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: River Raider - Complete Skid System


crash
03-23-2009, 10:29 PM
Here are a few pics of our Oil pan skid and Trans. skid.
We will be offering our complete skid set that includes oil pan, transmission, transfer case and gas tank skids for $799.
More pics coming soon.:beer:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates018.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates011.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates017.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates020.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates023.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates021.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates018-1.jpg

terrahawk
03-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Looks good Keny

OJTJK
03-23-2009, 11:15 PM
I don't know man... Is there any body filler in the skid plate? :grinpimp:

Big A
03-24-2009, 12:00 AM
I don't know man... Is there any body filler in the skid plate? :grinpimp:
:thefinger:

Your about to get lynched! :laughing:

crash
03-24-2009, 12:02 AM
Yes it is made completly from bondo and cardboard.:D

Richie Rich
03-24-2009, 02:19 AM
WOW....looks good. More pics and details please!

seer
03-24-2009, 06:19 AM
What are the transmission and transfer case skids going to bolt to?

jonb96150
03-24-2009, 06:57 AM
Yeah, more pix. Or links. Of the whole system. I checked your website but no pix there. I'm very close to ordering and have it narrowed down to two players, but would like to look at yours.

crash
03-24-2009, 07:04 AM
I will have more pics to post later today.

The trans. skid bolts to the factory cross member and the oil pan skid.

The t-case skid bolts to the cross member the frame rail and the gas tank mount.

mrsig
03-24-2009, 08:02 AM
Looks great! Now I have to sell all of the ones I have now to get yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YmansJK
03-24-2009, 08:22 AM
sorry to get off topic but what is up with your corners. Any news how long? Skids look tight too!!

07_Rubi
03-24-2009, 08:47 AM
lookin' good! Altho they are still expensive IMO....they are cheaper than the other mfg's...

ogre45
03-24-2009, 09:11 AM
Sweet! I'm liking these. :beer:

SDMF
03-24-2009, 09:33 AM
Yes it is made completly from bondo and cardboard.:D

:laughing2::laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:

jeepik
03-24-2009, 09:45 AM
thats some thick cardboard :)


looks good though :)

paragon
03-24-2009, 10:52 AM
thats some thick cardboard :)


looks good though :)

it's doubled up with bondo binding the 2 pieces together so that the corrugations in the cardboard doesn't show

jkxtx
03-24-2009, 11:01 AM
I like them, but that's just me.

crash
03-24-2009, 12:32 PM
I updated the first post with a few pics of the gas tank skid and t-skid skid as well as the oil pan and trans. skids.

All are formed from 3/16'' steel plate and are available in bare steel and powdercoat finish.

crash
03-24-2009, 12:35 PM
sorry to get off topic but what is up with your corners. Any news how long? Skids look tight too!!

The corners are in stock and ready to ship.:beer:

Alter Ego
03-24-2009, 12:46 PM
How do you deal with the movement between the engine and the crossmember?
Is that logo thing on the engine plate some sort of a slide joint?

SDMF
03-24-2009, 12:46 PM
Is the 800 powder coated or bare?

ogre45
03-24-2009, 01:37 PM
I noticed you have a long arm suspension. How's this gonna fit with the stock crossmember? Or is that the stock one you have?

crash
03-24-2009, 06:13 PM
Is the 800 powder coated or bare?

$799 for bare steel
$949 for black powdercoat

bfj aka tambil
03-24-2009, 06:16 PM
Any chance of countersinking the bolts or rounding them?

Color choice in the powdercoat?

I would like to order a set straight away. Would you like me to rep them for you at Jeep Beach this year? Unless you are already going to be there. Its in mid May.

I will send you a pm. I also have your snorkel on my Jeep, great product.

jeepik
03-24-2009, 06:32 PM
so it looks like up front its bolted directly to the engine, and in the back its bolted to the crossmember

is that a good thing???

im thinking if i land hard on the very front, it might go all bad, and tweak the crossmember, or break the motor mounts

seems like skids should either be all mounted to the frame, or all to the drivetrain

thoughts??

crash
03-24-2009, 06:35 PM
I noticed you have a long arm suspension. How's this gonna fit with the stock crossmember? Or is that the stock one you have?

