what skid plates - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-05-2007, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Orange County, NY
Posts: 554
what skid plates

my build sheet says I have stock gas and xfer case skids, what should I get next?

truckin88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-05-2007, 03:11 PM
Registered User
PackMan's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Home of the Super Bowl XLI Champion Indianapolis Colts
Posts: 911
Engine skid plate and steering box skid plate.

Skid Row has a 3/16" thick skid plate, with versions that mount to your control arm and protect the exhaust, or a long arm version that can sit a little higher but does not protect your exhaust.

Jeep Medic has a 1/4" thick plate that is like the Skid Row long arm kit (you can run both with your stock short arm setup).

The Medic is stronger, but heavier. I've not seen a Skid Row fail to protect an engine, but I have seen one that got dented. I would imagine that there are rocks in this world that curse the name of Jeep Medic.

I run the Skid Row, I've only dragged it once, it held up great. Avoid the Warn engine skid, it's 1/8" thick and bends when you come within 2" of a pebble.

For the steering box, about 2 dozen manufacturers make skids and all run about $50. Just get 3/16" steel or thicker. Skid Row, Kilby, Warn, many others.

Eventually, you'll want to replace your gas tank sid and your t-case skid. Both can be replaced with tougher models that provide higher clearance, but both may require additional mods to make them work (a body lift for both, a driveshaft and/or SYE for the t-case skid).
PackMan is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 05-05-2007, 03:58 PM
Rusty the Scoob
Registered User
Rusty the Scoob's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Boston
Posts: 906
The jeep Medic skid is actually a lot lighter than the short-arm version of the Skid Row skid due to being so much narrower. I have held them both and although I never put either one on a scale, the difference was very noticeable.

Apart from that I agree with everything you said. Protect your oil pan, steering box (mostly because it's cheap and easy), and rockers if you care about looks or plan to wheel it on medium to hard trails. Your stock tranny and gas tank skids will take a lot of abuse without major damage.

2001 TJ Sport 2" coil lift, 31" TrXus, swapped in 3.73s, ORFab cage, Aussie front locker, A to Z Fab rocker skids, JeepMedic Oil Pan Skid, JeepMedic LCA skids, Alloy USA D30 Seals, Warn Diff Skids, Cobra 75wx CB, Jeeperman prototype front bumper, 9.5ti, custom rear bumper, Rokmen frame tie-in kit.
Rusty the Scoob is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
YJ Skid Plates - Which ones you like best? Missin44 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 0 04-14-2009 03:24 PM
skid row skid plates these things are tough barry1me TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 26 05-29-2008 06:17 AM
skid plates rmjuice9 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 10-25-2006 07:46 AM
Skid plates tmwoodall TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 10 09-18-2006 09:12 PM
Skid plates SGR1600 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 03-31-2003 06:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome