In Search of 2-Door Skids...

EricP

Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Jan 30, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
11
Location
Woodstock
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Sport S

PA-Punkn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2020
Messages
374
Reaction score
1,088
Location
Philly
Vehicle(s)
2020 JLR 3.6L 8AT, 2012 BMW 328 xDrive Wagon 6MT, 2002 BMW 330 Cabrio 5MT
Occupation
IT
Vehicle Showcase
3
I’m just discovering this 2dr aluminum skid kit. Why aren’t more people talking about it if they’ve been waiting for Artec to release a 2dr aluminum setup - reasonable price too.

Did you purchase? And if so, do you like?
I did, got aluminum in red powdercoat. Looks well made and nicely finished. I haven't installed yet, waiting on a new exhaust and going to do both at same time.
 

EricP

Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Jan 30, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
11
Location
Woodstock
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Sport S
I did, got aluminum in red powdercoat. Looks well made and nicely finished. I haven't installed yet, waiting on a new exhaust and going to do both at same time.
Ok - pics when you install, please.
 

EricP

Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Jan 30, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
11
Location
Woodstock
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Sport S
I have MORE full skid in metal. Heavy duty and has very good coverage. I wanted an aluminum system but there's is heavy IMO. They offered me a metal unit installed at a show discount price I couldn't refuse. 1- 1/2 yrs. and I still am waiting for Artec's aluminum. I want the ground clearance and weight savings.
Yeah, their Steel skids are nice too, but the aluminum ones seem a decent weight savings to them. What’s the weight difference in Artec vs MORE? How is the Artec better regarding ground clearance vs the MORE units?
 

EricP

Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Jan 30, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
11
Location
Woodstock
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Sport S
It's been awhile since I shopped and compared so I do not remember the numbers. I would have to research but ground clearance and weight are significant. I will go with Artec when/if they get off the pot.
I dunno - I’m thinking MORE’s setup may be worth the look. Artec’s JLU skids show as weighing 86lbs, whereas MORE’s 3 JLU skid components equate to 68lbs (11+26+31). And both says 1/4” aluminum and 3/16” brackets. Plus MORE’s is $700 cheaper as of this post.

Sounds like MORE‘s solution is a nice one.
 

EricP

Member
First Name
Eric
Joined
Jan 30, 2020
Messages
11
Reaction score
11
Location
Woodstock
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Sport S
Haha, I like M.O.R.E. but their skid system adds to( on top of) the factory skids and looses ground clearance. Artec replaces factory skids and gains ground clearance
Ooooooo - this I did not know. Gonna look into that now! Thanks!
 

sourdough

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ben
Joined
Nov 12, 2017
Messages
1,116
Reaction score
2,272
Location
93013
Vehicle(s)
'19 JLR dingy, Ram3500 diesel 4x4 Tiger RV
Build Thread
Link
Occupation
union sheet metal worker (retired 2008)
Vehicle Showcase
4
I just wish Artec had better coverage of the exhaust near the motor area. LOL and they made a 2dr. version.
 

Advertisement




Tri-City Jeep
 



Advertisement
Top