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Thread: JL JOURNAL : Armoring Up the Underside with EVO ProTek Skid Plates

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    JL JOURNAL : Armoring Up the Underside with EVO ProTek Skid Plates

    Anybody who knows me knows that Iím not really a fan of aftermarket skid plates. They're big, heavy, trap in a lot of heat, make it difficult to service the underside of your JL Wrangler and can make it hard to spot things like a leak. And, for the most part, the JL Wrangler already comes with skid plates to protect important things like your gas tank, transfer case and even your transmission through the use of a skid bar. However, there is one area that is completely exposed and could really benefit from some protection - the oil pan and transmission cooler lines.

    While the oil pan is exposed, it is located close to the front axle and it's actually a lot harder to hit than most would think. So long as you pick good lines and/or use a spotter as needed, I've always found that you can get by without any protection for it. However, the transmission cooler lines are a totally different story. Over the years, Iíve seen where tree branches, roots and even rocks on the trail have been able to catch these lines and cause significant damage to them. Needless to say, it is for this reason that I decided to install some well needed protection for both and did so with an EVO ProTek Skidplate System. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see how quick and easy they are to install and we hope you'll find it to be helpful.



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    Excellent timing. Brown Santa is scheduled to deliver my EVO Protek Engine/Trans Skid today.

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    Mine is out for delivery as well, lol.


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    I wanted LOD sliders, now I don't know if they'll work with the skids.

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    Super awesome! Thank you for the video on install, it helps to see what i'm dealing with when I install mine.

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    excellent video as always. On my wish list!

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    Great video! They look beefy!

    Do you think you can get away with just the middle skid plate and not the side one that protects the exhaust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Excellent timing. Brown Santa is scheduled to deliver my EVO Protek Engine/Trans Skid today.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigCountry1983 View Post
    Mine is out for delivery as well, lol.
    LOL - awesome! Hope the video helps you out

    Quote Originally Posted by olram30 View Post
    I wanted LOD sliders, now I don't know if they'll work with the skids.
    Truth be told, I probably could have made it work out but knew I was going to be taking them off so didn't bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpactDoc View Post
    Super awesome! Thank you for the video on install, it helps to see what i'm dealing with when I install mine.
    So glad to hear that this video will be helpful to you

    Quote Originally Posted by oneduckman View Post
    excellent video as always. On my wish list!
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Cozdude View Post
    Great video! They look beefy!

    Do you think you can get away with just the middle skid plate and not the side one that protects the exhaust?
    Honestly, I pretty much removed the one I had on Rubicat about as soon as I installed it. I'm thinking I'll most likely remove it on our JL as well. So far, I've not seen it to be something that is really needed.

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    Thanks for another great install video. Iíll be ordering the engine trans skid today.


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