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05-16-2009 05:08 PM
sgnellett
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Originally Posted by jdhallissey View Post
Your not going to have a place for your stickers that add horsepower anymore!
He had to down rate it a bit, he was pushing out 11ty bazillion horsepower before the swap!
05-16-2009 12:23 AM
Bigstonz Just ordered mine!!
05-14-2009 06:30 PM
30-284 BTT

This is too good to lose.

Donn
05-13-2009 07:41 PM
rkwfxd
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Yes, you use the exact same mouting locations as the OE plate does.
Thank you
05-13-2009 10:32 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
That's a valid concern from what it may look like in the photo but if you saw it up close, you'd realize there's plenty of clearance and it's not an issue. Plus all the bolt heads are rounded and smooth like in the below photo.

I forgot to mention that these are Grade 5 bolts and not the usual carriage bolts like you'd find piled in the Home Depot bins.
05-13-2009 10:01 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by rkwfxd View Post
Does this skid bolt to the bottom of the tub?
Yes, you use the exact same mouting locations as the OE plate does.
05-13-2009 02:17 AM
rkwfxd Sorry if this is a dumb noob question but...

Does this skid bolt to the bottom of the tub?
05-13-2009 01:17 AM
1BLKJP
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
Those carridge bolts look like they would be fine. With clearence like you say then this makes me glad I waited. The only other aluminum one I ever saw was the one stu had made by Troy but never realy noticed if it ever hit the market.

Donn
Nothing from Troy ever hit the market anymore. He went out of business.
05-12-2009 09:12 PM
n8smitty looks good, now I want one.
05-12-2009 08:34 PM
30-284
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
That's a valid concern from what it may look like in the photo but if you saw it up close, you'd realize there's plenty of clearance and it's not an issue. Plus all the bolt heads are rounded and smooth like in the below photo.

Those carridge bolts look like they would be fine. With clearence like you say then this makes me glad I waited. The only other aluminum one I ever saw was the one stu had made by Troy but never realy noticed if it ever hit the market.

Donn
05-12-2009 05:54 PM
1BLKJP Looks like another well thought out product from Blaine. Looks to be either 3/16ths or 1/4" 6061 and that should hold up fine in the rocks. Hell anything will dent if you hit it hard enough, but this one should save you some shock life by being about 40 pounds lighter than the steel versions. I've seen some aluminum ones before. Some good some not so good. This one looks well thought out with the right materials and the support where it needs to be.
05-12-2009 05:22 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by 30-284 View Post
Jerry

Your picture shows the tank fitting snug but the head of the bolts that hold the tank straps on look as tho they might rub the tank, it may just be the angle of the picture as I am sure this would not be the case. Is there more room than it looks.

Donn
That's a valid concern from what it may look like in the photo but if you saw it up close, you'd realize there's plenty of clearance and it's not an issue. Plus all the bolt heads are rounded and smooth like in the below photo.

05-12-2009 04:41 PM
30-284 Jerry

Your picture shows the tank fitting snug but the head of the bolts that hold the tank straps on look as tho they might rub the tank, it may just be the angle of the picture as I am sure this would not be the case. Is there more room than it looks.

Donn
05-12-2009 04:41 PM
joemd60 Nice job Jerry.
05-12-2009 04:32 PM
Bignuke lol, 4point. nice one.
05-12-2009 04:28 PM
4point
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Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
that's it?!?!? wow, that is a steal. let us know how it holds up against rocks.
No.......... he said its aluminum.
05-12-2009 03:05 PM
jgano23
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Per the website, it's $269 with free shipping until June 1.
that's it?!?!? wow, that is a steal. let us know how it holds up against rocks.
05-12-2009 01:16 PM
ccain Wow Jerry! That's Awesome!!!
05-12-2009 12:45 PM
MOz I really like the aluminum idea for out here. The salt kills everything and the rear end of the Jeep gets harshed bad all the time.

Thanks for the idea and write up Jerry!
05-12-2009 12:13 PM
snwchris Hmmmm looks sweet and nice way to free up some weight off the springs as well.
I'd be curious to see or know do they plan on doing a T-Case skid plate anytime soon.

Chris
05-12-2009 11:25 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by jgano23 View Post
if you don't mind me asking, how much does that cost?
Per the website, it's $269 with free shipping until June 1.
05-12-2009 11:10 AM
jgano23 if you don't mind me asking, how much does that cost?
05-12-2009 11:03 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by 4point View Post
I really want to see how it holds up to bashing it on the rocks.
It should do real well. The developer, Blaine Johnson who is a friend of mine, has been using the same aluminum for his flat belly-up skidplate for 6-7 years now in Johnson Valley and it's holding up perfectly. He wheels regularly and exclusively in JV so it's had a good workout.

The company (Savvy Off Road) is brand-new and this is their first product, with their new products initially primarily made from 6061 aluminum which is about as strong as it comes. There will be corner guards, rocker guards, etc. The warranty is pretty simple... if you can break or destroy it, you can either have your $$$ back or they'll replace it no questions asked.
05-12-2009 01:07 AM
turdhurdler That is some purty stuff there Jerry.

Jeff
05-12-2009 12:43 AM
jdhallissey Your not going to have a place for your stickers that add horsepower anymore!
05-11-2009 11:45 PM
spanky damn! that thing is SEXY !
05-11-2009 11:27 PM
4point
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
Al-uuuuuuu-MIN-e-um. Yup.
You are gooood.
05-11-2009 11:20 PM
Bigstonz Does Savvy have other aluminum armor products? The website seems to be still under construction
05-11-2009 11:18 PM
tiny terror Al-uuuuuuu-MIN-e-um. Yup.
05-11-2009 11:13 PM
4point But your stickers are gone now.


Actually Jerry that thing is very cool. I really want to see how it holds up to bashing it on the rocks.
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