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subzali
01-06-2009, 01:14 PM
Does anybody have experience with the IPOR FJ40 Skid Plate? (http://ironpigoffroad.com/armor/skidplates.shtml)

my stock skid plate is pathetically weak, every time I turn around it's pressed up against the t-case, I'm wondering if just going down the road is putting enough wind pressure on it to bend it up :o

This is the only off-the-shelf aftermarket one I could find, and with 1/4" steel and being somewhat bowl-shaped it looks like it would hold the weight of my truck if I sat on it (which happens with big rocks), and that's what the guy at IPOR confirmed too. Just don't know, would hate to spend $340 and have it not work.

60wag
01-06-2009, 09:22 PM
Don't know about the 40 plate but I really like the 80 plate.

Shark Bait
01-06-2009, 11:21 PM
Jim at Solid Rock Off Road built me a tubed skid plate for my 40. It's nice and beefy. Probably cheaper. You might check with him. I like Lance's stuff, but Jim is local. :)

subzali
01-07-2009, 07:50 AM
I called Jim a while ago and he said he was too busy to take the job - if he's more freed up now I can try him again.

Uncle Ben
01-07-2009, 08:26 AM
I called Jim a while ago and he said he was too busy to take the job - if he's more freed up now I can try him again.

Is making your own out of the question? :confused:

subzali
01-07-2009, 08:38 AM
Well, if I had a welder, drill press, break, and other assortments of tools and had good practice with them then I would love to, given I had plenty of time. But these days I have more money than time (unlike college), so if I want it anytime soon buying one is the best option for me :o

Uncle Ben
01-07-2009, 08:43 AM
Well, if I had a welder, drill press, break, and other assortments of tools and had good practice with them then I would love to, given I had plenty of time. But these days I have more money than time (unlike college), so if I want it anytime soon buying one is the best option for me :o

Understand that very well! ;)

subzali
01-07-2009, 09:10 AM
Yeah but maybe it's time for me to step it up a notch and buy a :weld: and learn how to use it!

SROR/AKA 2BAD
01-07-2009, 02:43 PM
when do you need it by?

subzali
01-07-2009, 02:49 PM
sometime before I hit up a hard trail again, which may be a while, so I've got time - probably sometime before summer.

nuclearlemon
01-07-2009, 04:53 PM
don't know about the 40 skid plates, but ipor has free shipping on 80 skid plates right now, so you might check into that.

Rzeppa
01-09-2009, 06:05 PM
I would HIGHLY recommend ANYTHING from Iron Pig. Partly because I know Lance personally and have for many years. I have been to his shop in VA, and have seen his work with my own two eyes. IPOR is a TLCA member business, and Lance is a cruiserhead's cruiserhead.

Corbet
01-09-2009, 09:22 PM
another happy IPOR 80 series skid customer. :thumb:

Uncle Ben
01-10-2009, 12:10 AM
Ditto to what others have said! Fit and finish and strength are definitely top shelf!