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post #1 of 5 Old 03-27-2014, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country gas tank skid for JKU - thumbs up

As I'm sure most of you who run JKU's in the rocks, have seen your stock gas tank skid go from flat to something that looks like a herd of elephants walked on it. The stock skid is paper-thin and while the likelihood that I would have a tank leak/failure is small, I really wanted something more stout to drag across the rocks. I started to research the forums and came upon the Rough Country skid: http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-jk-...plate-795.html

There were a few nice features:
1) no removal of your stock skid (and gas tank)
2) the price was nearly 1/2 of others I've seen out there that use 3/16" plate
3) it came pre-painted (my River Raider Off Road oil/transmission skid came bare metal at nearly 2x the price of the Rough Country)

I got 1/2 way through the install, and found that I was missing 2 brackets and one other piece of hardware.... UGH! I got on the phone and even though it was the end of the day, they scrambled to get the parts out before the last UPS pickup of the day. They shipped them overnight air (I didn't even have to ask) They were simply awesome to deal with and it was clear they wanted to remedy the problem right away.
The parts arrived the next morning, and not only did they send the brackets that were missing, but ALL 5 brackets just to make sure. I was impressed.

The rest of the install went slick. Ready to scrape them up!

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-27-2014, 12:44 PM
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Rough country has really stepped up their game recently. Great people to deal with.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-27-2014, 01:33 PM
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I've had a couple of folks go with the two door skid and call back with gleaming reviews. Awesome pricing too!


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post #4 of 5 Old 03-27-2014, 04:39 PM
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Thats awesome. My skids look a lot like yours, and I was having doubts spending as much as some of the companies were asking, but that skid is really well priced. Its hard to spend a fortune on something you are just going to drag over rocks lol. Thanks for posting up, you definitely sparked my interest in those.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-27-2014, 06:28 PM
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I agree, RC has really came a long way.


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