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To show you the coverage you gain over stock skids.

The approx digital postal scale weights;
> The large two are 40# each,
> The other two are 30# and 20# respectively,
> The Hardware/paint 5#.

Look at the difference in coverage! Only gas skid is same as factory. Thickness is night and day! Bennie, Quieter ride I guess due to block of road noise. Here are some pictures;




Yep! I missed the shot of the big one in comparison to the factory! Must have been in all the excitement! Someone get that shot!
But you can see it at top of pic here what it covers. A LOT!


OK people for those who don't read the enclosed directions this will get you buy. 2 people = 3 hours max.

I Used a set of ramps, plenty of room (Lifted)

Front Skid:

Install Skid to location. See pics or ShrockWorks pics in vendor area.
Put three bolts in snug. . You will need a 3/8 in bit to drill the front most outer bolt holes into location, Use skid as a guide.

Debur inside top of hole you drilled for ease of install.
Snug up rear bolts holding this skid and take off all front.
put the bolts into two center holes of very front.
Place the spacers supplied onto these bolts and thread into frame. Loosely.
Not install bolts on outside holes you drilled, I used a magnet and did the Wrench holding the nut with a plastic bag shim trick. Tighten All.

Move to second skid. No tricks here but you will have front skid hang by only four front bolts while you take back ones out because front skid and second skid use same holes at that point. Tighten.

Third skid, you let the kid do. No tricks. But Uses a different hole and bolt on rear. You will see when it is up there.

Gas tank skid is the bear. I had room to per install brackets and lift into position. Smooth part of these bolts go toward tank, then skid, then bracket facing ground then washers and nuts. OK the trick is, to lay skid down, with grille being 12 o clock, point skid to like 2 o clock, and pay attention to the rear brackets, it's a kind of thread job but goes in fairly easy. This is only one we used a jack to hold in place. Only because we did not know what we were doing.

It all went in smooth, easy, no cussing, cuts bruises or blood! Easy as sliders and Front Bumper. Well, way easier than front bumper but perfect fit is what I mean. Fool proof design, Very good instructions included.

Fit and finish 110% A+ Rating.
Coverage, 110% Vital areas.
Hardware A ( I painted mine before install and coated with thread-locker. )
Value. 110%
1st Run so no comment on delivery times. But I got mine in short order.
Too fast to mention! LOL

Only tricky part is drilling the front holes, the spacers beside them. and the gas skid is a little tricky because of the bulk and the combo to install it. (the 2 o clock twist to noon!)

For once I feel like my ass is covered, although not yet.

Any Questions?
MC
80% SHROCKED! (waiting on Rear to get here!)
And my SHROCKWORKS ROOF BASKET!
 

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Cool. You should get yourself some Rock Washers from BP.


 

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Great writeup MC. I have the install instructions in PDF format if anyone needs them. Hopfully 3 of the 4 will be installed on Saturday.

I wanted to order some Rock Washers, but I was unsure as to what size the bolts were going to be. Maybe I'll order them now and put them on later.
 

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Well I lost my stash, But for rock washers I just use old washers from shock absorbers. Ever change a shock you know what I mean. Can be found for free at any Sears auto center, truckstops and the like, Any size you will ever need. Price is right. I'll put mine on later when I find them.
Yea, I was ticked. It was somewhere I knew I would rember putting them there. After 30 Minutes looking, I guess not.

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Muzikman said:
Great writeup MC. I have the install instructions in PDF format if anyone needs them. Hopefully 3 of the 4 will be installed on Saturday..
Yes, Jim also sent me the PDF and they were really good. I wonder if he can just post them. The color pictures make it real easy to read for a Blind old man! Though it would not be cost effective to dish out color instructions. Jim! Post em! Link?

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My are all gaouged after only 3 OR trips.
 

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USMC XTERRA said:
If only he made parts as fast as he posted pictures! LOL Juuussst Kidding Jim! That was fast! Lot better than mine laying on the floor.

MC
Actually, I like the comparison you get from your pics too!
 

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I really only plan to cover the sides of the skids closest to the truck. The bottoms will get quite beat up and the por 15 won't last. Although, in retrospect on coating the side closest to the rocks would be so bad. Too damn hot here anyway to work under a truck so might as well coat them good.
 

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I'll let you know tonight how the por-15 held up to rocks. I put three coats on the underside and two on the upper side.


Oh, and a simple way to install the gas tank skid.

Mount the backets loosely to the vehicle. Slide the skid under from the drivers side. Line up and bolt the front passanger side bolt (do not tighten). Light up and bolt the front drivers side bolt (no not tighten). Then install the carriage bolts into the skid then line up and attach the drivers side bracket (tighten). Now line up and attache the passanger side bracket. Now tighten the front bolts. Then push up on the plate and tighten the rear bolts (top of the brackets). Let the jack do the work. This does not require any odd twisting of the plate or anything.
 
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