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Author Topic: Engine skid  (Read 6415 times)

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Engine skid
« on: August 09, 2011, 09:26:48 PM »

Anyone know where to get a quality 1/4" engine skid on the cheap? Maybe someone knows how to fab one up?

I was thinking of going with the skid row LA engine skid but its $300 and I'm on a tight budget atm. Cheers.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 10:36:00 PM »

I like the AEV Oil Pan skid. I hear it stands up to some abuse!
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 12:04:11 AM »

ucf makes a decent oil pan skid. it will bolt to the stock shovel also.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 07:57:00 AM »

AEV isnt an engine skid and the UFC is just as expensive as skid row and they say it may not work with a stock trans skid. Next ;)
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 10:46:20 AM »

AEV is an engine skid! It covers the oil pan. Above the oil pan is the engine. Correct me if im wrong?
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 11:26:24 AM »

Yes, but it doesnt cover all the way to the trans skid. I was being dragged on the housing behind the oil pan when I got stuck on SR.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 11:53:23 AM »

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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 12:48:28 PM »

Yes, but it doesnt cover all the way to the trans skid. I was being dragged on the housing behind the oil pan when I got stuck on SR.

Well there you go. That means your looking for an engine and transmission skid. Last time i checked the transmission wasnt an engine :rofl:
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 02:03:06 PM »

No, no, no Connor. It only goes to the front of the trans skid. So it isnt a trans skid.

Metal. I ruled teraflex out since it is only 3/16" and I'm looking for 1/4" ;)

Guess I'm going to have to re look at my options.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 03:57:17 PM »

if you put a hole in 3/16 metal... you have other things to worry about.

And i know it only goes to the front of the transmission. What im trying to say is that you said your looking for an Engine skid. So I gave you an engine skid, then you said it didnt cover the transmission. But in the first post you didnt clarify you wanted it to cover the transmission as well.

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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 04:38:48 PM »

Wait till you can get one from UFC or Saavy,  my understanding is the ones from Skid Row are complete junk.  I can see the need to a point I guess, but it's one of those things I'll likely never buy.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011, 04:52:19 PM »

On JF I saw nothing but good reviews on the skid row skids.

Connor. Fine, I changed my mind. I'm not worried about putting a hole in it as much as bending it.  :laughing:

Savvy I will never buy due to the price. I cannot justify that kind of money on a skid. UFC is also pricey for an unpainted skid and it says it may not work with the stock transmission skid plate.

My choices are limited by coverage and price so yes I'm being picky.  :biggrin:
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 07:00:21 PM »

which ones have you found that meets your criteria?
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 07:55:58 PM »

Coverage: Skid row, UCF

Price: Teraflex, AEV

None fit in both haha.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 09:50:19 PM »

I wouldnt worry too much about the bellhousing?? Id worry more about your oil pan. Once you lift it a little more you will have some clearance.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2011, 12:15:51 AM »

make your own or have schonertodd weld you one.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2011, 07:59:17 AM »

Then it looks like AEV is my best choice.

Edit: Didn't see your post pdangerp. I'll have a talk with him n see what we can do.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2011, 08:49:50 AM »

Hey Agent620 if your gonna be picky about it lets just make you one. If you want you can swing by sometime after i get off work or on the weekend and we can look under and i can give you some ideas on ways to mount it and such then i can give you a materials list and then you can decide if you want to make one or just buy one. Up to you man I wont charge much I just want to be covered on my consumables.
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Re: Engine skid
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2011, 09:32:36 AM »

Sacramento is about a 2-2 1/2 hour drive for me (Maybe 1 hour with the way a family member whose name I wont mentions drives  :biggrin:.) The skid row LA skid is the one I'm interested in but the price tag is quite

a bit. I've had one of the guys in my local club mention welding me one but I haven't heard much from him. Before I pull the trigger on a store bought skid I'm going to try and talk to him. I have a design made in a

small paint sketch but it doesn't have measurements. But its basically a copy of the skid row LA. I am also in the middle of replacing the oil pan so the Jeep isn't going anywhere til at least Monday. I also have a Bodie

ghost town run on the 26-29th so that weekend is taken. I just want to have a skid by the time I do the DV run in Sept.
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