The trans. skid in the pics. tie into the factory crossmember.
However this trans. skid that is shown is specificly designed for the Rock Krawler long arm kit.
The trans skid will also be available for those with a standard suspension setup.

lbh
03-24-2009, 10:29 PM
Is the oil pan skid bolted to the motor? How are thos button head bolts going to hold up to the rocks? I like the looks, looks like a good fit.

stralph
03-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Ya as a fabricator I don't know about that.There sould be some rubber mounts at the motor for flex and vibratoin or just mount it to the frame.

RubiJK
03-26-2009, 01:10 PM
Nice! As good or better than what is already available... Whats the availability/lead time? Bring them to me at Moab, so I can install them in the parking lot??? :D

DucaBrothers
03-26-2009, 10:01 PM
hey ken I was wondering about color match gatorhyde/or/powder coat for your skids and rear bumper....same price as gatorgyde option or more for color?

lohchief
03-27-2009, 09:02 AM
Damn........that looks like armor plating.If I end up taking my jk to iraqistan I'll buy it ;)

crash
03-29-2009, 09:18 PM
Nice! As good or better than what is already available... Whats the availability/lead time? Bring them to me at Moab, so I can install them in the parking lot??? :D

We will begin shipping them out mid. April.

I will have two set in Moab one on my jeep and one for display.:beer:

Da Kine
03-31-2009, 06:48 AM
I am willing to offer my Jeep as the Test/show platform for Colorado. Just mail em to my house and I will do the rest.:D

07_Rubi
03-31-2009, 01:04 PM
while you are at sending these things out....Send me a set 2 and I will show them off all over the great State of Texas! ;)

Proud Rebel
03-31-2009, 01:11 PM
Looks good to me, I need some protection like that, so far that is the best looking guard for the oil pan I've seen yet. :D

PhishJeep
04-01-2009, 06:00 PM
I am especially interested in this as I have the RK long arm kit installed. Could you post some more opictures of this? Is it indeed bolted to the engine mounts?

bodyguy
04-01-2009, 06:22 PM
I like these, my rock hard skids are about worn out so these would be an excellent upgrade. :beer:

finishlinewest
04-03-2009, 02:02 PM
Nice looking skid plates.

RDY4RKS
04-14-2009, 09:45 AM
Does the gas tank skid replace the factory skid or cover it? will these work with Full Traction Long arm kit?

bfj aka tambil
04-14-2009, 10:26 AM
I spoke with Crash before he left for Moab, the gas tank skid goes over the factory, it doesn't replace it.
He also said based on pics I sent him, that these would work with my TF LA kit with a small modification to one plate.

JRunner01
04-14-2009, 11:15 AM
Is the oil pan skid bolted to the motor? How are thos button head bolts going to hold up to the rocks? I like the looks, looks like a good fit.

Does anyone have more comments opinions on the way they mount to the motor mounts? I stuck on the potential issues it may cause.

Also I hear some buying those washers from ROCKHARD for the Treks Skids and I think I hear one buying them also for these River Raider Skids. Is that possible with these too?

Anyone else have these installed and have any comments on them.

Im on the fence between these and Treks Skids.

Thanks in advance...
JRunner01

bfj aka tambil
04-14-2009, 11:40 AM
JRunner01, glad to see you posting here. Welcome to JKO

River Raider skids are new. They are sending them out mid April. I believe the owner is the only one running his skid right now, but I might be mistaken there.
I will be getting a set soon (already ordered) and will post up towards the end of this month.

rage344
04-15-2009, 09:19 AM
all ordered up in and a few other things from them snorkel. airbox jack mount will be next then maybe fenders

seer
04-15-2009, 10:38 AM
It looks to me like the skid attaches to the engine mounts. Is that right? What's needed for installation of these (full set- drilling, tapping etc...). My Rock Hards are worn out too, but I want to know what I'd be getting into if I order these.

JRunner01
04-15-2009, 10:47 AM
It looks to me like the skid attaches to the engine mounts. Is that right? What's needed for installation of these (full set- drilling, tapping etc...). My Rock Hards are worn out too, but I want to know what I'd be getting into if I order these.

That is correct... they do mount to the motor mounts, as I was told by RR.

I believe they told me a sleve is inserted into the existing motor mount hole, to take up some slack, before securing the front oil pan skid and bolt. I dont believe there is any retaping for these holes.

My only worry is whether this method is acceptable on the engine in case of impact.

crash
04-15-2009, 01:07 PM
The oil pan skid does attach to the motor mounts on both sides of the engine.
We have tested this design and it works extremely well.

The motor mount has a machined counter sunk location for the head of the factory bolts.
Our skid comes with a 3/16'' thick steel spacers that fits in the recess and goes between the engine mount and the new skid. Then the new hardware that is supplied with the skid is used to tie everything together. This set up is just as strong as the factory design and offers more protection than any other setup available.

DesertJK
04-15-2009, 06:34 PM
The skull and cross bones sold me on them, well, that and the fact that they look like they can take some abuse.

JKJeeper
04-15-2009, 07:03 PM
Dude! Sweet!

seer
04-15-2009, 07:25 PM
Can you remove the transfer case skid without removing the engine skid?

STUPIDFACE
04-15-2009, 07:35 PM
Would i be able to get em powder coated red like the ones in the original post? Either way, its something else to add to the list.......damn......it never ends.:bawling:

corey d

Riverkid
04-15-2009, 07:38 PM
Would i be able to get em powder coated red like the ones in the original post? Either way, its something else to add to the list.......damn......it never ends.:bawling:

corey d

You have the right attitude lol:grinpimp::D:beer:

STUPIDFACE
04-15-2009, 07:59 PM
You have the right attitude lol:grinpimp::D:beer:


Brother, i get paid every week.....:D


corey d

rage344
04-17-2009, 09:43 AM
Im all ordered up cant wait to get them on also ordered the airbox snorkel and high lift mount:bounce: addicition is a ***** lol

homesickmarine
04-17-2009, 11:48 AM
I have said it before in other threads, that oil pan skid is SICK! Looks kick ass! PM sent.

crash
04-18-2009, 06:14 AM
Can you remove the transfer case skid without removing the engine skid?

Yes:beer:

crash
04-18-2009, 06:15 AM
Would i be able to get em powder coated red like the ones in the original post? Either way, its something else to add to the list.......damn......it never ends.:bawling:

corey d

Yes we can do RED:beer:

Dutchboy101
04-20-2009, 12:41 PM
Kenny,

How soon are these complete skid systems shipping out? Do you have them for the four door as well?

terrahawk
04-20-2009, 02:41 PM
Kenny ships things pronto, and unusual for a smaller company, keeps things on the shelf unlike like the bigger shops.:beer:

crash
04-23-2009, 10:07 AM
Kenny,

How soon are these complete skid systems shipping out? Do you have them for the four door as well?

We have 6 sets going out this week and 10 sets scheduled for next week. We are running on a 1-2 week lead time.

Yes we have them for the four door as well.:beer:

crash
05-04-2009, 06:53 AM
hey crash, will the transfer case plate work with a skid row engine skid plate? and how much for the transfer case, and gas tank painted black?

The transfer case skid meets the transmission skid midway on the factory cross member. As long as the skid row engine skid does the same they will work together fine.
Prices are on the web site or you can call me directly.

rage344
05-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Crash i got all my stuff in these skids are evil real quality product im going to put them on this weekend

Dutchboy101
05-14-2009, 09:44 AM
Crash i got all my stuff in these skids are evil real quality product im going to put them on this weekend

Rage, Did you install you skid plates last weekend? Did you take pictures? How difficult was it, any advice? I received mine yesterday, and will be installing them this weekend.

JRunner01
05-14-2009, 11:08 AM
Got mine as well this week. Also ordered the 5th skid for the EVAP and optional Air tank. Heavy as a MOFO :D ... and look really STOUT !! :D

Just need to paint everything up first. What are you guys planning to use for paint? I'm going with POR15.

Thanks...

rage344
05-14-2009, 01:38 PM
Rage, Did you install you skid plates last weekend? Did you take pictures? How difficult was it, any advice? I received mine yesterday, and will be installing them this weekend.

