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post #16 of 23 Old 12-22-2004, 09:06 PM
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Wait for Oman to get here... he'll tell you all about the HID's

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don't a lot of the gas tank skids require a body lift?

If one were to do... say a 3.5 RE SF lift and did an SYE at the same time would they have to have another SYE built down the road if they wanted to do a belly up?
a lot of the gas tank skids will gain you 1" of clearance...and do need a 1" BL...

I installed the Skid Row, which actually bolts over the stock skid (most other replace the stock unit)...and it does not gain you any clearance or need a BL...

you've got the terminology a little off on the SYE...you don't "build" another SYE...however, you will probably need a longer driveshaft, and you can have yours redone locally for $100 or so...

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I can't believe Oman hasn't come yet!!! When I saw this thread title, I knew Oman would post in that thread, but...

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a lot of the gas tank skids will gain you 1" of clearance...and do need a 1" BL...

I installed the Skid Row, which actually bolts over the stock skid (most other replace the stock unit)...and it does not gain you any clearance or need a BL...

you've got the terminology a little off on the SYE...you don't "build" another SYE...however, you will probably need a longer driveshaft, and you can have yours redone locally for $100 or so...

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The two most important skidplates to have are for the gas tank and oil pan. This is based on the high level of vulnerability of both items and guaranteed likelihood that they will be regularly impacted by rocks, etc. on the trail. The gas tank is usually the item most often hit when offroading and thus really should be protected first. My gas tank's skid plate has been hit so hard so many times that it has paid for itself probably a hundred times by now.

On the other hand, my oil pan skidplate has never been touched by the rocks in eight years of rock crawling. But even so, it needs a skidplate from the first day since it only takes one rock in the right place at the wrong time to puncture your oil pan and likely ruin your engine.

Skidplates for other things like the steering box, control arms, etc. are great but should be installed only after installing the gas tank and oil pan skidplates. Yes the gas tank looks like it already has a skidplate but trust me, that sheet metal that serves primarily just to support the tank provides nowhere near the protection a true skidplate does.

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hid?

What is an HID bulb?
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What is an HID bulb?
High Intensity Discharge...

they're the lights like Lexus, BMW, etc...

not a filament to light up, but it lights by igniting an electrical discharge between two electrodes in a capsule filled with xenon gas...

aftermarket kits are $500+...and most aren't DOT approved...

HID-like bulbs are just normal bulbs that are white/blue/purple...and go for as little as $5/each...

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