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post #1 of 43 Old 10-31-2008, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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JK Evap Skid - New From Benchmark Designs!

Benchmark Designs has developed what we believe to be the best option for protecting the highly vulnerable gas tank evaporation canister on the JK Wrangler.

We believe from the big picture perspective, a skid plate is a better option than relocating. Relocating has 3 drawbacks: potentially voids parts of the warranty, has been known to set check engine lights, and is a much more involved installation.

With those issues in mind, we set out to develop the best possible skid plate option on the market.
  • High-strength 3/16” steel construction.
  • All one-piece welded construction.
  • No fasteners to loosen or protrude through the base.
  • Fully gusseted.
  • Durable black powdercoat finish.
  • Simple and quick installation with basic hand tools. Easily less than 5 minutes.
  • Fits JK 2007+ 2 & 4 door.

This is in production now and will be available in early December.

Pricing for this product is set at $119 making it very competitively priced with other products on the market while offering a superior product.


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post #2 of 43 Old 10-31-2008, 11:55 AM
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i like your design better than the one i already have.

i'd still like to see one with a front edge that extends up (and still at an angle) a few inches farther than even your design does - to keep it from packing mud and snow, etc. into it.
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Nice unit benchmark.
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Nice unit benchmark.
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Nice...looks like the Skidrow model

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Nice...looks like the Skidrow model
Thanks!

No opinion, just the facts:

Theirs bolts together, ours is all welded construction.
Their bolts stick through the bottom of the plate, ours is smooth.
Our front lip "ramp" is longer.
Their claim less than a 1 hour installation, ours is easily less than 10 minutes.
Ours is priced slightly less....

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Benchmark Designs has developed what we believe to be the best option for protecting the highly vulnerable gas tank evaporation canister on the JK Wrangler.

We believe from the big picture perspective, a skid plate is a better option than relocating........................................ ..................................
Really good points you brought up and the design looks bulletproof ....Will that skid be compatible with JKs that relocated their mufflers next to the evap? If so I will be very interested...Please advise, thank you...



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From your pictures, it looks like it would fit fine.

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i like your design better than the one i already have.

i'd still like to see one with a front edge that extends up (and still at an angle) a few inches farther than even your design does - to keep it from packing mud and snow, etc. into it.
Like this?


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[QUOTE=dsy;54899]Like this?

Who makes that one?
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Like this?

Who makes that one?
I made it a couple years ago when I got my jeep and there were not any other options out yet. Its taken a few hits and held up fine.

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From your pictures, it looks like it would fit fine.
Great....Thank you...
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Cool! Is this a very vulnerable item? Looks like.

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Not only is it vulnerable in terms of the construction (plastic- held on with three screws), but if you do creek beds, rock crawling, etc...then it is in a pretty vulnerable (low) location. That's why people are relocating them or putting skid plates over them. That Benchmark skid looks like it will take some hits also.
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Cool! Is this a very vulnerable item? Looks like.
FYI,
The other part that the factory was kind enough to put in harms way, is the steering stabilizer. It can be relocated also.

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do tell! As I mentioned before, I get my new JK Rubi Unlimi next week and need to know all the REQUIRED initial mods!

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do tell! As I mentioned before, I get my new JK Rubi Unlimi next week and need to know all the REQUIRED initial mods!
Woods has a slick fix for this:
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4WD HARDWARE HAS SKIDROW OFFROAD EVAP CANISTER GUARD FOR $109.99 AND 10% OFF OFFER TOO.THAT MAKES IT $98.99...YOU CAN BEAT THAT ..AND NO WAITING..
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Is it better to put the skid plate over it or relocate it?

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I have heard a lot of complaints about skid row products. Not being well designed for its intended use. Anyone here have experience with them?
Personally I have woods relocation kit, but never installed it as I was concerned with the tubing, and MY future mods that might not fit into this plan. So still working things out there. All good options for sure though.

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IMO- Skid Row is stronger on their engine/ transmission skids then the Rockhard ones. What I like about the Benchmark evap skid is the bracing/ reinforcements they've done.

The perfect "hit" or "snag" especially at a descent speed is really gonna put any evap skid to the test. I would like to see all the evap canister skid manufacturers do a head to head (real-life) test on them to see where they alll shake out- (if I was going to skid mine).

I don't think there are very many companies making them...Maybe three? Still would be nice to see each one put to the test.
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I SEE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING..BUT I AM LOOKING TO GET ONE TOMORROW.NEED FOR THIS WEEKEND COME CLOUSE TO MANY TIMES OF F-ING THE EVAP CANISTER...BENCHMARK DESIGNS INC LOOKS GREAT AND STRONGER.BUT NOT RELEASED YET..AND MORE $$$$$$$$$$..BUT I WILL GET THERE DUEL BATTERY BOX KIT THATS LOOKS KICKASS AND WELL MADE TOO.
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Rockhard skidplate...
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that's nothing. You should see the underside of my KJ! I bent my first set of Rock Rails, then destroyed the first Super Skid tranny skid, went through TWO OEM engine skids and one Super Skid engine skid. The OEM t-case skid was bent up, but worked. And the OEM tank skid went the way of the dodo in favore of a kilby tank skid, which held up the best!
I'm hoping the underside of the JK doesn't see as much action as the KJ did!

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