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Rubicon surfboard - skids

A couple of versions - the wider one is for Automatics.
Requires a lift - no room otherwise.

It runs from the skidplate or "shovel" up to the front of the engine, to a new removable crossmember.
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

Mounted - protects the engine and the tranny.
32 lbs
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

Ooops, forgot the pic
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

New front xmember - removable, included in the 32 lbs
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

Note the lower control arm skid in the corner in the last pic.
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

Front of the engine plate and xmember.
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

Behind the RE skid plate, or the stock shovel is a big open area. Too many times I, or someone else has been hung up there. A big rock gets between the DS and frame -- ya gotta lift the rig up and over it.
These rails help stop that.
Also protect the exhaust and the DS somewhat.
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

The stock gas tank skid is better than nothing, but gets bend up bad. Eventually that "protection" will break the tank.
I'm lazy, didn't want to remove the existing tank plate, I just put another one under it with a spacer.
End result - they stregthen each other.
12 lbs

By the way, the skid bars in the last pic total are about 22 lbs
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

Top side gas tank plate when still under construction.
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Re: Rubicon surfboard - skids

Lower control arm plate.
Under what you see is a welded piece connecting the two ears together. The replacable cover bolts on to that.
I got the idea when I saw several U-bolt types break, fail, or fall off. They don't strengthen the ears at all.

Note the diff cover too.
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