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I'm looking around for an engine skid and looking for opinions. I'm thinking I'll the T-Case skid in the future so that needs to be an option.
I like the pricing on Kilby. Anyone have any issues with them?
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-09-2011, 07:46 AM
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I have the Kilby set-up. Purchased it a few years ago. No issues and its tough!!

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i have the skid row eng/trans skid. very beefy and works great... oil changes kinda tricky though.

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i have the skid row eng/trans skid. very beefy and works great... oil changes kinda tricky though.
What he said...

I had to wedge a hunk of cardboard in the opening to avert another BP type oil spill. And it needs to be removed to access the manual trans drain plug.

On the plus side, that thing is one beefy hunk of steel and I am very confident that it will simply "brush off" any impacts with trail obstacles


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post #5 of 13 Old 04-12-2011, 04:36 AM
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Marcus at RCO just hooked me up with a Rock Hard engine skid. Install was super easy. I like the extra protection it offered for the cats and tranny. Price was right too. Cheap insurance against poor line choice.
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Running a Rock Hard 4x4 here too. It's held the weight of my 4-door JK more than once (due to my superhuman ability to pick the shittiest lines when crawling over rocks) without denting or bending.

I did have to shim it down where it mounts to the transmission cross member so that it doesn't vibrate where the exhaust crosses over. My JK's hung low like that.
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I'm a huge fan of the river raider setup

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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I'm running the RH skids. They were the first to perfect a design that actually bolts right up with no mods so thats what I bought. Oil changes are also very easy with the RH skids. Now, others have perfected their designs so there is lots to choose from.

My RH skids are bashed to shit; the engine skid needs to be replaced at this point (Ive already took the sledgehammer to it several times) and the transfer case skid is not far behind. But, in looking at other rigs with my style of wheeling, it looks like everyone's skids get trashed with lots of abuse. My buddies RR skids look worse than mine, and there is a JK in my club and his Poly skids are pretty mangled. Abendx's Treks skids buckled pretty easily, and he ended up with trans damage.

So, anything you buy will dent with lots of abuse - one brand doesn't appear to be that much greater than another. Thats why its great to buy modular skid systems, where you can replace damaged sections when needed. And no matter what skids you buy, also order the RH bolt protectors - you will qickly realize the value of those.

If you are going for looks, the RR skids look the best without a doubt.

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Running a Rock Hard 4x4 here too. It's held the weight of my 4-door JK more than once (due to my superhuman ability to pick the shittiest lines when crawling over rocks) without denting or bending.

I did have to shim it down where it mounts to the transmission cross member so that it doesn't vibrate where the exhaust crosses over. My JK's hung low like that.
My RROR skids make contact too.
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Kilby is now out of business - too bad, Brad made great stuff. Check out the River Raider skids. They come in steel and alum.

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Does the Rockhard skid mount to the engine block the same way the RR skid does? I can't find any photos of how it mounts?
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The Rock Hard does not mount to engine block. It mounts to the motor mounts near the frame. That was one reason i picked it actually. My new skid also came with a 1/4" spacer plate for tranny cross member to clear the cats without contact like other skids suffer from.
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The Rock Hard does not mount to engine block. It mounts to the motor mounts near the frame. That was one reason I picked it actually. My new skid also came with a 1/4" spacer plate for tranny cross member to clear the cats without contact like other skids suffer from.
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