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    Protection. Order of importance Vs Cost

    I'm looking to start on some on some Armor .. what skid plate first or is a diff cover more important than rock sliders etc.

    Some suggestions on where to start and idea of costs would be great


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    tummy tucks are pretty slick...

    do some resaerch... but the AEV tuck is very nice
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    tummy tucks are real nice... im slowly working towards that end...

    in the mean time, depending on how and what you plan to wheel.. protecting the diff's is always a good thing, and fairly cheap.. Warn makes a nice diff cover skid for the 30, 35 and 44 (and more)... you can also get some nice beefy replacement covers..

    oil pan skid plate, beefier gas tank skid plate are also avaiable at reasonable cost (when you consider the cost of the items they protect)
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    I don't believe AEV has a Tummy Tuck for the JK
    As far as off roading goes Terrains are about equal but not so much rock climbing to date.

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    You already have decent rocker guards on the Rubi so I wouldn't worry about them. I would relocate the evap box from beside the driveshaft. Then I would think about the oil pan and tranny protection which will also cover the open cross over exhaust pipe. a Tummy tuck and gas tank skid and call it good.
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    Thanks for the ideas.

    Any thoughts on the evap relo kit...Mopar perhaps?
    I read some reviews on the warn Diff guard...not so good.

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    I wheeled my XJ for 3 years with no armour.
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    Now I'm looking for some Tried and Tested Manufactures for:

    1, Evap box relocate kit
    2, Diff Cover I've heard the Warn has some bolt stripping issues when Torqued down
    3, Oil pan skid plate, gas tank skid plate

    Tummy Tuck...I can find anything about it for a JK

    Thanks
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    i never had any problems with the warn skid on the diff... they only get torqued to 20f/lbs anyways..

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