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New Aluminum Skid!

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by allpro, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Aug 7, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    Check out our new aluminum skid plate!

    Only 22LBS!!!!

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  2. Aug 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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  3. Mar 22, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    What's the price of this skid? I can't find this on the website.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2014 at 11:17 PM
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    Yeah but....it's aluminum.....:notsure:
     
  5. Apr 1, 2014 at 7:34 AM
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    So are work boats
     
  6. Apr 1, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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    Wouldn't it be easier to just start a thread here as well
     
  7. Apr 1, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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    Being water resistant isn't a selling point really...
     
  8. Apr 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    I'd be more concerned with the leading edge not being flush with the bumper so it catches on everything and also not being bolted into the front cross member so when it does catch it peels back.

    Looks like it sits 2-3" lower than mine and I already hit mine more than enough.

    Not trying to be a dick, but who is doing the R&D on these? Maybe they need some time off?
     
  9. Apr 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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  10. Apr 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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    Aluminum is plenty strong
     
  11. Apr 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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    Oh please, certainly you're not going pull the Aluminum vs. Steel card are you ?

    I mean it looks good but aluminum is subject to fracturing around mount points & areas of contact with objects that are harder i.e; rocks
     
  12. Apr 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM
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    I'm not going to argue with you , you'll just forget we has this conversation in 15 minutes anyway
     
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    So may it isn't as tough as steel. Weekend warrior/daily driver wanting to save some weight and still have good protection sounds like a place this skid would fit nicely.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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    If you ever have a viable argument Oz, I'll remember, but so far you keep showing up to wage a war of wits but alas, you're always out of amunition....
     
  15. Apr 3, 2014 at 10:25 PM
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    Oh i agree, its a beautiful skid & it will fill the weekend warrior/DD you mentioned needs. i was just looking at it from the prospective of there are those who want that protection in case they hit something & theres those who's intent IS to hit something that requires protection.... Honestly even if it did hold up like steel it's too pretty to fuck up....
     
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    Aluminum is not as strong as steel in the same thickness , no argument there , however you seem to think any thickness of aluminum is equal to cigarette wrapper and that's simply not the case

    Work boats up here are all made from 1/4" aluminum plate , they are meant to ram logs and run up on the rocky beaches here
     
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    I fish from an aluminum boat, & occasionally it gets run up on the beach, no issues, i trust it
     
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