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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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3.6L oil pan skid plate options

Hey guys, it's been a while since I looked up the available options to protect the Pentastar's oil pan. After putting a nice dent in mine last week end, I was surprised to see the amount of new products that have poped up on the market lately. Have any of you had experiance with any of these or seen reviews?

I now I'll have to replace the oil pan because of eventual rusting, but it would not hurt to keep it safe in the mean while...

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Unread 07-13-2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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I run the River raider product. It has served well. We only do rocky trails. If you have a auto this is a MUST have skid as there is a cooling line and the trans pan that is just waiting to get ripped off.

If you get one of these or others that are the same. There is a plate that is removed for oil changes. BUT the oil will not just pour out that hole. I would recommend as do the makers you install a Fumoto valve. Then all you have to do is pop on a hose turn the valve and its a clean job.

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Unread 07-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #3
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Nice shot "up the skirt" Doc !!

I just received my JCR oil/ trans. skid along with the exhaust loop skid. Whenever I can find the time to paint and install it I'll post up ,but at a glance I'd say it should hold up well.

Thanks again to Jason at Krawl Off-road for the deal and the fast shipping!
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Unread 07-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
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I gotta stress the ease/cleanlyness/convenience of the FUMOTO vlv, but
It is SO DANGEROUSLY EXPOSED--SO

You've gotta protectit, I use Rockhard for mine and a 1' 3/8" fuel line to drain---never a drop lost



Now I'm no tsure of their 2012'2013 model, but

Checkitout

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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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Nice shot "up the skirt" Doc !!

I just received my JCR oil/ trans. skid along with the exhaust loop skid. Whenever I can find the time to paint and install it I'll post up ,but at a glance I'd say it should hold up well.

Thanks again to Jason at Krawl Off-road for the deal and the fast shipping!

Its the only good pic I have of that skid.

like Jim stated as well. The Fumoto valve must be protected. But since we are talking when using these skids it will be.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #6
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I have the Evo Protek 3 piece skid. Best price I've seen for what you get.

http://www.offroadevolution.com/stor...rod=EVO-PROTEK
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Unread 07-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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The only issue I have with the "mounted to the motor" skids is when you do get a huge rock under there you are pushing on the motor. The RR mounts to the frame side of the motor mounts so the weight will be on the frame. The one piece ones make a nice glide plate to get winched off from. Though you have to be in some big rocks to fall on this too. been there done that.
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The only issue I have with the "mounted to the motor" skids is when you do get a huge rock under there you are pushing on the motor. The RR mounts to the frame side of the motor mounts so the weight will be on the frame. The one piece ones make a nice glide plate to get winched off from. Though you have to be in some big rocks to fall on this too. been there done that.
Good point. I think I`ve also found the limit of trail challenge I can take on with my Jeep at this point. I`ll try to stay with in it from now on...
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Unread 08-25-2013, 12:42 PM   #9
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I like the Idea of protecting the exhaust loop, as I dinged mine already and cracked the gasket or part of the headers, so now my pentastar sound like it needs a valve jop....

Anyone give the one from Skid row offroad a try?
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I have the JCR with the loop skid , it seems pretty stout.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
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I just put one on from M.O.R.E.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #12
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I went with the TnT Customs skid plate system. Might be more than what you are looking for, but it gives a good amount of coverage. Get the bolt head protectors ... they are well worth it.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #13
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I went with the EVO skids on our '12, and although I have used Fumoto valves on just about every other car we have owned in the last 10 years, I found http://www.nospillsystems.com to have a non-protruding solution that works as well on the Jeeps as the Fumoto (but is a bit more expensive).

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