I ACTUALLY DID NOT GET TO THE INSTALL YET MY BUDDY IS GOING TO LET ME USE HIS SHOP AND HIS PAINT BOOTH SO IM WAITING FOR AN OPEN WEEKEND then im installing the skids the snorkel and the high lift mount and air box all together :beer: let me know how your install goes ive mocked everything up should be super easy

bfj aka tambil
05-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Got mine as well this week. Also ordered the 5th skid for the EVAP and optional Air tank. Heavy as a MOFO :D ... and look really STOUT !! :D

Just need to paint everything up first. What are you guys planning to use for paint? I'm going with POR15.

Thanks...

I used self etching primer and black metallic paint ... did the jeep side with gloss black though, cause I had it...
Might put them on tomorrow...or Monday if need be.

NxtGenCowboy
05-15-2009, 07:03 AM
Dont forget to take pictures!@

crash
05-15-2009, 08:21 AM
Here are a few shots from an install we did for a customer this week.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/IMG_2308.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/IMG_2309.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/IMG_2312.jpg
Here are a few shots of a 4 door gas tank skid in bare steel
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/IMG_2328.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/IMG_2327.jpg

Dutchboy101
05-18-2009, 01:25 PM
Installed them this weekend. I painted mine Orange, to represent my native country!!!
I needed help from my neighbours kid to put the fuel tank skid on, besides that, everything was straight forward.

And I know, this thread ain't sh!t without pictures. But they look the same as above, but in orange.:thefinger:

thaduke2003
05-20-2009, 11:45 AM
Just talked to Kenny- cool dude. Going with this system, but since I'm broke as a joke, going piece-by-piece. Going bare steel and click-clacking it. Probably black. Because black makes things better :) Mark W.

backroadman81
05-21-2009, 08:36 PM
Just wondering how much do these plates weigh and on the one pic it shows that the evap canister having a skid is that separate or part of it.

thaduke2003
05-22-2009, 08:07 AM
^Several pounds :) They're steel- they have some heft to them, I imagine! I'll weigh my oil pan/trans skid when I get it- woo hoo :) Mark W.

bfj aka tambil
05-22-2009, 03:35 PM
Just wondering how much do these plates weigh and on the one pic it shows that the evap canister having a skid is that separate or part of it.

My shipped weight was 127 lbs.

Haven't been able to install yet since it hasn't stopped raining since Jeep Beach.!!

But I will post up pics when its all done. I will have a few mods to make to get around the oil return for the supercharger.

Kenny is so cool, he actually called me when he read I was ready to install just to make sure I didn't have any questions about the instructions. Hows that for customer service! :D

smokey
05-22-2009, 04:22 PM
tambil, let us know how they go on. I might just have to bite the bullet on these as well.

doc307
05-22-2009, 10:10 PM
I can tell you the evap/air tank skid is much heavier than I thought it would have been.
The quality is great and the support is even better.

usmcdoc14
05-22-2009, 10:39 PM
Watch for a complete review. Impressed is an understatement.
Kenny is a great guy to work with.

DED HED
05-23-2009, 12:54 AM
Hey Crash,
I was going to order the Rockhard cage, but I saw on your website that you are going to offer a cage sometime soon. Can you give us any more info? Curious about the half doors you are going to be offering as well.

RUDY850
05-26-2009, 02:24 PM
I need skids. Are they in stock for the 4 door?

crash
05-27-2009, 08:50 AM
I need skids. Are they in stock for the 4 door?

Four door and two door skid sets in stock and ready to ship!

Prope
05-27-2009, 08:56 AM
Just a shot in the dark... but are you guys working/do you have any that will work with a hemi swap? Mainly I'd like to have the tranny/crossmember/exhaust skid as it'd be pretty tough to hit the oil pan.

Dutchboy101
05-27-2009, 08:58 AM
I went to Katemcy last weekend to test out the RR Skids on my Unlimited.
I didn't take it easy on any of the obstacles and if there is one issue I see with the skids is that it gives me more confidence ride my JK harder than I normally do. Which just means I'll just break something else.:D
Knowing that these skids will hold up and protect my belly.

