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wayoflife
04-05-2019, 03:30 PM
Anybody who knows me knows that Iím not really a fan of aftermarket skid plates. They're big, heavy, trap in a lot of heat, make it difficult to service the underside of your JL Wrangler and can make it hard to spot things like a leak. And, for the most part, the JL Wrangler already comes with skid plates to protect important things like your gas tank, transfer case and even your transmission through the use of a skid bar. However, there is one area that is completely exposed and could really benefit from some protection - the oil pan and transmission cooler lines.

While the oil pan is exposed, it is located close to the front axle and it's actually a lot harder to hit than most would think. So long as you pick good lines and/or use a spotter as needed, I've always found that you can get by without any protection for it. However, the transmission cooler lines are a totally different story. Over the years, Iíve seen where tree branches, roots and even rocks on the trail have been able to catch these lines and cause significant damage to them. Needless to say, it is for this reason that I decided to install some well needed protection for both and did so with an EVO ProTek Skidplate System. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see how quick and easy they are to install and we hope you'll find it to be helpful.


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Brian_7.3
04-05-2019, 04:09 PM
I hope you never hit it on anything. Mine was on my jeep for less than a week and 1 wheeling trip before the welds broke and it was bent to the point it was rubbing the exhaust cross over pipe. The sad part is none of the scratches on it were even through the paint so it wasn't hit hard to make it worthless. Poor design and a waste of money. Rustys is much stronger and beefier that will hold up to trail use.

olram30
04-05-2019, 04:18 PM
I hope you never hit it on anything. Mine was on my jeep for less than a week and 1 wheeling trip before the welds broke and it was bent to the point it was rubbing the exhaust cross over pipe. The sad part is none of the scratches on it were even through the paint so it wasn't hit hard to make it worthless. Poor design and a waste of money. Rustys is much stronger and beefier that will hold up to trail use.
What welds are you talking about?

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boardsurfer
04-05-2019, 04:24 PM
I hope you never hit it on anything. Mine was on my jeep for less than a week and 1 wheeling trip before the welds broke and it was bent to the point it was rubbing the exhaust cross over pipe. The sad part is none of the scratches on it were even through the paint so it wasn't hit hard to make it worthless. Poor design and a waste of money. Rustys is much stronger and beefier that will hold up to trail use.

Lol. Rustys doesnt even make an engine skid for the JL. Do you know what you're talking about?

el_chupo_
04-05-2019, 04:37 PM
Your profile shows you have a JK, with no armor listed.

And as noted, Rustys does not make these skids for the JL.

What parts, on what jeep, are you talking about? Pics of damage? Ive got more than a couple scuffs on my JK protek skids without issue so far.

cozdude
04-05-2019, 04:49 PM
Great video! Gotta ask, do you think you need the exhaust loop skid that was missing the bolt? Imo by the looks of it that the main skid for the oil pan/trans lines would be enough

wayoflife
04-05-2019, 04:54 PM
I hope you never hit it on anything. Mine was on my jeep for less than a week and 1 wheeling trip before the welds broke and it was bent to the point it was rubbing the exhaust cross over pipe. The sad part is none of the scratches on it were even through the paint so it wasn't hit hard to make it worthless. Poor design and a waste of money. Rustys is much stronger and beefier that will hold up to trail use.

Ummm, welcome back from 2016 :thinking: :crazyeyes:

I assume you're the same guy that posted up on our YouTube channel. I'd be grateful if you could please post up pics of the broken welds and bend you're referring to. Thanks!

RESURECTIONJK
04-05-2019, 05:10 PM
I hope you never hit it on anything. Mine was on my jeep for less than a week and 1 wheeling trip before the welds broke and it was bent to the point it was rubbing the exhaust cross over pipe. The sad part is none of the scratches on it were even through the paint so it wasn't hit hard to make it worthless. Poor design and a waste of money. Rustys is much stronger and beefier that will hold up to trail use.

Oh hell here we go.... just in time for the weekend.

WJCO
04-06-2019, 01:59 AM
I hope you never hit it on anything. Mine was on my jeep for less than a week and 1 wheeling trip before the welds broke and it was bent to the point it was rubbing the exhaust cross over pipe. The sad part is none of the scratches on it were even through the paint so it wasn't hit hard to make it worthless. Poor design and a waste of money. Rustys is much stronger and beefier that will hold up to trail use.

