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post #1 of 9 Old 09-13-2009, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Which skids get the most use?

Buddy and I are going to Uwharrie in a few weeks...hes has a completely stock jk Sahara....which skids to yall consider the most important?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-14-2009, 12:33 AM
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Personally, I'd go with an engine/oil pan skid plate. I have a skid row one and it's taken a beating, glad I have it.

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how important is gas tank skid and what about that evap can?

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You wont have any issue at URE. I took my 4d rubicon there without a lift and it did just fine. i didnt even touch the lockers. i had to use creative driving around the humps that are there for erosion control. i had to drive it like a lowrider over a speed bump, start on the left drive along it then down.

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You have a factory fuel tank skid and I haven't moved or protected my evap and haven't had an issue.

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this is one of those things that you might get a different response from everyone. I used to play at Tellico all the time before the tree-huggers took it away from us. My gas tank skid took a beating, but the stock unit is sufficient. I actually opened up my front diff cover on trail #6, so with that being said, I thing diff covers are a great start for beefing up. On the JK, the diffs and the lower shock mounts are the most vulnerable. As much as my JK has been through, the evap and oil pan have faired pretty well.
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I wrecked the original OEM trans skid and crossmember. So, I put a Skid Row engine trans skid on it and now thats all scratched up but not bent. I already moved the Evap Can so that's not an issue. The gas tank skid is bent, but the tank still holds 19 gallons so its not up for replacement yet. The Riddler and Solid diff covers have a few scrapes but are still in excellent condition. One control arm mount is bent but still usable. I probably won't skid those.

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Stock skids are fine at Uwharrie. I beat up my Fuel Tank skid on Kodak Rock, but there's an easy bypass around it. You'll have a blast!

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Thanks guys ill let him know!!!

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