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I thought I already posted this question but I was unable to find it.

I've read reviews for Shrockworks, Black Panther, and Skid Row skid plates. Has anyone done a comparison?
How about a quick poll to see how you think the best is?
 

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The only reason i picked shrockworks is because basically they are all the same as far as protection goes. so i have to make my decision on shipping cost ($0), and customer service (being able to talk to jim face to face).
 

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Joe, at this point I would go with Shrock.

BP is having some issues and isn't living at home right now. So I don't even know if he would ship anything to you anyways.
 

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skid row doesn't make 05+ skids.
BP - Well he is MIA due to the divorce. I run them and they perform great. the X bends add some strength.

That leaves shrock. I need to give him a call for my gas skid.

Otherwise it is pretty much a draw. Both BP and Shrock cover the same. Both have great quality.
 

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anyone still make rock washers?
http://www.fourtreks.com/rock_slidder_washer.html

I've sheared off the bolts that attach the Calmini radiator skid on 3 times now. It's time to invest!

ETA: I just called the Fourtreks to ask about the size differences, and the owner actually told me they only have 7/16" rock washer available. Theyre basically exhausting supply and may or may not order another batch of both sizes (dependent on if they can find someone to manufacture them for around the same cost).

Buy them now cuz these pancakes are selling fast!
 

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Most people are going to choose shrockworks just because that is all they know.

I have had both and prefer Black Panther.
 

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If you don't want to wait 8-10 weeks, I'd suggest finding a few fabrication shops around your area and seeing what they can make. Just make sure you tell them what you want and have them figure all that into the quote. This way, you can get exactly what you want AND have them MUCH sooner than the 8-10 weeks...
 

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I don't believe BP exists anymore...but please correct me if I'm wrong.

That leaves you with well, shrockworks as the only manufacturer for skidplates. Or you could talk to a local fab shop and see what they can do. But first, ask them to show you other projects they have done to see the kind of work they are capable of.
 

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Awww I was just wondering.
I knew they weren't that thick, I wonder If I can take a set to a local guy to make some up....

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OEM Skidplates = Condom with a pin hole in it.
Colorful description :icon_smile:, but the OEM plates aren't quite that bad. I've got the Off-Road model skids on my S and all have taken hits. The gas tank skid has a crease in it, but it did the job and protected the tank. That said, I've ordered a Shrockworks oil pan/front diff skid and will be fabbing up an UHMW PE skid for the transmission and transfer case.
 
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