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Old 03-19-2011, 08:41 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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DEF Tank Skid Plate, the best!!!

I just installed my new DEF tank skid plate yesterday. I looked at al the available units and decided to go with the Skyjacker. Reason is, company reputation, quality, AVAILABILITY and price. I looked at the other units avial, form Precison, Fabtach, etc, etc. an dome of those are double/triple the price and you cant even get them, they are backordered, etc.
So, I ordered the SkyJacker unit for only $129.00 and free shipping (Just google Skyjacker DEF plate for retailers). It arrived in three days and I installed it on Friday (yeasterday), the install went so easy and fast, I only had to drill four 5/16" holes on the truck body mounts, it was a very easy install, and the instruction were perfect.
In hindsight, I am glad I got this unit, it doesn't have a bunch of cosmetic holes punched in it for looks(which could allow an object to punch a hole in the tank anyway), it only has two holes for water drainage on the back part of the skid plate. The plate does mount at a very slight angle, towards the back to allow for water drainage, its not even noticable.
I would give SkyJacker a perfect 10 on this product, I am a happy customer.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:27 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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I have the precision skid plate( was thrown in with the truck purchase). No drilling of new truck mounts required, just bolts up to body mount useing existing bolts. I hate drilling holes in a $70,000 truck.



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Old 03-20-2011, 08:54 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I cant disagree with you, that said, I will change my rating of the Skyjacker DEF tank skid plate to a 8.5. For me, I have so many turcks, etc. they are tax write offs for my business, etc.... So it doesn't bother me as much to drill those holes, also living in Denver, we have a dry climate, rust is never an issue.
I'd like to see a good photo of that mount on your truck,,also, I notice you have mud flaps, did you have to drill to put those on? FYI, whenever I drill for mud flaps, etc. I put a dab of the NAPA black supreme silicone in the drilled holes, to help seal from moisture.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:32 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Ya IMO they should make the skid plate a factory option!
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:41 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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Ya IMO they should make the skid plate a factory option!
X2 on that.. those both look good and seem pretty sturdy
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:24 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I cant disagree with you, that said, I will change my rating of the Skyjacker DEF tank skid plate to a 8.5. For me, I have so many turcks, etc. they are tax write offs for my business, etc.... So it doesn't bother me as much to drill those holes, also living in Denver, we have a dry climate, rust is never an issue.
I'd like to see a good photo of that mount on your truck,,also, I notice you have mud flaps, did you have to drill to put those on? FYI, whenever I drill for mud flaps, etc. I put a dab of the NAPA black supreme silicone in the drilled holes, to help seal from moisture.
I don't think the holes you drilled can cause any harm and are not visible so all is good. I used the existing scews that hold fender liner on for the mud flaps, and did drill one into the plastic liner for the bottom of flap. I will get some pics soon of the skid plate, it is all one piece that wraps up around the front and the back and bolts to the body mounts. I also agree the skid plate should come as standard equipment to prevent a stick from poking through the tank.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:53 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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bobcatjim, who makes those nerfbars? Was the def plate all bolt on or did you have to drill to fit?
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Now you guys need a lift kit !! That thing hangs down low !!
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:50 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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bobcatjim, who makes those nerfbars? Was the def plate all bolt on or did you have to drill to fit?
His post says he had to drill 4 holes.
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