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post #1 of 30 Old 03-08-2011, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2nd Gen Skid-plates

Just recently purchased a 2010 S. One thing I wish it had was skid-plates. A friend of mine just bought a 2011 Pro4x4 with factory skids, but I am not impressed.
I am not planning on any other mods right now. I am also only looking at moderate off-roading (for now); something a little more than your average SUV can handle. I would like skids that are heavier than the stock skids, but I don't need something built for rock crawling/sliding. Does such a thing exist?
I have seen Shrock recommended in a few other threads for 1st Gen. Does that hold true for 2nd Gen?
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go to heftyfabworks.com those are going to be your best bet, your buddy will be envious in the strength of yours since his are made thin weak steel(?) yours will be almost bulletproof!

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Thanks, I'll keep that in my list. However, I noticed that they don't have dealers - they ship to the customer. Is this something I can do myself with limited tools?
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Yes they ship from fabricator to customer. He's based out of Colorado, you could probably pick them up if you are close enough. As far as the install goes, get a buddy to help you and you will need a drill, wrenches, and a jack aside from that they are pretty easy the hardest part is holding them in place if you don't have a jack.

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yeah, the hefty skids are super nice (i got the NXRocks set before NX sold to Hefty; but they are the same thing)

these are heavy. a whole skid set will weigh in around 175-190 pounds. they are 3/8" steel (like shrockworks) and are infinitely better than the factory skids.

the only thing to be jealous of on the pro4x vs your S is that you don't have a locking rear diff . . .
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Hefty x3 again. I've got a full set of them (minus gas skid) when they were made by NXRocks. Best thing I've ever done for my X & moderate wheeling.

Managed to bust a weld on my transfer case skid though....smashed down on a rock or something that I dont' recall. It paid for itself right there...otherwise, my transfer case more than likely would've been done for.

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regarding doing it yourself w/ limited tools....i highly doubt it. I'm not a fabricator or welder, but just the press itself you'd need to bend 3/8" metal isn't something you find at a garage sale ;-)

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the only thing to be jealous of on the pro4x vs your S is that you don't have a locking rear diff . . .
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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regarding doing it yourself w/ limited tools....i highly doubt it. I'm not a fabricator or welder, but just the press itself you'd need to bend 3/8" metal isn't something you find at a garage sale ;-)
I wasn't thinking of making my own skids. It was a question about installing the Hefty Works skids. I need to know whether I could do that with limited tools by myself, or find a good mod shop to do it.
Speaking of which, a drill is listed in the tools needed for install. What will I be drilling through? I have a drill, but it may not be powerful enough to drill through the frame.
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