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: Stock X Skids


Gordon2
12-03-2008, 07:28 PM
Anyone know how descent the stock skid plates are on my '08 Unlimited X.

I know it only has 2, but how good are they.

Should I replace them?

Gordon2
12-05-2008, 01:57 PM
Anyone know how descent the stock skid plates are on my '08 Unlimited X.

I know it only has 2, but how good are they.

Should I replace them?.

Any Help? Ouch!!

bodyguy
12-05-2008, 02:12 PM
Depends on how you wheel it. I have been told I wheel mine hard. I had to replace mine and the oil pan, now I have rock hards on it and they are all fokd up.

StubEXrube
12-05-2008, 02:14 PM
If you are planning on doing rock crawling, stream beds, boulders...That kind of thing, then yea, They REALLY suck and should be upgraded. If you plan on the occasional stump hit thru the woods, they should be fine. When in doubt- take out the checkbook.

Gordon2
12-05-2008, 02:16 PM
If you are planning on doing rock crawling, stream beds, boulders...That kind of thing, then yea, They REALLY suck and should be upgraded. If you plan on the occasional stump hit thru the woods, they should be fine. When in doubt- take out the checkbook.

Checkbook it shall be then. I like the mud and creeks. Any thoughts on manufacturer that does them all?

StubEXrube
12-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Skid Row and Poly Performance seems to have a good following over here. I would stay away from RockHard. JMO

bodyguy
12-05-2008, 02:25 PM
I like trek offroad's
http://www.gotreks.com/Treks_Content.asp?vId=13

AdamIsAdam
12-06-2008, 05:30 AM
I like trek offroad's
http://www.gotreks.com/Treks_Content.asp?vId=13

How come their engine skid requires 2" of lift but it says it retains stock ground clearance?
http://www.gotreks.com/page.asp?pageid=84

bodyguy
12-06-2008, 06:48 AM
How come their engine skid requires 2" of lift but it says it retains stock ground clearance?
http://www.gotreks.com/page.asp?pageid=84

I never noticed that, good question. I dont have them on my Jeep I just like them not even sure how they would hold up. I think they are a vendor maybe they will chime in

afoulk
12-09-2008, 09:10 PM
only thing I can think of is maybe with out the lift there is interferance with the axle or maybe the driveshaft at full flex.

Anyways, if you want a complete system, I say go for the Trek's. I really like the looks of the Poly kit, but your still gonna have to do something about the gas tank skid. I'm still trying to decide between the two myself.