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skid plate options?

is there anywhere online i can buy a decent skid plate that doesnt have some company name cut out in it or polished like crome? am i better off just finding a ranger at the junk yard and taking it?
 
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is there anywhere online i can buy a decent skid plate that doesnt have some company name cut out in it or polished like crome? am i better off just finding a ranger at the junk yard and taking it?
your best option is to get one made but if u want something a bit cheaper just find one at a junkyard. 04rangerdave was selling a stock one that he got from me idk if he still has it but it does have hammer marks in it from me bending it back into shape lol.
 
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i was selling one. but sold a chrome one for sweet cash considering what i actually paid for it
 
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yea i dont think ill be able to pound this one out, but it did a heck of a job guarding what its supposed to, superlift bracket not so much but after taking it off i dont like leaving it open unprotected.
 
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Did you have a Superlift one before? It'd be simple to make one the same style but heavier!
 
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no it was a stock one, seemed pretty thick but it folded like a cheap deck of cards.
 
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no it was a stock one, seemed pretty thick but it folded like a cheap deck of cards.
haha thats how mine was, i got air when i drove to the dunes and landed really hard and bent it, had almost a 90* bend in it but i hammered it out. map gas and a big hammer, back in shape lol
 
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haha thats how mine was, i got air when i drove to the dunes and landed really hard and bent it, had almost a 90* bend in it but i hammered it out. map gas and a big hammer, back in shape lol
haha i did the same thing. This skid has been through a lot.
 
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You should just make one like the Superlift one if you don't want to buy it... pretty simple to make and you can make it whatever thickness you want!
 
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is there any write ups on making one? not sure how to get the holes and everything lined up.
 
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It would be quite easy to make. Find someone with a metal brake, get it bent up and drill your holes.
 
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It wouldn't be hard... there is already holes in the Superlift brackets so just measure them. The actual Superlift skid plate has slots in them.

I have the stainless Superlift one. I can take a pic of it later this weekend if you want... you'll see how simple it is!
 
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