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post #1 of 19 Old 12-01-2005, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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An example of why skids are essential...



Had a decent approach, had a feeling the rock would give...suffice for me to say...it did...front end slipped and bashed w/ no mercy...

I now need a new oil pan, don't want to go the stealership route, but if it's my last resort....

Wanted to ask you boys what you have and what you found to work really well...i carry a 2.5 in the engine bay...

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post #2 of 19 Old 12-01-2005, 06:00 PM
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Check out Skid Row, they make quality skids. Avoid the Warn oil skid, it is a bit thin for my liking. 1/8".

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Im looking into the jeep medic skids, a little cheaper than most too. Skids are a mans best friend, heres my "would be" carnage


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Im looking into the jeep medic skids, a little cheaper than most too. Skids are a mans best friend, heres my "would be" carnage


Damn that is a Jeep medic skid??

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skid row makes a quality product.


my skid row, along with my TF bellyup.

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Damn that is a Jeep medic skid??
no, stock skid, well bent up shovel now. Im looking into the jeep medic ones after that encounter. Stock jeeps on black trails dont mix all too well

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Not to scare ya but not all skids can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'


It has been persuaded back into shape though. It did its job saving my oilpan and exhaust.
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Skids are good! I have a good time wheeling in my stocker with the skids in place. I don't think that would be the case if they weren't there because then I'd be worried. My lack of experience/stock height is covered by the skids.

The lift kit is next.

I have the Skid Row oil pan/tranny skid. It covers all the important stuff (oil pan and tranny). Only downside is that changing the oil is a bit more difficult with it on and for tranny fluid changes I'll have to remove it and then reinstall, but IMO it's worth it.

I also like my Warn gas tank skid. It's taken more than it's share of hits. I don't regret investing in that one at all. Same with the diff, LCA and steering box skids. Then there's the A to Z rockers.

You can't have too many skids!

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Skids are good! I have a good time wheeling in my stocker with the skids in place. I don't think that would be the case if they weren't there because then I'd be worried. My lack of experience/stock height is covered by the skids.

The lift kit is next.

I have the Skid Row oil pan/tranny skid. It covers all the important stuff (oil pan and tranny). Only downside is that changing the oil is a bit more difficult with it on and for tranny fluid changes I'll have to remove it and then reinstall, but IMO it's worth it.

I also like my Warn gas tank skid. It's taken more than it's share of hits. I don't regret investing in that one at all. Same with the diff, LCA and steering box skids. Then there's the A to Z rockers.

You can't have too many skids!
good skids are worth the money if you ask me.

I've got a warn diff guard for my HP30, a skidrow engine skid*slightly modified to suit me better*, a Teraflex bellyup, a PSC rock ring for the 8.8, and a custom "tucked" gas tank skid homemade out of 11gauge steel.

plus all that weight helps with the COG.
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post #10 of 19 Old 12-01-2005, 10:03 PM
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I had a Jeep (Warn) engine skid on the 04 Sahara but went to a JeepMedic on the Rubicon. The JeepMedic is a lot stronger than the Warn, costs more too, but well worth it. Skids are not the place to get tight with the wallet, you get what you pay for.

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Had a decent approach, had a feeling the rock would give...suffice for me to say...it did...front end slipped and bashed w/ no mercy...

I now need a new oil pan, don't want to go the stealership route, but if it's my last resort....

Wanted to ask you boys what you have and what you found to work really well...i carry a 2.5 in the engine bay...

Hey that pic looks all to familar.... I have the same palm size dent in mine. Its not leaking so im not worried about replacement. But an oil skid is definetly on the XMAS list. For now u have some extra clearance and u may not hit it next time on the trails....


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Well since he is with a 2.5L, his options are limited. I think only Skid Row makes a decent (read thick) skid for the 2.5. I checked on a Jeep Medic skid and they don't make em for 2.5's, let alone my 97.

But Skid Row skids will work with Nth, 33Engineering, and TF belly ups. So all is well for me.

Admar, got a link for the TF skid (for a TJ)?

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http://teraflx.com/productImages/BUT-03.jpg
http://teraflx.com/pages/product_results.php



thats the TJ bellyup.


however mines a YJ.

I'm allowed to post in the TJ forum since I've got a TJ powertrain.
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I know you do. I've been reading your writeup/progress on Gill's site.

How your fenders coming along? Finished getting them done?

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I know you do. I've been reading your writeup/progress on Gill's site.

How your fenders coming along? Finished getting them done?

oh yeah, fenders are on and painted. actually I fired it up last night.


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