Anyone know if the radiator and engine skids are interchangeable? Found these on craigslist and need to know for sure before I pull the trigger.
Rad, engine, transmisson & gastank are same. Transfer case is different for hefty. Shrock lists them all as same...Nearly certain they are the same (Rad, Engine, and T case that is). The gas tank skid should be the only one that is different.
Just a correction: The factory Tcase skid actually uses 5 bolts for install. I installed the factory tcase and engine skid the other day. I agree with your other statements. The factory skids would only be good for gravel roads and the occasional jumpy armadillo. Aftermarket is the way to go for "actual" protection.Clarification - if you are referring to the factory sheet metal skids then they can be used on either vehicle. To be honest, they are so weak that I just figured you had found some aftermarket skids for sale. The stock t case skid mounts with 3 bolts along the leading edge with no other support and will bend on the 1st hit. If you can find 2 radiator and engine skids, do it and double them up. The stock skid set also does not include a transmission skid which leaves a 'hole' in between the engine and weak tcase skid. With the aftermarket skid set, you end up with much more complete protection that allows the vehicle to slide over rocks rather than getting hung up.
I have Hefty skids and they fit except the transfer case and 1 bracket for the gas tank skid which is different. Fortunately, I had been shipped that bracket when I originally bought my skids for the Frontier... so I was able to bolt it right up. Forgot about that difference....
I hope that helps.