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Old 09-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Custom skid plates

ok... here's one for the mob...

I'm gonna make some custom skid plates... I was thinking 1/4 inch steel... how much weight do you think I can get away with under the jeep?

I was guessing 200-300 pounds..

I was also thinking of making it into the tranny pan... kind of like that tummy tuck kit they sell.

I do a lot of hunting and rock crawling with it...

and its a DD... but not for long as my DD YJ is almost done with an engine rebuild... but I wanna be able to drive my TJ to the wheelin spots...


What say you all?

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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2-300 lbs of skid plates sounds like a lot just for underneath

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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2-300 lbs of skid plates sounds like a lot just for underneath

I wanna be able to crush rocks... lol

so what do you think 100?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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this is all 1/4"



it's f'n heavy....especially when trying to wrestle it around off the jeep.

I got this stuff long before the current market players were available. To do it over again, I'd do UCF's aluminum skids.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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Mines 3/16 and its a pita to work with. Worth the protection but probably weighs about 100 lbs
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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After going aluminium, I'd never do anything else. I can easily lower and lift my Savvy skids by myself without much effort at all. It makes removing them for servicing things much less of a chore.

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