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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

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So if we can order the skid plates from the dealer and they are the same as on the other Jeeps, is it known yet with certitude whether they can actually fit the Summit and without causing any over heating or other problems? My dealer does not know anything about this.
finally been back to the dealer, the parts department said they can't order skid plates for the summit yet! WTF! So basically they won't install and they said the system doesn't show it as for the summit... I'm going to another dealer next weekend to check this out!

Turbowarp, did you get anything back about the skid plates from your dealer?
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

Mfa81, nothing from my dealer. I am waiting until the dvd player is available before I make a decision. I can't see a new jeep that does not have at least what my 16 year old jeep has and that includes skid plates from the manufacturer and installed. I will go via the dealer if I have to but WTF is right.
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

I have a 2014 summit and ordered OEM skid plates from the place below. All three part numbers for $416 shipped seemed like the best price I have seen online. The 2014 Jeep accessories guide does not say anything about not putting them on a summit it just says 2014 Grand Cherokee and lists the 3 part numbers. The place I ordered from is a parts place run by a Jeep dealership and they do request your VIN to ensure fitment on orders. Order at your own risk but it all sounds good enough for me and I ordered and they charged my card today so if the part was not right for my VIN for some reason they probably would have contacted me. So I guess they are in the mail will report back when I get them. Just wanted to pass this on. Also for those still thinking about it , I have had my black/black summit for a month now and love it, no issues it is great. The one complaint I might make are the cheap bargain basement noisy Goodyear tires they put on it but I will live with that until time to change them. My first Jeep and I am impressed with it.

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I have a 2014 summit and ordered OEM skid plates from the place below. All three part numbers for $416 shipped seemed like the best price I have seen online. The 2014 Jeep accessories guide does not say anything about not putting them on a summit it just says 2014 Grand Cherokee and lists the 3 part numbers. The place I ordered from is a parts place run by a Jeep dealership and they do request your VIN to ensure fitment on orders. Order at your own risk but it all sounds good enough for me and I ordered and they charged my card today so if the part was not right for my VIN for some reason they probably would have contacted me. So I guess they are in the mail will report back when I get them. Just wanted to pass this on. Also for those still thinking about it , I have had my black/black summit for a month now and love it, no issues it is great. The one complaint I might make are the cheap bargain basement noisy Goodyear tires they put on it but I will live with that until time to change them. My first Jeep and I am impressed with it.

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at least some parts shop knows what they are doing! great to see the skid plates working on the summit! are planning on doing the installation yourself? I've read the instructions, two of them seem pretty easy, but the third one I think the fuel tank seems a little too much for a garage install!
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

Great feedback. Let us know how they fit.

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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

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At justforjeeps.com, you're looking at about $450 for the skid plates and $367 for the tow hooks. That doesn't include shipping so it might be cheaper to pick them up from a dealer.
As for install...front axle and transfer case plates were easy...and I have no technical skills whatsoever. The fuel tank plates were out of my comfort zone. 1hr of labor at your dealership or local jeep savvy garage. And yes, per Mopar: 2011-12 plates are the same as the '14 plates. However there is a small difference on the fuel tank plates. The forward bolt has been replaced by a small screw that comes out of the frame of the car--mopar does not include the nut, they say you don't need it...might be worth getting a nut and some loctite at your local hardware store tho...
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

What's with the round 5 lb weight bolted to the Jeep transfer case skid plate?

I take it's just a damper...anyone? I was thinking about removing this weight before I install the skid plate.

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Yep I believe it is a damper. Don't take it off. Look at your plate. The two end screw openings on the plate (towards the drivers side doors) and one towards the damper are open on one side. With the plate on the floor, put a little loctite on the screws, put em in about half way into the corresponding screw holes in the frame, then mount the skid on those 3 screws-that will hold it up (bit it can still fall if you move it too far towards the pass side). Then screw in the other screws into the closed screw holes to hold it in place so it doesn't fall on your arm/face haha. Do you need pics?
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

I was never too concerned with the skids fitting on the Summit as I'm sure the structure underneath is matching all other trim for the same model year. Only the cosmetics are different. For that reason the front hooks don't appear to be straight forward. I'm sure they will install the same but with no knock-outs in the lower grille it appears that you need to cutout openings to have access to them. Need to find a clean looking bezel that would snap into the opening before I start cutting up my new Summit. Look into this before you buy the hooks ! If you find a solution please post !
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I have a 2014 summit and ordered OEM skid plates from the place below. All three part numbers for $416 shipped seemed like the best price I have seen online. The 2014 Jeep accessories guide does not say anything about not putting them on a summit it just says 2014 Grand Cherokee and lists the 3 part numbers. The place I ordered from is a parts place run by a Jeep dealership and they do request your VIN to ensure fitment on orders. Order at your own risk but it all sounds good enough for me and I ordered and they charged my card today so if the part was not right for my VIN for some reason they probably would have contacted me. So I guess they are in the mail will report back when I get them. Just wanted to pass this on. Also for those still thinking about it , I have had my black/black summit for a month now and love it, no issues it is great. The one complaint I might make are the cheap bargain basement noisy Goodyear tires they put on it but I will live with that until time to change them. My first Jeep and I am impressed with it.

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Just an update to the above my skid plates arrived and I put them on my Summit. Fairly easy job in my opinion. Just dial the Quadra lift all the way up throw some jack stands under there for safety and bolt them on. The gas tank plates are a little heavy so using a floor jack to raise them into position while bolting them on does help a lot. All went fine and every thing fit fine.
One thing, I would not recommend is ordering from the place I mentioned above . The price was definitely good at $416 for everything including shipping but they were poorly packed in a box not meant for the 117 lbs and it broke open during shipping. I came home to a bunch of skid plates laying all over my front porch. None of them were bent but a little battered and scratched. It wont be long before they just get banged up under there anyway so I didn't mess with trying to ship back that much weight and just accepted it.
Definitely happy with them and probably for about half the price the dealer would charge to add them.
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

Silver,

Congrats. Skid plates were a show stopper for me with the Summit. Just wondering, did you ask your dealer anything about this? Would they have ordered and installed them for you?

Congrats again and thanks for the info.....
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Silver,

Congrats. Skid plates were a show stopper for me with the Summit. Just wondering, did you ask your dealer anything about this? Would they have ordered and installed them for you?

Congrats again and thanks for the info.....
TurboWarp I didn't ask the dealer about them, I just saw other people mentioning that the dealer wanted $800 to put them on so I was not going to pay them $400 to install something that I can easily bolt up there. Plus I like doing jobs like that on the car, is just kind of a hobby, I know my limits and take it in for the difficult things. With the maximumcare warranty I will probably be spending little time under the hood of this one though

I don't see why they would not have ordered and installed them as they are listed in the 2014 Grand Cherokee accessories catalog. Maybe they are just not showing up in the system yet because the 2014s are so new and some dealers don't do it if the computer doesn't say it.

I don't know why Jeep does not offer them as an option from the factory on the summit maybe they figure most summits will just be Mall crawlers lol. Good luck with them are you going to put them on yours?
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