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Hello all again. How do you guys think the stock skids plates are in terms of protection. I have a 4x4 S model and i have only the front skid plate. I found a good deal on the stock skid plates from xterraparts.com. I think like $15 bux for the oil pan and the same for the T-case. I want the shrocks but they are a little pricey for me right now. I just want some protection for that trip to Rattlesnake Canyon on the 24th.
 

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They are better than nothing. My front was destroyed after about one year of wheeling. The rest are still holding up OK. They are dented and gouged, but none except the front have come loose.

I'd get them if I had none and Shrock wasn't in the budget.
 

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The oil pan skid isn't too bad. Heck, it costs under $20. How can you go wrong? The T/C skid is of the same thickness as the oil pan skid. It'll keep you from catching sharp edge obstacles from hooking onto the corners of the case.

They're nothing like Jim's stuff but WAY better than no protection at all.
 

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You know that is actually a really good idea. Were you just joking or being serious?

Will that actually work?

I don't have any on my X yet but I have the gas skid on order from Shrock.
 

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I have no idea if this would work! The idea was thrown around a while back, so i just thought i would bring it back up. to my knowledge nobody has tried this.... so you are on your own if you want to.

But if you think about it its not too bad of an idea!
 

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I am going to the website right now. If they are really that inexpensive, I am going to order them. I will keep you all posted; just don't tell Jim. I would like to have my Shrock stuff before summer.
 

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Done. I decided to just try the transfer case first because it seemed to be the most flat. (and cheapest)

I believe Fed Ex Ground said 3 to 5 business days. I'll report back my findings......
 

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I wasted my money on some stock skids, In this thread I show the difference, take a look, If you really "Use" a stock skid it will bend into whatever it covers, My kind could have bent one in half when he was 6.
And, as you can see, the coverage is not so great! But they are great to say you have skids, and maybe keep the grass off the bottom or deflect a stick but no match for a rock.
http://thenewx.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=946&highlight=shrockworks+skids
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I knew I saw that post. I was looking all over for it in Exterior and Engine but couldn't find it.

Thanks!
 

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SoCalXterra said:
You know that is actually a really good idea. Were you just joking or being serious?

Will that actually work?
I don't see why it wouldn't work. If the bolts are too short just go to Lowes or HD and get longer ones.

It's hard to go wrong for $20. I know mine cost me $16 a piece before I got real ones.

They don't compare, as MC shows, to the real deal. But they can save you're oil pan or tranny. Mine certainly did. After I got my real ones I gave them to another 05 in our club just so he had something to put there.
 

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No doubt about it. My stock oil pan skid took some pretty serious shots and still held up. I had to pull it off twice to pound out the damage. Shot it with the rattle can and it worked like new. Better that than the pan itself.

Eventually, I upgraded to Jim's skids because I wanted to use the skids to help me with obstacles on the trail. Kind of like positioning yourself for a pivot using your sliders. I often use my armor to help negotiate difficult obstacles. Ask anybody who purchased my skids from the swap shop. :blackeye:

You can't do that with stock skids but they'll keep you safe on the fire trails.
 

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8th SASed X? I thought there were a lot more SAS'ed 1st gens.
Ha ha! Not quite but I'll give you partial credit. 8th Man, or commonly referred to as Tobor (robot spelled backwards) is an Japanese animation super hero. The cartoon aired in the mid 60's. I was fascinated with the program as a child and only now have I seen it once again (30 years later). Interest in the show was rekindled after discussing television programs of the 60's with a friend over some beers (many beers). What made this program unique was that it had a dark theme. Nothing campy or dopey about it. Sometimes, the bad guys won or people actually died. Pretty heady stuff for it's time.

I was looking to create a new "identity" in preparation for the SAS that begins on Monday. So, you get points for that.

:cheers:
 

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how much do want for them....or i also take freebees. let me know, ill be very interested.
 

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UPDATE

I just received the parts from Courtesy Nissan. 2 TC skid plates and four bolts.

Observations:

1. If this is thin, I can't wait to see what Jim's Gas Tank Skid Plate is going to look like. These plates aren't THAT bad......

2. They fit like a glove one over the other so I'll put that under the Plus side. This idea might actually work....

3. I haven't been under the car yet but it seems to me that the plates all have the holes up front which might be asking alot of the four bolts to hold both of them... I might have to look into longer bolts or a way to hold up the back end.

4. I'll take pictures and keep you guys posted.
 
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