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Diff covers 20 90.91%
Oil Tank Skid 15 68.18%
Transmission Skid 11 50.00%
Engine Skid 11 50.00%
Control Arm Skids 12 54.55%
Gas Tank Skid 12 54.55%
Exhaust skid 4 18.18%
Evap Canister skid 14 63.64%
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post #1 of 8 Old 02-22-2012, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think is necessary for your JK to have for protection on Advanced Trails?

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-22-2012, 09:36 PM
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on the advanced trails I would also recomend sliders, winch, steel/removed fenders, Steel bumpers. just to name the armor. you still have the lift axles gears lockers roll cage

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You don't really need a skid for the evap. You can just relocate it up higher - PhilD has a write up on this 'free' mod. Its can be foun in the writeup index.

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on the advanced trails I would also recomend sliders, winch, steel/removed fenders, Steel bumpers. just to name the armor. you still have the lift axles gears lockers roll cage
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You don't really need a skid for the evap. You can just relocate it up higher - PhilD has a write up on this 'free' mod. Its can be foun in the writeup index.
x2 on both. Sliders are a must. IMO you want to keep your weight down. If you can relocate it do it. That goes for the muffler as well. The stock skids work well and I wouldn't replace them until they are tore up.

What do you consider advanced?

IMO, Diff covers, control arm skids, sliders are a must for the regular trails. For advanced I'd start with a full roll cage and corner protection and then figure out what's getting beat up.
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I know on mine I have not really hit anything I would call advanced with it but I have replaced both my tranny pan and my oil pan. I have a toyota crawler I built to hit the advanced stuff

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The stuff you whack

Dif covers dif covers dif covers !!! nothing will stop you day like tearing a cover or cramming it into your gears.

LCA skids.

upgraded tie rod.

move/skid evap.


Everything else is how much body do you want to save
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I have stock skids besides the evap skid (Poison Spyder), well and control arm gussets up front along with Riddler diff covers.

If I had a few bucks to toss at skids, and wanted the extra weight, I think I'd order a gas tank skid and oil pan skid. Other than that, it's been just fine for me.

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Yes, sliders really are a must. Rocker damage is no easy fix. That and differential covers. Those two pieces of armor at really important as you move up in trail difficulty...

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