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U-Bolt flip vs Skid plates

Cost difference aside, is one better than the other? My U-bolts are pretty banged up and a couple of the ends are bent, so I'm looking for something to prevent that from happening again in the future.


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I would go with a u bolt flip, just for the added clearance

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I second the u-bolt flip. I figure anytime I have to deal with some thing like that I might as well gain a little clearance!

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Flip it!

Your limited slip differential sucks.

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do an soa and you get the flip included

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Best of both worlds...

unfortunately they are no longer made. But for someone with some fab skills, they could easily be homebrewed.






As far as which is better between a flip or skids... I think it could go both ways. You obviously gain clearance with a flip, but unless you make a notched/beveled bottom plate, the bolts can still get hung on rocks. The skids, although lower, do just that... skid. I keep them on the front of my junk b/c of this reason and they protect the shock mounts. If/when I move my front lowers, I likely will change to a flip or what I have in the rear.

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They still do make the kit you have, or atleast ruff stuff does

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Cool!

I'm having a bit of a brain fart here, but IIRC mine were tereflex and the only ones I knew of at the time. I 'think' they were having too many call backs on them and discontinued them?
But as long as they have plenty of beef, the design works great.



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Yeah im not sure but i think RuffStuff is now the only company, Im going to buy some in the future.

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do an soa and you get the flip included
I also get over 5.5" of lift, which I don't want, and spend a ton of money, that I don't have.


I'm thinking about doing a flip front and rear, but I need to wait for a few paychecks before I have the money. Just as long as it gets done before I head out to colorado in August

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Looks like something I would do !

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dang worm i wished i would have seen those before i made my skids
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I'm bumping this up just to ask another question, and to let everyone know what I got. I know you have to re-torque new u-bolts after you put them on, but how long after you put them on? I got new u-bolts for the rear, and I'm waiting on a u-bolt flip for the front, which should be here by the 16th. If I get them all on by the 16th, would I be safe to drive it about 6 hours round trip on the 17th, or should I stick to driving it around town until I re-torque the bolts?

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I would drive it. I would also just throw my torque wrench in there and take it with me. it will only take a minute to check them before you leave.

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If I get them all on by the 16th, would I be safe to drive it about 6 hours round trip on the 17th, or should I stick to driving it around town until I re-torque the bolts?
Youd be fine, just retorque the crap out of them when you get to the destination.

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