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Unread 02-12-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
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Rancho Rock Gear Oil Pan Skid Plate

the one that goes on with silicone.
has anyone been using it?
what are your thoughts/comments?


http://www.gorancho.com/rockgear/oilpan.php

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Unread 02-12-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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i dont like that skid... ur best to go with a Engine/oil/Trans skid.. from skidrow.. and its only 4 bolts.. very easy install...
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Unread 02-12-2009, 08:44 AM   #3
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not a fan - it looks like good dent protection, but it could still get hung up.
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Unread 02-12-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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Looks a little cheap ... doesnt even bolt on ...
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Unread 02-12-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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My 2 cents...

Yes, that will provide puncture resistance. But, my fear would be if you landed on your oil pan, enough to put a whole lot of weight on it. All that weight is still being supported by the engine mounts which could mess up a whole lot more than your mounts. If you go with more of a "true skid plate", one that is mounted to fame rails and/or cross members, now all that weight is being supported by the frame (possible impact weight if you drop your rig onto the pan). I could still see major damage being done with that "stick-on" skid plate.
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Unread 02-12-2009, 06:59 PM   #6
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CreepJeep - So far, from the pictures Iíve seen where people damaged their oil pan they scrape it near the back end of the pan by the drain plug. I got one solely for that type of potential problem. Since itís just adding armor to the oil pan it has better ďclearanceĒ that a skid plate (a skid plate would hit before the armor), and itís pretty light in comparison to a skid plate.

I completely agree that if you flop down on a rock it will not provide much in the way of protection, but then again I think itís pretty hard to flop down right on the oil pan - scrape it, yes; flop on it, not easy (but possible) to do. If you are concerned about dropping down and landing your oil pan on a rock then get a skid plate. If you are only concerned about scraping the pan then this may the product for you.

Iíve had it on for over a year. It hasnít ďloosened upĒ at all. I havenít hit it yet either.
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Unread 02-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #7
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I got it.... its a nice price for what I needed. I have beat it, its still there. I have a few small dents, some scrapes, ect.
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Unread 02-12-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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thanks

thanks for all the replies.
the next check I get tomorrow I will have the money for the next three
mods.

rock hard 4x4 cage kit.
rancho oil pan skid.
evap skid.

this is my daily driver and I only really go on the 3 diamond trails for the highest
(1 to 5) out at superlift in Hot Springs. although,I've been know to hit a certain few level 4 and 5 obsticales, if I have an exit if I fail.
so, it's not like I go really hardcore.
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