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Thread: A Bit of UNDER ARMOR for JET : EVO MFG JL Wrangler ProTek Skid Plates

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Wrangler View Post
    I definitely see what you’re saying about the ground clearance, or lack of. They do look purdy without scratches. Time to throw some ugly on them!


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    The skid plate looks awesome! Glad to see they left plenty of room for the drive shaft at full droop. Unfortunately it looks like it might be a rock catcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    The skid plate looks awesome! Glad to see they left plenty of room for the drive shaft at full droop. Unfortunately it looks like it might be a rock catcher
    I'll have to measure to get exact numbers but in places, you lose a couple of inches of ground clearance or more. Granted, this isn't unique to the EVO skids - ALL skids made like this rob you of ground clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    LOL!! I like how you put that
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    It's pretty cool to see the evolution (no pun) of design and aesthetics of the aftermarket. Particularly with the JL. Less sharp bends and more smooth looking products. Not just with evo, but many other manufacturers as well.

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    is it the exhaust that makes forces the design to be that low?

    curious to see hear/see how many hits it takes because it sits that low

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    is it the exhaust that makes forces the design to be that low?

    curious to see hear/see how many hits it takes because it sits that low
    I'm sure that's part of the reason. I'm sure it'll do a good job of taking hits and it'll definitely be taking hits this low. Of course, pretty much all the skids out there are like this now. Too bad.

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    I've been running this skid for a few months now and it definitely holds up to the abuse. Only issue I have is how close it runs to the exhaust on my JL. Started making contact a while ago and you could feel the resonance in the floorboard until I made some adjustments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL_John View Post
    I've been running this skid for a few months now and it definitely holds up to the abuse. Only issue I have is how close it runs to the exhaust on my JL. Started making contact a while ago and you could feel the resonance in the floorboard until I made some adjustments.
    Well that's a bummer. Safe to say that you're not running the exhaust loop skid? I wonder if having it would have offered more structure and prevent that from happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Well that's a bummer. Safe to say that you're not running the exhaust loop skid? I wonder if having it would have offered more structure and prevent that from happening.
    No, I don't run the exhaust loop. Might have helped but just something else to take off when I need to work on the jeep. A little beveling with the grinder solved the problem.

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