Yeah I agree with Chad, the angled aluminum skid available on the pre 2010 FJs is no good at taking anykind of abuse (based on owner accounts that I have heard and read).
Also, all FJs have the black "tin" skids under the front of the truck. It is these "tin" skids that the Ricochet skids mount to and there are quite a few members here that have these installed, have used them and really like them. If you have any questions on these, we have the fabricator that produces this line of armor as a member here on this forum and he is also on the blue room as well. His name is Brad, his forum name both here and on the other forum is "CNCKART". His company is located in Utah but I have become friends with him through the blue room and as a customer of his. He is really a great source of info. Feel free to PM him or post under the Ricochet review section on our forum.
The other popular option is Budbuilt skids. These are steel skids that replace the "tin" skid altogether. These however are quite heavy I am told because they are made out of steel where as Ricochets are made out of HEAVY DUTY aluminum. From what I have seen, Buds are a favorite of the more hardcore crawlers, but I have seen them on all sorts of rigs.
I like both, but went with Ricochets initially for cost savings and weight savings, but eventually found both Brad and the company to be a fantastic outfit with great customer service, awesome products and a great reputation.
Buds also have a great reputation as well, so those are at least 2 choices...I run the Ricochet front skid, engine skid and lower control arm skids as well. If you do any offroading, I would say go with something other than the factory skids....better safe than sorry, esp on your DD.
Also I agree on your earlier blueroom commentrs....hopefully we can control the flamming here a bit better and I don't think anyone should care if a querstion has been asked before....
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