Links Armor: Skids
ASFIR aluminum skids 1/1/08 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes)
A company in Israel makes aluminum skids for the CDR (some will fit on a gasser, too). Somewhat pricey, but very light.
Part Numbers for Nutzerts 8/17/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes)
In this thread, Hoss75 provides the correct part numbers for the bolts and nutzerts that you should use to install skids to the underside of the KJ. (Bolts: 6506027AA, Nutzerts: 6506644AA.)
Engine/Tranny Skid: Super Skid Plate By All-J Products 1/27/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes) Write Review
Best engine/tranny skid available.
Vendors: Rock Lizard Fabrication 245.00
All-J Products 265.95
Reviews: FreedomKJ Unless you have deep pockets and don't mind replacing your transmission every time you go out you need All-J's massive skid plate. Never settle for less than the best. 8/5/05
Roachman3700 Best Skidd I have ever used haven't been able to bend it yet and here in AZ we get lots of chances :) 1/29/05
Kilby Fuel Tank Skid By Kilby Enterprises 1/29/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes) Write Review
Kilby doesn't list a KJ fuel tank skid on their website, but we got a group buy in 2004 for $150, and it's a great skid. You may be able to get one at their normal price of $225.
Vendors: Kilby Enterprises 225.00
Reviews: Troysterr This is a great skid, and a steal when we got it for $150. Still a good deal at $225, if you can get one. 1/29/05
Fuel Tank Skid By Rusty's Off-road Products 1/28/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes) Write Review
Vendors: Rusty's Off-road Products 219.00
Reviews: JJ/krazz1e This skid is tuff. I've tested this is many spots in moab and it's held up to the some abuse. Biggest down side is it hangs lower than the kilby. 11/7/05
Mopar Transmission Skid (52128925-AC) By Mopar 7/30/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes) Write Review
If you need the BEST protection, you need to go with the All-J Super Skid. However, if you're not quite ready to pony up for the All-J skid, but you want at least some protection for your tranny pan, the Mopar skid makes a good sacrificial skid.
This skid is made for '05+ KJs, but can be retrofitted to fit '02-04.
IMPORTANT: Don't use the wrong part #. Warning thread.
Vendors: Just For Jeeps 32.04 Not a bad price, but you're way better off just picking one up from your local dealer, usually < $30 including tax.
Transfer Case Skid By Rusty's Off-road Products 1/27/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes) Write Review
This may or may not be significantly better than the Mopar TC skid.
Vendors: Rusty's Off-road Products 109.00
Engine/Tranny Skid By Rusty's Off-road Products 1/27/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes) Write Review
Probably not as stout as All-J's Super Skid, but lighter and less expensive.
Vendors: Rusty's Off-road Products 159.00
Skid Row Engine/Tranny Skid Plate By Skid Row Automotive 1/29/05 Stars5.gif (1046 bytes) Write Review
We've heard a lot of reports that this skid doesn't stand up to any real off-roading, but it's probably adequate to protect from small rocks flying around. The website mentions a re-design for 2005, but doesn't specify whether they'll be doing anything to
Vendors: Discount Jeep Parts 136.95
Rocky Road Outfitters 158.00