There was not a dent on the skids. Scratched the heck out of the paint and will have to have it retouched. (Note: I painted the skids myself)

I highly recommend them and they held up very well. I did loose the three bolds/ rubber nuts that attach oil pan skid to the transmission skid, but I will have to get with Kenny to get some new ones. Maybe I installed them wrong, the directions weren't clear on the installation manual, but with some locktight didn't think I was able to loose them.

All in all, I give this product a thumbs up!!!:beer:

thaduke2003
05-27-2009, 09:07 AM
Hey Kenny- has my oil pan/trans skid shipped yet? Talked to you over the phone last week- Mark W.

terrahawk
05-27-2009, 09:36 AM
Scratched the heck out of the paint and will have to have it retouched. (Note: I painted the skids myself)


My momma says burnt orange is the color of the devil! [/Bobby Bouchier] :thefinger:

Dr.Dirty
05-27-2009, 10:11 AM
id be interested if you think it would work with the RE Long arm KIt

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/szmartin7401/101_2460.jpg

Dutchboy101
05-27-2009, 11:59 AM
My momma says burnt orange is the color of the devil! [/Bobby Bouchier] :thefinger:

Luckily for you it came out bright orange! :thefinger:

crash
06-02-2009, 04:13 PM
Hey Kenny- has my oil pan/trans skid shipped yet? Talked to you over the phone last week- Mark W.

Yes they have shipped.

Thanks for the order!:beer:

crash
06-02-2009, 04:15 PM
id be interested if you think it would work with the RE Long arm KIt

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/szmartin7401/101_2460.jpg

Yes they will.
It might require some slight trimming on the transfercase skid for the new RE rear control arm mount.
Other then that it should bolt up fine.

crash
06-02-2009, 04:17 PM
Just a shoot in the dark... but are you guys working/do you have any that will work with a hemi swap? Mainly I'd like to have the tranny/crossmember/exhaust skid as it'd be pretty tough to hit the oil pan.

All I need is a JK with a Hemi and we will design a skid system for it:beer:.

Interested?

Prope
06-02-2009, 07:59 PM
All I need is a JK with a Hemi and we will design a skid system for it:beer:.

Interested?

Yep! 5.5 hours to get to you... hmm... :grinpimp:

How long would you need it?

DRIVEN1
06-02-2009, 11:28 PM
All I need is a JK with a Hemi and we will design a skid system for it:beer:.

Interested?

I have a buddy that owns Total Auto Pros. His name is Scott Moyes and he has an awesome JK 4 door with a new Hemi install completed. This is their show Jeep for their company and gets LOTS of exposure. He may even be a dealer for you, not sure? I would give him a call if you don't have someone else lined up. He was thinking about making his own but has no time. May be a great source to help sell the product for you. PM me for his cell number if your interested.

By the way, I intend to get the skid plates for mine when I have the cash. I want them in Black. I assume that is possible. Nice product.

rubirobv
06-03-2009, 12:03 AM
I went to Katemcy last weekend to test out the RR Skids on my Unlimited.
I didn't take it easy on any of the obstacles and if there is one issue I see with the skids is that it gives me more confidence ride my JK harder than I normally do. Which just means I'll just break something else.:D
Knowing that these skids will hold up and protect my belly.

There was not a dent on the skids. Scratched the heck out of the paint and will have to have it retouched. (Note: I painted the skids myself)

I highly recommend them and they held up very well. I did loose the three bolds/ rubber nuts that attach oil pan skid to the transmission skid, but I will have to get with Kenny to get some new ones. Maybe I installed them wrong, the directions weren't clear on the installation manual, but with some locktight didn't think I was able to loose them.

All in all, I give this product a thumbs up!!!:beer:


I bent my skidrow engine tranny skid. Let us know if and when you bend these.

Dutchboy101
06-03-2009, 03:15 PM
I bent my skidrow engine tranny skid. Let us know if and when you bend these.

I did not put a dent in the skid plates, they held up very well. Some of the bolds took a beating, but once installed I dont plan on changing out the skids too often, if ever. The Rock Hard washers might be a worthwile upgrade.

