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Old 04-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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I recently bought 2012 jeep wrangler sport 2 door. I would like to take it offroad possibly Jeep Jamboree. I just ordered my ace sliders but what skids do I have from the factory and what skids do I need ASAP in order to start some offroading need to prioritize

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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You don't "need" any skid plates for off road. I think the 2012's come with more skids than previously but could be wrong. If your evap cannister isn't skidded, that would be my first one, then after that LCA skids, t-case, whatever you want. Look at Rock Hard 4x4, River Raider and Asfir for skidding purposes.

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If it's an Auto then you need something to protect the transmission cooler line that runs exposed under the transmission. It's just waiting to be tore off.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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I picked up a Rugged Ridge front skid plate to replace the "-1 Air Dam of Limited Utility".
I have not installed it yet though.
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I picked up a RR front skid plate to replace the "-1 Air Dam of Limited Utility".
I have not installed it yet though.
rugged ridge or river rider?
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rugged ridge or river rider?
Sorry, Rugged Ridge.
I edited my post. Thanks Vasyl!
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Sorry, Rugged Ridge.
I edited my post. Thanks Vasyl!
coz i have some problems with my river rider skid plates
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:34 PM   #9
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Be sure to look at what we offer for skids!
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #10
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On your website it shows that the evap plate is not available on the 12. Is that current?
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:57 AM   #11
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Unless you're planning on doing some real hardcore rock crawling, the stock skids should be fine for now...

Mine have taken a beating and are still holding up fine....
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:42 AM   #12
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Chance you will be fine with the stock skids is very good. But it only takes one stray rock or stump and your oil pan or cooler line or diff is busted and you are getting a tow, and in the end paying way more in money and frustration than if you had just put the skids on to begin with. I could still get unlucky and be walking but with extra skids my chances of having a day ending issue are lower. Plus I feel more confident and have more fun.
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I think I'm going with oil & tranny first (someday down the line). Not sure what to do with the evap - skid or relocate...

I was also looking at the river raider complete system (or the Poly) - it's gas tank skid, oil pan skid, transmission skid, and transfer case skid. Anyone have any opinions on this? It seems like a good idea to me as sometimes mixing and matching doesn't always work well and it covers the important parts - 4 skids for $800.
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I think I'm going with oil & tranny first (someday down the line). Not sure what to do with the evap - skid or relocate...

I was also looking at the river raider complete system (or the Poly) - it's gas tank skid, oil pan skid, transmission skid, and transfer case skid. Anyone have any opinions on this? It seems like a good idea to me as sometimes mixing and matching doesn't always work well and it covers the important parts - 4 skids for $800.
I'm going with the Poison Spyder evap skid...lifts the evap canister about 3/4" and adds the skid.

Poison Spyder Jeep JK 07-12 Evap Skid

As for underbody skids, I like these bad boys (in the photos they're red, but they come in black only for the JK's), especially the $399 price tag:

EVO: Bumper/Armor/Skids, EVO MFG(5) ProTeK Skid System for 2012 Jeep JK Wranglers

The River Raiders are great. They fit together seamlessly, so you can slide over stuff without catching an edge. But the $800 price just seems way high to me.
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I'm going with the Poison Spyder evap skid...lifts the evap canister about 3/4" and adds the skid.

Poison Spyder Jeep JK 07-12 Evap Skid
Wolf, why not just move it up and out of the way?

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Wolf, why not just move it up and out of the way?
That's kinda what I thought the PS skid did. Does it not do that?

Either way, I want a skid on it so a stray stick or rock or something doesn't punch a hole in it.
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That's kinda what I thought the PS skid did. Does it not do that?

Either way, I want a skid on it so a stray stick or rock or something doesn't punch a hole in it.
It moves it but not tucked up like a real relocation. Check out the Pure Jeep one. It relocates and skids.

PUREJEEP: PJ1070: JEEP JK EVAP RELOCATION ADAPTER, skid plates

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That's kinda what I thought the PS skid did. Does it not do that?

Either way, I want a skid on it so a stray stick or rock or something doesn't punch a hole in it.
I see. I'm not familiar with PS evap skid, and it might be a great solution. But the online description says it moves it 3/4" (plus the thickness of the skid). Mine is about 2-1/2 feet further to the rear, right above the rear diff, and about 10 or 12 inches higher. I think it would be virtually impossible for a rock to be thrown into that area. You might want to consider that Wolf; it's in a much better location. It think it's a much-better solution. I think several companies make one. Here's mine: Rock Hard JK EVAP Canister Relocation Bracket
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I'm going with the Poison Spyder evap skid...lifts the evap canister about 3/4" and adds the skid.

Poison Spyder Jeep JK 07-12 Evap Skid

As for underbody skids, I like these bad boys (in the photos they're red, but they come in black only for the JK's), especially the $399 price tag:

EVO: Bumper/Armor/Skids, EVO MFG(5) ProTeK Skid System for 2012 Jeep JK Wranglers

The River Raiders are great. They fit together seamlessly, so you can slide over stuff without catching an edge. But the $800 price just seems way high to me.
The price is nice on the EVO system! I'll have to add them to the list. The $800 was a bit of a shocker at first but didn't seem too bad when I started looking around at doing them individually, I really like the idea of the complete system. I'm kinda just dreaming at this point now anyway.
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Installed my Rugged Ridge front skid plate yesterday.

Very impressed with the quality of the steel and the welds on this piece.
Instructions were clear and the hardware set was complete.

The only snag if you want to call it that, is that there is no hole in the passenger side front crossbar for one of the two front mounting bolts.
I'll be drilling, priming a hole there and installing the last bolt some time today before I wash her up and find a place to take some glamor photos so I can show her off to you folks right and proper.
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I decided on the River Raider set. Jason from Krawl got me a really nice price on the complete set, with the evap skid too. I just have to get the nerve up to tell him to do it.

I could have used them yesterday:
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I decided on the River Raider set. Jason from Krawl got me a really nice price on the complete set, with the evap skid too. I just have to get the nerve up to tell him to do it.

I could have used them yesterday:
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Nice pic!

You know that view would be a stop sign to most vehicles, but not all.
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Nice pic!

You know that view would be a stop sign to most vehicles, but not all.
If I had any sense in my head it would've been a stop sign to me!
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Figured I'd post pics of the skid plate installed:
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^ Cool!

I just put the order through for the RR set. That hurt. LOL
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You can never have "too many" skid plates and the additional weight won't affect the the JKU, although it will affect the JK a little-

Safety in numbers-

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Hey Jimbo - do you have shock mount skids? They seem to take such a beating and I'm wondering if skidding or moving them isn't a bad idea. I thought I had read somewhere that you skidded them maybe?
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need some skids for this stuff.....



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need some skids for this stuff.....
I can't see why.
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Morning Sueby-yeah I've got front LCAs and rear LCA/shock combos


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