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Pastor Scott
01-04-2016, 03:21 AM
Been debating removing that plastic diaper skid thingy on front of my Jeep. Yes I know it saves gas hood flutter and grants you good luck but who really has it on and who has it off and what were the real pros and cons

just wondering-- looking at the Skid Row replacement plate

P Scott

thardy
01-04-2016, 03:28 AM
Pretty sure there's a thread or two out there asking this question, but yeah, mine was off week 1 and never looked back.

Nick Zambo
01-04-2016, 03:35 AM
I never noticed any improvement with it on versus it off. I do know it's great for carrying around debris after running on the trails.

DMF
01-04-2016, 03:42 AM
I just let the trail answer this question.

Frogmech
01-04-2016, 04:23 AM
Mine is gone. Threw it in the dumpster after I cut my bumper down. Don't miss it one bit.

swampdog
01-04-2016, 04:28 AM
Stripped and trashed. It's hideous.

MedixJK
01-04-2016, 04:28 AM
Take it off. Much easier to diagnose/repair front end issues

10frank9
01-04-2016, 04:50 AM
Been debating removing that plastic diaper skid thingy on front of my Jeep. Yes I know it saves gas hood flutter and grants you good luck but who really has it on and who has it off and what were the real pros and cons

just wondering-- looking at the Skid Row replacement plate

P Scott

I added a poll for you at the top of this thread. :yup::clap2: They are fairly easy to setup. :rock:

GoldenJK
01-04-2016, 04:59 AM
Gone, replaced with Expedition One rubi skid. Super stout protection for sway bar disconnect

ttfhell
01-04-2016, 05:25 AM
What is a front skid?

WarriorJeep
01-04-2016, 05:31 AM
Pretty sure there's a thread or two out there asking this question, but yeah, mine was off week 1 and never looked back.

^---same here.

Plus it had to go once I swapped my bumper

CCTX50
01-04-2016, 05:58 AM
I lost mine on the trail and one of my buddies picked it up and brought it back to me. I took it off the trail and placed it in the dumpster. I have Drake Hood Latches so no issues with hood flutter. Mileage? ... Well it is a Jeep.

Tylerself17
01-04-2016, 08:20 AM
I've lost them on both of my JK's I've owned, first one was sitting at the bottom of a mud hole for a good 6 months until I found it, laughed alittle, then tossed it, second one made it all the way to the first wheeling trip and was eaten by the rocks! Overall I think they're just an ugly addition designed to grab dirt and rocks

Wardell
01-04-2016, 08:54 AM
Yours is plastic? :p

I'm leaving mine on, but I have a Rubicon X that came stock with a steel air dam that doubles as a skid plate. If it was the normal plastic air dam, I probably wouldn't bother doing anything with it unless I was installing an aftermarket bumper and had to take it off, or it got ripped off on the trail. And if it did get ripped off, I guess that's a good enough reason for it to stay off.

Coop
01-04-2016, 12:48 PM
Mine is off too! I was amazed at how much garbage was on top of it when I took it off!

Benito
01-04-2016, 12:56 PM
Remove it, and the stupid bar that is only there to anchor it. A few aftermarket bumpers require you to remove it anyway.

Napalm
01-04-2016, 01:13 PM
Take it off.

Pastor Scott
01-05-2016, 02:26 AM
I added a poll for you at the top of this thread. :yup::clap2: They are fairly easy to setup. :rock:


thanks for doing the poll...cool

n3tfury
01-06-2016, 12:22 PM
Between this thread and the other on Wrangler Forum, I think you have your answer.