12° North Industries
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| Scrambler82 wrote:
12° North Industries wrote:
I was hoping for more than one style or the picture below more than others (for a single cab), but the numbers may not be there.
This is the one I was interested in, will any other styles be made once the prototype has been approved by the Ranger Community or I'm I grabbing at straws again ?
The design plan was for a Single Cab only at this point because by the numbers it is the Ford Ranger Variant most ignored by the industry..
Unfortunately the version you showed an image of is made by another manufacture that is been around for the better part of 33 years making such Rock-Sliders specifically. They ran their own numbers, looked at ours and crunched them and came out to the determination that its probably not the time to serve the Ranger community because the time for the vehicles in question are limited to N. America and in such taking into consideration the amount of traffic generated in the aftermarket world concerning 93+ Ford Rangers. The market support just isn't there unlike many much older vehicles like Land Cruisers, Toyota's, Land Rovers, even other Fords. This isn't the first time they have had to face this decision for 3rd - 5th gen Ford Rangers.
They denied a proposal to manufacture for us.
Really didn't expect the other Slider to be made for one vehicle but considering what I have read about these you are offering for the single cab Rangers I won't be buying a set.
I have a local fab shop that makes Extra-Heavy-Duty Sliders for around the $600 mark, with easy modification to fit the Ranger single cab... wheel well to wheel well; I guess I'm back to them.
Thanks for your time and effort.
Brotha, the Sliders in this post has been always about the introduction of a SPECIFIC slider made for the "Standard Cab", because outside of a custom set.., No-One offers/or was willing to offer them in a production sense like what we want to do. Not sure where the confusion or disconnect was in that. The complaint was they did not offer a Single Cab option, which over the last year or so several people keep asking, now we're trying to bring it to a production based product.
For the Super Cab's, or extended cabs as they are sometimes termed, we already have a set, by our key manufacture Flat out, with the rear flare out before the rear wheel, with an Industry first lifetime warranty, included textured powder coating, meant for the Super/Extended cabs, as seen here:
I guess my assumption has been you had a single cab, also waiting for an opportunity to have a production based set of Rock-Sliders made for it, to which a "Kick-Slider" may be too short of a wheel base to look aesthetically correct to many. Not that it wouldn't be a considered option but we are neither here or there to know yet.
Now without trying to sell you something you'd don't trust or would ideally want for that matter because you're uncertain about the overall mounting methodology, that is perfectly acceptable and that is free marketing at its best. Not every customer opportunity out there is meant to be our customer, and to be honest, if you have a doubt in a specific product we offer, I really don't want to sell you that particular product because if I don't have an option you like and trust, I'd rather find one that you do even if not with us.
Again,.. The point of the Original Post was and had been about an offering for a "Standard Cab option" only because it has been a high requested item and was not within our wheelhouse of products.
12° North Industries
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118