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I have a new 2011 Overland without the off road package ( it has the larger wheels ). I'm having my local jeep dealer install jeep skid plates on it next week? Are there any caveats or anything considerations I should know about before having this done?
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:43 PM
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Re: Skid Plates?

The front axle/oil pan skid plate and the transfer case skid plate are very very easy to install. I plan on ordering them both and installing them myself.

The fuel tank skid plate is actually 2 skid plates. That one seems more tricky.

I highly recommend to anyone that doesn't have the front skid plate to install it as the engine oil pan is extremely vulnerable.

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Re: Skid Plates?

Here's a stupid question. Will the skid plates be in the way of doing oil changes?
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Here's a stupid question. Will the skid plates be in the way of doing oil changes?
There is a hole in the front axle plate which gives you access to the engine oil pan plug.
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Re: Skid Plates?

If I were to take my Overland on the beach and it has the skid plates, how do I be sure that the underneath is clean and does not have any salt or sand on it? I am afraid of rusting. Will the skid plates get in the way and trap the salt and sand? I was afraid to not put the plates on because we travel and end up going down roads that one can travel only with 4 wheel drive and I wanted the bottom protected. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Skid Plates?

+1 to What Candy Girl said...

Any negative of having these?
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No negatives that I can see. Just get your vehicle rust proofed.
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Re: Skid Plates?

Does anyone have part numbers for these? I want the skid plates listed/shown above.

My dealer kept telling me that the Summit already has skid plates (kinda true, as there is one below the transmission - but not the engine or fuel tank.

I am also planning on getting the undercoating first, and then have the dealer install the skid plates - does anyone see an issue with this?

thanks!
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Does anyone have part numbers for these? I want the skid plates listed/shown above.

My dealer kept telling me that the Summit already has skid plates (kinda true, as there is one below the transmission - but not the engine or fuel tank.

I am also planning on getting the undercoating first, and then have the dealer install the skid plates - does anyone see an issue with this?

thanks!
http://www.justforjeeps.com/skidplate1.html

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