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Jku Flat belly skid

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by bostonbilly, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Sep 3, 2016 at 3:19 PM
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    bostonbilly

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    I have a 2015 JKU and want to give her some protection. Has any done or seen any diy/homemade skids. I would love to see pics and any info/dimensions would be very helpful.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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    Well looks like I am getting after it with some cardboard to mock this up. I will post pics and dimensions once I get it how I like.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    Sub'd...looking forward to updates
     
  4. Sep 5, 2016 at 1:54 PM
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    Made one for my Tacoma, subbed
     
  5. Sep 5, 2016 at 1:56 PM
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    I did the same for mine with a sheet of aluminum. I am hoping I can salvage some of the alum for this one
     
  6. Sep 8, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    Grabbed a bunch of cardboard from work today to use this weekend
     
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  7. Oct 29, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    Time to get back to this. Not all but most of my Fall work is done so I hope to have more time
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2016 at 9:41 PM
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    My first choice for protection was the oil pan/trans skid plate as both areas are fairly vulnerable. Northridge 4x4 had some great deals and maybe they will be back for xmas. Some of the lesser known brands of oil pan skid plates are sub 150-200. My oil pan/trans skid plate bridges between the cross member up to the oil pan. Just make sure you design it so no other components make contact, i.e.: exhaust or drive shaft, etc. A well designed DIY skid plate is better than no skid plate.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2016 at 3:05 AM
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    I think I am just going to buy some protection. I have been busy due to holiday season and hunting seasons but it looks like more than I am going to be able to do in my garage.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2016 at 6:15 AM
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    Make it tall enough not to have to worry about it. 4 in lift and 40s should do it.
     

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