Heading off to Katemcy again next weekend, last weekend that they are open.
Will let you know how they perform on the granite again.

afoulk
06-03-2009, 04:26 PM
So no vibration problems at all since these bolt to the engine and the crossmember under the tranny?

BeerMonkeY
06-04-2009, 06:47 PM
I hate river raider for making this awesome skid and i hate this forum for showing me this, how am i supposed to sneak this purchase past my wife. DAMN YOU!!!

crash
06-05-2009, 08:38 PM
I hate river raider for making this awesome skid and i hate this forum for showing me this, how am i supposed to sneak this purchase past my wife. DAMN YOU!!!

It feels good to be loved.:beer:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/RROCoilpantransmissionskidplateon07.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/RROCoilpantransmissionskidplateson0.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/RROCoilpantransmissionskidmountinfr.jpg

crash
06-05-2009, 08:40 PM
Yep! 5.5 hours to get to you... hmm... :grinpimp:

How long would you need it?

2 days.
Just let me know.

crash
06-05-2009, 10:15 PM
So no vibration problems at all since these bolt to the engine and the crossmember under the tranny?

There are three rubber isolaters that are installed to illiminate any vibrations from being transfered to the jeep.

thaduke2003
06-06-2009, 06:50 AM
Putting mine on this weekend- got the spacers- thanks Kenny- smack your shipping guy for me :) Mark W.

afoulk
06-06-2009, 09:10 PM
There are three rubber isolaters that are installed to illiminate any vibrations from being transfered to the jeep.

Cool. Looked like they were solid mounted, thats why I was worried. I think I'm just about sold on them then. Will they work with the Rancho Long Arm crossmemeber as well? I'm considering that lift for fruther on down the road, just wanna make sure these skids work with it in the future.

RUDY850
06-21-2009, 10:59 PM
Just got done installing my skids. They are made very well.

I do have a couple problems tho

first one is that the trany lines were hitting the oil pan skid right at the back. At the sharp edge of the skid. I was able to slide the black plastic trany line holder forward in between the skid and the lines so it wouldn't be rubbing any more. Is there a better way to fix this. Or will this be ok

Also I have a slite vibration when driving. And a very noticeable vibration at idle when its in gear. Could it be I tightened the bolts down to tight at the rubber bushings.I didn't think i smashed them but its possible

Bluewaterrider
06-21-2009, 11:38 PM
The oil pan skid does attach to the motor mounts on both sides of the engine.
We have tested this design and it works extremely well.

The motor mount has a machined counter sunk location for the head of the factory bolts.
Our skid comes with a 3/16'' thick steel spacers that fits in the recess and goes between the engine mount and the new skid. Then the new hardware that is supplied with the skid is used to tie everything together. This set up is just as strong as the factory design and offers more protection than any other setup available.

How do the motor mounts continue to allow the motor and trans to "swing" with large bumps and vibration if the oil pan skid is attached to the frame mounted trans skid ?

Look like you could easily fab up some brackets to go to the frame, or the rigid frame mounted side of the motor mounts;)

Bluewaterrider
06-21-2009, 11:43 PM
Here are a few pics of our Oil pan skid and Trans. skid.
We will be offering our complete skid set that includes oil pan, transmission, transfer case and gas tank skids for $799.
More pics coming soon.:beer:

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn307/kennyhauk/skidplates018-1.jpg

What is the black rod going to the front in this pic under the motor mount ????

crash
06-22-2009, 05:59 AM
Rudy- "Just got done installing my skids. They are made very well.
The trany lines were hitting the oil pan skid right at the back."

The oil pan skid comes with a bracket that holds the oil lines in place on the drivers side front corner.
As for the back corner, putting a slight bend in the lines will eliminate any hitting on the skid.
Be sure not to kink the lines when bending them by using a piece of pipe to bend the line over.

crash
06-22-2009, 06:32 AM
Also I have a slite vibration when driving. And a very noticeable vibration at idle when its in gear. Could it be I tightened the bolts down to tight at the rubber bushings.I didn't think i smashed them but its possible

I would first go through and check all the hardware to make sure everything is tight.
The bolts with the rubber bushings should just be snug.
The location where we attach the oil pan skid is very ridgid and should not cause a bad vibration.
We have had a JK here at the shop with a loose motor mount that with the addition of the skid set had some vibration.
Ater replacing the mount it was fine.
We have quite a few skid sets out there and have not had any other vibration issues.
However keep me posted or call me directly if I can help in any way.

crash
06-22-2009, 06:35 AM
What is the black rod going to the front in this pic under the motor mount ????

