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post #61 of 1106 Old 01-07-2010, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Update on Under Cover Fabworks

None of their parts are made in China. They are all made in Alabama. The owner of the company sent me a message explaining how his parts are made and such. American made, good price, sounds good to me.


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Quality, Durability, and Performance have a lot to do with my final decision.
As you already found out, the skid is made in America and possesses these qualities. I helped dmcastino install his so believe me when I say it, it's a fine product. As long as you're not an idiot and know how to weld decently, you can't really mess up a skid plate.....

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Decided to reply since not a sticky. Saved for future reference. Thanks

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I have heard of people using different skid plates, such as Rockmen and skyjacker, with the AEV trans mount to avoid a body lift. Any comments on that? AEV Jim on their forum stated they could be sold separately for around $100. Below are pictures.



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Great post..... looks like all the info I have spent hours getting sidetracked on, are now in one place!

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I fixed it for you. It may be right for you personally, but may not for everyone. Im guessing its right because of the lowest price?? That is not everyones concern here.. Quality, Durability, and Performance have a lot to do with my final decision. I can only speculate where this thing is made, Ive emailed them to ask where this thing is coming from because if it has anything to do with China, I wont be buying. I would rather spend the extra for quality and an American made product such as Rokmen.
Matt from UCF (undercoverfab) is in Gerogia. He had mine specially made for me when I bought mine a few months back when he was just getting into it. He had to take it to the shop to get a drain hole laser cut in. It is a true USA product made by a youg fabricator...Give him a try....you'll b eimpressed for the price, and the splatter is nothing a quick hit with the grinder wont fix.

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Matt from UCF (undercoverfab) is in Gerogia. He had mine specially made for me when I bought mine a few months back when he was just getting into it. He had to take it to the shop to get a drain hole laser cut in. It is a true USA product made by a youg fabricator...Give him a try....you'll b eimpressed for the price, and the splatter is nothing a quick hit with the grinder wont fix.
See this, it was posted after that quote...

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Update on Under Cover Fabworks

None of their parts are made in China. They are all made in Alabama. The owner of the company sent me a message explaining how his parts are made and such. American made, good price, sounds good to me.

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Fair enough, but I took what Gerald said to mean that that's not a prototype, just a skid they built for his jeep.
What I should have said is the 2003 skid is proof of concept. The 03 and up with autos is the most difficult flat skid to manufacture. We have built them and now are figuring a way to produce them cost effectively.

Like I always say, "Good things come to those who wait."

Our skids will not be for everyone. People who don't want a BL should buy one of the others. But, if you truly want a lightweight flat skid we'll have something you will like.

Remember 2" of more belly clearance is like going from 31" tires to 35" tires. And, I gained 3" of belly clearance. Savvy people can easily do the math!

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What I should have said is the 2003 skid is proof of concept. The 03 and up with autos is the most difficult flat skid to manufacture. We have built them and now are figuring a way to produce them cost effectively.

Like I always say, "Good things come to those who wait."

Our skids will not be for everyone. People who don't want a BL should buy one of the others. But, if you truly want a lightweight flat skid we'll have something you will like.

Remember 2" of more belly clearance is like going from 31" tires to 35" tires. And, I gained 3" of belly clearance. Savvy people can easily do the math!
Now Ive only been trained in up to Calculus II, but if my math serves me correctly, a 3" gain in belly is like going from a 31" to a 37" tire..
Just messin around. I cant wait to see it.

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Remember 2" of more belly clearance is like going from 31" tires to 35" tires. And, I gained 3" of belly clearance. Savvy people can easily do the math!
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Decisions, decisions....

This is next on my list but a BL is out of the question so my choices are dwindling. Looks like I'll have to go with the Nth Degree. Guess there are worse choices.


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The 03 and up with autos is the most difficult flat skid to manufacture.
I have an '04 manual tranny, can I be a guinea pig?
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Matt from UCF (undercoverfab) is in Gerogia. He had mine specially made for me when I bought mine a few months back when he was just getting into it. He had to take it to the shop to get a drain hole laser cut in. It is a true USA product made by a youg fabricator...Give him a try....you'll b eimpressed for the price, and the splatter is nothing a quick hit with the grinder wont fix.
Did they ever fix the tranny skid design? If I recall it attached to the bell housing at the front and then to the skid at the rear.. design issue imho.

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