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Is there like a full skid plate set?

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I HAVE looked everywhere and theres alot of people getting like one skid plate or another. I was wondering if there was like a basic skid plate set. I just want to protect my underneath if I dropped down on anything....any suggestions would be nice. Thanks guys!
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A few more:
Synergy
Artec
JCR
Skid Row
 

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I use the full JCR set. Easy enough to install and covers everything I need it to.
 

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I'll second RockHard. Jason is awesome. Just placed my order yesterday for the 4 major ones they sell.

I added Rough Country front and rear differential skids and a Rough Country muffler skid. While I typically hate muffler skids because they advertise on the back - it's better than replacing the muffler from taking a hit on the rocks.
 

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I HAVE looked everywhere and theres alot of people getting like one skid plate or another. I was wondering if there was like a basic skid plate set. I just want to protect my underneath if I dropped down on anything....any suggestions would be nice. Thanks guys!
Thanks to the above members who mentioned us!

We have a modular system that you can add to your Jeep one at a time for the components you feel you want to protect first. Once you've installed our complete system you'll have a fully protected smooth skid surface from tip to tail.

Our skids come powdercoated, feature our exclusive bolt head protectors, and are pretty darn easy to install. Take a look at our video so you can get an idea of what it takes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys80SCb6XmU
 

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Here is Rock Hard's full set.
 

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Why are does Rock Hard make a set of skid plates in aluminum? Is weight reduction worth the lack of protection that steel provides?
If you are playing in rocks, steel all the way. But for folks who play on less crunchy terrain, aluminum may be a good idea.
 

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Why are does Rock Hard make a set of skid plates in aluminum? Is weight reduction worth the lack of protection that steel provides?
We offer 1/4" thick aluminum because some regions simply don't have the need for steel. You're getting the right level of protection in some instances while shaving almost 50% of your weight down.

Like mommymallcrawler mentioned above though - if you are playing in the rocks our steel system will take that more abusive relationship :)
 

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If you are playing in rocks, steel all the way. But for folks who play on less crunchy terrain, aluminum may be a good idea.
To me aluminum just doesn't seem like it should be used as body armor on a vehicle. They might as well make them out of a composite plastic for less crunchy terrain. This would allow for even greater weight reduction and just about the same strength as aluminum.
 

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To me aluminum just doesn't seem like it should be used as body armor on a vehicle. They might as well make them out of a composite plastic for less crunchy terrain. This would allow for even greater weight reduction and just about the same strength as aluminum.
Depends what strength of aluminum. I know there are different ratings. Out here lots of folks go steel underneath for protection, but aluminum on top (bumpers, rear body armor panels etc) for weight savings.
 

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To me aluminum just doesn't seem like it should be used as body armor on a vehicle. They might as well make them out of a composite plastic for less crunchy terrain. This would allow for even greater weight reduction and just about the same strength as aluminum.
I don't know how well Aluminum works on the Jeep, but I never had an issue with my ATV's using full aluminum skids, and I beat the piss out of them over some pretty serious rocks and smacking trees usually at high speed :happyyes:
 

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The same for different type of plastics. But if you really want metal strength and light weight, then use titanium.
Can you imagine that?!? I know it's not as crazy as it used to be but I'm still betting I would spend 1/4 of my jeeps worth on titanium skid setup, and I only have 2100 miles on mine! Is interesting idea though...
 
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