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Go-Fer-It Offroad Flat Skid Plate

http://www.goferitoffroad.com/products.htm

have any of you had experiences with this skid plate? would you recommend it? why/why not?

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Do you have to have all 8 adj control arms?

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Do you have to have all 8 adj control arms?
No, just rear adjustable uppers to set the pinion angle for the SYE/CV.
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I'd recommend it because it is inexpensive (comparatively). The construction is crude, the finish is so-so, but it works pretty well. My has been perfectly fine for the 2+ years I've been using it. I ended up welding up the ends of the box steel to keep mud from getting inside but it's not critical.

Ordered from DC4WD.com for a good price.

But if you can get almost any other skid within $50 of the cost of this one then go with a different skid. Honestly, I'm fine with the Go-Fer-It. It's perfectly sturdy for general wheel'n. But other skids are better finished.

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No, just rear adjustable uppers to set the pinion angle for the SYE/CV.
Ah ok, just what is needed for the sye. Already got that. Maybe I'll look into one.

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If you can get them on the phone or get them to ever call you back.

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Chris, I just think your having buyers remorse for all the work in your 8.8 for no added gain (over the Dana 35).
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Not to high jack this. Do you guys think I'll have to make any changes beside the exhaust snice i already have the aa shift linkage bracket, sye and adj controls installed?

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Look at what you have in your sig, I think you're good to go. Keep in mind that doing a belly-up skid conversion is the equivalent of adding another 2" lift to whatever you now have in terms of your rear driveshaft. Most driveshafts can probably tolerate a 2" lift change. I'd still watch it but you should be ok.

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Look at what you have in your sig, I think you're good to go. Keep in mind that doing a belly-up skid conversion is the equivalent of adding another 2" lift to whatever you now have in terms of your rear driveshaft. Most driveshafts can probably tolerate a 2" lift change. I'd still watch it but you should be ok.
Good to know, I'll give Dave a call at Northridge and see what he says about the rear drive shaft.

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