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Unread 06-29-2011, 07:29 AM   #16
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so I know generally what the evap canister does, but why would I get a skid plate for that over say the transfer case? Kinda green when it comes to armor on trucks.

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Unread 06-29-2011, 07:49 AM   #17
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Because it's the most vulnerable.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 08:04 AM   #18
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That's what I keep hearing, but I still don't have a skid or relocation completed and I've never so much as grazed mine on a rock and I've been in some pretty hairy spots.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 08:25 AM   #19
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Same here not even a scratch. I know there has been a few that were damaged but itís not as bad some will make it out to be. Iím not saying donít cover or relocate it Iím just sayingÖ
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Unread 06-29-2011, 08:33 AM   #20
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Thats like saying-"I've never needed 4wd, so why getit-


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That's what I keep hearing, but I still don't have a skid or relocation completed and I've never so much as grazed mine on a rock and I've been in some pretty hairy spots.
The evap can is the lowest vulnerable ECU controlled item on your jeep--getta skid-or pay the price-

Here's my "Skid Row"-



You gotta Rubi-protectit-

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Unread 06-29-2011, 08:42 AM   #21
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The sound system is pretty darn waterproof...I've had mine rained in on several ocassions and not just a few sprinkles. You are off to a good start on your offroad kit but here are a few more items just off the top of my head:

Something to air-up and air-down - Compressor or Powertank
First-Aid Kit
Gas Gans & Water Cans
Seat Cover if you plan to go topless alot - I recommend Katskinz in Vinyl
Some sort of locking compartment for your gear - You may want to go on a hike while offroading and it sucks to come back and all your crap is gone. - I have the Tuffy Security Drawer and it is awesome!!!
Line-X is awesome for the interior!
Fire Extinguisher is also a good idea.

Get out there and start having fun...you'll figure out what you need and then build it for YOU!!! Mine is great on the rocks but there are others that are much better. Mine is not the tallest, not the fastest, not the best...but it is setup exactly how I want it (at least it is headed in that direction)
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Unread 06-29-2011, 11:44 AM   #22
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Same here not even a scratch. I know there has been a few that were damaged but itís not as bad some will make it out to be. Iím not saying donít cover or relocate it Iím just sayingÖ
Well Murphy's Law certainly applies to me. If something could go wrong, it probably will. So for the short term I'm thinking some additional armor would be a good start like you guys said.

I found this evap canister skid...
http://www.rebeloffroad.com/product_p/17-56-010.htm

Also looking at this plate for the oil pan and tranny...
http://www.riverraider.com/store/ind...&product_id=68

They seem pretty fairly priced. The riverraider plate is the one I have the most questions about. I guess I don't know if its what I should be looking at, but I agree more and more with ya'll. Might as well protect the truck, skid plates are like insurance, wish you had them after its too late.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 11:58 AM   #23
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The sound system is pretty darn waterproof...I've had mine rained in on several ocassions and not just a few sprinkles. You are off to a good start on your offroad kit but here are a few more items just off the top of my head:

Something to air-up and air-down - Compressor or Powertank
First-Aid Kit
Gas Gans & Water Cans
Seat Cover if you plan to go topless alot - I recommend Katskinz in Vinyl
Some sort of locking compartment for your gear - You may want to go on a hike while offroading and it sucks to come back and all your crap is gone. - I have the Tuffy Security Drawer and it is awesome!!!
Line-X is awesome for the interior!
Fire Extinguisher is also a good idea.

Get out there and start having fun...you'll figure out what you need and then build it for YOU!!! Mine is great on the rocks but there are others that are much better. Mine is not the tallest, not the fastest, not the best...but it is setup exactly how I want it (at least it is headed in that direction)
how big are those security drawers? I would imagine after accumulating enough stuff for the trail kit, it won't all fit in the box. Most of the ones I've seen fit under a seat.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 11:59 AM   #24
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Well Murphy's Law certainly applies to me. If something could go wrong, it probably will. So for the short term I'm thinking some additional armor would be a good start like you guys said.

I found this evap canister skid...
http://www.rebeloffroad.com/product_p/17-56-010.htm

Also looking at this plate for the oil pan and tranny...
http://www.riverraider.com/store/ind...&product_id=68

They seem pretty fairly priced. The riverraider plate is the one I have the most questions about. I guess I don't know if its what I should be looking at, but I agree more and more with ya'll. Might as well protect the truck, skid plates are like insurance, wish you had them after its too late.

Well if your in Jax FL you can always check out my Rubi to get some ideas.

Mine now is a 2011 Rubi Unlimited (had a 2007 too)
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Unread 06-29-2011, 12:04 PM   #25
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I got the rear cargo security drawer. Takes up the whole cargo area behind the rear sear and is a few inches shorter than the tub sides. I have the 4door so it has a lot of room...but of course never quite enough room!
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Unread 06-29-2011, 12:54 PM   #26
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First thing I got for mine was a Rock Hard evap skid and a mount for my CB antenna comes in very hand when you go wheeling with others.
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Unread 06-30-2011, 01:42 PM   #27
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so I just ordered a 48' hi lift jack and the poison spyder evap skid plate.
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Unread 06-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #28
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Nice Jeep.

I have an 08 2 door Rubicon as well. It is my 5th Jeep and my favorite by far (My 98 5.9 Limited comes in second).

Best advise I can give is mod slowly, don't go screwing with the suspension and buying 37's right off the bat if it is a daily driver. Learn to drive and enjoy your Jeep, it is very capable stock. Plus you don't want to spend your first year looking under the Jeep every 10 miles wondering what is squeaking or rattling.

Here is what I have done with my Jeep.

1) Marathon Superhide Seat Covers
2) Weathertech Floor Mats
3) Cobra 75 CB with the Cooltech license plate mount
4) Riddler Diff Covers
5) River Raider Full skids & Evap Skid
6) I wasn't too happy with the stock BFG's, so I bought 255/80R17 BFG KM2's and have been much happier with them. 33x10.5 and don't rub like a 285
7) 19/60 Unlimited springs, gained about 1.5" in height and shouldn't have any troubles with my stock powertrain warranty. Looks much better too, got rid of the rake.
8) Warn 9.5cti as insurance w/ Jeepswag syn line (just ordered)
9) RB1 Nav unit (use a ton).

I can't say there is one mod I regret, but I had 5 jeeps to learn from!

Enjoy the jeep!
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Unread 06-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #29
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Oh and do a Jeep Jamboree, great time.
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Unread 07-03-2011, 06:09 AM   #30
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Do you guys know anything about breather tubes on the front and rear diffs and the transfer case? It was suggested to me to check those out and if they're too short, to extend them up a little bit to keep any potential water out.
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