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Skid Plate

Looking to put skid plates on my 2014 summit.

What is the protective plate (rather large) in the center of the vehicle - approx right under the driver seat?

How difficult is it to install the front suspension and transfer plates? Beside the fuel (not sure I will do that one), are there any other skid plates needed?

Are these the correct part numbers?
Transfer case: 82211994AB
Front suspension: 82211995

How much is a good labor estimate for a dealer to install?
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Re: Skid Plate

Several threads about skid plates on the forum, some even have pictures and install tips. Try out the search function.
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How much is a good labor estimate for a dealer to install?

I was quoted $616.86 to install all of them...

$481 parts + $135 labor, but mever showed up to do it ;-)
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Re: Skid Plate

Save the cash and do it yourself. Two people preferrably, a floor jack to help raise the plates and ramps to give you more wiggle room under the GC. I waited to install until I had like 1/8 tank of gas left (maybe less), did not have to support the gas tank while installing the plates.
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Re: Skid Plate

I've installed the skid plate up front, and the two in the middle...piece of cake. Did it with the front end up on Rhino ramps, and a little foot high stool to hold one end of the skid plate. I even took them off my 2014 Limited to re-install on my 2014 Overland! I have no plans to do the rear gas tank skid plates anytime soon.

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Skid plates for the 2014 Summit-- how much?


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Re: Skid Plate

Which would you say is the most important plate to install. Is it the front suspension?
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Re: Skid Plate

The price of all the skid plates is relatively inexpensive - I think if you're going to get 1, might as well get all 3
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The price of all the skid plates is relatively inexpensive - I think if you're going to get 1, might as well get all 3
I was probably going to do it myself, so looks like the front suspension is the easiest to do, but yeah your right would end up with all 3 eventually.
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Re: Skid Plate

I wanted to do the gas tank first but decided on doing all of it. I would be mad if I damaged something that could have been protected to begin with.
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Re: Skid Plate

Which area has a factory (plastic plate) is that the fuel tank or something else I forget?
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I was quoted $616.86 to install all of them...

$481 parts + $135 labor, but mever showed up to do it ;-)
If that is in USD, it is a lot. My dealer installed front axle and transfer case plates 2 years ago for about $350, parts and labor. BTW I believe the fuel tank skid plate is actually 2 plates.
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BTW I believe the fuel tank skid plate is actually 2 plates.
You are correct sir.
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