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wayoflife
10-19-2011, 03:32 PM
Only $399.99 and I think we're gonna need us a set of these for our new Dozer yellow RubiCAT :)

There are 3 separate pieces of which you can order separately and the first of which is a awesome oil pan skid which bolts on using the factory bolts...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261462

Here's a shot of the new transmission skid which ties into the oil pan skid. Being that the 2012's do not come with a transmission skid and have a transmission cooler line dangerously exposed, this is a must have for anyone with an automatic...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261492

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261494

The final piece is an exhaust cross over / cross member skid plate. This helps to protect the bugle on the driver side of your 2012 JK, the exhaust cross over and beefs up the flimsy transmission cross member...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261512

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261518

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261514

Here's a couple of better shots showing how the skid protects the bugle - a critical part of the exhaust that is tied into the very pricy cat...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261536

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261534

Close up shot of the cross member skid...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=261540

As some of you know, I'm not a big fan of aftermarket skids unless they protect componets that do not have any protection from the factory. And, this new EVO MFG ProTek Skid System looks like it's designed to do just that and without ANY compromise in ground clearance :)

Sharkey
10-20-2011, 11:44 PM
One of my friends placed his pre-order on these, which means I'm going to get to help do the install when the skids come in. Are you planning on writing up an install?

wayoflife
10-21-2011, 04:58 AM
One of my friends placed his pre-order on these, which means I'm going to get to help do the install when the skids come in. Are you planning on writing up an install?

oh yeah, i'm hoping to get ours next week and, if we do, we'll be doing a write-up on them :)

Apt
10-22-2011, 01:59 AM
EVO stuff is so nice.

TeamFaust
10-27-2011, 05:44 PM
I agree with Wayolife's comment about not being a big fan of aftermarket skid plates as they tend to hang down more than necessary, but I gotta say that this setup looks to be pretty functuional

Dozilla
10-27-2011, 07:54 PM
Pre-ordered mine and they shipped today. Can't wait to get them on.

Robar
10-28-2011, 12:46 AM
yup, they are awesome looking!

wayoflife
10-28-2011, 02:28 PM
Definitely looks like a must have for the 2012 crowd and I'd love a set for my '08 as well. ;)

i've seen them in the works and are definitely coming sooner than later. :)

Robar
11-04-2011, 12:22 AM
Got my set today. Woot!

BONDSY
11-04-2011, 04:56 AM
Got my set today. Woot!

:clap2::clap2::clap2:

wayoflife
11-09-2011, 03:00 PM
Got my set today. Woot!

awesome!! have you gotten them installed yet and if so, do you have any tips for installing them? we should be getting ours today :yup:

Robar
11-09-2011, 06:27 PM
awesome!! have you gotten them installed yet and if so, do you have any tips for installing them? we should be getting ours today :yup:

Yes, I do. I did not drain the oil, but I did make sure to work on a cold engine, when installing the oil pan skid. Next take the factory skid completely off, it's only two more bolts. This will give a little more room when removing the two nuts on top of the transmission mounting plate. This is a very tight area and a gear wrench works best. Not much room for a ratchet. If you can leave the right/passenger side nut on a twist or two it may help with the problem I had. When lifting the transfer case to slide the transmission skid under the transmission mounting bracket the whole thing shifted and I played Hell trying to get both bolt holes lined up again. Of course I was doing this by myself and a second person would have be helpful. Most everything else went pretty smooth. A few people have mentioned that one of the bolts that mounts to the fuel tank skid does not quite line up, it was tight on mine, but some said that can't get them to line up at all. This mounting hole may need to be made a little larger. I would also suggest tightening the control arm bolt up last. This will help with lining up the other mounting holes.
Overall, I'm very impressed with the design and ease of install of this skid system.
I couldn't get any good pics with the JK on the ground, so I just didn't take any. A vehicle lift would have been most helpful, for the pics and install, but my garage came without one. lol

wayoflife
11-12-2011, 03:46 PM
thanks for the tips. i was planning to install these today but unfortunately, it's gonna rain all day today - what a bummer. maybe tomorrow. being that you're JK is still stock too or, relatively so, do you think this made things easier or harder to install?

Robar
11-12-2011, 04:56 PM
It is nice working on a new jeep. No packed crud and dirt and none of the bolt heads are scrapped smooth. It was a little tight under the JK, but I put the front tires on ramps this helped. Having the back tires on ramps would have helped even more in the absence of a vehicle lift.

wayoflife
11-12-2011, 05:23 PM
thanks for the input. i don't have ramps but i'm sure i can set the front axle up on jack stands to give me a little more wiggle room. :yup:

wayoflife
11-13-2011, 03:51 PM
woohoo!! it's sunny today. if i can get some of my weekend chores out of the way quickly enough, i think i might get these installed :wings: