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Old 06-04-2013, 05:24 PM
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Skid Plates for 13' JKUR

Guys & Gals,
My CG JKUR is almost a week old

I think my first mod will be to protect the underside, as I have and will be using her as a dd and offroad fun. Few questions for ya:

(1) Do you think this is a good first mod? I will eventually do a mild lift and slightly bigger tires, but figured with the Rubicon's stock capability, I should just protect the underside first.

(2) What different areas can be protected with skid plates? Should I replace the stock with better ones, or is the mod to cover more areas than the stock ones do?

(3) Is there a brand/package you've found and liked for a JKUR?

Thanks so much for all of your knowledge.

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Old 06-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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We have a 13 JKUR and did quite a bit of rock krawling stock. Sure, it dented the gas tank skid and the crossmemebers, but there was no serious damage. I now have a 2/5 AEV lift and some SRC sliders (that get a beating) but have little need for underside armor just yet.

I am looking at LCA reinforcements, but that is it for now...35's are in the future when the stock tires wear out or someone gives me good $$ for them...

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https://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lis...ks-145114.html
Here's a good place to start with lots of good information.
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Just finished putting in the Rock Hard engine and transmission skip plate which also protects the transmission lines which I felt were most vulnerable. Once under there I noticed that the gas tank skid plate took a pretty bad beating also so that is one of the next additions I'm working on. Those were/are my priorities at least. Good luck jeepin!!
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I went with the EVO Protek skids... great skids and great quality. I really like them.

There's a minor issue with them rattling with the Teraflex exhaust spacers, but nothing a couple washers can't fix.

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Check out my thread.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ns-246112.html

I got ACE rock rails first. They are good protection, and double as a step day-to-day. Now I can see I need something to reinforce my crossmember.
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I went with the EVO Protek skids... great skids and great quality. I really like them.

There's a minor issue with them rattling with the Teraflex exhaust spacers, but nothing a couple washers can't fix.

2x on these

After a few offroad trips I've already punished these skids. Saved the exhaust pipes from getting broken among other things. (12' Jku)
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The Skid Row engine/tranny skid gets the job done.
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I thought of doing that first also, but after a little time on trails I decided it would be better to get the undercarriage off the rocks first. I went with a leveling kit and I've been pretty happy with it. Not as high as a "real" lift, but it'll tide me over until I eventually decide what I want to do for the long haul. I will probably add the oil pan skid eventually.

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