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Old 10-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Wheelin on rocks. What skids?

So I went to disney ok Saturday, was my first time on rocks. What skid plates should I get to better protect my jeep. And is a 3/16 thick steering box plate fine, I'm looking at the rugged ridge one.

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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Oil pan skid for sure.

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Old 10-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #3
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Yeah does anyone have picture of some home made skid plates. I want to make most of my stuff.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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I went with Teraflex steering box skid, oil pan skid, and tummy tuck. I got the TT skid for a good price from 4wheelparts locally and I bought the oil pan skid for 25.00 from Teraflex 2 months ago and traded into the steering box skid. It all works for me...

I want to get a Savvy gas tank skid next.
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If you want to keep playing in the rocks, you might want to consider sliders. They have saved my tub several times.
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This is the best pic I have right now of my home made steering box skid.






And pics of my home made trans skid.

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oh yea, another +1 for rock sliders
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:14 AM   #8
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Yeah I'm looking into getting a dumpster and cutting it up to make some sliders and other skid plates
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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Another question why do I rub on my sway bar when flexed and turning... I'm going to check my bs, but I'm running 31x 1050 with a 2.5 sl
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Yeah does anyone have picture of some home made skid plates. I want to make most of my stuff.
I'll take a pic of my homemade one when I get home. I only have steering box cover, warn rock sliders, oil pan skid, and some pretty tough diff covers.
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Another question why do I rub on my sway bar when flexed and turning... I'm going to check my bs, but I'm running 31x 1050 with a 2.5 sl
If you're running stock wheels, it's the large backspacing. Just put a washer or two in your steering stops.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #12
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If your going to be playing in the rocks Id be doing all of the above, steering box skid, engine skid, TC case(tucked), and even an upgraded tucked gas tank skid. I personally though prefer aluminum. Saving weight is always a good thing.

Undercoverfab is my choice: www.undercoverfab.com . They have the most options available. Savvy(gas tank skid, TC/Engine skid), Metal Cloak(Gas tank, steering box skid) also make some nice units as well.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #13
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For the rocks I have
River Raider steering box skid
Jeep medic engine skid
fabtech rock sliders
Under cover fab transfer case TT skid
ballistic fab 14 bolt pinion guard
Rokman gas tank skid

The pinion guard is overkill for most but the rest are necessities for rock crawling

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