One of my first purchases once I pick up my LJ is going to be armoring the hell out of it and I was hoping to get a few opinions. I am looking at engine and tc skids andI have done quite a bit of reading. I have pretty much narrowed it down to three companies Rokmen, Savy, and UCF (Undercover Fab).
I have the Rokmen tummy tuck plate on my TJ, and I like it a lot. It shaves a good bit of room off the belly, and is tough as hell. Very well constructed.
With the extra room it gave me, I have yet to bounce off any of the rocks I used to. Also, it ties in nicely with the engine/trans skid they make (at least it does for the JK, they don't make for the TJ yet... as soon as they do, I'm buying one).
Nice solid welds, and a great fit. Very well made.
Also, the guys at Rokmen are great to work with. I'm sure the other people are also, I just don't have experience with those companies.
I was leaning towards Rokmen since I had purchased my corners, winch and gas tanks skid through them and was impressed with their work. I just wanted to get some more opinions before I made the final decision. Plus I'm prob going to order new full corners through them as well since the corners I purchased for the TJ won't fit the LJ.
If you get a gas tank skid go with savvy. it gives you over an 1" of extra clearance over a stock skid and it only weighs 4 more pounds than the stock skid.
This is the biggest reason to go with Savy as all of the others do about the same job but when you can save that much weight its worth any extra cost. Just think of the difference between all of the armor you put on a jeep when it is all aluminum vs all steel! You will notice it.
If they don't have what you are looking for, just wait they will.
My Jeep is NOT an suv and Your suv is NOT a Jeep
Good choices . . . I'd probably go with the Rokmen for the TT and Engine Skid and would go with the Savvy for the Gas Tank Skid. Both companies produce incredible products and are good guys to work with (I haven't seen enough from UCF to have an opinion). I don't mind having a little exta weight placed really low like on the TT or Engine Skid and really like the design and quality of the Rokmen ones. The Savvy Gas Tank Skid, is awesome . . . the design and way it hugs the tank and provides extra clearance underneath and extra room for the trackbar is great. That being said, I don't know if those are the places I'd start . . . with an LJ, you will be more likely to get hung up on the belly than in your TJ, but I'd still probably start with some better Rockers . . . the stock Rubi ones are weak and don't offer much protection underneath . . . Rokmen would be my choice for Rockers . . . I have them on my TJ and the design, fit, welds, and overall quality is outstanding. I'd also want to get some diff guards or covers and would then move on to the TT/engine skid combo.
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.