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    NEED ADVICE on SKID/ARMOUR...........

    Ok here is where I sit

    I have to make a decision and prioritize what I need next.....

    Do I buy Differential Covers (front and rear)


    or

    Do Buy ...Oil Pan Skid and Evap skid.



    What do you think would be a priority??? which ones come first??


    I am thinking Diff Covers first.........thoughts????
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    I'm thinking oil pan and evap.

    Are you hitting your diffs on that much stuff?

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    I'm going to say diff covers first, mind you i drag mine all over the place and constantly seem to bash them.
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    I am running 33's and don't believe I have hit my diffs.....I just put a 3.5" lift in and just want to add some protection underneath....just to be safe....thought I the diffs would be more important but that oil pan is priority #1 I think.

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    I'd go with the oil pan and evap first. Hit your oil pan and I can see much more damage being done.

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    On a JK, definately evap and oilpan as a priority.
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    On a JK I would say the evap skid would be a good idea. I have been on a trail before with a JK that had damage to the evap canister and they pretty much had to be towed home. Without the evap they just couldn't maintain any speed on the road.
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    Smash your Evap stuff and its a tow to the dealer...$$$
    Go with skid plates for that first.
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    Oil and Evap canister first...
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    Cant you just relocate the evap stuff? I dunno, I R dumb.

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    Is the oil skid & evap skid a combo deal? If not, I'd suggest being off the charts and going with a front diff guard, and the evap skid. If you smash the evap (even if you drive over a big stick and it pops up), you're hosed. If you lose concentration and drive into a rock (just as an abstract example, not that I've done this), you can crush your cover, and ruin your day. A rear diff is more likely to have a lip peeled than be crushed into a rock, and the oil pan is less likely to take a hit if you're careful, at least until you can afford to buy that second diff guard and the oil pan skid.

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    A lot of people have said that you can still drive your JK without the EVAP cannister...but if you smash your oil pan.....you are screwed!! I'm thinking Oil plan skid and evap and then start replacing tie rod and draglink

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    NEED ADVICE on SKID/ARMOUR...........

    Evap skid is a must! (or relocate)
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    I have yet to hit my Evap Can off of anything and I have been wheelin all year with 32s and no lift... the oil pan however has seen major damage, so much that I ordered the Benchmark Oil Pan and since I was already ordering from them got their Evap skid too. Beefy stuff man, I love it. The diffs have a few hits on em but they are holding up well. Since I am now on 35s and my spotters are always awesome I am going to wait a while on the diff covers. Probably save up and buy the TMR ones. But yea in my opinion get the Oil Pan and Evap Skid protected or get the oil pan a skid and relocate the evap (woods makes an awesome kit for this http://www.jeepswag.com/jeep_jk_evap...tion/index.htm)
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    While guiding the "Shoe Lake" Trail at last years CampNL. I had a guy smash his evap canister off when he backed up and jammed a stick up over the axle and down under the T-case. It was only 1/3 of the way through the trail. His jeep ran poorly with no power for the rest of the trip. The computer puts the system into a limp mode due to the vacum loss. He got out to the road but left on the hook.
    It dosen't matter where you start with protection, its only a matter of time till you hit the canister. If you havn't yet, you will at some point. Move it or protect it.
    There is nothing that is less important than something else when protecting for off road.
    I have bent steering, smashed dif covers, exhaust relocated and crushed, body damage, and bent rims (Gawd I heted that trail). You just need to start somewhere and carry on.

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    move the canister, and protect the diffs. If your not draggin diffs it must mean the curbs at Wall-Mart are too low.

    Or, as previously mentioned, have your professional spotter on the lookout for your evap can.

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    Oil and evap skid. Evap smash is big bucks to fix. Oil pan is critical and often run-ending. I'd see if you could find a cheap front diff cover for now, then buy the set you want later.
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    Where is the evap can on a JK?

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    Rock Hard sells the evap skid for $99 us. The Rock hard relocation kit is $114 us.

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