Drummond Island, MI...with my 17 yr old learning the rocks.
http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww188/CrisBurkhalter/CBphoto Summer Hummer Island Tour 2011/IMG_2671.jpg

CB

Hans3T
02-07-2012, 12:38 AM
I was there for that test video (think I actually held the camera :woot:) and I think the thing that hurt the most was your back! :wink: The T seemed just fine...save for that roof basket bracket.

Portager
02-07-2012, 11:07 AM
One thing that I am confused about is, they say the "rock bashers are full length and do not allow mounting of splash guards as they are not needed......." but they in the picture of the H3 T it has the rock bashers on and mud guards also... I have to have the front mud guards on the front.. I live on a dirt road and if I dont my paint job especially on the rear fender would be toast in a hot second... Sorry, truck cost to much for me to destroy uneedlessly.. So what gives? Can you use them with them?????

I had the E&G fender flares on with mine, but I had to take them off because of the backspace on the AR wheels and width of the 305/70R16 KM2's. With stock wheels the fender flares might work better.


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3Hummers
02-07-2012, 02:48 PM
Yep, Brodie's are golden.

MUTAINT
02-07-2012, 06:38 PM
Those of you who have the Rock Basherz, you have a very rare piece! As far as I know there will be no more made for at least a year maybe more.
theBroken is undertaking a different adventure for a while.

JGBB04
02-07-2012, 07:28 PM
Unless some one skated in at the last minute I think my #8 set was the last made :)

Bigunit
02-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Here's another pic of the H3T RD Rock Bashers (with the gratuitous RD advertisement discreetly painted on the underside of the slider skid plate - not sure that was added to many of the RD bashers made). What an awesome product from the original self-proclaimed "Mr. Awesome"!

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n514/laoochoa/RD1.jpg

Mr_Rich
02-09-2012, 01:08 AM
I heard from Brodie and thanked him for the reply. It may take a year or more IF any are produced again. Good things come to those who wait, I guess....