As Justin says the stock skid plates look to be made from used world war 2 era tin cans Land Rover found laying around the countryside. Don't trust that to protect your low hanging vulnerable gas tank. The Proud Rhino gas tank skid plate is made from 3/8 Aluminum to help keep the already heavy trucks weight down. They easily bolt in using existing hardware and no modifications are needed to install. Hit the trails with confidence knowing your gas tank will be there when you are done. $508 plus shipping.


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Nice to see more aluminum options. Would be nice to see an aluminum version of the Tactical skid. I like the t44 version because it has bends for strength, and its easier to clean the sand/mud out of it with the vents. Why is it perfectly flat? Won't that bend more easily?

I bet it weights a LOT less that my steel t44! OMG..

Here is some photos of when it was new and not dirty. (Spray metalized with aluminum by zincnation and powdercoated locally)

MB..what is that aluminum plate that covers T case ?
No aluminum on my fatty lr4. This is all Tactical 4x4 steel, sliders, t-case skid, gas tank skid, rear bumper. (and an ARB Summit bar up front). All of my T44 stuff was done with the aluminum spray metalizing coating from zincnation and then powder coated locally. It's holding up to rust much better. (Iowa roads and winter salt is brutal)

Steve, any other pictures with this Lucky8 plate installed ? Anybody purchased that yet ? Thoughts ? How much of the weight difference between TR steel and aluminum one are we talking about ?
Turns out, this aluminum plate requires a removal of genuine thin steel plate that holds the fuel tank up.It serves as direct replacement of an OEM plate.