Skid Plates and HD Crossmembers - JK-Forum.com - The top destination for Jeep JK Wrangler news, rumors, and discussion

Notices
Modified JK Tech Tech related bulletin board forum regarding subjects such as suspension, tires & wheels, steering, bumpers, skid plates, drive train, cages, on-board air and other useful modifications that will help improve the performance and protection of your Jeep JK Wrangler (Rubicon, Sahara, Unlimited and X) on the trail.

PLEASE DO NOT START SHOW & TELL TYPE THREADS IN THIS FORUM

Skid Plates and HD Crossmembers

Reply

 
 
 
Old 06-16-2017, 07:03 AM
  #1  
JK Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Skid Plates and HD Crossmembers

Tying to verify if there are any issues with installing a set of RH oil pan and tranny skids AND an aftermarket HD crossmember. Thinking about going with PSC for the crossmember. Will these marry together? Is there a better combination out there?
cjnomo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 07:32 AM
  #2  
JK Junkie
 
resharp001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Willow Park, TX
Posts: 2,844
Thanked 80 Times in 79 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by cjnomo View Post
Tying to verify if there are any issues with installing a set of RH oil pan and tranny skids AND an aftermarket HD crossmember. Thinking about going with PSC for the crossmember. Will these marry together? Is there a better combination out there?
Can't confirm with the PSC cross member, but have a buddy that installed the Clayton cross member in the last couple weeks. The bolts are not as thick as factory, they have to be paired with a modified washer to not pass through the RK rock domes. You get what you pay for....LOL. Subscribed to see what others say. I have this skid system too and my cross member needs beefed up at some point.
resharp001 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 10:22 AM
  #3  
JK Super Freak
 
ronin2120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fort Lewis, WA
Posts: 1,046
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm running the rockhard skids with a PSC cross member with no issues.
ronin2120 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 06:26 PM
  #4  
JK Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: NH
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Rock Hard skid and EVO crossmember, no issues.
sellnotsale is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 07:24 PM
  #5  
JK Freak
 
BuckLisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 972
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by resharp001 View Post
Can't confirm with the PSC cross member, but have a buddy that installed the Clayton cross member in the last couple weeks. The bolts are not as thick as factory, they have to be paired with a modified washer to not pass through the RK rock domes. You get what you pay for....LOL. Subscribed to see what others say. I have this skid system too and my cross member needs beefed up at some point.
Dude; I got a Clayton crossmember and it was nice, heavy duty, powder coated but the bolt holes didn't even line up with the holes for the gas tank skids!!!!! Seriously? The damn bolts weren't even made to skin over rocks like Rock Hard brand. What a waste of a purchase!
BuckLisa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 06:17 AM
  #6  
JK Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Smith NV
Posts: 123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Not sure what year you have but I just removed a Poison Spyder crossmember and a complete River Raider skid system from my 2011. I'm doing a LS swap so everything had to go.
caryt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 06:26 AM
  #7  
Super Moderator
 
jedg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bunnlevel, NC
Posts: 2,297
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by caryt View Post
Not sure what year you have but I just removed a Poison Spyder crossmember and a complete River Raider skid system from my 2011. I'm doing a LS swap so everything had to go.
Actually, you may be able to use the skid system, just requires some customization under the engine area. I was able to use my RH4x4 skid with my L96.
jedg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2017, 08:39 PM
  #8  
JK Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the responses I think I'll go with the PSC crossmember. One other quick question. The hd crossmember is the big block shaped piece, but what's the smaller crossmember under the exhaust crossover? Does that get pitched when the aftermarket skids and crossmember go on?
cjnomo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2017, 05:40 AM
  #9  
JK Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Smith NV
Posts: 123
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jedg View Post
Actually, you may be able to use the skid system, just requires some customization under the engine area. I was able to use my RH4x4 skid with my L96.
Thanks but there is no way a RROR skid plate kit will fit my LS. Plus only need their engine and trans section.

I will recoup more $ selling complete and already ordered a RROR LS specific skids.

I have a Genright tank and will make my own TC skid plate from frame to frame to cover the Atlas and mufflers.
caryt is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: