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Old 05-16-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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New street style skid plate / fits 95.5-04 trucks

For a long time now I've wanted to build a skid plate that's made more for a lowered street truck. Why? Because they look sweet and when something flies at you on the freeway, it's a nice feeling to know it's going to deflect off the plate and the radiator and belts will be fine. (Been there got it by that)

This new style is simpler than my old. It uses the 2 cargo hooks on each frame rail that all 95.5-04 trucks have. Bolt on is as easy as removing the 2 bolts and hooks on each rail, then bolting the new skid on and reusing the factory cargo hooks.

Front bar protects radiator, lower bar protects sway bar and since it hides the bar, but is the same height as the sway bar, doesn't affect ground clearance, makes the plate visable on a lowered truck, and allows the use of aftermarket sway bars and shouldn't interfere with a intercooler on turbo trucks.

It weighs in at a measly 9 lbs and is offered with or w/o holes in the plate. Stainless hardware is used. Shipping is very affordable, calculated by area, and the item can be seen at streetacos.com on the product page by searching skid plates.

The last attachment is the old style that also used the 4 cross member bolts, this new skid hangs in front of the sway bar and is more visable on a street truck. I'll build myself one soon and post pics of it installed. I boxed this one quick and it's on it's way to New Orleans if New Orleans is still there after they opened the flood gates of hell.





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Old 05-19-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:15 AM   #4
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I'd like a skid/bash guard that covers the swaybar mounts and oil pan, maybe with a small hole to access the oil drain plug. The cover would be more function than style. I'm scared of hitting stuff on the roads and severely denting my oil pan or catching some speed bumps on the brace that the swaybar mounts to. Rig something up beefed?
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I'd like a skid/bash guard that covers the swaybar mounts and oil pan, maybe with a small hole to access the oil drain plug. The cover would be more function than style. I'm scared of hitting stuff on the roads and severely denting my oil pan or catching some speed bumps on the brace that the swaybar mounts to. Rig something up beefed?
I'll look under my truck today and get some ideas for you. I'd love to build something like you mentioned and since I own your model truck it won't be a problem. It'll use factory holes that all 95.5-04 trucks will have. Stay tuned, I'll run my ideas by you.
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