If you're going to leave the pavement and are even a little adventurous, sliders are worth the investment. It was the first real mod I did to mine, before a lift, bigger tires or any of that. Because I've crushed a rocker panel on a DD before and the sliders are cheaper than fixing that and replacing a door.I hear you man. I have no plans to get a lift as that comes with a bunch more expenses to bring the rest of the vehicle up to "lift" level. That's kind of how I got into this mess. I wanted a step but I'm like why put on some crappy step when I should just get sliders and they'll act as a step. Next it's... well now you have the sliders you need a custom bumper, with a winch, and the suspension to hold it up, and the body lift, and the 33" tires. So yes the sliders cross the line but if it's dual purpose I'll probably just do it. If I jump headfirst into wheeling land later and I have to pull the sliders then I'll just have to pay for it I guess. Thank you for the solid info as always.