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Old 10-18-2013, 08:06 AM
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Question foe those who have installed skid plates...

Why does the transfer case skid plate have a heavy weight mounted to the one corner?
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Re: Question foe those who have installed skid plates...

I think it acts like a spacer. It is either that or to counter balance the vehicle from tipping over.

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Re: Question foe those who have installed skid plates...

Yeah but if it's just a spacer, it wouldn't need to weigh 10lbs. The other theory doesn't seem accurate either. A ten pound weight isn't going to influence the weight balance of a 5,000lb. truck.
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Re: Question foe those who have installed skid plates...

I thought so, but wasn't sure!
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Re: Question foe those who have installed skid plates...

The weight acts as a vibration damper since that corner of the skid plate is unsupported.

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