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Old 11-12-2013, 12:59 AM
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

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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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Typical dealer!

These are the ones I have: Push Type Retainer GM Ford Chrysler . They are 8mm push type. No need for a rivet gun, just slide them in then push with the thumb to set them. You will need four. Get a box, only $4.79US + freight for 25, peanuts, and they are good for elsewhere. While you are at it, you might want to get a box of these Jeep Bumper Retainers 68033794-AA .

What you have shown are ~4mm plastic rivets. Too small for this but still good for plastic trim elswhere such as around the wheel arches. Unfortunately they require a rivet gun to install. A pop-rivet gun can't be used because of the thick shank of the plastic rivet. I have one of the Y shaped guns. they are good and cheap but need more room. If you can afford it, I would recommend the right-angled ones for getting into tight spaces like between the wheel and wheel arch.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:49 AM
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Thanks Bob, much appreciated!

Don't get me started on the dealer, see my posts in the ACC Sensor threads and you'll gasp (or maybe not).
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

On Friday I received the final prototypes for Chief Products WK2 Sump Protection Plate. If you're interested check out the latest updates in this thread, (WK2 Sump Protection Plate).
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Recently fitted an ARB bull bar on my MY14 CG, the plastic "guard" is not replaced as part of the ARB fitting. Went to Moreton Is for Easter and pushed the guard up, and a small piece stopped the radiator fan from turning, car overheated, stopped worked out what the problem was and got going again.

Uneek make a bash plate that replaces this "guard" with a steel plate, works with the Uneek bull bar and the ARB bull bar; have just ordered one should arrive next week.

I have been told it is plastic because this is part of the crumble zone in head on accidents.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Chief Products also make one, it is a bit easier to fit, and comes in 2 thicknesses. The Uneek one requires a bit more drilling.

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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Yeah I saw that, similiar pricing, lucky I have a mate that is a mechanic who will fit it for me. I saw somewhere that Jeep change about the same for a new plastic guard, ridiculous. Anyway figured if I broke the plastic guard on Moreton Is, it was not going to last long in the Simpson Desert later this year!
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..... it was not going to last long in the Simpson Desert later this year!
Can;t wait to hear that trip report.....
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Fitted the Uneek bash plate last weekend. It is not that difficult just a little fiddly. Nice product I like the mesh over the cooling slots.

I purchased a Uneek nudge bar with recovery points so I went for their bash plate. Now I have full protection... this was all prompted by pushing the sump plug through pan on a large rock. Bit like closing the gate after the horse had bolted.

The Uneek skid plate and Mopar sump plate were cheaper than replacing with the flimsy standard items.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Been a couple of times in the past in the old WH 4.7, once across the dessert to Mt Dare and then down to Oodnadatta and back across to NSW and back to Brisbane. And the second time across the dessert to Mt Dare over to Uluru, back to Alice then up and across the Plently Highway to Boulia and back to Brisbane.

The WK2 3.6 will eat it up.

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I purchased a Uneek nudge bar with recovery points so I went for their bash plate. Now I have full protection... this was all prompted by pushing the sump plug through pan on a large rock. Bit like closing the gate after the horse had bolted.
Ouch! Did you save the engine?

I like the cool cutout logo in the Uneek plate.
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Ouch! Did you save the engine?

I like the cool cutout logo in the Uneek plate.
Yes engine was saved. Soon as I realized that oil was leaking from engine I shut it down. It took some time for it to loose all it's oil. It was then flat bedded back to dealer but that is a whole other story.
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Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

When I "broke" the plastic guard, it pushed up and a small piece was stopping the radiator fan from turning. The car started to overheat. Luckily all I had to do was push the plastic guard back down and everything was fine. This guard is an Achilles' heel even for easy off roading.
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