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2010WranglerMountain 03-02-2011 11:30 AM

Rugged ridge evap skid installed
 
I got the rugged ridge evap skid in the mail today. Rugged Ridge 18003.40 - Rugged Ridge Evaporator Skid Plate for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
Very simple install. The instructions are pretty vague but with a little bit of "trial and error" and a 5/8 socket and wrench it goes in place pretty easily. :thumb:

The quality and durability of the plate seems to be top notch and like the link says, it matches right up with the factory bolt holes in the frame of the JK.

Now all I need to do is throw the oil pan skid on this weekend then it's time to find me some deep ruts! :punk:

RedJK 03-02-2011 12:20 PM

Looks good! Which oil pan skid did you purchase?

NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 03-02-2011 01:07 PM

is that a better option than using a tom woods, relocation kit for the evap

John412 03-02-2011 01:20 PM

The RR skid isnt bad for the money, and yes your kinda on your own with the install. Its another must have on any JK that wheels in anyway.

2010WranglerMountain 03-02-2011 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by RedJK (Post 1092247)
Looks good! Which oil pan skid did you purchase?

I guess oil pan "cover" would have been better wording for what I got.
Rancho RS6208 - RANCHO® RockGEAR™ Oil Pan Protection for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
Like the evap skid this one seems like it should be a good quality product, thick, heavy and strong:rofl:...(is that what she said?)...but anyways...the only thing that I'm concerned about with that cover is that it doesn't bolt on like I thought it did....the part ships with "RTV instant gasket" and you're suppose to glue it, in a sense, to your oil pan and for additional support use safety wire to help hold it up....From reviews that I read about the product no one had anything bad to say about it so when I get it on I'll throw some pics on this same thread and let you know what I think.....


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Originally Posted by NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 (Post 1092320)
is that a better option than using a tom woods, relocation kit for the evap

I'm not sure if it's better than moving it:confused:the skid is "retard simple":hide:and on another thread some jeep owners were disguising if the evap can was in that location for a specific reason (something to do with it being about level with the gas tank and blah blah blah ...)as well as possible issues with your dealership screwing you over on warranty work if you move it...so I don't know...but I don't foresee an issue with having it the way I've got it.

2010WranglerMountain 03-02-2011 01:44 PM

Here's the instructions for the oil pan skid...

vze2372e 03-02-2011 01:49 PM

That is a nice looking piece - since that is "on the list" I appreciate your heads up on it - looks like a must have. Thanks

smaxberry 03-02-2011 03:19 PM

Wow! You found a use for a 5/8?

2010WranglerMountain 03-02-2011 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by smaxberry (Post 1092546)
Wow! You found a use for a 5/8?

:rofl:that's what I'm sayin...after lookin on the garage floor where the rest of my tools are scattered I realized "oh wait, check my tool box where the other useless tools are" and sure enough there they were...shiny and new!

Raidue 03-02-2011 10:20 PM

That is strang that it is just high strength silicone. Definitely keep us posted as to the strength and integrity of it v

2010WranglerMountain 03-02-2011 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Raidue (Post 1093574)
That is strang that it is just high strength silicone. Definitely keep us posted as to the strength and integrity of it v

I'm thinkin that I'm gonna pick up some epoxy to put on there as well...

Raidue 03-02-2011 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 2010WranglerMountain (Post 1093644)
I'm thinkin that I'm gonna pick up some epoxy to put on there as well...

You'll definitely want it to stay somewhat pliable over a wide temp range otherwise it could get brittle and break down and lose adhesiveness.

2010WranglerMountain 03-03-2011 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Raidue (Post 1093655)
You'll definitely want it to stay somewhat pliable over a wide temp range otherwise it could get brittle and break down and lose adhesiveness.

Noted...it might be best to just stick with the instructions and use the RTV and zip a couple holes for the wire. Thanks Raidue.


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