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Old 01-26-2012, 11:10 PM
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what the...Plastic oil pan?

I didn't think twice about not having skid pates on my 5.7 until I saw my oil pan... Is it really plastic?? How much could this possibly save Jeep to use and is it worth it to their rep?

Please, someone tell me it's bullet and boulder proof.
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Re: what the...Plastic oil pan?

OK, it is bullet and boulder proof.

I have the skid plates and the dealer changes my oil so I never looked at it. Maybe I will crawl under it when it warms up in a few months.
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Re: what the...Plastic oil pan?

I took my skid plate off. It is Easier to change oil. Plus if you get the dealership to do it they do not clean the oil off of it and it make a mess in the driveway, happen to me when I had free oil change at the dealership. I do it myself and it is done right with no mess.
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Re: what the...Plastic oil pan?

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I took my skid plate off. It is Easier to change oil. Plus if you get the dealership to do it they do not clean the oil off of it and it make a mess in the driveway, happen to me when I had free oil change at the dealership. I do it myself and it is done right with no mess.
not to get off topic 2 posts in but... I had the oil changed twice at 2 different dealers and never had any issue. The first was at the dealership I bought it at and the next time was the closest one to my house. I never had drips after the oil changes.

I don't beat my Jeep (well, maybe a little) but thought the skid plates would be better to have than not have. It doesn't make sense to buy a Jeep and have to worry about running over a small log or something on a trail. If I wanted that, I would have bought one of the 10 million other car based suv's.
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I don't beat my Jeep (well, maybe a little) but thought the skid plates would be better to have than not have. It doesn't make sense to buy a Jeep and have to worry about running over a small log or something on a trail. If I wanted that, I would have bought one of the 10 million other car based suv's.

I would have gone with a car based SUV as well given that I never go off pavement. However the Jeep is still better than all of them even sans skid plates!
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Buy skid plates
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Re: what the...Plastic oil pan?

Thanks for the advice. I'd rather buy a new steel oil pan. I've never used skid plates when on my trucks and, for example, drove the "white rim" in Canyonlands with my stock K5 without them.. They get in the way, are heavy, trap salt and sand, add wt... In reality I won't take my 20inch-wheeled Jeep into rocks enough to worry. I just find it a weird change for a Jeep to save a few pennies in production.

As for buying a Jeep without skidplates? It's a snow and hwy vehicle for me. I prefer the '20s to skid plates, and could add skid plates if needed.
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Re: what the...Plastic oil pan?

Might be a Weight saving tatic... Plastic VS Metal
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