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#21 Old 06-20-2011, 05:09 PM
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For those of you looking for a lighter weight option, but something better than factory, check out ASFIR4x4 - they make aluminum skids for the 2nd gen, the FJ, and several more makes. I have seen them in person, and they look like they would hold up to some light wheeling. That being said, they are not useful for boulder hopping.
Actually the aluminum is designed to hold up to decent rocking. We have installations on a number of different vehicles that see some good usage.
Even an offroad school in Sedona that outfits all of their vehicles with our skids.

All of our skids are made from 1/4" 5052 Aluminum, same material used in armored tanks, and use factory mounts or we add in 1/4" Steel brackets.

Ted, come on over and check the skids out again I think we might surprise you!
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Wow!!! those are AwEsoME!!!

Looks really good man, feels good to do the install yourself huh?

Do you mind if I ask what they cost?
Actually, no, it did not feel good to do the install myself. It was literally a pain in the neck (and arms). I am getting too old for this stuff.

I paid what Hefty Fabworks has on their site (http://www.heftyfabworks.com/), 670 something for powder-coated. I live near enough that I could pick them up instead of paying shipping.
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Where is the best place to buy full set of skid plates?!

I have a 2012 pro 4 x, I have already got the rock sliders... However I was wondering where is the best place Ivan buy the strongest skid plates, I am looking for the ful set I live in co, any good places I have been looking at shock works and heftyfabworks!
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I run the HeftyFab skids on my truck and they have worked really well for me. They have held up multiple trips and they fit really well.

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Parts List for 2nd Gen Schrockworks Skid Plates

Good Afternoon,

I have the S-Works skids for 2011 Xterra S. I want to replace all the mounting hardware with stainless bolts/nuts/washers.

Short of crawling twice to get size them reinstall to get to garage; does anyone have the list of parts for 2nd gen S-works skids or a link?

Thanks Much/

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Well, there is also hill descent assist, off-road lights, and upgraded shocks. I'm only a little jealous of the hill descent and shocks.
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Question Aluminum (Asfir) skids?

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For those of you looking for a lighter weight option, but something better than factory, check out ASFIR4x4 - they make aluminum skids for the 2nd gen, the FJ, and several more makes. I have seen them in person, and they look like they would hold up to some light wheeling. That being said, they are not useful for boulder hopping.
Hi all,

I'm a new owner of a 2012 Pro-4X, after 10 years with a Grand Cherokee. As I get closer to retirement, I plan to do more off-roading, but plan mild to moderate type, sticking mostly to dirt roads and trails, NF access roads, etc. I occasionally run into ruts, wash-outs, small rocks and trees. From what I've read, the factory skids offer fairly minimal protection. I do not plan any rock crawling, so I think the steel skids are really overkill for me (I'm not keen on the added weight either). My question is whether the factory skids are sufficient for my needs or should I consider something like the Asfir aluminum skids? I certainly like the concept of less weight (I really like the way the Pro-4X drives/handles). Any Asfir (or other) lightweight skids users have any experiences to share? Are you able to perform routine maintenance (fluid changes) without removing the plates? Any unintended consequences? What does a full set of aluminum skids weigh? TIA for your comments and suggestions. I have to say I love the Pro-4X (Super Black, BTW).
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hey woodsman 55, first of all welcome to CX, second of all, lots of people that have installed the heftyfabworks or shrockworks skids will say that the added weight helps with the center of gravity of your rig ( I cant speak of experience cause I am still running stock skids for now) as for if the stock skids being enough for what you want to do. Some people have doubled up the stock skid plates but they till aren't as strong as a good set of aftermarket skids

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I run Hefty skids, sliders, and Bumpers there a Colorado company and they have great customer service and fantastic products IMHO..


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The asfir skids are also a lot more expensive than going steel with the hefty/shrockworks product 1400 for a full set where as with hefty it's 560 plus a lower center of gravity and added protection kind of a no brainer go hefty all day long!


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