Thats my air horn of a Mack truck!!:smokin:

peanut
06-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Should have mine this week! UPS says Wed :) Thanks Kenny so far great customer service :beer::beer: Now the test is to see that they all fit just as they should ;)

fftri
07-09-2009, 05:45 PM
I installed the oil/tranny/transfer case skids last Friday with the help of a couple of guys from our local club, NEJeep.

They installed fairly straight forward. We just wished there were some plate by plate pictures with the directions. One issue we had was that the directions did not mention using washers with the three screws that connect the tranny with the oil pan skids. We found out these were neccassary after the nylock nuts pulled through the rubber isolators. Kinda a DUH! moment and a small point.

Also with my exhaust cross over pipe there was no clearance with the tranny skid. It actually angles down towards the driver side. THis required a quick fix of a few washers to space it away from the pipe. This is not ideal because this does not create an even transition between the tranny and transfer skid.

Any suggestions for solving this issue?

I know, no pics, camera battery dead.

Oh and Kenny is top notch with customer support, he sent me out new bushings the day I PMed him about them.

crash
07-21-2009, 06:05 AM
I installed the oil/tranny/transfer case skids last Friday with the help of a couple of guys from our local club, NEJeep

Also with my exhaust cross over pipe there was no clearance with the tranny skid. It actually angles down towards the driver side. THis required a quick fix of a few washers to space it away from the pipe. This is not ideal because this does not create an even transition between the tranny and transfer skid.

Any suggestions for solving this issue?

Oh and Kenny is top notch with customer support, he sent me out new bushings the day I PMed him about them.

From the factory the exahaust in front of the cross member should be perfectly straight and should not dip down and interfere with the skids.
Some gentle persuasion with a hammer and pry bar may be in order to put the exahust back up where it belongs.:beer:

henthorn
07-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Thinking very, very, very hard about getting these---as my underbelly right now looks like someone took a tin can and kicked it around the block.

Do you offer military discounts?

gossamer
07-22-2009, 07:00 AM
Can you install the gas tank skid without the factory skid? I am going to get a set soon since my factory skids are pretty torn up and I banged the oil pan on the last trip.

dodge8604
07-22-2009, 07:08 AM
I love these!!! Definitely ordering when we get back from Iraq.

Waiting on answer for military discount :grinpimp:

crash
07-22-2009, 07:47 AM
Can you install the gas tank skid without the factory skid? I am going to get a set soon since my factory skids are pretty torn up and I banged the oil pan on the last trip.

Yes the gas tank skid can be installed with or without the rest of the skids.:beer:

crash
07-22-2009, 07:49 AM
Do you offer military discounts?

Yes we will work a militay discount on skid sets.:beer:

NE Wrangling
07-22-2009, 08:27 AM
Just waiting for a little more funds to order up a few of the skids.

Mr.RonGilbert
07-22-2009, 05:59 PM
Best design I have seen.... its on my list for sure! The complete system!

JKrazed
07-22-2009, 08:16 PM
With the new river raider aluminum armor, skid system and half doors, looks like I'm going to be RR'd up! Excellent quality on everything that I have seen.

:beer:

fftri
07-24-2009, 06:42 PM
From the factory the exahaust in front of the cross member should be perfectly straight and should not dip down and interfere with the skids.
Some gentle persuasion with a hammer and pry bar may be in order to put the exahust back up where it belongs.:beer:

I pulled the transfer case skid off tonight and applied some gentle persuasion
with a floor jack and a piece of wood at the hanger to the rear of the point where both pipes come together.
Everything is clearing the skid right now. I'll have to check tomorrow and see
if the cross over pipe has settled back at an angle.
Thanks.