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

I just finished installing my (1) front skid plate (#82211995) and (2) transfer case skid plates (#82211994AB) on my 2014 Limited...took a little over 30 minutes with the front of the Jeep up on Rhino ramps DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR PARKING BRAKE! What helps is a blanket under the vehicle so you can slide the skid plates on the ground without scratching them. I didn't have to use any of the supplied bolts, nuts, or clip nuts. I re-used all the original stuff.

First the front...stupid easy, (4) 13mm bolts that you loosen/or remove from the existing plastic covers. On the front of the skid plate, just loosen those 13mm bolts halfway, slide the slotted holes of the skid plate onto the bolts, then tighten all four bolts to 14 ft. lbs. DON'T OVER-TORQUE THE BOLTS. 15 minutes.

Now move on to the two transfer case skid plates. First...the smaller fuel bundle skid plate (the lightest of the three), (3) 13mm nuts and a 15mm bolt to remove the stock plastic cover, then install the new metal skid plate with just the (3) 13mm nuts (15 ft. lbs.) DON'T OVER-TORQUE THE NUTS...and only screw in the 15mm bolt halfway. Now the second heavier transfer case skid plate (heaviest of the three)...you first have to remove the two stock cross braces...(6) 16mm bolts total...then using those 16mm bolts, install one along the outside inline with the 15mm bolt where the larger of the two supports used to be. Then like the front skid plate, slide the slotted end of the skid plate over those two bolts (I used a small step stool to support the other end of the skid plate. Then just bolt up the other side of the skid plate with the 16mm bolts, and tighten the rest of the bolts (41 ft. lbs.)...DON'T OVER-TORQUE THE BOLTS. 20 minutes.




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

Excellent description and pix.
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

Yes definitely. Thanks again.....
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

So are there only 3 skid plates total?
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

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So are there only 3 skid plates total?
Nope, there are two more...one for each gas tank.

These are the hardest to install. I personally don't plan on installing these any time soon.
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

Thanks for all the great pics and info. I just got my 2013 Overland Summit last week and skids are the first thing I need.
I see plenty of info on installing the front axle and transfer case skids, but nothing on the two fuel tank skids. It says 1 hour labor, that's not a problem, but I read that the tanks have to be dropped. Does anyone have a link to the fuel tank skids install to show what it entails?
Sounds like most ordered thru their Jeep dealer.....I guess you save shipping, but is this the route others suggest?
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

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Thanks for all the great pics and info. I just got my 2013 Overland Summit last week and skids are the first thing I need.
I see plenty of info on installing the front axle and transfer case skids, but nothing on the two fuel tank skids. It says 1 hour labor, that's not a problem, but I read that the tanks have to be dropped. Does anyone have a link to the fuel tank skids install to show what it entails?
Sounds like most ordered thru their Jeep dealer.....I guess you save shipping, but is this the route others suggest?
Here is a link for the installation guide of the fuel tank skid plates.

http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82211999.pdf
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

I have installed all the available Mopar skid plates for my 2012 however there is nothing to cover the transmission pan. I have read that some people have used the Warn 65152 plate but fitment guides say it will not work. I will probably end up having one fabricated but wanted to check to see if anyone has been successful in finding a plate that fits.
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Re: Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?

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I have installed all the available Mopar skid plates for my 2012 however there is nothing to cover the transmission pan. I have read that some people have used the Warn 65152 plate but fitment guides say it will not work. I will probably end up having one fabricated but wanted to check to see if anyone has been successful in finding a plate that fits.
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agree i thought it was strange also that they left that plastic cover as all that protects the transmission. Let us know if you come up with a good solution for that. Thanks
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Here is a link for the installation guide of the fuel tank skid plates.

http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82211999.pdf
Thanks!
I found this YouTube video which shows how simple it is to install the fuel tank skid plates. They say to drain the tanks, but I wonder if just driving it until it is almost empty would work. All you want to do is decrease the weight you are dealing with.

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

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I found this YouTube video which shows how simple it is to install the fuel tank skid plates. They say to drain the tanks, but I wonder if just driving it until it is almost empty would work. All you want to do is decrease the weight you are dealing with.

Yep that's all I did drive it until its almost empty, take the bolts to the straps off, tank will sag down just a little but no issue. Then use the floor jack to elevate the skid plate into position and put the bolts back in through the strap and plate. Its really not that hard if you have a little mechanical ability. Floor jack not an absolute requirement but makes it a hell of a lot easier as the gas tank plates are a little heavy and awkward. If you have Quadra lift just dial it all the way up and you have room to slide under and work. For safety I always throw a set of jack stands under any vehicle before I ever get under it, quadra lift should hold it up there just fine but you never know. Better safe than sorry only takes a few seconds to throw them under there.
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Nope, there are two more...one for each gas tank.

These are the hardest to install. I personally don't plan on installing these any time soon.
Just installed all 5 skid plates yesterday. The post with the detailed description of the front axle and transfer case skids was excellent. The instructions that come with the skids are almost worthless for the transfer case.
The two skids for the gas tanks are the easiest of all of them. Probably took less than 10 minutes for both sides. I drove the Jeep until the Low Fuel light came on and then I used a floor jack, but that is not really necessary. You remove three bolts per side and then reinstall them with the new skid in place like the video shows. No instructions needed.
Like others, I wonder why there is no skid to replace the plastic one below the tranny pan. It needs some protection!
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