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Which would be the better way to go, bolt on or weld on. JKS weld on ones are inexpensive but I'd have to pay a welder. Skid row's aren't out yet but I had a set on my tj and was happy. I want to get the mounts protected before I bash them up.

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Which would be the better way to go, bolt on or weld on. JKS weld on ones are inexpensive but I'd have to pay a welder. Skid row's aren't out yet but I had a set on my tj and was happy. I want to get the mounts protected before I bash them up.
Eric of Skidrow just had a JK up there working on completing his LCA Skids,,,..give them a call & he'll know when he'll have them.

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Eric of Skidrow just had a JK up there working on completing his LCA Skids,,,..give them a call & he'll know when he'll have them.
I'm on his list to notify me when they're done. Still deciding which way to go.

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Post LCA skids

I went with JKS for LCA arm skids. I had to modify them slightly to make me happy but, I am very satified with them. I post some pics latter if you would like? I work mid nites and need to get some sleep.


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I went with JKS for LCA arm skids. I had to modify them slightly to make me happy but, I am very satified with them. I post some pics latter if you would like? I work mid nites and need to get some sleep.
If you don't mind pics would be nice. I just ordered a set this morning.
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These were free. Made from scrap. don't waste your money on expensive one.
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They were only $22 through Quadratec.

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Here are a couple of pics of the installed skids. I end up cutting off the skid at the horizontal weld and using my own piece of .250" steel. As you can see in the rear view a flat piece of steel plate would not clear my TeraFlex LCA's. Worth $25.00 in my book.
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Here are a couple of pics of the installed skids. I end up cutting off the skid at the horizontal weld and using my own piece of .250" steel. As you can see in the rear view a flat piece of steel plate would not clear my TeraFlex LCA's. (If I could add pics.) Worth $25.00 in my book.

Steve, for some reason I am not able to load attachments. If you want I can e-mail them to you.
You don't need to email them, but thanks anyway. I've got AtoZ Fabrication lined up to weld them on for me when I go over to test fit his new JK front bumper. It's good to be the guinea pig sometimes.

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These were free. Made from scrap. don't waste your money on expensive one.
That's what I did too. When I installed my RockRunner arms I had to trim them back a bit though, otherwise the arm ends would have fouled on them.
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I added pictures of the skids


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Has anybody checked out the Rancho control arm skid kit? I know it's pricey, but by the time I pay someone to weld, buy new brackets and rent a car while waiting, I'd still be way ahead.

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I'm sure they wouldn't charge you more than $10. it only takes less than 5 minutes.
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I'm sure they wouldn't charge you more than $10. it only takes less than 5 minutes.
You boys have it so easy. The nearest off road repair shop is over an hour's drive away. I'll trust myself for trash welding, but load bearing stuff? When you have to deal with the only game in own, they'll choose when they wanna do something and how much they'll charge.

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