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The All-Pro IFS skid saved my truck

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by CalgaryRider, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    CalgaryRider

    CalgaryRider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was out on some of the local trails in Alberta, we were headed to Wiaporous falls and decided to make a day out of it with 19 trucks!

    some of the group
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    I did manage to really test out the All-Pro IFS skid on the hill to nowhere. On my decent I must have misjudged my line and bounced during the decent and I managed to ram a rock into my skid plate right where the skid goes from an angle to flat. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time, but once I got back to Calgary and washed my truck I noticed it is about a 2+ inch indent in the skid :eek:

    With that said, the All-Pro skid saved my truck! I am sooo glad I invested in this skid and would HIGHLY recommend it to everyone, it can take a beating and protect the truck which is what it is designed for!

    So onto the pictures!

    front shot
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    my finger so you have an idea of how deep it is....
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    btw my finger is in the dent, not held up in front of it

    side shot
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    Driver side looking into the back for comparison
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    Ready for it...... passenger side back view
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    :eek:

    So again I will say, the All-Pro skid saved my truck! I can only image the amount of carnage that would have incurred on the trail if I was running my stock skid plate or the TRD aluminum one!

    Thanks All-Pro!
    Shayne Spence
    aka CalgaryRider
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    Razorecko

    Razorecko Well-Known Member

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    lol, holy crap. What did you do ? - fly on top of that rock ? I have the all pro skid plate also and I dont think a full swing of a sledgehammer could put a dent like that into it
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    CalgaryRider

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    no actually it was a VERY slow decent, just so happens the rocks are really pointy around here. I am pretty sure the full weight of my truck was pushing on the rock when it happened as I was in a slow and controlled steep decent.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    jandrews

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    Doubt you'd have broken anything, but you'd probably have put a good dent in something.

    Also, a full whack with a sledgehammer is NOTHING compared to resting the full weight of one of these trucks on something. An average human with a sledgehammer can probably impart a few hundred pounds of force into something. One of these trucks settling onto a rock, especially if the rock is pointed, results in thousands of pounds of local pressure. The two aren't even comparable.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    Razorecko

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    good point, for some reason i had the trd skid plate in mind,lol
     
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