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Old 03-22-2011, 04:22 PM
caliranger10 caliranger10 is offline
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Default Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

hey fellas i was just wondering if anybody else has had this problem i went into some mud i thought i could get threw and ended up nose diving and gettin stuck upto my door in mud...when i finally got pulled out an hour later i noticed my skid plate under the radiator was broken off...do i need it? is it worth replacing? if so should i go with a medal one instead of plastic?
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:24 PM
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Default Re: Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

mine broke off on the 4x4 beach and i just ripped it off and have been runnin without one since i have takin it off road since then to and it does fine so your fine without it
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

i think im just worried about f'in up the radiator if i should bottom out again
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:34 PM
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yea i understand
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

wait are you talking about that plastic little box under the radiator?! that thing will do nothing to protect your radiator if you hit something.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

I let my mom use my truck awhile back. was right after installing the bl wheels/tires and she hit a deer. All it did was rip that plastic thing most of the way off. Been running without it for a long time. Several offroad trip trips and no problem.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

You will be okay without it. Not like it could hold up against a big rock anyways.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

Only reason mine is still on is because I haven't torn it off yet. Soon as that happens, I will never put another one on. If you are worried about protection, get a real skid plate.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: Broke my front plastic skid plate muddin today...

im gunna throw a safari bar on with lights but i desperatly need bigger tires....gas is a B**tch in CA right now though...so i think im gunna throw a medal skid plate on after the tires and safari bar
THANKS TO EVERYONES ADVICE!!!
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