RC Driven: Unimpressed!
Just got my front and rear aluminum skid plates from RC Driven. Ship time was reasonable and the price was about the going rate.
Unfortunately, the screw holes aren't machined right. On the stock plates, the holes are beveled perfectly to allow the screws to sit just beneath the plate. With the RC Driven plates, the bevels are too shallow. The screws are seated about a half-milimeter ABOVE the plate. So when my chassis bottoms out, the first thing to make contact will be the screw heads. If they get ground down, I'm hosed. :thumbdown:
Poorly engineered, RC Driven! :$#!!:
send them back! and get rpm skids
skid plate shouldn't be made out of aluminum they bend and get grooved out from rocks
I am using GPM Aluminium Skid Plates and am happy with them for what I use my truck for which at times includes very rocky terrain. Over rocks they do get grooved, but so do plastic and I have found that the Aluminium lasts much longer than the plastic ones in that instance. There are ways to prevent them bending.
Yeah, I think I might go with the RPMs...
I run flm skids, and rpm over, very pleased.
[QUOTE=50togo;5399419]send them back! and get rpm skids
skid plate shouldn't be made out of aluminum they bend and get grooved out from rocks[/QUOTE]
Rpm "skid plates" are actually called wear plates. They go over your stock ones for better protection
OP: you can use these skids with the rpm wear plates. That way your screws will still stay countersunk
^^ Thanks! Good to know...:thumbup: