I am not familiar with Jason's skid plates, but do like the Jsport's plain shield.I thought I read in another thread that the Burtman skidplate was powder-coated steel but also available in stainless by special order (pricey).
I'm guessing Jsport uses the 255/60R18 Grabber AT2 in their "The Basics" kit.
efeinblatt: what did those Ultras weigh?
The rub with lift is simple geometry. The front wheel well has a slight undercurve. Lifting the front suspension places the full diameter of the tire at the tightest clearance point for the wheel well. Pictures were posted on the forum which clearly showed the problem. IIRC, the poster was Mr. Black who had installed a Truxxx lift on his RL.
Jsport says their skid plate weighs 11 lbs. It appears to use the same mounting scheme as the Burtman plate and has a similar single angle design. Jsport says it doesn't reduce ground clearance but I don't see how that can be true. I suspect the loss of ground clearance would be about the same at the Burtman plate.
Aluminum, as mentioned in other posts. They probably went over to the Ford plant and got some of that "military grade aluminum" that Ford claims to be using in the F150. Dunno if I'd trust that stuff, though, after the Chevy ad showed a steel tool box being knocked off the bed rail and tearing a hole in the bed. :laugh:...11 lbs vs 35 lbs is quite a difference. Do you know anything about the material that Jsport uses for their skid plate?
They're MST Suzuka 17x7.5 +25. I really wanted some black RPF1s but these were too good a deal. I haven't had any tire rubbing issues but these wheels clear by so little its not even funny. The tire place had to move the wheel weights because they were hitting the caliper is how tight they fit.Those look great! Can I ask, what wheels those are and if you are experiencing any rubbing issues?
Thanks for letting me know. Sounds like those tires barely fit, but do fit, and look awesome. Your chrome delete looks awesome too; I have the same color and plan on doing the same.They're MST Suzuka 17x7.5 +25. I really wanted some black RPF1s but these were too good a deal. I haven't had any tire rubbing issues but these wheels clear by so little its not even funny. The tire place had to move the wheel weights because they were hitting the caliper is how tight they fit.