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Armor and Oil Changes

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by AZHornet, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Jun 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    AZHornet

    AZHornet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Michael
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    So those of you running armor...do your skidplates have a door or such for removing the filter and valve? I have a 2002 and unfortunately my bud built armor didn't come with any doors like the later model...I am going to jerry rig a solution with my buddy using a steel braided hose, connectors and a fumoto valve for the oil pan...about 3ft long that will tuck under the armor..also found a remote oil filter kit to relocate it to an easier place to remove..will post some pictures when we get it done...can't think of any other reason to drop the front skid plate except for the occasional differential changes.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    OH-MAN

    OH-MAN Well-Known Member

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    I would bet the 3.4 oil filter would be a bit tough with full skids on.
    Mine is a 2010 so the filter is easy and it does have a hole for the drain.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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    TheGloryFades

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    I have to either spill oil all over my skid or remove it
     
  4. Jun 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Seabass

    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    Let's be honest... you really only care about your own rig.
    My All-Pro IFS skid has a hole cut in it that lines up with the oil pan plug. It's just big enough to allow the oil to pour cleanly through it into your catch pan if your truck is sitting level. It's not too big as to overcompromise the strength of the skid. I jack my entire front end up on just the skid all the time and it doesnt even flex.
     

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