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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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Thanks bill, I recall also recovery hooks on the menu? How is that one going?
Regarding sump protector looks great, black powder coat would be good. Given its 6mm steel from memory, angled drainage holes might be good as opposed to slots which would weaken the design more (potentially).
Great work mate and best of luck on the new Co.
Regarding recovery hooks, if load tested, hook (pun intended ... boom tish) me up for a set.
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Thanks bill, I recall also recovery hooks on the menu? How is that one going?
Regarding sump protector looks great, black powder coat would be good. Given its 6mm steel from memory, angled drainage holes might be good as opposed to slots which would weaken the design more (potentially).
Great work mate and best of luck on the new Co.
Regarding recovery hooks, if load tested, hook (pun intended ... boom tish) me up for a set.
Yes Recovery Hooks are also on the menu. I should get the prototypes from the laser cutters early next week. Of course they have been telling me that for 3 weeks now. LOL! I'll post a new thread with photos when I have them. And they will definitely be load tested and engineer certified.

Our first prototype for the Sump Protection Plate was 6mm 5005 Aluminium. It got the job done, but deformed during 'testing' (ahem... hitting a large rock off-road). So we've moved to 3mm hardened steel for the design of the 2nd prototype, along with some strengthening cross bends. I'm hoping to have the 2nd prototype ready for testing in a week or two.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Any progress here? I damaged my front at Fraser this week.... Annoying because I'd been so careful all along but got distracted by an oncoming car and hit a hidden bump and bottomed the front end. Was in ORH1 at the time. Brett how did you go wit the insurance? My air dam is not damaged it's the plastic behind it that the air dam attaches to.
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Any progress here? I damaged my front at Fraser this week.... Annoying because I'd been so careful all along but got distracted by an oncoming car and hit a hidden bump and bottomed the front end. Was in ORH1 at the time. Brett how did you go wit the insurance? My air dam is not damaged it's the plastic behind it that the air dam attaches to.
Did the same thing second time on sand. The plastic thing behind the air dam is the Air Inlet Baffle (Mopar #5165706AA). They are as brittle as. I bought a new one from the States from here OEM Part Number 5165706AA from Jeep - rtpartsco, $63.14USD + freight. I don't know what they cost locally.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:16 AM
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

That's exactly what I broke...doesn't look as bad as yours! I think I'll get it from the us. Don't want to wait 4 weeks. Thanks as always Bob, I tried to thank you officially but my level 4 status has dropped off (for the second time). Should have just become a lifer. It's such a great forum...
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:28 AM
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That's exactly what I broke...doesn't look as bad as yours! I think I'll get it from the us. Don't want to wait 4 weeks. Thanks as always Bob, I tried to thank you officially but my level 4 status has dropped off (for the second time). Should have just become a lifer. It's such a great forum...
Why not speak to Yoda, NumbThumbs or Studgun? They've just fitted their Bullbars so won't be needing theirs!

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Why not speak to Yoda, NumbThumbs or Studgun? They've just fitted their Bullbars so won't be needing theirs!

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Mine's still installed under the bash plate. Not sure what purpose it serves, but it's there. If it doesn't need to be then I guess it can come out when I have my parking sensors fixed and someone else can have it.

I also have my two recovery hooks for MY12+ models if anyone's interested. They won't be free though. Cost me about $700.


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Mine's still installed under the bash plate. Not sure what purpose it serves, but it's there. If it doesn't need to be then I guess it can come out when I have my parking sensors fixed and someone else can have it.

I also have my two recovery hooks for MY12+ models if anyone's interested. They won't be free though. Cost me about $700.


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In the OEM setup, it ducts the air from the lower grill to the radiators. I don't know if it serves any purpose behind a bull-bar. I guess it depends on how the venting through the bull-bar is set up.
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Did the same thing second time on sand. The plastic thing behind the air dam is the Air Inlet Baffle (Mopar #5165706AA). They are as brittle as. I bought a new one from the States from here OEM Part Number 5165706AA from Jeep - rtpartsco, $63.14USD + freight. I don't know what they cost locally.
This is great I have been looking for that part. I hit a deer a few weeks back any only that piece was damaged. Thanks.
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Any progress here? I damaged my front at Fraser this week.... Annoying because I'd been so careful all along but got distracted by an oncoming car and hit a hidden bump and bottomed the front end. Was in ORH1 at the time. Brett how did you go wit the insurance? My air dam is not damaged it's the plastic behind it that the air dam attaches to.
Hey Mendo - yeah that plastic piece behind the air dam is still intact on mine, but the central plastic piece that bmackin is making a replacement for split in half. And the ACC sensor was knocked from it's brackets. Jeep quoted $6k to fix - what a joke. I haven't bothered with an insurance claim yet as others on this forum say they have just realigned the sensor in the bracket and all is fine - but i haven't found the time to remove the air dam and try it yet (I'm a little worried that removing the air dam will be a real PITA job)...
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

I received the 2nd prototype for the standard version of Chief Products WK2 Sump Protection Plate this week. If you're interested check out the latest updates in this thread, (WK2 Sump Protection Plate).

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Did the same thing second time on sand. The plastic thing behind the air dam is the Air Inlet Baffle (Mopar #5165706AA). They are as brittle as. I bought a new one from the States from here OEM Part Number 5165706AA from Jeep - rtpartsco, $63.14USD + freight. I don't know what they cost locally.
Are these the rivets that hold it in place (underneath)?

1/4 Nylon Blind Rivets 5/32-13/32 Grip

Mine are missing and the dealer obviously thought it was OK to just cable tie it up. No mention of it though.

I may have to get a new air inlet baffle too, it has a few cracks in it but still intact at this point.

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