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Unread 12-15-2010, 07:13 AM   #76
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Well, I went ahead and ordered the 1/4" aluminum UHC skid system (TC and engine). I priced both the 3/16" steel vs 1/4" aluminum and after the discount and shipping, the aluminum system was only about $60-70 more. The aluminum is more expensive, but the shipping savings over steel makes up for much of the difference.

I suggest everyone price out the difference including shipping before ordering. You may be surprised at the outcome.
I did the same!

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Unread 12-15-2010, 08:11 AM   #77
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Wasn't there a thread where a guy had the ultra skid with no BL and a 32rh auto? I swear that wasn't just a dream. Anyone have a link?
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Unread 12-15-2010, 08:14 AM   #78
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Wasn't there a thread where a guy had the ultra skid with no BL and a 32rh auto? I swear that wasn't just a dream. Anyone have a link?
I think it was Hendrix.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:01 PM   #79
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I'm not sure if that has been brought up or not but...

When the issue of steel vs. aluminum wheels comes up it's always pointed out that steel will bend and could possibly be repaired, whereas aluminum will break/crack and then you're SOL. Seems to me that one wouldn't want an aluminum skid because of the possibility that it could crack if hit hard enough. I'd have to imagine that dropping the entire weight of a Jeep onto a nice big rock would be a good recipe for just such a situation to occur... am I incorrect in this line of thinking?
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Unread 12-15-2010, 10:12 PM   #80
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^^I was thinking the same thing back when I bought the steel one!
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Unread 12-15-2010, 10:36 PM   #81
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I'm not sure if that has been brought up or not but...

When the issue of steel vs. aluminum wheels comes up it's always pointed out that steel will bend and could possibly be repaired, whereas aluminum will break/crack and then you're SOL. Seems to me that one wouldn't want an aluminum skid because of the possibility that it could crack if hit hard enough. I'd have to imagine that dropping the entire weight of a Jeep onto a nice big rock would be a good recipe for just such a situation to occur... am I incorrect in this line of thinking?
You're comparing a cast aluminum wheel to a piece of hardened aluminum plate. I assure you that my aluminum skids will bend and return to their shape without cracking. In fact, the yield strength of 6061-T6 aluminum is about 25% higher than mild steel.
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Unread 12-16-2010, 05:53 AM   #82
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You're comparing a cast aluminum wheel to a piece of hardened aluminum plate. I assure you that my aluminum skids will bend and return to their shape without cracking. In fact, the yield strength of 6061-T6 aluminum is about 25% higher than mild steel.
Ah, ok well I guess that answers that . Thanks for the info.
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Unread 12-16-2010, 06:07 AM   #83
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I'd have to imagine that dropping the entire weight of a Jeep onto a nice big rock would be a good recipe for just such a situation to occur... am I incorrect in this line of thinking?
ive dropped the jeep more than a few times on some
pretty hard areas, and the skid hasnt even distorted.
it does have some war wounds, but thats about it.

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Unread 12-16-2010, 09:08 AM   #84
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I'm not sure if that has been brought up or not but...

When the issue of steel vs. aluminum wheels comes up it's always pointed out that steel will bend and could possibly be repaired, whereas aluminum will break/crack and then you're SOL. Seems to me that one wouldn't want an aluminum skid because of the possibility that it could crack if hit hard enough. I'd have to imagine that dropping the entire weight of a Jeep onto a nice big rock would be a good recipe for just such a situation to occur... am I incorrect in this line of thinking?
It seems that with the way that the two main companies have approached coming out with their lines of aluminum products, they have likely obsessed over the materials and design and have adequately tested their products and how they will work before introducing them. Both sets of owners/fabricators appear to be extremely active on here and know what sorts of tortures that Jeep owners put their rigs through (sometimes first-hand) and have worked to make products that can withstand the use (or what some would call abuse). Personally, I am not worried about how durable these products are. The only thing holding me back from some of these upgrades right now is that my financial adviser (wife) has not released enough funds yet for me to get them. But it will happen.
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Unread 12-22-2010, 12:44 AM   #85
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Wasn't there a thread where a guy had the ultra skid with no BL and a 32rh auto? I swear that wasn't just a dream. Anyone have a link?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/un...99/index7.html

Here's the link to that specific page.

P.S. order before the new year to get that awesome discount. I just might have to!
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Unread 04-06-2011, 04:58 AM   #88
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Any news on the 2.5l version? (5 spd)

And what's up with the Exo-Skid? Maybe I'm missing something, but you have an engine skid, a transfer case skid and then a skid on top of that? What does it matter if the transfer case skid gouges? Just trying to figure things out here...

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Unread 04-06-2011, 06:49 AM   #89
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Any news on the 2.5l version? (5 spd)

And what's up with the Exo-Skid? Maybe I'm missing something, but you have an engine skid, a transfer case skid and then a skid on top of that? What does it matter if the transfer case skid gouges? Just trying to figure things out here...

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The 2.5l engine skid is now under development.

The Exo-skid can be combined with the transfer case skid to add strength and gouge resistance. It was designed for people who want the light weight of the aluminum skid with greater strength than the thickest steel skid I offer.
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Unread 04-06-2011, 03:44 PM   #90
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NICE!!!
Do you expect the 2.5 to be the same price as the big brother version?
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