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|12-03-2005 04:39 PM|
Originally Posted by tonkaJP
Thanks for all the tips bros, SKid Row it is...
|12-02-2005 04:44 PM|
you should see my gas tank...
I like to call it a 19 gallon to 15 gallon conversion.
|12-02-2005 04:15 PM|
Yep, I've done that.
I crushed one oil pan on my TJ and had to replace it. I dented the new one twice before I finally got around to installing my engine skid.
For your Jeep, I'd recommend the Skid Row. It is a fine product and will hold up well for most people. I know a few that have managed to bend one, but they were giving it serious abuse at the time, well above what it could be expected to stand up to.
I prefer the Jeep Medic, but I don't think they make one for the 4. It's thicker than the Skid Row at 1/4" vs. 3/16". I have never heard of anyone, other than myself, that has managed to bend one.
|12-02-2005 02:16 PM|
Originally Posted by Akula47
|12-02-2005 11:13 AM|
Originally Posted by erickpl
oh yeah, fenders are on and painted. actually I fired it up last night.
|12-02-2005 11:09 AM|
I know you do. I've been reading your writeup/progress on Gill's site.
How your fenders coming along? Finished getting them done?
|12-02-2005 11:02 AM|
thats the TJ bellyup.
however mines a YJ.
I'm allowed to post in the TJ forum since I've got a TJ powertrain.
|12-02-2005 07:20 AM|
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)?
|12-02-2005 01:00 AM|
Originally Posted by Akula47
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....
***The guy at Jiffy Lube freaked out when he saw it***
|12-01-2005 10:03 PM|
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.
04 Kubota 4WDTractor
|12-01-2005 09:40 PM|
Originally Posted by Dirty Backroads
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.
|12-01-2005 09:36 PM|
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!
|12-01-2005 09:29 PM|
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.
|12-01-2005 09:24 PM|
Originally Posted by MuddyJeepZJ
|12-01-2005 07:43 PM|
skid row makes a quality product.
my skid row, along with my TF bellyup.
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