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Re: skid plates on overland

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Adding the plates and hooks cost WAY more than the ORAII package. The ORAII is $250. It cost me right at $700 to have the dealer put on the plates (about $500ish in parts, two hours' labor). The tow hooks were another $150ish (shipped) and took me about an hour and a half or so to install.

It's far cheaper to add those things as the vehicle moves down the line and downgrading the rims saves a fair amount of money too. However, to buy the 20" rims you'd be looking at probably two grand (at least) by the time you put tires and TPMS sensors on them.

So you basically just pick; it's probably a wash by the time you'd add the plates, hooks, and get a set of 18" rims (so you don't bend up the 20" ones on a trail).

I do wish they'd made the 18" rims look like just downsized version of the 20" ones.
The 20's are over $400 apiece at the parts counter, then add tires and mounting/balancing. Well over 2K in the end, the skids as stated are around $500 plus install. I installed them myself so no charge for that. Depends on what your going to do as to which order is the cheapest route for you.
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Re: skid plates on overland

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The 20's are over $400 apiece at the parts counter, then add tires and mounting/balancing. Well over 2K in the end, the skids as stated are around $500 plus install. I installed them myself so no charge for that. Depends on what your going to do as to which order is the cheapest route for you.
I would assume that the plates are just bolted on? How long it it take to install?
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Re: skid plates on overland

Yes just bolted on. The plates come with the hardware for mounting. Took about two hours, I was in no hurry and trying not to scratch up the plates (that's crazy isn't it) and killing a little time one evening installing them.
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Re: skid plates on overland

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Originally Posted by Technosavant View Post
Adding the plates and hooks cost WAY more than the ORAII package. The ORAII is $250. It cost me right at $700 to have the dealer put on the plates (about $500ish in parts, two hours' labor). The tow hooks were another $150ish (shipped) and took me about an hour and a half or so to install.

It's far cheaper to add those things as the vehicle moves down the line and downgrading the rims saves a fair amount of money too. However, to buy the 20" rims you'd be looking at probably two grand (at least) by the time you put tires and TPMS sensors on them.

So you basically just pick; it's probably a wash by the time you'd add the plates, hooks, and get a set of 18" rims (so you don't bend up the 20" ones on a trail).

I do wish they'd made the 18" rims look like just downsized version of the 20" ones.

well I stand corrected. Up here in Canada the ORAII is $500, thanks for clarifying that,
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