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RCImetalworks 01-07-2014 11:22 AM

2014 RCI Metalworks Skid Plates
 
Hey everyone! Just wanted to share some news here as we have made some updates to our products as of January 1st. The updates are relatively minor but offer great benefits in improving the versatility of our skid plates.

The changes include:
1. Transmission plate is now fully bolt on on compatible with OEM front skid skid plate. This means that for all of you Ecoboost owners who want to replace the fiber cover under the transmission with something that works you can get by with buying ONLY the transmission plate and it will tie in perfectly.

2. All skid plates are now approx. 1" wider for improved coverage and protection.

3. Skid plates no longer have any extra holes with exception to service ports, providing a clean, smooth, and aerodynamic surface with nothing extra to catch on.

4. The photos don't show this, but the transmission skid plate now incorporates a bolt on oil drain cover to go along with the new improved look and coverage.

Thanks and look forward to getting your feedback on these updates!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/1...a2e4e06a_z.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/1...9ca023cf_z.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/1...454155e6_z.jpg

F-250,LD 01-07-2014 11:33 AM

Nice looking skids.
Have you noticed improved gas mileage with the skids on due to a smoother belly?

RCImetalworks 01-08-2014 01:20 PM

Thanks,


I personally have not seen a significant change in fuel economy but I do extremely little highway driving and that is where the aerodynamics are going to play in. That said, a full set of plates is definitely going to reduce the drag underneath the vehicle. The steel plates are probably going to be a wash with the little bit of extra weight but you may very well notice improvement with the aluminum plates.

Toddman34 01-08-2014 02:26 PM

What's the price for just the tranny skidplate steel and alum?

Skyline 01-08-2014 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toddman34 (Post 3211758)
What's the price for just the tranny skidplate steel and alum?

here is his website, http://www.rcimetalworks.com/09-13-F-150_c6.htm

not sure if it has what your asking, but this could give you an idea on pricing

RCImetalworks 01-27-2014 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-250,LD (Post 3208997)
Nice looking skids.
Have you noticed improved gas mileage with the skids on due to a smoother belly?



Alright I just got a call from a customer the other day and Ill quote what he said:


" I seem to be getting better gas milage going uphill on my commute now than I did before going downhill, Also truck has much less road noise, and feels more solid"

TexasEd 01-27-2014 02:05 PM

Let me know if you end up with a blemished Ecoboost (full) model. I'd prefer Aluminum but beggars can't be...


Thanks,
Ed

Want2BSVT 01-27-2014 11:14 PM

When will you make steps for a extended cab. By the looks of the crew that would be just the one im looking for!

RCImetalworks 01-28-2014 11:31 AM

Hey we have had lots of request for these so you can expect we'll have you covered in a matter of months if not weeks!

RCImetalworks 01-28-2014 12:26 PM

Hey here are a couple pics so you can see the entire package in the "updated" production version (these are aluminum in the pics)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/1...489a24e8_c.jpg


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/1...79c26b6f_c.jpg


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