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Aluminum skids tested....

I have had the RR aluminum skids for a little while now and figured I would post an update... I was the first run from RR and some changes may have taken place. I will also note that I asked for these to be made they were not something they had yet... That being said the gas tank skid has taken some abuse and other than a minor bend, very minor and some scraps it seems to be fine when used with the stock skid. The center tranny skid did not hold up to me getting the jeep high centered on a dirt mount. Yes, I know silly me I am not use to the 4 door
I have not passed this info on to Kenny yet but I am posting a pic so you can get an idea as to what the aluminum does when it bends. I consider these skids fine for the average user going on moderate trails. I had more carnage than just this skid today
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looks like they hold up well. i can see where you may be a little discouraged when in the rocks banging around. though i think you would be ok. i watched RROR beat them up in moab last year. sounds like you had a good time testing them out

funny though, someone commented on why I didnt jump on aluminum skids and corners/flares when i got the aluminum blocked motor. i plan on beating them up this year. LoL if i was truely concerned about weight things would be totally different on my JK.


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looks like they hold up well. i can see where you may be a little discouraged when in the rocks banging around. though i think you would be ok. i watched RROR beat them up in moab last year. sounds like you had a good time testing them out

funny though, someone commented on why I didnt jump on aluminum skids and corners/flares when i got the aluminum blocked motor. i plan on beating them up this year. LoL if i was truely concerned about weight things would be totally different on my JK.
That would be me. I asked because I know the aluminum block is an extra $6K+ so I didn't understand why you didn't go with aluminum bumper and fenders, Never said anything about skids. I know aluminum skids wont hold up as much as aluminum bumpers/fenders. Now RROR aluminum skids with urethane will probably hold up a lot better. If you really aren't concerned about weight then why on earth would spend a few extra grand on an aluminum block? I'm guessing so can you can you have an aluminum hemi in your JK?
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+glad to see this ,i tlaked to river raider 2 weeks ago about getting the aluminum but with the type of wheeling i plan on kenny said steel would be a better choice, not that the aluminum wouldnt hold up but prob not as long as the steel will. i think the aluminm woulod be great for a 2 door.

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