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Skid Plates..I'm confused.

Through searching this site and some online vendors, I have determined that there are three areas where skid plates can protect the bottom of my 2011 Overland.

1) Front Axle

2) Transfer Case

3) Fuel Tanks

Here's my question. Based on the installation instructions, it appears that none of these skid plates cover the area forward of the front axle where the plastic cover is. Underneath that plastic cover are some very important things (oil pan, oil filter, etc).

Why would this area not be protected?
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Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.

Jeep/Mopar has a front skid plate to protect the oil pan.

Part Number: 82211995

Amazon has it for $100.
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The front axle skid plate protects the oil pan on my 3.6L.
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Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.

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Jeep/Mopar has a front skid plate to protect the oil pan.

Part Number: 82211995

Amazon has it for $100.
That is the front axle plate....it does not protect the oil pan (at least with the HEMI). If you notice that black plastic piece in the picture (forward of the axle skid plate), there's a squarish shaped hole. That's where the oil pan/filter is on the 5.7.
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Don't forget there's a Fuel Line Skid Plate as well
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Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.

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Don't forget there's a Fuel Line Skid Plate as well


Just to expand on that, it is not available as an aftermarket part from outside sites. You will need to go to the parts counter at a dealership and purchase it that way. I forget what the exact part # is but if you search through the threads on skid plates it should be in there somewhere.
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Rocky Road Outfitters have a fuel line skid plate.

http://www.rocky-road.com/wk2-skidplate.html
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Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.

I have factory fitted skid plates BUT
I notice that there is no protection over / covering rear alloy diff
Just waiting to be smashed to peices
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Here's my question. Based on the installation instructions, it appears that none of these skid plates cover the area forward of the front axle where the plastic cover is. Underneath that plastic cover are some very important things (oil pan, oil filter, etc).

Why would this area not be protected?
ASFIR4x4 make something but i think it's a bit pricy. Here's their link and the link to another thread.
http://asfir4x4.com/catalog-jeep
Front skid plate for WK2?
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Re: Skid Plates..I'm confused.

Hi all,

Just had a Uneek bar fitted to my GC 2012, also has Cooper STT's fitted on 17" steel rims with a +15 off set.

Recommend Uneek 100%
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