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Unread 05-09-2009, 02:45 PM   #16
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I knew right when I saw that pic who was responsible for this What else have you got in the works?

Anyone got weights on other aftermarket skids? Specifically Rokmens?

Also are those pictures Jerry posted of the skid at stock height? Guessing so since the holes line up with the bolts. Is the 1.75" gain at the bottom of the dimple?

I like the idea, my rig dosent need to get any fatter.

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Unread 05-09-2009, 02:52 PM   #17
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I knew right when I saw that pic who was responsible for this What else have you got in the works?

Anyone got weights on other aftermarket skids? Specifically Rokmens?

I like the idea, my rig dosent need to get any fatter.
Mrblaine, will you being looking to do other aluminum skids for the jeep down the road?
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Unread 05-09-2009, 02:59 PM   #18
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I knew right when I saw that pic who was responsible for this What else have you got in the works?

Anyone got weights on other aftermarket skids? Specifically Rokmens?

Also are those pictures Jerry posted of the skid at stock height? Guessing so since the holes line up with the bolts. Is the 1.75" gain at the bottom of the dimple?

I like the idea, my rig dosent need to get any fatter.
I've got the Rokmen and I don't remember what Dave told me but it weigs about 35 lbs more than the stock skid plate. It's not as heavy as I expected but it's certainly not flimsy. Their belly skid weighs about 70 lbs.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #19
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I see what you did there
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Unread 05-09-2009, 03:15 PM   #20
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so jerry, is your steel skid toast or are you just upgrading?
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Unread 05-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #21
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Yours is sitting in the shop right beside Jerry's. Gerald has a trip to Moab he's leaving for on Monday, so that's kinda put a damper on getting these shipped out to the beta folks.
I had been keeping my mouth shut about it. But when I saw Jerry post it, I though we may be off the beta list. We're ready when you are. Looking forward to it...
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so jerry, is your steel skid toast or are you just upgrading?
Seeing as Jerry is a well respected member of this forum and a personal friend who wheels on difficult stuff, he was kind enough to beta test one of these for us and give some needed feedback.

We've also asked robncar to do some testing as well and look forward to his reactions.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 03:34 PM   #23
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Looks good, can't wait to see the rockers and other parts when you get them developed and ready for sale.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 03:34 PM   #24
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I knew right when I saw that pic who was responsible for this What else have you got in the works?
We have a few things. None will be conventional, or using commonly accepted materials.

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Anyone got weights on other aftermarket skids? Specifically Rokmens?

Also are those pictures Jerry posted of the skid at stock height? Guessing so since the holes line up with the bolts. Is the 1.75" gain at the bottom of the dimple?

I like the idea, my rig dosent need to get any fatter.
The gain is not inclusive of the dimple. But, having wheeled with a dimpled skid for many many years, that area is rarely hit. It's too close to the diff for most to get it on a rock or much else for that matter.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 03:37 PM   #25
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can't wait to see some more pics installed...including the dimple
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I had been keeping my mouth shut about it. But when I saw Jerry post it, I though we may be off the beta list. We're ready when you are. Looking forward to it...
Yours is ready, but we have a minor issue with strap lengths. It's looking like the 3 gas tanks we're using may have shrunk slightly when they were stored so long without fuel in them. In other words, the perfect fit I had figured out for the dried out 04 winds up being 1 1/2" short on the non dried out tanks.
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Mrblaine, will you being looking to do other aluminum skids for the jeep down the road?
Yes, aluminum combined with other materials in key areas. The 6061 T6 we're currently using, comes out of Sweden from the plant that supplies Airbus.

In general that material is impossible to bend tight corners in, so you have to engineer around that which can be challenging.

But, we're up to it.
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Blaine, what's the turnaround time on these. It probably takes awhile to process that stuff! If I order in the next couple of weeks, would I be good to go by mid-July?
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Yes, aluminum combined with other materials in key areas. The 6061 T6 we're currently using, comes out of Sweden from the plant that supplies Airbus.

In general that material is impossible to bend tight corners in, so you have to engineer around that which can be challenging.

But, we're up to it.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 04:02 PM   #30
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Blaine, what's the turnaround time on these. It probably takes awhile to process that stuff! If I order in the next couple of weeks, would I be good to go by mid-July?
We'll be in full tilt production long before then and likely in production on two more products I'm starting the development for on Monday.

Short term should be less than 3 weeks for this run.
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