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Old 04-21-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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Alright so I've been looking into to getting some skid plates to help protect my Jeep but I don't know what to get. My question is what is the most important part to protect? I've noticed that I can buy a skid plate for the differential, the oil pan, the transmission, the muffler, etc. but which of these are the most vulnerable and should abosulutely be protected?

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That depends on the type of wheeling you do. The tranny already has a skid plate but better ones are available. A front diff cover and a steering box skid are probably a good start.

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Old 04-21-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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I think the most valuable skid would be your steering gear box. Its probably the cheapest too.
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Oil pan...... if you loose it, you aren't driving it home. Then Transmission, a muffler skid seems like a waste of $ to me.....
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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Oil pan...... if you loose it, you aren't driving it home. Then Transmission, a muffler skid seems like a waste of $ to me.....

Have you ever damaged you're oil pan?

It sound like I will def get a skid plate for the steering box and probably the differential but not sure about the oil pan.
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I have a high clearance transfer case skid, and diff covers are in the mail. Next I will be getting steering box skid then a gas tank skid then the oil pan skid.
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I have a big dent in the front of my oil pan, but its been there for quite a while. I need to get an oil pan skid but imo the steering box is much more vulnerable.
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X2 on a steering box skid. The steering box just pokes out asking to be hit lol (tree stumps and whatnot) i feel that's definitely most vulnerable. But then again i have no rocks or mountains to climb in the flat state of SC...otherwise id maybe rethink which to go with first.
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X2 on a steering box skid. The steering box just pokes out asking to be hit lol (tree stumps and whatnot) i feel that's definitely most vulnerable. But then again i have no rocks or mountains to climb in the flat state of SC...otherwise id maybe rethink which to go with first.

Good thats what I was curious about; which part might be more susceptible to getting damaged. You want to talk about SC being flat I grew up in Illinois and now live in Indiana. Now those are some flat states if you're not in the southern portion of them.
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...The tranny already has a skid plate but better ones are available. ....
By tranny you mean transfer case right?


1. I def agree that Steering Box is vulnerable.
2. There are many options to get a full belly skid (engine/transmission/transfer case) like UCF and Rokmen.
3. Gas tank skid UPGRADE.
4. Differential covers.... they are stronger than you think and can wait til you get the rest of the armor.
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Oil pan...... if you loose it, you aren't driving it home. Then Transmission, a muffler skid seems like a waste of $ to me.....
x2 on oil pan.

you can hit most of those birds with one stone if you do a tummy tuck....new t-case skid, tranny skid + engine skid all in one.



if you wheel rocks you can talk about body mount skids and rocker skids too..


theres even differential skids:


and a muffler skid...
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #12
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im with jerry on the oil pan skid plate. plus, think of the costs associated with a punctured oil pan versus a new steering box. think people. and if you are hitting your steering box, you are clearly doing something wrong.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #13
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I think the muffler skid is for JKs, right? Always struck me as a silly place to put it...
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does anyone recommend this? do I still need to get an oil pan skid plate?
https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ode=NTH14021AA
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does anyone recommend this? do I still need to get an oil pan skid plate?
https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ode=NTH14021AA
AEV makes a nice TT. yes you'll still need an oil pan skid, and i'm not a fan of the AEV one...

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