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Does the oil pan skid plate interfere with the existing (factory) small transfer case skid plate?

Does it need to be removed or can I keep it on?



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Yes it does. You'll need to remove it.
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Can these skids be ordered without powder coat? Since they get pretty scraped up over time, I'd rather have bare aluminum. I've had an aluminum skid on my Defender 90, and it looks great after more than 20 years with an occasional use of a random-orbital sander followed with a mild acid wheel cleaner spray, which gives it a nice mat finish.
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Can these skids be ordered without powder coat? Since they get pretty scraped up over time, I'd rather have bare aluminum. I've had an aluminum skid on my Defender 90, and it looks great after more than 20 years with an occasional use of a random-orbital sander followed with a mild acid wheel cleaner spray, which gives it a nice mat finish.

Yes, only the front is, we plasma coat the full under carriage skidz.
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Yes, only the front is, we plasma coat the full under carriage skidz.
Just to make sure I'm on the same page, I can order a raw aluminum front skid, and the others only come plasma coated. Let me know how to spec and order that on this thread, since someone else may ask the same question sometime down the road.
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Just to make sure I'm on the same page, I can order a raw aluminum front skid, and the others only come plasma coated. Let me know how to spec and order that on this thread, since someone else may ask the same question sometime down the road.
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Yes correct. You can order a plain Skidz.
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So where do you buy these again? How about a picture of the differential skid plate?

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So where do you buy these again? How about a picture of the differential skid plate?
Post up pics of your 2nd Gen (GMT700) SuperSkidz Skid Plates

Last post has both the diff and oil pan skidz mounted together.

To place your order you can either purchase them on EBAY http://stores.ebay.com/SuperModulation-Auctions

or purchase them directly txt/call 732-690-6443

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Post up pics of your 2nd Gen (GMT700) SuperSkidz Skid Plates

Last post has both the diff and oil pan skidz mounted together.

To place your order you can either purchase them on EBAY http://stores.ebay.com/SuperModulation-Auctions

or purchase them directly txt/call 732-690-6443

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Ahh, when you say diff, I'm thinking rear diff. Since these are not solid front axle I normally wouldn't consider the transfer case the differential.

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Ahh, when you say diff, I'm thinking rear diff. Since these are not solid front axle I normally wouldn't consider the transfer case the differential.
He's not considering the transfer case the front differential. He's considering the front differential the front differential, lol

Look at the pics I posted on the first page. The diff skid is the shaded yellow one, where as a transfer skid would be the shaded red one...where the transfercase is

The skids current offered are:
Front skid (replaces the OEM plasitic)
Front diff/Engine skid - yellow
Transmission skid - orange


I beleve James is still working on the Xfer skid - red

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Is there an ETA on the 4th plate? Saw in the other thread one was in the works.

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Is there an ETA on the 4th plate? Saw in the other thread one was in the works.
About 2 to 3 weeks.

Our field testing engineer #goleee33 still needs to test it.

Other than that I will be accepting pre-orders next week.
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About 2 to 3 weeks.

Our field testing engineer #goleee33 still needs to test it.

Other than that I will be accepting pre-orders next week.
Pics?
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About 2 to 3 weeks.

Our field testing engineer #goleee33 still needs to test it.

Other than that I will be accepting pre-orders next week.
Pics?

Pre-Details?
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I just installed my first two SuperSkidz, the front and differential skids. I ordered mine in raw aluminum, and took the angle grinder to them with a stiff brush attachment to give them an overall texture, followed up with a mild acid wheel cleaner which slightly etches the aluminum. I've had an aluminum skid on the front of my D90 for over 20 years now, and find it very easy to touch up when it get's scratched. Deep scrapes and dents, not so much, but the acid etch keeps it looking pretty good, so these SuperSkidz will be easy to maintain as well.
I'm heading to Death Valley later this month for five days of technical and rocky trails, so look forward to giving these a test. Here's a shot in the garage right after I finished installing.

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I just installed my first two SuperSkidz, the front and differential skids. I ordered mine in raw aluminum, and took the angle grinder to them with a stiff brush attachment to give them an overall texture, followed up with a mild acid wheel cleaner which slightly etches the aluminum. I've had an aluminum skid on the front of my D90 for over 20 years now, and find it very easy to touch up when it get's scratched. Deep scrapes and dents, not so much, but the acid etch keeps it looking pretty good, so these SuperSkidz will be easy to maintain as well.
I'm heading to Death Valley later this month for five days of technical and rocky trails, so look forward to giving these a test. Here's a shot in the garage right after I finished installing.


Just a suggestion but you might want to redo the mounting.

You probably should have the front plate over the second to create a smooth transition front to back here

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Just a suggestion but you might want to redo the mounting.

You probably should have the front plate over the second to create a smooth transition front to back here
That overlap is so minor, and above the low point, so not important. The diff skid sits on the edges of the bolts if installed under the front skid, and just clears when on top, so I'm leaving it alone. I also don't plan to 'rock crawl' with this truck, using it as an overland vehicle occasionally.
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Just a suggestion but you might want to redo the mounting.



You probably should have the front plate over the second to create a smooth transition front to back here





This is why I opted to hold off, I'd hate to get stuck on that especially if I can't back out of where I am.


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This is why I opted to hold off, I'd hate to get stuck on that especially if I can't back out of where I am.


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Pretty sure that's just how edsd90 just installed the plates. I don't think that is a design choice by supermodulation.

EDIT: Hmm, maybe it was a design choice... Looking back through the main post I see the same setup:


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Pretty sure that's just how edsd90 just installed the plates. I don't think that is a design choice by supermodulation.

EDIT: Hmm, maybe it was a design choice... Looking back through the main post I see the same setup:
End user choice of either mounting the skidz under or over.

In the many years of making skidz, this was never an issue!
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Pretty sure that's just how edsd90 just installed the plates. I don't think that is a design choice by supermodulation.

EDIT: Hmm, maybe it was a design choice... Looking back through the main post I see the same setup:



I think it's more so that most people had the first skid then added the second. But no I don't thing you will get stuck on a 3/8" thick piece of aluminum. I've smashed these skids, broken brackets and what not. That overlap wasn't an issue. But yes I will switch them when I put it all back on.

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