For those skid-plate experts, most critical section that needs armor first??

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Here's mine, I doubt it would budge unless it was a real extreme force, but this was DIY and it attaches to a new crossmember and the LCA mount. And agree w @sourdough from what I've read that loop is over $600 :(
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Good pics for sure. I'm not sure anything will fit that area for me since my crossmember is used to mount my oil pan skid. I guess if I bang the loop up, I'll just delete it with a delete kit. Not much else I can do 🤷‍♂️

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Good pics for sure. I'm not sure anything will fit that area for me since my crossmember is used to mount my oil pan skid. I guess if I bang the loop up, I'll just delete it with a delete kit. Not much else I can do 🤷‍♂️
This one is a stand alone plate in case you haven't seen it, seems like it should hold up pretty well, although it's only secured by one side (in two places). There's quite a few that run that plate around here :)
https://www.4wd.com/p/2019-Jeep-Wra...-Curly-Exhaust-Guard-JP-8018/_/R-FQCB-JP-8018
 

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This one is a stand alone plate in case you haven't seen it, seems like it should hold up pretty well, although it's only secured by one side (in two places). There's quite a few that run that plate around here :)
https://www.4wd.com/p/2019-Jeep-Wra...-Curly-Exhaust-Guard-JP-8018/_/R-FQCB-JP-8018
Not sure if I edited in my pic to my previous post too late for your reply, but as you can see in my pic, the crossbar that Skidrow requires you to remove is what mounts my oil pan skid. I am unable to remove this crossbar, which means I can't install the Skidrow plate :(
 
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Not sure if I edited in my pic to my previous post too late for your reply, but as you can see in my pic, the crossbar that Skidrow requires you to remove is what mounts my oil pan skid. I am unable to remove this crossbar, which means I can't install the Skidrow plate :(
Oh, now I see that, maybe you could have one fab'd similar to what I did, or modify the aftermarket plate??
 

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Oh, now I see that, maybe you could have one fab'd similar to what I did, or modify the aftermarket plate??
Yeah I'm trying to think one out, but that is not my forte at all. I'm better at breaking the pipe lol.
 


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I would say protect what's most painful to fix first. In many cases a spotter and good lines will help. If you "drive by feel" then all bets are off :). Even on simple lines I can see the rear end dropping onto rocks pretty often.

Once you get high centered you're pretty much dragging things along until you get off....

This is a TJ basically everything rusty or white is subject to dragging and banging :)

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I would say protect what's most painful to fix first. In many cases a spotter and good lines will help. If you "drive by feel" then all bets are off :). Even on simple lines I can see the rear end dropping onto rocks pretty often.

Once you get high centered you're pretty much dragging things along until you get off....

This is a TJ basically everything rusty or white is subject to dragging and banging :)

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At least the skids didn't get damaged in that one^^^ :)
 

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Yeah, I can't hit the high odds when it come to the lottery but I bet I could have that perfect hit to the differential plug, the rear Dana 35 also has a pretty vulnerable bottom mount plug too :(

I'm really leaning toward the M.O.R.E. engine/trans skid, the transfer case skid and would add the F&R Diff skids.

I know Rough Country can be hit or miss, but these look pretty decent for my limited budget and made from 1/4" plate, thoughts?
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/skid-plates/10623-rough-country-m186-front-diff-skid-plate
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/skid-plates/10624-rough-country-m200-rear-diff-skid-plate
I Have the M.O.R.E Skids for Oil pan/trans , gas tank transfer case and evap canister they are great. I got the steel ones vs the aluminum ones because of cost (i have them all powder coated red) and the aluminum ones would of been 3x the cost to do the same all in all BEST $$ spent

 

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