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Old 07-20-2015, 08:29 AM
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Default 06+ Sport to FX4 OEM front skid plate

Anyone happen to be selling their front OEM skid plate off of a Sport or FX4 model? Looking to buy one for my XLT, and don't mind wear-and-tare on it. I would need the hardware with it as well. Would need to be the 2006-2011 model.

My truck is not lifted, just want a little extra protection under the radiator for peace of mind.

Would be open to skid plate recommendations as well.

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Old 07-20-2015, 08:55 AM
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Get an rci skid. They are amazing.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:01 AM
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Oem skid plate doesn't really protect. More for looks so I would get the rci one.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:08 AM
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Just bought a 1/4" thick aluminum RCI one and I'm very impressed with it so far. It's so much better than the stock one IMO
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:57 AM
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Just bought a 1/4" thick aluminum RCI one and I'm very impressed with it so far. It's so much better than the stock one IMO

How would it look on a standard suspension? I'd be afraid of it looking bad, because I am not lifting my truck at all. I have seen the RCI skids and I am impressed by them.

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Oem skid plate doesn't really protect. More for looks so I would get the rci one.
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Get an rci skid. They are amazing.
Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:13 AM
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Oem skid plate doesn't really protect. More for looks so I would get the rci one.
They don't protect? What's the point of it then?
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:15 AM
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They don't protect? What's the point of it then?
I think he told you... looks
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:33 AM
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How would it look on a standard suspension? I'd be afraid of it looking bad, because I am not lifting my truck at all. I have seen the RCI skids and I am impressed by them.
Then you won't really even see it
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:36 AM
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I have one PM me if your interested and we can talk.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:17 PM
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I think he told you... looks
Yes, I see that but I don't see how a piece of metal that's meant for a purpose be use for looks. I mean, it's there for a reason not for aesthetics.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:36 PM
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Yes, I see that but I don't see how a piece of metal that's meant for a purpose be use for looks. I mean, it's there for a reason not for aesthetics.
It's more so they could say it has one. It's just not very tough that's all.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:06 PM
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It's more so they could say it has one. It's just not very tough that's all.
Well that sucks. Good job Ford! Lol
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:45 PM
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Yes, I see that but I don't see how a piece of metal that's meant for a purpose be use for looks. I mean, it's there for a reason not for aesthetics.
Take a beer can and hit it with a hammer, same thing happens when a rock hits the oem skid plate. They crumple. Sure it might save you one time but then it is ruined. RCI used to not exist so it was oem or custom make one, now that there is a good option then might as well spend the money on one that can take a hit.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:47 PM
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Take a beer can and hit it with a hammer, same thing happens when a rock hits the oem skid plate. They crumple. Sure it might save you one time but then it is ruined. RCI used to not exist so it was oem or custom make one, now that there is a good option then might as well spend the money on one that can take a hit.
Well that's good to know man. I never knew. Thanks for letting me know.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:49 PM
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Well that's good to know man. I never knew. Thanks for letting me know.
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