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Old 04-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Oil Pan Protection

What is the best armor to protect an oil pan?

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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I got a Warn oil pan skid I like it, it was red but I bedlined it black and then mounted it.
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I also have the EVO skid system. I am very happy with it. It is a solid set up.
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another vote for the EVO skid system
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
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I went with the Rockhard. It covers the engine oil pan, tranny oil pan, and catalytic converter. Easy install and covers a good bit underneath.
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I went with RockHard T-case, Trans/oil pan and Evapo canister, cat cover. Nice set of skids flat all the way back
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Anything wrong with the Rancho oil pan skid?
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How difficult is it to install the Evo skid system?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:47 AM   #10
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Full Rock Hard skids- couldn't be happier with the protection they have provided me over the years.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:37 AM   #11
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if u get the rockhard, and have a 2012 or newer, make sure you get the newer ones where the oil drain hole is a door instead. otherwise draining oil would be a mess
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How difficult is it to install the Evo skid system?
It is not that difficult. The worst part it jacking up the trans/transfer case. The nuts on the top trans mount were a pain in the butt. I needed a 16 or 17mm wrench which is not a wrench they put in most wrench sets. I purchased a ratchet wrench and it made the job much easier. A rachet and socket would not fit in that area.
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It is not that difficult. The worst part it jacking up the trans/transfer case. The nuts on the top trans mount were a pain in the butt. I needed a 16 or 17mm wrench which is not a wrench they put in most wrench sets. I purchased a ratchet wrench and it made the job much easier. A rachet and socket would not fit in that area.
^This. A block of wood and a jack to go under the transfer case along with a ratchet wrench.

BTW: On their website the skids are red; mine showed up all black.
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Yeah, if I remember correctly EVO did the red so they display better. I think a few guys got a group together and ordered red, otherwise they're black. Definitely get a ratchet wrench set. Even better a ratchet wrench set with flexible ends. I bought my set from Harbor Freight.
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How good is this one for oil pan protection?

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Rancho RS6208 - RANCHO® RockGEAR™ Oil Pan Protection for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 3.8L - Quadratec
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I went with the Rockhard. It covers the engine oil pan, tranny oil pan, and catalytic converter. Easy install and covers a good bit underneath.
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What is the best armor to protect an oil pan?
Give Skid Row Automotive a look. Had there engine skid on my TJ and just put one on my new '13 JKUR. Super high quality and bombproof. www.skidplates.com.
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I noticed the rancho oil pan skid doesnt actually bolt on, but uses some sealant type stuff to hold it on. How well does that hold? Does anyone know?
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I have the Rancho skid. It is attached to the oil pan with rtv and has been solid for two years. I haven't hit any rocks with it, though, so can't rate its performance yet.
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Does anyone else have experience with the Rancho oil protector? I am thinking of getting one for my 2013 JK.
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Another vote for Rock Hard. Got mine from David at Northridge4x4.
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X100. I have this skid system as well and it's fantastic. The fit is excellent, some parts are redundant (it would be literally impossible to hit the transmission) and it's very well priced. Also, unlike 95% of the skids out there, it doesn't impact oil changes AT ALL. I highly recommend the EVO skids.
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Does anyone else have experience with the Rancho oil protector? I am thinking of getting one for my 2013 JK.
I've had one on my '08 JK Rubicon and put one on my 14 JKU Rubicon. I really like the protection. They both took some knocks. The 08 really got a few whacks on some Colorado rocks. Both hold up really well. Great protection. Very strong, fast easy install. Needs one over night to fully set up. I highly recommend them.
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How difficult is it to install the Evo skid system?
Very easy, provided you have the right tool (16mm gear wrench.)
GearWrench 9916 16mm Flex-Head Combination Ratcheting Wrench - Amazon.com
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^This. A block of wood and a jack to go under the transfer case along with a ratchet wrench.

BTW: On their website the skids are red; mine showed up all black.
Just to clarify, they never made a red set. It is red for photo purposes only (so that customers can see what they are buying) but customer sets are always black.
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Another happy Rockhard customer here.
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Mine came black but I re-painted them red for installation. I installed mine alone in my garage using a pair of jack stands to get some more clearance to work. It took about three hours at a leisurely work pace. Make sure you have a 16mm/5/8 flex handle ratchet wrench before you start.

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