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Old 03-01-2013, 01:55 AM
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

At last we have something. I need a better look but if these do the job it might save the weight and cost of a full bull-bar.

I contacted Rocky Road. They are aware of our front end situation and are looking into it. Their setup does not connect to the front recovery hook positions so it may not be a problem but they need to check it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:02 AM
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Hey all.

I inquired with Stu Murchison whether he had any plans to make something similar to the RRO pre runner skid plate and this was his reply...

'We're about to start bring these in. Don't ask as to how much though as we haven't landed them before. If you like we can get an order in the system for you with a $100 deposit and invoice.'

If you're interested you might want to give him a call.

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:52 AM
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

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Hey all.

I inquired with Stu Murchison whether he had any plans to make something similar to the RRO pre runner skid plate and this was his reply...

'We're about to start bring these in. Don't ask as to how much though as we haven't landed them before. If you like we can get an order in the system for you with a $100 deposit and invoice.'

If you're interested you might want to give him a call.

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Great to hear. Let's hope Stu can sell them cheaper than we can get the in ourselves. I'd rather pay him than UPS.

Rocky Road also sell a skid plate that fits immediately behind the pre-runner. They conformed that it doesn't interfere with the Mopar underbody protection so that's good.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:17 AM
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

I also like the idea of a local importer. That way we are guaranteed that the item will fit, and just not have to gamble that it does.
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Rocky Road also sell a skid plate that fits immediately behind the pre-runner. They conformed that it doesn't interfere with the Mopar underbody protection so that's good.
Hey Bob. Where did you see that plate that fits behind the pre-runner? I looked on the RRO website but couldn't see it.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

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Hey Bob. Where did you see that plate that fits behind the pre-runner? I looked on the RRO website but couldn't see it.
Skidplates, rock sliders, and rocker guards protection for Grand Cherokee the thing at the bottom centre is what I thought was it because they show it next to the pre-runner. However, since you mentioned it I clicked on it and it seems it's a "fuel line skid plate" whatever that is. I'll check under the car tomorrow. Sorry for the bum steer.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:11 AM
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

OK, had look under the car. Yep, coming out of the fuel filter housing are three corrugated tubes. They could contain fuel lines, one to each tank and one to the engine. If so, they are really exposed and I have the full Mopar under-body protection. I can't see any evidence of a plastic skid plate as mentioned by Rocky Road. Fancy designing a 4x4 where fuel lines need an after market skid plate. That's going on my bucket list for sure.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

If you have the full mopar skid plate package you should have the steel fuel line plate. It should be on the passengers side and covers between the fuel tank plate and the transfer case plate.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Slightly off topic, I've got the ORAII and noticed that above the front metal skid plate, there is what appears to be the original cardboardy plastic skid plate. The front skid plate installation instructions make no mention of this. It doesn't seem right that there should be a plastic layer above a metal skid plate. It would only catch dirt and moisture. The transfer case skid plate installation instructions show the original plate, which I assume was plastic, to be removed and in my case it was removed.

Can someone without the metals plates please check if they have a plastic skid plate over the sump area? Also, could someone who has the metal plates check to see if they too have both plastic and metal front plates sandwiched together?

I pulled the front skid plate off and was surprised to find that someone has attempted to glue the plastic and metal plates together with silicone. It didn't hold. I'm puzzeled but for now I'll put only the metal plate back.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

I put on the skid plates myself and originally there was just the 'cardboard/plastic' plates or covers. I removed them and replaced with the steel ones as per the instructions. It sounds like they haven't removed the front or sump one and just bolted the steel one on top.
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I put on the skid plates myself and originally there was just the 'cardboard/plastic' plates or covers. I removed them and replaced with the steel ones as per the instructions. It sounds like they haven't removed the front or sump one and just bolted the steel one on top.
Thanks for that, Roachy. That makes sense. The weird thing is that they attempted to glue the two together. The ORAII is a factory option but my guess is that the plates are attached by either the detailers or the dealer. It certainly smells that way. Anyway, I feel happier now that I've got rid of that waffly piece of cardboard. To get back on topic, my next mission is to get a "real" front skid plate in front of the sump skid plate.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

My new company Chief Products is developing a Sump Protection Plate to replace the stock plastic unit. I've started a thread with more information, (WK2 Sump Protection Plate). I'd love to get everyone's thoughts and comments.

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