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    Default Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    There are a lot of choices for purchase, and obviously I could fab my own set.

    But I like some of the bends seen on some of the ones for sale.



    Those state for a JK, but why would they not work on an XJ?

    The Skid Row version who be nice if I had money to burn.....but I don't

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    I have a jks set i'm gonna be putting on. At 20-25 i would just buy some, but i don't have 3/16", 1/4" setting around either.

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Wheeler View Post
    I have a jks set i'm gonna be putting on. At 20-25 i would just buy some, but i don't have 3/16", 1/4" setting around either.

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    And the JKS set are 1/4"?

    Good point on the price, between my time, welding consumables, etc, might as well build a set if they have what i am looking for.
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dredwolf View Post
    And the JKS set are 1/4"?

    Good point on the price, between my time, welding consumables, etc, might as well build a set if they have what i am looking for.
    Yeah, they're 1/4".



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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Then I believe the JKS ones are in my top three choices...

    Was considering the Currie ones because I could at least afford that Currie product , might even include that detail in my sig...
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    currie has some lower control arm skids? never seen them on the site. I will be needing some rear soon.

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    if I read it currie mini-skids are 26.95 a pair and JKS is 25.00 each

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Quote Originally Posted by gary63 View Post
    if I read it currie mini-skids are 26.95 a pair and JKS is 25.00 each
    Jks pair for 23 with free shipping!
    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=271214846582

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Wheeler View Post
    Jks pair for 23 with free shipping!
    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=271214846582

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    Then I did not do too bad,...I needed a new filler hose and vent hose, so I ordered from Morris 4x4 after trying our forum vendors, and they had the JKS skids for 22.98, and if you spent 99, you got free shipping. I needed two more shackles, so that helped.
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Anybody got some pictures of the pre-cut upper control arm reinforcement installed?

    I have seen things like the the Zone OffRoad UCA gusset. But it escapes me how that is supposed to look when welded on.



    I have several pieces of plate steel here, and a plasma cutter, should be able to fab this.
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Looks like you might have to hit it a few times with a hammer to make that. What are you reinforcement, the axle or frame side?
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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Looks like you might have to hit it a few times with a hammer to make that. What are you reinforcement, the axle or frame side?
    The passenger side bracket on the axle.

    Got the JKS mini-skids today, they are 1/4 steel, and beefy. Could weld them in place, but thinking about doing everything except the gears and locker.

    Going to try to only drag this D30 out from under the XJ once.
    2003 WJ Daily Adventuremobile
    1985 MF 250 Tractor (Fixed!!!)
    1999 XJ (in pieces in the driveway)
    1991 Explorer (Cracked Heads)(Stock, for now )
    1989 F150 (In progress-Blown freeze plugs)
    2003 Explorer 1.5" body lift, F150 towhooks, rare OEM skidplates, 265/70-16 Cooper Discoverer AT3's
    1979 K20, (in pieces in the yard) 350, NP465, NP205, Custom Rust Patches
    1970 C30 (tires tore open by bushhog)

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    Default Re: Lower Control Arm skids - Build or Fab?

    Honestly, I would use a little plate for that if you have the means for it
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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