I would recommend running whichever crossmember whose skids you may upgrade to later on down the road.
I'm running EVO skids with the stock gas tank skid, stock transfer case skid, & the Clayton crossmember. I decided on the Clayton with the e-coated finish and will be taking the EVO's off and going to Clayton's transfer, engine, and gas tank skids eventually.
The nice thing is that with Clayton, I can buy everything at once or each piece as the budget allows. (Artec is nice but pretty damn pricey)
The Artec and Rockhard are nice BUT they don't protect the exhaust "trumpet" which is known to get whacked and cause manifold/leak problems. The EVO and the Clayton are the only ones that protect it BUT the EVO's construction, especially on the crossmember/exhaust skid is absolute garbage.
Last edited by DJ1; 01-30-2018 at 08:00 AM.