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Old 01-11-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Skid Plates

In anyone opinion what are the best and most important skid plates to have because a full set is just not in my budget i cant get over how expensive they are.

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o i will be doing casual off roading nothing too crazy

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Oil pan and EVAP canister. They are the two most exposed
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Everyone has their own opinions about this, but I would say #1 is the EVAP Skid. Protects your EVAP Emissions canister.
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Oil pan and EVAP canister. They are the two most exposed
^ I concur.
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OIL PAN and EVAP FOR SURE
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For a light duty off-roader, I concur with the EVAP can skid, fairly cheap and easy to install and get rid of the stock muffler !

Gastank skid and xfer case, if you don't have a Rubi--forget the oilpan skid-expensive and the oil pan is the highest point in the chassis, unless you're a REAL rock crawler-you'll never touch the pan--

Diff skids and LCA skids are the last, for light duty trails-

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What skid plates come standard on the JK's? Do they vary between the different models?

I have a 2010 Rubi and my understanding is that it comes with skid plates for the fuel tank and the transmission.

So what would be the best skid plates to add to a Rubi? Just the EVAP can skid?
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What skid plates come standard on the JK's? Do they vary between the different models?

I have a 2010 Rubi and my understanding is that it comes with skid plates for the fuel tank and the transmission.

So what would be the best skid plates to add to a Rubi? Just the EVAP can skid?
It depends on your off-road use, I've added front skid-EVAP can and LCAS and diff's, just drive slow and remember what the chassis is like underneath, I always drive on "LINES" when I'm off dirt-

If you want to protect everything --goahead, it's your jeep and the added weight and oilchange/xfer case linkage access and the rest is up to you and your driving techniques !!

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What skid plates come standard on the JK's? Do they vary between the different models?

I have a 2010 Rubi and my understanding is that it comes with skid plates for the fuel tank and the transmission.

So what would be the best skid plates to add to a Rubi? Just the EVAP can skid?
Get a front skid for a Rubi, so this..... doesn't happen to you too... $2600 repair bill..

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I still say the oil pan also. The oil pan is at a higher point but if you are that unlucky person that kicks something up into it then you go no wheres. You are dead in the water. Yet if you bust the EVAP, it is expensive but you can at least get home. I still say the Oil Pan and EVAP are the two best to start with. Neither are that expensive to do and both will give you peace of mind even if you never do come close to puncturing the oil pan.
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Anyone know anything about using this instead of an actual oil pan skid? Advantages/disadvantages?

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Anyone know anything about using this instead of an actual oil pan skid? Advantages/disadvantages?

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That's the one I have. It's easy to install and is very solid. The biggest advantage is that it allows for normal oil changes. Other types can make changing your oil a mess and a pita.
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That's the one I have. It's easy to install and is very solid. The biggest advantage is that it allows for normal oil changes. Other types can make changing your oil a mess and a pita.
Sweet. Thanks!
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I would say the same as the rest, but you never know what your gona kill. Thank goodness I had some skids under my jeep already ( I dont know if they are stock on a sahara or not?) but, I drive alot of wooded trails where I live and tress stumps are not your friend, especially when hiding in bushes, leaves, snow, etc. I have a few scars down below def invest in the best coverage you can afford.
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Get a front skid for a Rubi, so this..... doesn't happen to you too... $2600 repair bill..

WOW! What a poor spot for that connection. Darn it, does not look to bad sitting on the rock. You'd think "yeah maybe a little plastic damage but thats all" Dang...

We are fabricating our own skid for the controls on the front axle tonight while its apart for my lift kit install. Looking at other options as well... Im also going to try and make as many as I can under there out of a few old decommisioned street signs that I have in the garage. The metal from those should be perfect for skid plates and they do not rust. Ask your local road commision if you can get any old signs from them if you ever want to try this. You'd need a drill for holes, a die grinder to cut the metal and also patience for getting all your bends right.
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WOW! What a poor spot for that connection. Darn it, does not look to bad sitting on the rock. You'd think "yeah maybe a little plastic damage but thats all" Dang...
Yeah, it's the sway bar disco module, and he tore up the steering damper, and I don't even remember what else.... At least he could drive it home... Since he was about 2.5 hours from home when he came down on that rock....

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