Not everyone here can wheel as hard as a badass such as yourself.

RESURECTIONJK
04-06-2019, 03:51 AM
I hope you never hit it on anything. Mine was on my jeep for less than a week and 1 wheeling trip before the welds broke and it was bent to the point it was rubbing the exhaust cross over pipe. The sad part is none of the scratches on it were even through the paint so it wasn't hit hard to make it worthless. Poor design and a waste of money. Rustys is much stronger and beefier that will hold up to trail use.

Yeah I think you should just go back to playing with the Poo in your moms ass and leave the Jeep stuff to people that actually know what they are talking about.

pop2tu
04-06-2019, 07:17 AM
Another great video. I am really enjoying all the videos you two have been posting. Thank you for all your hard work.

wayoflife
04-06-2019, 02:43 PM
Another great video. I am really enjoying all the videos you two have been posting. Thank you for all your hard work.

Thank you. I won't lie, it's been tough but we've been having fun :)

Glad you've been enjoying our videos :)

sm31
04-06-2019, 08:28 PM
As I watch the Wayalife productions and (can't help but to...) compare them with similar content, it is exciting to see how your work is moving the bar, and having a strong influence on the community in general. And even though I'm still in a JK, I find the JL Journal videos very relevant and educational.

THANK YOU!!

wayoflife
04-06-2019, 09:30 PM
As I watch the Wayalife productions and (can't help but to...) compare them with similar content, it is exciting to see how your work is moving the bar, and having a strong influence on the community in general. And even though I'm still in a JK, I find the JL Journal videos very relevant and educational.

THANK YOU!!

LOL!! Strong influence as in, other are trying to copy our style? Glad to hear our videos have been educational to you. :cool:

sm31
04-07-2019, 03:45 AM
LOL!! Strong influence as in, other are trying to copy our style? Glad to hear our videos have been educational to you. :cool:

Haha! I was thinking about content... along the lines of observations, advice, etc. That's where I see the strong (positive!) influence on the community. It's definitely apparent in the offroad community here in AK.

wayoflife
04-07-2019, 03:55 AM
Haha! I was thinking about content... along the lines of observations, advice, etc. That's where I see the strong (positive!) influence on the community. It's definitely apparent in the offroad community here in AK.

LOL!! Well, I'm new to all this Jeep stuff and no where near the profession that I'm sure others out there are.

sm31
04-07-2019, 04:16 AM
LOL!! Well, I'm new to all this Jeep stuff...

Well, here's to being a quick study. :beer::D

Edit: I do have a question about the power tools in your videos. Have you done a video review on them or is there a thread on the forum? I don't recall seeing one... I'm about to make the switch from air to battery tools. Been more than happy with my (plug in...) Milwaukee Sawzall but that's the only experience I have with their tools. Thanks again!!

TrailHunter
04-08-2019, 02:28 AM
Skids look good man. I bet your 11/16 is where you left it... next to the 10mm socket.

blacker1
04-08-2019, 06:34 PM
Another great "how to" video and especially when just shooting from the hip!

wayoflife
04-22-2019, 05:57 PM
Well, here's to being a quick study. :beer::D

Edit: I do have a question about the power tools in your videos. Have you done a video review on them or is there a thread on the forum? I don't recall seeing one... I'm about to make the switch from air to battery tools. Been more than happy with my (plug in...) Milwaukee Sawzall but that's the only experience I have with their tools. Thanks again!!

I have not but really should. Like you, I used to use all air tools but made the switch to Milwaukee M18's a while ago and have never looked back. They're great on the trail too and if you can get your friends to run them as well, you can all use the same battery and you don't all have to carry the same stuff. It works out great :)


Skids look good man. I bet your 11/16 is where you left it... next to the 10mm socket.

:cheesy: OMG - so true :cheesy:


Another great "how to" video and especially when just shooting from the hip!

Glad you enjoyed it :)

rumblebee3
04-23-2019, 01:17 AM
Awesome video!

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denver98
04-29-2019, 02:20 AM
Thanks for posting the video. I ordered the EVO skid plates for my JK via the Amazon link on this site, I hope you get the click-through commission. :thumb: