It’s a common debate among overlanders–steel plates versus aluminum plates. Which one is more beneficial? Which one is superior? With size, cost, and various positive and negative effects of both, there are several factors that need to be considered when choosing your rig’s protection. The best way you can make a decision when it comes to your vehicle is to come into it with a well-informed perspective of what steel plates offer and what aluminum offers.
Any avid adventurer knows the potential damage that can occur to a rig’s undercarriage while off-roading across rough terrain. The bad news is, it doesn’t take a lot for a trip to be ruined due to this kind of harm when your rig isn’t protected. But the good news is, there are ways for you to protect your vehicle for the recreational lifestyle you want to live! Let’s get to some basics for skid plates and where to start in purchasing plates.