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Old 11-17-2013, 03:38 PM
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Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

Is anyone SURE this is different from the V6/Hemi? Can someone with ORAII on a V6/HEMI confirm with some pictures?
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:15 PM
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Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

The transmission cover plate (not sure I would call it a skid plate) on the Hemi is made of plastic unfortunately, but is not cardboard. The rest of the skid plates are all 1/8 inch steel. I put them on mine a few months ago. The transmission cover plate on the Hemi may look like it is steel but it is not, stick your hand under there and grab it, its plastic. It does look different then the cardboard picture above.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:12 AM
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Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

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The transmission cover plate (not sure I would call it a skid plate) on the Hemi is made of plastic unfortunately, but is not cardboard. The rest of the skid plates are all 1/8 inch steel. I put them on mine a few months ago. The transmission cover plate on the Hemi may look like it is steel but it is not, stick your hand under there and grab it, its plastic. It does look different then the cardboard picture above.
Kind of getting in the middle of this without knowing much. I am curious though, is there a difference between the '13 MY and '14 MY. I know the transmission is new. This might be a good thing to make for a place that makes after market skid plates for the GC, like Rocky Road Outfitters.

Could there be a heat dispersion related reason for the material used as well. The Transmission in the Hemi and Diesel is the same.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:47 AM
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The 13 and the 14 use the same skidplates. But the diesel people are reporting that they have cardboard on the trans instead of plastic. Yeah dont know why jeep decided to omit the trans from having steal plates like the rest.
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Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

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The 13 and the 14 use the same skidplates. But the diesel people are reporting that they have cardboard on the trans instead of plastic. Yeah dont know why jeep decided to omit the trans from having steal plates like the rest.
We will have to wait and see what type of skid plates are on the TH2. One would assume full steel and no plastic or cardboard.

Anyone know if the 2013 TH had other additional underbody protection than the rock sliders, and did the tranny have a steel skid plate?
This may give us an idea what to expect on the TH2.
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Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

Had my 2014 diesel with ORAII up on a lift today for the first time. Mine does not have a steel skidplate there either. I was not too impressed with the thickness or lack of full coverage the factory skidplates give. I do not think mine was cardboard but it also seemed to have some kind of integrated heat shield with it in the area the OP was concerned about so perhaps it is to kerp exhaust heat from soaking into the tranny. I will say that it looked like it would have been easy for jeep to connect the skidplates in front and behind the area in question with a real skidplate. Also there are lots of wiring harnesses running down the rocker panel area of the jeep that look like they could easily be damaged by even small offroad obstacles. Hopefully someone will come out with a more comprehensive plate package this coming year.
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Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

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Had my 2014 diesel with ORAII up on a lift today for the first time. Mine does not have a steel skidplate there either. I was not too impressed with the thickness or lack of full coverage the factory skidplates give. I do not think mine was cardboard but it also seemed to have some kind of integrated heat shield with it in the area the OP was concerned about so perhaps it is to kerp exhaust heat from soaking into the tranny. I will say that it looked like it would have been easy for jeep to connect the skidplates in front and behind the area in question with a real skidplate. Also there are lots of wiring harnesses running down the rocker panel area of the jeep that look like they could easily be damaged by even small offroad obstacles. Hopefully someone will come out with a more comprehensive plate package this coming year.
I am not going to hold my breath on anything new coming out from the factory on this these are the same ones they have been putting on since 2011. I agree a little steel over the trans would be nice though
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Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

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Hopefully someone will come out with a more comprehensive plate package this coming year.
I doubt it, most companies jeep aftermarket companies usually focus their effort on the Wrangler...
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I doubt it, most companies jeep aftermarket companies usually focus their effort on the Wrangler...
You just need to find a reputable fabrication shop. You should be able to take the plastic one to them as a template.
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Is it possible there is a reason aside from cost savings why Jeep chose to make that one plate out of a material other than steel?
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Is it possible there is a reason aside from cost savings why Jeep chose to make that one plate out of a material other than steel?
. Possibly weight savings. Manufacturers are looking to reduce weight wherever possible to improve fuel econonmy. If the transmission skid plate is tucked up in and isnt likely to actually make contact with the ground, they maybe looking to just protect the transmission from flying debris.
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