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These skids are in great shape, scratches of course but no big dings or dents. I am considering moving to the Rasta skids for the weight savings.

Make me an offer!

They retail for $700 plus tax and shipping new, I am just trying to see what I can get for them towards the new skids.

Let me know if anyone is interested.

Thanks
 

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if mike wants the t-case i might.. MIGHT go for the first 2 pieces
 

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Re: All Pro three piece skids FEELER

I would be willing to split them up as long as I had commitments for all three pieces.
 

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No.. never mind. I gotta save for the DO bumper.

Someone ban me from reading FS threads :p
 

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dam, i would have pickd up the front if i had not just bought a CAI
 

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Coming from moto cross and mountain biking where they use a lot of aluminum on the bikes, frames, sub frames and such, I would be a little hesitant on skids made of aluminum.

All bicycyle frames made of aluminum have a one year life expectancy. Warranty failure after that they are a loss.

With the abuse the skids take, I would be very concerned about them lasting like any steel set.

They could last forever, or the could snap, causing a lot more damage than they protect from. I have not seen them so the design maybe totally different.

Just a thought.
 

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Re: All Pro three piece skids FEELER

skersfan said:
Coming from moto cross and mountain biking where they use a lot of aluminum on the bikes, frames, sub frames and such, I would be a little hesitant on skids made of aluminum.

All bicycyle frames made of aluminum have a one year life expectancy. Warranty failure after that they are a loss.

With the abuse the skids take, I would be very concerned about them lasting like any steel set.

They could last forever, or the could snap, causing a lot more damage than they protect from. I have not seen them so the design maybe totally different.

Just a thought.
Thanks for the input Bob.

I ran aluminum skids on a desert runner I had a long time ago without any problems, but that was stretched over a steel tube framwork so the the span that the aluminum had to protect was fairly small at any one point.

Also, now that the group buy for the Rastas has expired, it looks like the cost on those is really high, like fifty percent more than the group buy cost.

Anyway, not sure what I will do, could just drop the steel skids except when going off road, but that is a pain.
 

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Mike,

I can't break them up unless I have buyers lined up for each piece, so if you are ready to make a purchase, don't wait on me.

I will check back though if I get other buyers.

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I had this problem too. I got lucky I guess, and there was a partial set of ASFIR aluminum skids for sale used. about $300. I have the Demello front skid, and then aluminum the rest of the way back (except that one of the ASFIR pieces is actually really thick steel). I think it's a good trade, with the steel up front, and aluminum the rest of the way back. On the back, it's at least a lot better then the empty space, and plastic cover over the gas tank. Up front (in my experience) is where most of the banging on rocks has taken place.

I did have to modify the two pieces to attach together. All's well so far. They made it through Gold Mountain up at Big Bear. ;D
 

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I think I am going to stay with the AllPros for now. The Rastas are very expensive without the group buy. I just need to drive less I guess.

Thanks everyone!
 

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Rick, if you don't hit the rocks that often and can be careful with your line, you can probably remove some skids (keep the front).
 

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Having seen the Rasta skids installed in person last week, I don't see what all the fuss is about. They are, IMO, not designed particularly well, with some major flaws from a protection point of view. And the construction leaves much to be desired in my mind as well. THe only redeeming feature is the lighter weight, and I dont see that as a major plus when you are talking about damage control. You will likely need to replace sections of the Rasta much more frequently than a steel skid after serious hits. They leave many more sections of the undercarraige exposed, have many more gaps between plates, have those front "scoops that are bound to rip the front section off in a serious hit, and have a rear crossmember that will not stand up to the weight of the FJC if it gets high-centered on it. Bend corners are not welded together, which create weak spots at every crease, and hardware is exposed between the plates and the OEM frame in several spots. Seems to me folks are just blinded by the shiny aluminum, and not thinking about what a skid plate should do.

I'll stick with my heavy steel BudBuilts, which nave been thrashed about and have remained problem-free. And if saving a 100-150 lbs becomes that critical, I'll get rid of my passenger !!! ;D

Good luck on your decision... ::)
 

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Having seen the Rasta skids installed in person last week, I don't see what all the fuss is about. They are, IMO, not designed particularly well, with some major flaws from a protection point of view. And the construction leaves much to be desired in my mind as well. THe only redeeming feature is the lighter weight, and I dont see that as a major plus when you are talking about damage control. You will likely need to replace sections of the Rasta much more frequently than a steel skid after serious hits. They leave many more sections of the undercarraige exposed, have many more gaps between plates, have those front "scoops that are bound to rip the front section off in a serious hit, and have a rear crossmember that will not stand up to the weight of the FJC if it gets high-centered on it. Bend corners are not welded together, which create weak spots at every crease, and hardware is exposed between the plates and the OEM frame in several spots. Seems to me folks are just blinded by the shiny aluminum, and not thinking about what a skid plate should do.

I'll stick with my heavy steel BudBuilts, which nave been thrashed about and have remained problem-free. And if saving a 100-150 lbs becomes that critical, I'll get rid of my passenger !!! ;D

Good luck on your decision... ::)
Thanks for the input Larry. I have decided to stay with the steel skids, just got blinded by the whole price of gas thing.
 
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