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Old 12-15-2019, 09:11 PM
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Poison Spyder Skid Plate Intall

I have a PS skid plate that I'm going to install. Under the jeep, their is a crash bar that can be removed. Should I remove this crash bar, anyone with experience doing either here? Just wondering because next week I'm adding a winch and removing the bumper at the same time.

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Are you talking about a skid plate for the front bumper or the engine and trans skid? The crash bar up front yes you can trim and/or cut off....which bumper are you installing?

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You don't have to completely remove it. You do have to trim the corners back for clearance. If you go to Poison Spyder's website you can download the instalation pdf that shows how much and where to cut.
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Are you talking about a skid plate for the front bumper or the engine and trans skid? The crash bar up front yes you can trim and/or cut off....which bumper are you installing?
The skid plate for the front bumper (Poison spyder brawler lite).
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You don't have to completely remove it. You do have to trim the corners back for clearance. If you go to Poison Spyder's website you can download the instalation pdf that shows how much and where to cut.
I was just wondering if it was worth doing for cutting some minor weight, or if the skid plate is more than protective enough
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I have the same bumper and skid. According to PS website, you can "trim" the crash bar to fit the skid.
But as we say, every Jeep is different and I had to cut mine off.
No biggie and skid protects everything well.
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I would chop it off....getting rid of it also helps you access the bolts by the vacuum pump ALOT easier.....
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How did it go? I’m about to begin the same install along with the Brawler lite bumper. My first mod for my 2015 JKU Rubicon, I’m a little nervous
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How did it go? Iím about to begin the same install along with the Brawler lite bumper. My first mod for my 2015 JKU Rubicon, Iím a little nervous
It's a simple install.... just cut off the horizontal part of the crash bar and bolt the new bumper up....
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What model Jeep do you have?
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I trimmed mine. The more you remove the less structural support.
I actually have the bumper and skid plate for sale now since I moved to a full width bumper.
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Great to have a resource, thank you!
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Why did you switch to full width?
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That’s a great price, nice!
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I trimmed mine. The more you remove the less structural support.
I actually have the bumper and skid plate for sale now since I moved to a full width bumper.
Not really....when you remove that tin can crash bar and bolt a 3/16" steel bumper up you make up for it and more!
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Not really....when you remove that tin can crash bar and bolt a 3/16" steel bumper up you make up for it and more!
If you have both it’s better then having one or the other. There’s no disputing that.
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If you have both itís better then having one or the other. Thereís no disputing that.
Maybe this is the best argument yet...
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Maybe this is the best argument yet...
IF, IF it will fit. PS says its "designed to fit" but admits most have to cut off completely and some can trim. It has NO structural affect what so ever.
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Followed directions and used a cutting wheel. Fit like a glove.

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