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..for 2008 the Titan comes standard with skid plates on the gas tank and oil pan. wondering if the oil pan plate also protects front end/steering components. And how exposed is the lower radiator and x-fer case?? For moderate 4 wheeling on maintained dirt roads are the skid plates on the x-fer case/radiator really needed?? Is the Titan's ground clearance good enough to keep it out of trouble for non trail blazing 4 wheeling?? And what kind of x-fer case is used in the Titan?? Is it similar to Dodges New Process case which fits tight between the frame rails rather then hang below the rails??
 

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Can't answer all your questions, but the Titan 4x4 has good ground clearance, around 11.5" I believe. 3-4 inches more than an F150.
 

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Ground clearance on the Titan is just over 9". These skid plates are not really made for hardcore offroading. But they do protect from small rocks and debris being tossed up while offroading. I don't know who makes the transfer case but, as you can see for yourself, it seems to be sitting pretty high up in the frame. Oh and BTW, please don't ever compare the Titan to the majorly inferior Dodge Ram!...lol.
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
Ground clearance on the Titan is just over 9". These skid plates are not really made for hardcore offroading. But they do protect from small rocks and debris being tossed up while offroading. I don't know who makes the transfer case but, as you can see for yourself, it seems to be sitting pretty high up in the frame. Oh and BTW, please don't ever compare the Titan to the majorly inferior Dodge Ram!...lol.
..how bout the bullbar I see on many Titans?? will it protect the lower radiator?? and is the frame pre drilled for it?? how/where does it connect to the bumper?? is the Titan frame pre drilled for all the skid plates??
 

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..how bout the bullbar I see on many Titans?? will it protect the lower radiator?? and is the frame pre drilled for it?? how/where does it connect to the bumper?? is the Titan frame pre drilled for all the skid plates??
the bullbars do not protect anything really, except the bumper itself. The skidplate that is on the bullbars is extends no farther back beneath the truck than the bumper does.

It will not protect the lower radiator.

Frame is predrilled for the stock non-OR skidplate. It is also pre-drilled for the rear mounts on the OR skidplate. The OR skidplate also utilizes some bracketry which attaches to the factory tow hooks for the frontmost mounting locations.

Aftermarket bull-bars utilize the tow-hook mounting holes, which require removal of the tow-hooks :thumbsdown:



I am working right now to have some better skid plates manufactured. First sets will be for Titan's equipped with the ProComp lift, then shortly after, for stock trucks. In need of a donor stock truck to take measurements from.

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-suspension/57958-guaging-interest.html
 

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Also, the title of your thread mentions something about the OEM shocks, but you didn't ask anything about them in the post? What kind of ? did you have regarding the OEM shocks? We'd be more than happy to answer.
 

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Also, the title of your thread mentions something about the OEM shocks, but you didn't ask anything about them in the post? What kind of ? did you have regarding the OEM shocks? We'd be more than happy to answer.


..Yes. I forgot. Are the OEM shocks in the 2008 4x4 heavy duty/ok for awhile? Or did they install cheapo's just to get the vehicle out the door??
 

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One of my rears was shot when I installed my lift kit at 12,000 miles. Never hauling more than a new washer/dryer back there.
 

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..Yes. I forgot. Are the OEM shocks in the 2008 4x4 heavy duty/ok for awhile? Or did they install cheapo's just to get the vehicle out the door??
Depends on the model. The 08 OFFROAD PROX comes with the Ranchos. Prior years can be had with Ranchos so long as you had the OR package.
 
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