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post #1 of 9 Old 07-22-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Kilby engine skid

Got my Kilby skid today, damn thing is built like a tank.
Too bad Kilby is no longer gonna make JK armor. 7-27 is last day they take orders I think.





After a little primer/paint... it should intimidate rocks nicely...
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If my credit card was paid off, I'd buy that as well as their evap canister relocator. Good stuff! I might get drunk one night and order em accidentally!

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Kilby's stuff is excellent. I have his rear shock (since removed) & muffler skid. I got the Poly heavy duty engine & trans/t-case skid. Works great, built very well. Only issue is the main skid really restricts access to the trans. Has to be removed to service nearly anything.
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I have two of them. Their prototype and a new one.

It will get bowed if you play on big rocks. I'm gonna reinforce the new one before I install it.

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True you gotta remove it to get to the trans, but with it on, you shouldn't have to very often. Hope anyway.

Kilby reduced prices on some stuf, goin outa business sale I guess, might be a chance to pick sumthin up for less.

I think it's gonna take quite a hit to damage the skid, but it's gotta be better than not havin one.

Learned that the hard way... replacin oil pan and pickup tube (prob) tomorow.
Had the smashed (almost flat) crossover exhaust pipe fixed a few days ago.

Those darn rocks lol
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Damn, I was looking into Kilbys skid just last week. I think Ill order one now seeing they wont be making them anymore. I have a new Rancho oil pan skid sitting in the box, But I like the beefiness of the Kilby better. Im going to Disney next Saturday to play around on the rocks and would like to have this on by then.
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Damn, I was looking into Kilbys skid just last week. I think Ill order one now seeing they wont be making them anymore. I have a new Rancho oil pan skid sitting in the box, But I like the beefiness of the Kilby better. Im going to Disney next Saturday to play around on the rocks and would like to have this on by then.
Me too... Don't plan on gluing a skid plate to my oil pan. My fault though as I didn't research this product,just assumed it was like all other skid plates that bolt on...


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Ya, those glue on skids might help, but as I continue gettin offroad, I keep tryin more difficult things. Last time out I caved in my oil pan and smashed my exhaust in front of the tranny crossmember almost flat.

Got the exhaust fixed last week, put on new oil pan yesterday. Don't wanna do all that again, so goin with a skid.

I like how the kilby mounts to the frame below the motor mounts with nice thick and wide brackets. Some of the skids you had to drill holes or undo motor mount bolts or whatever. I guess that's ok but I like the kilby design better.

The oil pan hangs so low and exposed on the stock jk it's just askin for damage.

So if yer gonna do rocks, take my advice, get some protection.

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Here's my oil pan. I don't think it would have taken much more. But have to say it's a tough bastard.
I'm supprised it didn't leak.

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