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Old 09-29-2010, 05:57 PM
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Custom Front Skid Plate

I made myself a custom front skid plate for my jeep. I came up with my idea from seeing the 4xGuard. Cost my self about $15 in scrap steel from work. I also took it to work and bent it and punched the holes in at our machine shop. I'm happy with it. Thought I would share it with others that want to do the same thing. It's helpful to protect that bottom power steering hose and the front of your engine bay.



It bolts to the front where your bottom of the bumper bolts on. Then I drilled holes in my Mopar skid plate and welded nuts to it.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:37 PM
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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

Thats cool, as long as your happy.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:33 PM
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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

I like it. I've read that you need to watch that your front diff doesn't overheat when towing, you'll notice the stock skid plate has a large opening under the front diff. So, I'd remove yours when towing heavy loads, otherwise it looks good and strong.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:48 PM
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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

I made a similar one about 3 years ago. Have towed thousands of miles, flogged it through deep sand, never had an issue. No need to worry about the front diff

Without a skid, the crossmemer on these things is like a sand anchor, AND it throws sand right up through the engine bay!


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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

what gauge metal is it. looks really nice man!
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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

I think around 12 gauge comparable to the Mopar skids just a little thicker.
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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

Nice, I thought about the same thing but I have neither the know how,the supplies, or the tools to attempt it. Good job though. I'm currently trying to talk my cousin, who has been taking welding and working to get certified, into making me a bumper guard/brush guard like the one 4x makes.
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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

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Nice, I thought about the same thing but I have neither the know how,the supplies, or the tools to attempt it. Good job though. I'm currently trying to talk my cousin, who has been taking welding and working to get certified, into making me a bumper guard/brush guard like the one 4x makes.
That's what you have to do bro. I am on my way to getting my jeep trail ready part by part lol
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Re: Custom Front Skid Plate

think im gonna give it a whirl at building one. i just put a 2" RC lift on my jeep and want to remove the air dam, but i dont like the fully exposed front end look, so i'd like to clean it up with a front skid guard ( totally for looks) i dont need it for actual protective purposes.haha

any tips that could help me along the way.
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