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anyone got the OEM skidplates that you may have removed for upgrades.
want mostly for rocks
my dealer doesn't have them in stock.
 

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courtesy nissan online will have them pretty inexpensive. check them out online. shrock is better but when you're on a budget, you could double up some of the oem skids for less than a quarter of jim's stuff. i doubled a few and they have done all right.
 

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not rock crawling.
limestone & granite coming up going fairly high speed.
traveling forest roads
Saturday a buddy of mine took a softball sized rock to the
oil pan on his Pathy & punctured.
Luckily we had liquid metal to seal with us.
We lucked out when a guy in a F150 had 2 qts of oil to add to our 4.
we got it out of the woods & he drove 120 miles home.
Mostly worried about the radiator & especially my plastic gas tank.
OEM would probably do.
 

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i did say some, plus when it comes to our wonderful plastic gas tank, i actually called jim for that one.
 

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Shrock, black powdercoated and shipped = $264
OEM, black =$175 + $100 shipping (WTF?) = $275 shipped

Seem like a no-brainer for the gas tank skid.
 

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It's amazing how expensive it is to ship the stock plates. I got an initial quote from UPS and Fed-ex based on rough size and weight, they told me $50 to ship ground. After I had them boxed up and already sold, I took them to ship them and it ended up being $98 to ship. The gas tank skid causes them to be an oversize package, even though the entire box didn't weigh more than 30 lbs.

Any way, be that a warning to anyone who tries to ship their OEM skids, the gas tank skid costs a lot. :)
 

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Not to change the subject, but I sell a lot of things on eBay and often times have over sized packages. I've found that FedEx ground tends to be a little cheaper when shipping oversized ground packages. Just thought I'd share that with you all...
 

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That's what I shipped my OEM skids. They were $2 cheaper than UPS. :)

But I do agree, FedEx many times is cheaper than DHL or UPS (unless you are talking international shipping and then DHL is cheaper).
 
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