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Old 02-14-2016, 04:07 PM   #11
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My van is a bit taller than most so I don't worry too much about anything above the diff's but have always wanted a plate to cover the Starcool. I've got an EB and drag the tail from time to time and have to be careful going over a sharp crown but the only damage I've had (twice) is dragging a differential. Seems to happen when I least suspect like crawling over medium sized boulders. The Dynatrac covers have a small lip that can get caught on a rock depending which way you're goin. I've always worried that a plate under the differential might get pushed up causing more issues. I did grind off that lip and so far no other issues.

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Old 02-14-2016, 05:02 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by DesertDan View Post
Ramsey, That skid looks familiar
Has it ever been "used".

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Has it ever been "used".
I haven't "used" it yet but there is plenty of clearance. I didn't leave any aluminum on Mengel Pass
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:04 PM   #14
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I always thought of skid plates as standard off road gear. Even "easy" trails can have tricky spots. And I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been known to make a mistake. One negative about the Sprinter is that currently there are no skid plates from SMB.

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